ROCK THE ARENA II LINEUP ANNOUNCED 

10-Act Festival to be Headlined by Cheap Trick  

  The SAVAGE LIVE Concert Series returns on March 25 with ROCK THE ARENA II, featuring an impressive lineup and more than ten hours of music.   The all-day event will be headlined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Cheap Trick and also includes Lou Gramm - the Original Voice of Foreigner, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Warrant, Quiet Riot, founding RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy, Jack Russell’s Great White, Vixen, Autograph, and Trixter.   

With millions of albums sold, scores of chart-topping hits, and three-generations of fans, this lineup of bands is sure to keep the crowd rockin’ all day with classics such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” and "Dream Police" (Cheap Trick), “Hot Blooded," "Juke Box Hero," and "I Want To Know What Love Is” (Lou Gramm), “Nobody’s Fool,” and “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” (Cinderella’s Tom Keifer), “Heaven,” and “Cherry Pie” (Warrant), “Cum On Feel The Noize,” and “Mental Health: Bang Your Head” (Quiet Riot), “Round and Round” (Stephen Pearcy), “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” (Jack Russell’s Great White), "Edge of a Broken Heart" (Vixen), “Turn Up the Radio” (Autograph),  “Give It To Me Good” (Trixter), and more! 

Last year’s ROCK THE ARENA marked the return of self-promoted concerts to the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena.  The inaugural event sold out in under three weeks and generated unanticipated national exposure for it’s unique concept.   

“ROCK THE ARENA brings a festival atmosphere indoors,” says UT Official Chris Thompson.  “In fact, it could be an even more enjoyable experience in some instances since everything is on one stage, in one day.  Fans have the opportunity to see multiple bands from the pit or a reserved seat without having to worry about the weather, missing a performance on another stage, or losing their spot.”     

“Last year, there was something like 1800 fans through the doors in the first 15-minutes and more than 2/3 of ticket holders had scanned in by the end of the first act,” Thompson continued.  “We heard from community members who had never been to Savage Arena before and alumni who hadn’t been back in years and everyone talked about what a great time it was.” 

“That was one of the goals of SAVAGE LIVE, to bring more people to campus, as well as to provide additional entertainment options for our students, donors, season ticket holders, employees, alumni, and community members,” said Dave Nottke, Deputy Director of Athletics.   

ROCK THE ARENA II takes place Saturday, March 25 at John F. Savage Arena, located on The University of Toledo campus at 2025 North Douglas Road in Toledo, Ohio.  Tickets ranging from $39-125 go on sale Friday, December 9 at 9 AM and will be available online at UTSavageLive.com, by phone at 419.530.GOLD, or in person with no fees at the UT Ticket Office at Savage Arena.  Limited student tickets will be available with current UT ID for $29 at the Ticket Office. 

For more information on ROCK THE ARENA II and other upcoming SAVAGE LIVE events, please visit utsavagelive.com or @utsavagelive on most major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat.  All events are open to the public, with discount tickets available to UT students.    

18 comments

  • Kim

    Kim Michigan

    When do you send out the presale codes for rock the arena march 25?

    When do you send out the presale codes for rock the arena march 25?

  • Savage Live

    Savage Live

    Hi Kim. SAVAGE LIVE VIPs will receive an email this afternoon with further directions and the promo code in the morning around 7. VIPs will be able to beat the box office by purchasing advance tickets tomorrow starting at 9 am EST. Don't worry about the pre-sales today - that is a very limited number of season ticket holders who have first right of refusal and won't affect VIPS ability to purchase during tomorrow's pre-sale period.

    Hi Kim. SAVAGE LIVE VIPs will receive an email this afternoon with further directions and the promo code in the morning around 7. VIPs will be able to beat the box office by purchasing advance tickets tomorrow starting at 9 am EST. Don't worry about the pre-sales today - that is a very limited number of season ticket holders who have first right of refusal and won't affect VIPS ability to purchase during tomorrow's pre-sale period.

  • John

    John Michigan

    If we signed up today will we receive the presale code for Wednesday or is Wednesday pre-sale for VIP only?

    If we signed up today will we receive the presale code for Wednesday or is Wednesday pre-sale for VIP only?

  • Savage Live

    Savage Live

    Wednesday is for UT Athletics Season Ticket Holders to have first right of refusal for their seats. Savage Live VIP pre-sale starts tomorrow at 9 am EST. You'll receive an email this afternoon with further instructions.

    Wednesday is for UT Athletics Season Ticket Holders to have first right of refusal for their seats. Savage Live VIP pre-sale starts tomorrow at 9 am EST. You'll receive an email this afternoon with further instructions.

  • Teresa

    Teresa Perrysburg

    I am a UT Alumni, and I am not sure why I did not think of signing up before, but just signed up today for the VIP e-mails. Did I do it too late for the VIP-Presale tomorrow, or will I still get an e-mail with the code? Thanks so much.

    I am a UT Alumni, and I am not sure why I did not think of signing up before, but just signed up today for the VIP e-mails. Did I do it too late for the VIP-Presale tomorrow, or will I still get an e-mail with the code?

    Thanks so much.

  • Ruth

    Ruth Cincinnati

    Hoping I'm not too late -- I just signed up for VIP e-mails as well and am hoping to get a pre-sale code. I just found out about this and can't wait to go -- what a terrific line-up!

    Hoping I'm not too late -- I just signed up for VIP e-mails as well and am hoping to get a pre-sale code.
    I just found out about this and can't wait to go -- what a terrific line-up!

  • Jo

    Jo NY

    In need of the presale passcode

    In need of the presale passcode

  • Kerry

    Kerry Toledo

    Ly you could not exit for food or anything, will u allow exit/ re-admittace Ty? (10 hrs is a long time)

    Ly you could not exit for food or anything, will u allow exit/ re-admittace Ty? (10 hrs is a long time)

  • Gary

    Gary toledo

    is there an order, lineup, the bands will be performing in? Work schedule comes into play.

    is there an order, lineup, the bands will be performing in? Work schedule comes into play.

  • Mac

    Mac Maumee

    Will you be able to enter, exit and re-enter during this event?

    Will you be able to enter, exit and re-enter during this event?

  • Savage Live

    Savage Live

    Hi Mac - there is a no reentry policy but there is a "fresh air" patio.

    Hi Mac - there is a no reentry policy but there is a "fresh air" patio.

  • Erik

    Erik Findlay

    What is order these 10 acts will be playing in.

    What is order these 10 acts will be playing in.

  • Savage Live

    Savage Live

    Hi Erik - the approximate schedule is on the faq page utsavagelive.com/faq

    Hi Erik - the approximate schedule is on the faq page utsavagelive.com/faq

  • Scott pierce

    Scott pierce Chicago

    I went last year.it was a awesome show and i cant wait for the show this year.please keep bringing this show every year.

    I went last year.it was a awesome show and i cant wait for the show this year.please keep bringing this show every year.

  • Shelly

    Shelly Oak Harbor, Ohio

    Where is the best location to get picked up by your Uber or Taxi after the concert??

    Where is the best location to get picked up by your Uber or Taxi after the concert??

  • Savage Live

    Savage Live

    Scott - Thank you! As long as the concerts are supported by the fans, we'd love to keep them coming. Shelly - thanks a great question! Let me check on that!

    Scott - Thank you! As long as the concerts are supported by the fans, we'd love to keep them coming.

    Shelly - thanks a great question! Let me check on that!

  • Heidi

    Heidi Swanton

    Have to work 2 pit row b tickets for sale 419-822-6601

    Have to work 2 pit row b tickets for sale 419-822-6601

  • Mike

    Mike Canton, OH

    What a great concert! Enjoyed great music all day. Was real disappointed in the bad food considering we had to stay there all day with no reentry! Chicken sandwiches with NO Mayo, No pizza at all. Never in my life been to any event with alcohol and no pizza! Looking forward to next yeah, but maybe have a new concession manager work this event, or let us leave to go get some real and fresh food. Thank you!

    What a great concert! Enjoyed great music all day. Was real disappointed in the bad food considering we had to stay there all day with no reentry! Chicken sandwiches with NO Mayo, No pizza at all. Never in my life been to any event with alcohol and no pizza! Looking forward to next yeah, but maybe have a new concession manager work this event, or let us leave to go get some real and fresh food. Thank you!

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