'Hairball' returning to Spencer

Friday, November 15, 2013
Hairball is recognized not just for performing hits from the '80s metal bands, but also for recreating iconic characters on stage, such as Alice Cooper (above) and Gene Simmons of KISS (below). (Photos by Chad Coppess)

Events Center to host '80s homage rock band

Many of the rockers that performed during one of the greatest decades of rock 'n' roll will be on stage at the Clay County Regional Events Center Saturday -- or at least the audience will wonder if they are seeing the real thing.

Hairball is returning to the events center, bringing to northwest Iowa a concert epitomizing the 1980s with some of the decade's most colorful rockers performing. The audience will get to experience the band, with singers performing in full costume, paying homage to the popular hair bands and rockers Bret Michaels, AC/DC, Guns 'N' Roses, Prince, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, KISS and others.

New for 2013, two bands will be opening for Hairball, 7-2-9 and Joel Dangerous. 7-2-9 was formed in Hartley in 1996 and later based in Spencer. 7-2-9 is known for their hard rock and metal style of music.

Joel Dangerous band was formed in Ames in 2010. Joel Dangerous is known for covering rock and pop songs from the last six decades. Hairball is celebrating its 13th year, every day adding more characters, pyrotechnics, lights, sound, props and surprises.

Vocalists Rockstar Bob, Joe Dandy and Kris Voxx lead their band through a two-hour homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. With two lead singers you get, "Gene Simmons" breathing fire while "Bon Jovi" is waiting in the wings to blow the roof off.

Hairball, with 7-2-9 and Joel Dangerous

Clay County Regional Events Center, Spencer

Saturday, Nov. 16

Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Show starts 7:30 p.m.

Where to get tickets

Tickets are on sale today for $19. Tickets go up to $25 Saturday. All seats are general admission. To purchase tickets, customers may visit the Clay County Regional Events Center Ticket Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today., the Ticketmaster website at www.ticketmaster.com, or any Ticketmaster outlet. They also may call the charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.

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