LIVE: Phish @ Glens Falls Civic Center, 10/23/13

November 12th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg
Trey Anastasio

Trey Anastasio

Review by Patrick Daley
Originally published in The Glens Falls Chronicle
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

In the opinion of this concert-goer, who attended his 10th Phish show on Wednesday, Oct. 23, here at the Glens Falls Civic Center, the whole feel of that evening was one of contentedness, gratitude, support and definitely intimacy.

This Glens Falls show was something special for the band, for the Phish community and for Glens Falls.

You could feel it in the buzz before the show.

It was apparent in the thoughtfulness of the songs they chose to play.

Guitarist and singer Trey Anastasio confirmed it in a personal address to the Glens Falls Civic Center audience.

You could even hear it in the musicians’ nerves at the beginning of the concert.

Phish didn’t have to play here.

They typically play arenas three and four times the size of the Civic Center.

But Glens Falls proved that community, care and gratefulness can outweigh ticket sales and bring top-tier artists to town. There’s no place like home.

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New Pre-Halloween Concert at the Glens Falls Civic Center

August 2nd, 2012, 11:30 am by Greg

It appears that the Twins of Evil Tour – featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson – will include at stop at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls on Tuesday, October 23 – just a week before Halloween.

Opening the show will be J Devil – the DJ alter ego of Korn singer Jonathan Davis – who will treat fans to a blast of his chaotic electro-metal.

When the tour was originally announced last month, Glens Falls wasn’t on the itinerary, and the tour was instead slated to play in Boston on October 23.

No ticket prices have been announced yet for the Glens Falls concert, but the folks at GFCC have announced that tix will go on sale at 10am on Saturday, August 11.

Thanks to OswegoMatt for the tip…

Kenny Rogers, What Is Your Favorite Holiday Song?

December 7th, 2010, 10:00 am by Greg

Kenny Rogers

“There’s a song that I sing called ”Til the Season Comes ‘Round Again,’ that’s the last song on my album, ‘The Gift.’ It’s a new song, but I think it’s such a wonderful song for summing up what Christmas is all about. It’s a little like ‘Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire’ [actual title – ‘The Christmas Song’], but it’s got a religious bridge that talks about ‘one night holy and bright.’ It’s really just a wonderful song about warmth and about family and what the purpose of Christmas is really all about. Those kinds of songs are just so very hard to find.

And I also love ‘Chestnuts Roasting’ because I think it allows even those people who are not religiously oriented to feel the spirit of Christmas regardless. And it symbolizes the power of family with its ‘cold-outside, warm-inside’ imagery.”

Kenny Rogers brings his Christmas and Hits Tour to the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls at 8pm on Friday. Tix are $27, $43.50 and $62.

Be Here Now: Alan Jackson @ Glens Falls Civic Center, 9/11/10

September 8th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

When you’re as successful as Alan Jackson – who has racked up more than 50 Top 10 hit singles, half of which have shot straight up to No. 1 on Billboard’s country charts – sometimes it’s difficult to predict exactly which song is going to be the biggest crowd-pleaser in concert.

That won’t be the case, however, when the country superstar makes a tour stop at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday night. No, you can bet the farm that this is the one that’s going to earn the loudest and longest applause of the night:

Alan Jackson’s Freight Train Tour rolls into the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls on Saturday night. The Harters open the show at 7:30pm. Tix are $49 and $59. Prior to the concert, Skeeter Creek will be performing at the free block party in front of the arena beginning at 5pm.

Live: John Michael Montgomery & Jo Dee Messina @ Glens Falls Civic Center, 8/21/10

August 27th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Greg

John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery

It was nearly showtime for the Racin’ & Rockin’ Country Music Show at the Glens Falls Civic Center. It was Saturday night, party night. People streamed into the hockey arena – either heading to their seats or going to get a beer. The techs were buzzing around the stage finishing some last minute adjustments for the quadruple bill featuring some of country music’s biggest stars.

It was a joint headlining bill with Jo Dee Messina and John Michael Montgomery sharing the top spot with up-and-coming stars Jack Ingram and “American Idol” star Bucky Covington opening the show.

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Kerry King, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

August 9th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

Kerry King“I don’t know. Boy, I couldn’t tell you the first record album I ever bought.

It might have been Van Halen’s ‘Women and Children First.’ That would have been around the time that I first had my own money.

I really don’t know, but it was something like that.”

Guitarist Kerry King and the rest of his bandmates in Slayer invade the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls at 7pm on Wednesday (August 11), to kick off their co-headlining American Carnage Tour with Megadeth. Opening the show is Testament. Slayer’s “Seasons In the Abyss” and Megadeth’s “Rust in Peace” will be played in their entirety. Tickets $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50.

Slayer/Megadeth “American Carnage” Tour Turns Into 1990 Flashback

April 27th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg


The long-awaited American Carnage Tour – postponed for several months due to emergency back surgery on Slayer bassist-vocalist Tom Araya – is shaping up to be one serious trip in a mega-watt, head-bangin’ time machine.

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New Date for Slayer/Megadeth @ Glens Falls

February 1st, 2010, 10:38 am by Greg

Good news!

The American Carnage Tour (which was postponed from its original Friday, February 12 date because of Tom Araya‘s back injury) now has a new date at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Slayer, Megadeth and Testament are now scheduled to crank up their amps and rattle the rafters at 7pm on Wednesday, August 11. The show will be the first date of their U.S. tour!

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