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38 Special sets arena date

The arena will present 38 Special Live on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.

By LA Story

lastory@dailycorinthian.com

The Crossroads Arena will be "Rockin' Into the Night" with 38 Special in April.

The arena will present 38 Special Live on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.

After more than four decades together, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance.

Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary rock powerhouse.

With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, "Hold On Loosely," "Rockin' Into the Night," "Caught Up in You," "Fantasy Girl," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," "Chain Lightnin'," "Second Chance," and more "" Timeless hits that remain a staple on the radio, are immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.

Crossroads Arena General Manager Tammy Genovese expressed her enthusiasm on a personal level for the upcoming concert.

"I am beyond thrilled and excited that we landed the 38 Special show at the arena in Corinth," said Genovese. "This show is a 'must attend' if you are a 38 Special fan. Hit songs 'Hold on Loosely' and 'Rockin' Into the Night' are a couple of the go-to songs on my personal playlist, and I cannot wait to see them in person. Tickets will be on sale this Friday. We are expecting tickets to move fast, so get yours first to ensure an up-close and personal experience with this great band."

It appears fans of the band each have their personal favorites among the band's hits.

Crossroads Arena Event Manager Neil Cockrell said he has his own favorite 38 Special songs and was was happy to finally be able to announce the concert.

"We have been working on this show for a couple of months and are super excited about finally getting to announce 38 Special is coming to Corinth," said Cockrell. "38 Special still has an intense, rocking, action-packed show. 'Fantasy Girl' and 'Back to Paradise' from the movie 'Revenge of the Nerds 2' are my personal favorites. You cannot miss this show."

In a statement from the band, guitarist/vocalist Don Barnes indicated that maintaining a level of intensity at their live shows is perhaps one of the keys to their success and longevity.

"We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years," said Barnes. "We're a team, and it's always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don't slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win."

(Ticket prices are $49 - first three rows, $39 and $29 plus service fees. Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the Arena Box Office, crossroadsarena.com, or by calling Ticket Master at 1-800-745-300.)