Heart / Joan Jett and the Blackhearts / Cheap Trick @ Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX

Words and photos by Whitney Hensley
Despite the rain, Dallas was out in full force Thursday night for the "Rock Hall Three for All" Tour featuring Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Heart.  Kicking off the night was Illinois rock band Cheap Trick.  Cheap Trick played an energetic and nostalgic filled set list that was kicked into high gear once the band played the crowd favorite, “I Want You to Want Me”.  Cheap Trick fittingly ended their thirteen-song set with “Goodnight”.

With the rain pouring down and the ponchos and umbrellas coming out, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts took to the Gexa Energy stage.  The crowd was immediately engaged and singing along when she opened up with “Bad Reputation”.  Up next was “Cherry Bomb”, a song from Joan Jett’s first band, The Runaways.  The middle of Jett’s set was used primarily to introduce some newer songs from her catalog.  Fans were up on their feet and singing along by the time Jett came out swinging with “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll” and “Crimson and Clover”.  Full of punk rock attitude and a voice as strong as ever, it was easy to see why Jett’s career has had such longevity.

Closing down the damp, but rock-filled evening was Heart.  Heart put on quite a show and gave Dallas exactly what it wanted by playing some of their biggest hits, “What About Love,” “These Dreams,” and “Barracuda”.  When it was all over, the sisters were cheered back out to play two more songs before it was time to call it a night.  You can catch the "Rock Hall Three for All" Tour now through the end of September.  Photos of the show are below:

Cheap Trick
Heart
Contributed by Whitney Hensley
Heart / Joan Jett and the Blackhearts / Cheap Trick @ Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX Heart / Joan Jett and the Blackhearts / Cheap Trick @ Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 11:00:00 AM Rating: 5
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