Michael Stanley Celebration Concerts Added in Warren, Akron

WARREN, Ohio — Two more Michael Stanley celebration concerts will take place in May, including one in Warren.

Encore performances of the concert – dubbed Michael Stanley: Among My Friends Again – will take place May 28 at The Goodyear Theater in Akron; and May 29 at The Robins Theatre in Warren.

Both concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. and will feature opening act The Vindys, of Youngstown.

The first three Stanley celebration concerts at MGM Northfield Park in December sold out faster than any concerts in the history of that venue. It was a clear demonstration of what the late rocker – who died March 5 – meant to Cleveland and northeastern Ohio.

Performing in the upcoming concerts will be Stanley’s long-time drummer and bandmate, Tommy Dobeck. 

A few days prior to the MGM concerts, Dobeck was rushed to the hospital and was unable to take part in the three shows.

“I was simply devastated and heartbroken when the doctors told me I couldn’t play the concerts honoring Michael,” Dobeck said. “The shows in Akron and Warren will provide me the opportunity to celebrate my friendship and love for Michael, along with his fans and fellow Resonators as we perform five decades of memorable music from Michael’s early beginnings, to MSB, to The Resonators.”

Also joining members of The Resonators in the concerts will be long-time collaborator and bandmate Jonah Koslen, and Michael Weber, the Akron-based guitarist, record producer and winner of MTV’s “Amazingness” show.

Tickets to both performances will go on sale Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 am. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Robins Theatre box office, 160 E. Market St., Warren, on weekdays from  10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There will be a presale on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. exclusively for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre. To become a member, go to RobinsTheatre.com.

A portion of every ticket sold for these two concerts will be donated to the 10,000 Watts of Holy Light Fund.   

Stanley’s family has teamed up with The Cleveland Foundation to create the fund, which will support Cleveland-area organizations.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.