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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.    

SAVAGE LIVE ANNOUNCES I LOVE THE 90’s Concert   

Salt-N-Pepa and Vanilla Ice to Lead 7-Act Lineup


University of Toledo Associate Athletic Director Tony Zaworski announced today that the I LOVE THE 90’s tour will be making at stop at Savage Arena on Saturday, August 20 as part of the SAVAGE LIVE Concert Series.  The event will be headlined by the Grammy Award winning group Salt-N-Pepa, best known for their groundbreaking efforts as one of the first all-female rap groups and numerous hits that have endured throughout three decades.  The lineup also includes Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Tone Loc, Kid ’n Play, Rob Base, and Young MC. 

Fans can count on a fun-filled evening grooving to hits such as “Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man,” “Ice, Ice Baby,” “Gansta’s Paradise,” “Wild Thing,” “Funky Cold Medina,” “Rollin’ With Kid ’n Play,” “It Takes Two,” “Joy and Pain,” “Bust A Move,” and more! 

I LOVE THE 90’s will be the second event in the SAVAGE LIVE, a multi-event concert series which kicks off March 19 with the sold-out ROCK THE ARENA, an 8-act rock fest headlined by Bret Michaels.  All shows will be open to the public with discount tickets available to current UT students.   

“We’re thrilled to announce I LOVE THE 90’s as the next event in the SAVAGE LIVE Concert Series,” said Zaworski.  “Our goal has always been to bring in entertainment that will appeal to both the campus and community and we believe this lineup does just that by taking us back to a decade that helped lay the foundation for today’s hip hop and rap artists with music that still permeates pop culture today.” 

“After selling out ROCK THE ARENA, we believe this next installment in our series will continue to show that Savage Arena is once again a thriving venue for live entertainment in Toledo, Ohio.” 

I LOVE THE 90’s takes place Saturday, August 20 at John F. Savage arena, located on the University of Toledo campus at 2025 North Douglas Road in Toledo, Ohio.  Doors open at 6:00 and music begins at 7:00.  Tickets starting at $35 go on sale Thursday, March 3 and will be available online at UTSavageLive.com or at the UT Ticket Office at Savage Arena.  Limited student tickets are available with current ID for $25 at the ticket office starting Monday, February 29. 

For more information on this and other upcoming SAVAGE LIVE events, please visit UTSAVAGELIVE.com.

Dokken Added to ROCK THE ARENA Line-Up 

8-Act Rock Fest Takes Place at Savage Arena on March 19  

University of Toledo Associate Athletic Director Tony Zaworski has announced two changes to the ROCK THE ARENA festival at Savage Arena on March 19; L.A. Guns is no longer available for the show but multiplatinum band Dokken has been added to the bill.  The Grammy-nominated Dokken is best known for songs such as “Burning Like A Flame,” “In My Dreams,” and “Alone Again.”  

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, L.A. Guns will not be performing on March 19; however, we are thrilled to have Dokken in the lineup,” Zaworski said.  “We can’t really say Dokken is ‘stepping in for L.A. Guns’ because, with over 10 million albums sold, they are on a different level.  Having Dokken on the bill adds value for the fans.”  

“We appreciate how great Don (Dokken) has been, even agreeing to play an early slot than normal to accommodate other bands’ travel schedules, which were already set.”  

ROCK THE ARENA will kick off the SAVAGE LIVE concert series, a multi-event concert series recently announced by The University of Toledo Athletic Department.   

The all-day music fest will be headlined by Bret Michaels, best known as the frontman for Poison as well as for his “Rock of Love” reality show, winning “Celebrity Apprentice,” and an extensive solo career.  The lineup also includes RATT, Warrant, Winger, Dokken, Lita Ford, Firehouse, and Trixter.    

ROCK THE ARENA takes place Saturday, March 19 at John F. Savage Arena, located on The University of Toledo campus at 2025 North Douglas Road in Toledo, Ohio.  Doors open at 12:30 and music begins at 1:30.  

Tickets starting at $35.50 are on sale at UTROCKETS.com or through the UT Ticket Office at Savage Arena.  Currently, only single tickets for the event remain available to the public; however, limited University holds will be released on January 21 and February 5.    

For more information on ROCK THE ARENA and other upcoming SAVAGE LIVE events, please visit UTROCKETS.com or follow the concert series on Twitter and Facebook.

Arena Rock Fest Line-Up Announced 

Bret Michaels to Headline 8-Band Rock Concert 

Savage Arena is about to rock!  The official lineup has been released for the arena rock fest, appropriately named ROCK THE ARENA, which will take place on Saturday, March 19 and will feature more than eight hours of entertainment.  The all-day event will be headlined by Bret Michaels, best known as the frontman for Poison as well as for his “Rock of Love” reality show, winning “Celebrity Apprentice,” and an extensive solo career.  The lineup also includes RATT, Warrant, Winger, Lita Ford, Firehouse, L.A. Guns, 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 “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Nothing But A Good Time,” and “Something To Believe In” (Bret Michaels), “Round and Round” (RATT), “Cherry Pie” (Warrant), “Miles Away” (Winger), “Kiss Me Deadly” (Lita Ford), “Love of a Lifetime” (Firehouse), “Never Enough” (L.A. Guns), “One In A Million” (Trixter), and more! 

ROCK THE ARENA is part of SAVAGE LIVE, a multi-event concert series recently announced by The University of Toledo.  All events will be open to the public, with discount tickets available to UT students.   

“The goal of SAVAGE LIVE is to bring music and other special events back to our facility,”  University of Toledo Associate Athletic Director Tony Zaworski said.  “Savage Arena has a long history of hosting national acts and we are excited to once again be able to provide those kinds of opportunities for our students and our community.” 

ROCK THE ARENA takes place Saturday, March 19 at John F. Savage Arena, located on The University of Toledo campus at 2801 West Bancroft Street in Toledo, Ohio.  Doors open at 12:30 and music begins at 1:30.  Tickets starting at $35.50 go on sale Thursday, December 17 and will be available online at UTRockets.com or at the UT Ticket Office at Savage Arena.  Limited student tickets are available with ID for $29 at the ticket office starting Monday, December 14. 

For more information on ROCK THE ARENA and other upcoming SAVAGE LIVE events, please visit UTRockets.com.

UT Brings Bands Back to Campus 

SAVAGE LIVE Concert Series to Start in March 

The University of Toledo Athletic Department recently announced the return of national acts to John F. Savage Arena, beginning with an arena rock fest in March.  This will be the venue’s first self-promoted concert since 2009. 

The goal of the multi-event series, collectively billed as SAVAGE LIVE, is to bring music and other outside events back to the venue, creating entertainment opportunities multiple time a year that involve both the campus and the community. 

“Savage Arena has a long history of hosting world-class event,” UT Associate Athletic Director Tony Zaworski said.  “We aim to provide more reasons for our students to stay on campus as well as opportunities for those who might not normally attend events at Savage to come see what a great facility and campus we have.” 

Zaworski went on to add, “SAVAGE LIVE will appeal to a broad range of fans; we are looking to book acts from all genres of music, from country to rock to pop, rap, and R&B.” 

The concerts will be promoted through the athletic department and open to the public, with discounted tickets available to students.   

A major announcement regarding the festival lineup is expected on Wednesday.  For more details, please visit UTRockets.com.