*SOLD OUT* Michael Stanley and The Resonators with special guest Donnie Iris and The Cruisers

Saturday, December 14th at 7:30pm
MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
10777 Northfield Rd.
Northfield, OH 44067
United States

Event Description:


21 & over venue

Cleveland native Michael Stanley is Cleveland’s heartland rock music phenomenon. From the mid 70's to the mid 80's, he and the Michael Stanley Band enjoyed a loyal following, touring with some of the superstar bands of that period including Eagles, Foreigner, KISS, and The Doobie Brothers. They produced several Top-20 and Top-30 hits, among them "He Can't Love You" in 1980 and "My Town" in 1983.

Nicknamed MSB by its fans, the band set astonishing attendance records at Cleveland area venues, including a record 20,320 at the Richfield Coliseum on July 20, 1979 and a record 40,529 for two Coliseum concerts on December 31, 1981 and January 1, 1982. Arguably, the band's greatest attendance achievement was the four night sold-out stand at Blossom Music Center August 25, 26, 30 and 31, 1982, setting a total attendance of
74,404, a record that still stands 37 years later.

This year, the Cleveland Arts Prize honored Michael Stanley with a special Lifetime Achievement Award celebrating his incredible 50-year career in music, local media and philanthropy.

Considered to be the best screamer in rock and roll, Pittsburgh icon Donnie Iris learned how to sing from his Mother and then from Tony Bennett and Marvin Gaye. In 1970, Donnie was a member of the Jaggerz and earned a gold record for writing and singing the No. 1 song “The Rapper.” In 1978, Donnie was asked to join “Wild Cherry” (“Play That Funky Music, White Boy”) in the group’s waning days. This is when Donnie met Mark Avsec, his future collaborator and partner, in “Wild Cherry” who then began discussing plans for a recording project and in 1979 Donnie Iris & The Cruisers were born.