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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Denny Laine at Alliance canceled

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to illness, this event has been canceled. The Alliance issued this statement on Aug. 30.:Due to ongoing health concerns, Denny Laine is unable to appear for his sold out show at the Alliance for the Arts on September 7 as planned. All tickets will be automatically refunded through eventbrite. There are currently no plans to reschedule at this time. We apologize for any and all inconvenience, and we wish Denny well as he continues to recover.”


Denny Laine, two-time Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of both The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band, Wings, will bring his intimate “Songs & Stories” show to Alliance For The Arts at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. This event was originally scheduled for July 8 but has been rescheduled.

Tickets are $49 and can only be purchased online at  or

The 90-minute “Songs & Stories” show features Denny performing solo acoustic versions of songs from his expansive career including his days with The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Wings and others. He’ll share songs by some of the artists that inspired him as a young musician as well as songs he had a hand in that earned him a place in Rock & Roll history. A natural storyteller, Denny recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the 1960’s London music scene, some of the legendary musicians he has worked with and the places he has been throughout his remarkable career.

In 2018, Denny was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Moody Blues who were once touring mates with The Beatles.

After Denny departed The Moody Blues, he formed The Electric String Band, writing the hit “Say You Don’t Mind,” and opened shows for Jimi Hendrix in London. Denny joined the band Balls as well as Ginger Baker’s Air Force, singing lead on the memorable “Man of Constant Sorrow.” Denny has worked with various members of The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream, ELO, The Zombies, The Hollies and many more.

As the only member of Wings, besides Paul & Linda McCartney, to be with the group for its entire run, Denny enjoyed tremendous success throughout the ‘70’s. The group became one of the biggest bands of the decade. The incomparable Band on the Run album sold six million copies, reaching #1 in the U.S three different times and was the top selling British album of 1974. The title track was #1 in the UK for seven weeks, and in 1975 won a Grammy® Award. That was followed by another #1 album and more hit singles with the 1976 release of Wings at the Speed of Sound. The top-grossing Wings Over America tour followed which featured Denny performing select solo and Wings numbers including “Go Now” and “Time To Hide.”

The biggest commercial and critical success of Denny’s career would come in 1977 with the hit “Mull of Kintyre,” which he co-wrote with McCartney. It would reach #1 in the UK’s Guinness® Charts of British Hits Singles that year and became the UK’s highest-selling single ever at that time as well as the first UK single to pass two million sales.

Denny remains in demand with audiences across the country and continues to tour regularly. He also has new music in the works for future release. His new “Songs & Stories” show is a unique opportunity to experience the music of one of Rock’s most enduring voices in a way you’ve never heard him before. Follow Denny Laine on Facebook @DBFLaine and Instagram @dennylaineofficialpage

For more about The Aliiance programs, call 239-939-2787.


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