Following a sold-out performance last year, world renowned rock guitarist Gary Hoey will return to the City Theatre with his signature "Ho Ho Hoey's Rockin' Holiday Show" tonight, December 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets ($33 and $55*) go on sale Thursday, October 18 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Arena and City Theatre box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. *Premium tickets include a pre-show soundcheck, meet and greet and autographed Gary Hoey CD.
Gary Hoey's popular "Ho Ho Hoey" series of Christmas CDs and on-air station visits during the holiday season have become an annual staple at hundreds of radio stations nationwide. Moreover, his live interpretation, aptly named "Ho Ho Hoey's Rockin' Holiday Show" continues to grow new fans each year – so much so that Hallmark's musical greeting cards feature two of Gary's "Ho Ho Hoey" classics.
Hoey is also known for his signature versions of covers ("Hocus Pocus," "Lowrider," "Misirlou," etc.) his latest release, Utopia, features 12 all new, all original songs. The album features Hoey's widely recognized guitar skills, while showcasing his growth as a singer and songwriter.
Hoey has toured North America opening shows for Jeff Beck, Styx, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Bret Michaels. Additionally, Hoey was Camp Counselor at Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp, a reality TV series filmed and produced by Mark Burnett that aired on VH1 Classic.
With a collection of 17 albums and five top 20 Billboard hits, it's clear to see why Gary Hoey is listed in the top 100 greatest guitar players of all time. Whether Hoey plays rock, blues, surf or Christmas, Hoey's command of each style makes his live show one of the most exciting on the circuit today.