Gear Daddies

May 31, 2019 7:30 PM
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
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ADVANCED: $30.00

ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 2, 2019 11:30 AM to May 30, 2019 11:59 PM
Gear Daddies is an Americana/Rock band originally from Austin, Minnesota. Members Martin Zellar (electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals), Nick Ciola (bass), Randy Broughten (electric and pedal steel guitar) and James “Billy” Dankert (drums and vocals), played their first shows together in 1984. Between 1986 and 1992, the band released three popular albums and became an important part of the Twin Cities music scene. Many of the fan’s favorite songs (“Stupid Boy”, “Color of Her Eyes”, “She’s Happy”, “Drank So Much” and many others) are credited to the exceptionally passionate writing skills possessed by Zellar, however Dankert has also contributed some of the compositions , including "Time Heals", and “Blues Mary”.

Their most notable mainstream success was when they played "Stupid Boy" on Late Night with David Letterman in 1991. Zellar had this to say of the experience: "I was so nervous, and it all happened so quickly. I couldn't tell you what the hell happened. I got done, and I was walking back and said to Randy (Broughten), 'Did I sing all the words? Did I do that?' When I watched it that night in the hotel room I had no recollection of having lived it."

Arguably, Zellar’s “I Wanna Drive the Zamboni" is the band’s best-known song, having been featured in the movies D2: The Mighty Ducks and Mystery, Alaska, as well as on the television program Malcolm in the Middle. It's also a staple at hockey games throughout North America and Europe.

All tickets are General Admission/Standing Room Only and this show will be held in the Exhibit Hall. All patrons will enter through the main Exhibit Hall Lobby Door E42.

Everyone regardless of age must have a ticket to attend. Car seats and strollers are not allowed.

The Exhibit Hall Box Office will be open Day of Show only, starting at 5 PM (Door E42). Prior to Day of Show, tickets can be purchased via, Etix Charge by Phone at (800) 514-3849 or in-person at the main Bismarck Event Center Box Office (South Lobby, Door A1.) Doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.

This is a NO Re-Entry show. Once a ticket holder has exited the venue, a new ticket must be purchased to re-enter the show. A list of prohibited items will be posted prior to the show. All patrons are subject to search.

Camera Policy: TBA.

Buy your tickets in advance and $ave! Hurry! Advance ticket price will end the day prior to the show (May 30) and the Day of Show ticket price will be in effect all day on May 31.

PLEASE NOTE: As the customer, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have received tickets to the event you intended to purchase, for the correct performance date and time, correct quantity, seat location, and price level, if applicable. Please double check your order for accuracy prior to completing the transaction as all sales are final upon completion of the transaction and no refunds or exchanges will be permitted.
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