Three Dog Night
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
State Theatre of Minneapolis
$35.00 - $100.00 | $1.50 Increase day of show
Three Dog Night
Legendary band, THREE DOG NIGHT, now in its5thdecade,claimssome of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT.THREE DOG NIGHT hits weave through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures–songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREEDOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity. Boasting chart and sales records that remain virtually unmatched in popular music, THREE DOG NIGHT had 21 consecutive Top40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top10’s, 18 straight Top 20’s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. The hits appeared on best selling charts in all genres (pop, rock and country).Its records continue to sell around the world, reaching beyond the borders of the U.S. into Japan, Canada, Holland, England, Germany, Spain and elsewhere. Tens of millions of THREE DOG NIGHT records have been sold through the years. Created in 1968 by Danny Hutton, THREE DOG NIGHT maintains an aggressive, year-round touring schedule of over90dates a year, performing their hit filled concerts for multi-generational audiences. The band’s now-famous name refers to native Australian hunters in the outback who huddled with their dogs for warmth on cold nights; the coldest being a “three dog night”. The band recorded songs of the best and largely undiscovered new songwriters of its time including Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Elton John, Laura Nyro, Paul Williams and Hoyt Axton among many others. The group’s eclectic taste, combined with its ability to recognize and record hits in a unique, distinctive, and appealing style, resulted in THREEDOG NIGHT dominating the charts for years. The band’s music transcends time, bringing together both new and longtime audiences alike. THREE DOG NIGHT demonstrates its eclectic song choices once again with the new material being recorded for an upcoming album release. One of the new tracks, “Prayer of the Children” was discovered by Hutton who created an acappella arrangement, so that for the first time in the history of THREE DOG NIGHT, the vocals of all six members of the band are featured. The song is currently part of their live concert set and quickly becoming an audience favorite Marking over50years on the road, THREE DOG NIGHT continues to grow its fan base by keeping up a full schedule of concerts at theatres, performing arts centers, fairs, festivals, corporate events, and casinos. Since 1986,the band has performed nearly 3,000shows including two Super Bowls.
What type of songwriter is Jay Psaros? That’s a question Psaros has been asking himself for years. With his new Album “Long Time Coming,” Psaros touches on many themes found within a coming of age. The impact of distance, reflections of a time since passed, and the human spirit which rings hopeful in times of hard earned growth. Pen and paper surrounded by the sound of beautifully crafted Folk, Rock, and Americana.
This album is a celebration of a career high for Psaros, spending the past two years touring extensively with Gordon Lightfoot, Three Dog Night, Collective Soul and a variety of music’s most recognizable names spanning dozens of genres and decades. “Long Time Coming” is a subtle nod to the bright moments, and a warm embrace to the lessons learned along the way.
Psaros has always been a committed live performer. Jay and his guitar are warm, inviting and connective. When with The Jay Psaros Band, bigger energy prevails, covering a wide range of musical influences set to the backdrop of Psaros’ own brand of New England Folk/Rock. It is through these shows, nearly 15 years of them, that Psaros has been earning recognition and opportunity in places far beyond his New England Roots.
At the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Psaros, like so many others, found himself without work and questioning the things about their past that they’d like to change. Covid proved to be a window of opportunity that allowed that change to be tested. “I knew that, musically at least, I wanted to make it mean more. I wanted more art. ” And that’s exactly what Psaros was able to focus on during one of the world’s most unprecedented times. Psaros released a string of singles over the span of the Covid Pandemic, with each single proving to be a light in a dark and quiet world. Psaros’ single “Zombies” caught the attention of Martin Guitar, who invited him to perform a Live Stream across their social media. His single “Rise When You Fall” earned him an invite to be part of Boston’s Ghost Light Series, filmed at the historic Wang Theatre in Boston’s Theatre District. His self produced live streams kept the attention of over a decade of connections made through constant touring. It was the culmination of these projects which solidified almost of two years of touring across the United States playing some of the finest theaters and venues in the country.
On and off the stage, Psaros’s music has found its way to the ears of listeners across the country. His music has been featured Independent Cinematic releases, Major Television Network Films and Movie Streaming platforms. In 2023, his music was featured in Netflix’s #1 Trending Movie, “Dog Gone,” starring Rob Lowe. His penchant for stylistic songwriting found his single “I Dream of Christmas with You” in Lifetimes “Christmas on Ice.”
Psaros has shared the stage with: Gordon Lighfoot, Styx, Three Dog Night, Collective Soul, Lisa Loeb, Ziggy Marley, Little River Band, Third Eye Blind, Peter Cetera, Anders Osborne, Tower of Power, Eddie Money, REO Speedwagon, Daughtry, The Mavericks, Billy Currington, Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad, Brett Eldredge, Los Lonely Boys, Boz Scaggs, Joe Nichols, Rusted Root, Donovan Frankenreiter and many more.
As a writer on No Depression reminisces, “I remember one of the first times I saw Psaros perform. From that moment I was reeled into the songwriter’s work. He has a presence on stage and embedded into his songs. Calm and confident but soft, warm and alluring. It’s entrancing.”
Ages: All Ages
Seating: Reserved Seating