Rock the Arena: Your Backstage Pass

20160319-IMG_0021To say that Rock the Arena held in Toledo, Ohio on March 19 was a success is an understatement. The sold out show was electric and each artist delivered high energy performances that left fans eager for more. The lineup for the day started off with Trixter, followed by FireHouse and Lita Ford. Dokken, Winger, and Warrant rounded out the early evening. RATT was the final band to take the stage prior to Bret Michaels, who was the headliner for the evening. Photographer Jason Evans captured sensational images from the evening as seen in the photo gallery below. Writer Amanda Knight spent time backstage watching the hustle of both band staff and Savage Arena staff. The tireless dedication of the performing bands’  road crew and Arena staff made the day of rock possible. The atmosphere behind the scenes was almost as alive as it was on stage.

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Connect with the bands of Rock The Arena 2016:

Trixter Official / Facebook / Twitter

Firehouse Official / Facebook / Twitter

Lita Ford Official / Facebook / Twitter

Dokken Official / Facebook / Twitter

Winger Official / Facebook / Twitter

Warrant Official / Facebook / Twitter

Ratt Official / Facebook / Twitter

Bret Michaels Official / Facebook / Twitter

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Check out our complete Photo Gallery Slideshow below for our live photos from Rock The Arena provided courtesy of JEvansPhotos

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Interviews with the bands!

PJ Farley of Trixter

Bill Leverty of Firehouse

Erik Turner of Warrant

Artist Performance Setlists

Lita Ford

  1. Gotta Let Go
  2. Larger Than Life
  3. The Bitch Is Back
  4. Blueberry
  5. Living Like a Runaway
  6. Can’t Catch Me
  7. Cherry Bomb
  8. Drum Solo
  9. Close My Eyes Forever
  10. Kiss Me Deadly

Dokken

  1. Kiss of Death
  2. Into the Fire
  3. Don’t Close Your Eyes
  4. Dream Warriors
  5. Breaking the Chains
  6. Alone Again
  7. Maddest Hatter
  8. In My Dreams
  9. Tooth and Nail

Winger

  1. Pull Me Under
  2. Can’t Get Enuff
  3. Rainbow in the Rose
  4. Down Incognito
  5. Rat Race
  6. Miles Away
  7. Headed for a Heartbreak
  8. Easy Come Easy Go
  9. Madalaine
  10. Seventeen

Warrant

  1. Big Talk
  2. D.R.F.S.R.
  3. Down Boys
  4. Sure Feels Good to Me
  5. Sometimes She Cries
  6. All My Bridges Are Burning
  7. Sex Ain’t Love
  8. I Saw Red
  9. So Damn Pretty (Should Be Against the Law)
  10. Heaven
  11. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  12. Cherry Pie

Ratt

  1. I Want a Woman
  2. Back for More
  3. One Step Away
  4. Slip of the Lip
  5. Dance
  6. Wanted Man
  7. Closer to My Heart
  8. Lay It Down
  9. You’re in Love
  10. Shame Shame Shame
  11. Lack of Communication
  12. Way Cool Jr
  13. Round And Round

Bret Michaels

  1. Talk Dirty to Me
  2. Look What the Cat Dragged In
  3. Sweet Home Alabama
  4. Your Mama Don’t Dance
  5. Ride the Wind
  6. Something to Believe In
  7. Unskinny Bop
  8. Drum Solo
  9. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  10. Nothin’ but a Good Time
  11. Rock and Roll All Nite

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