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Ex-Grand Fun Railroad Frontman Mark Farner Taking Part in Turtles’ 2014 Happy Together Tour

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Former Grand Funk Railroad singer/guitarist Mark Farner is among the veteran stars who will be performing on the 2014 edition of The Turtles’ annual Happy Together Tour.  The trek, which is marking its 30th anniversary this year, also will feature Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, ex-Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron, and Gary Lewis & the Playboys.

So far, more than 40 dates have been confirmed for the package tour, which is scheduled to kick off June 7 in Biloxi, Mississippi, and is mapped out through an August 27 show in Pueblo, Colorado.  Among the major cities the outing will visit are Pittsburgh; Nashville; Des Moines, Iowa; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Winnipeg, Canada; and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Along with each act performing a set filled with classic hits, the show includes a special multimedia presentation offering video highlights of historic and nostalgic moments from the 1960s and ’70s.  More dates are expected to be added to the tour soon.

“I am proud to be suckin’ air and still able to do what I love doing,” says Farner in a statement.  “Rock has a grip on my soul and our fans rally to the call and bring it out of our innermost being time after time.  Damn that’s Good!  I know for a fact that Mitch Ryder, Gary Lewis, Chuck Negron, [Turtles singers Mark "Flo" Volman and Howard "Eddie" Kaylan] and myself will certainly be Happy Together this summer!”

Meanwhile, Volman declares, “This Happy Together Tour 2014 sizes up to be the strongest and most rocking summer we’ve had so far.  The artists who are with us make us excited to get started and the audience is in for a great night of music and memories.”

Here are all of the confirmed dates for this year’s Happy Together Tour:

6/7 — Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
6/8 — Montgomery, AL, Montgomery Performing Arts Center
6/10 — Columbus, GA, River Center for the Performing Arts
6/11 — Coral Springs, FL, Coral Springs Center for the Arts
6/12 — North Myrtle Beach, SC, Alabama Theatre
6/13 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
6/14 — Fort Myers, Florida, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
6/15 — Daytona Beach, FL, Peabody Auditorium
6/20 — Tarrytown, NY, Tarrytown Music Hall
6/21 — Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
6/22 — Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
6/23 — Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
6/24 — Glenside, PA, Keswick Theater
6/26 — Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn’s Peak
6/27 — Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
6/28 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
6/29 — Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
7/1 — Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
7/2 — Glen Allen, VA, Innsbrook After Hours
7/9 — Ferndale, WA, Silver Reef Casino Pavilion
7/10 — Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino/Snoqualmie Ballroom
7/12 — Jackpot, NV, Horseshu Casino Outdoor Venue
7/13 — Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
7/20 — Costa Mesa, CA, Pacific Amphitheatre
7/27 — Webster, MA, Indian Ranch
7/29 — New Brunswick, NJ, State Theatre
7/31 — Sylvania, OH, Centennial Terrace
8/1 — Nashville, TN, Tennessee Performing Arts Center/Polk Theater
8/3 — West Allis, WI, Wisconsin State Fair
8/6 — Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
8/7 — Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
8/8 — Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair
8/9 — St. Charles, MO, The Family Arena
8/10 — Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
8/12 — Indianapolis, IN, Indiana State Fair
8/20 — Effingham, IL, Effingham Performance Center
8/21 — Louisville, KY, Kentucky State Fair
8/22 — Aurora, IL, Paramount Arts Centre
8/24 — Winnipeg, Canada, Club Regent Casino
8/25 — St. Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair
8/27 — Pueblo, CO, Colorado State Fair

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