By Charlie Huero

I never heard of it. ROCK PACK. What is a Rock Pack? Is it like the RAT PACK, a group of guys taking over Vegas and talking and singing and entertaining? To my surprise, I was not that far off. OK, so let me paint the picture as best as I can for you.

ROCK PACK is a concert featuring the original lead singers from some of the biggest bands. JOHN PAYNE heads up this massive display of musical hits. John is the former lead singer of the group ASIA. It’s his band that plays all the music for the lead singers. Each lead singer comes out and talks a bit about their start in their bands and how they came across writing these timeless hits. They will sing a couple of songs and make way for the next lead singer superstar. Then, after they have all had their chance to come out, they will go back to the beginning and do a few more. Can you imagine all the hits you will hear? Here is the line-up for December 16th at the Comerica Theatre.

LOU GRAMM (Foreigner)

Lou Gramm is the original voice for Foreigner and their incredible string of hit songs. One of my favorite albums is Foreigner “4”. There are so many songs he can sing, he could take over the whole night!

ROBIN ZANDER (Cheap Trick)

Robin Zander is the lead singer for CHEAP TRICK. They have been non-stop since they started! Robin is from Beloit, Wisconsin but grew up in Illinois. So I’m unsure if he is a Green Bay Packer fan or a Bears fan. Either way, he is a singing machine with Cheap Trick and a new edition to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Pick the song…”Surrender”, “I Want You To Want Me”, “Dream Police”, or my favorite “She’s Tight”. He’s really a rockin’ Robin!


Steve Augeri is the first official singer in Journey AFTER Steve Perry. Big shoes to fill to say the least, and Steve rocked it! In fact, with Steve’s addition, the band got back on tour. Be ready for Steve to bring in some incredible vocals from some legendary songs!

GREGG ROLIE (Santana/Journey)

Gregg Rolie play keyboards and was the first voice of Santana. When you hear “Black Magic Woman” or “Oye Como Va”, “evil Ways” that’s Greg! In 1973, Gregg left Santana with guitarist Neil Schon and they formed JOURNEY! Gregg is also in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Santana.


Fee Waybill is the lead singer of The Tubes. Songs like “White Punks On Dope”, “Talk To Ya Later”, “Sushi Girl”, and their most famous “She’s A Beauty” are the big ones. Fee also has worked with many other artist like Richard Marx, Bryan Adams, Toto, and many more!


John Payne became the lead singer of ASIA in 1992, and he is the ring leader of this whole ROCK PACK show! John said he wanted to create a show that was packed with hits! I am pretty sure that is the case here.

ROCK PACK is Friday, December 16th at the Comerica Theatre. If you want to sing out loud to all the songs, get your tickets at, the Comerica Theatre Box Office, or call 800-745-3000. This is gonna be awesome!


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