Legendary Band Chicago to Perform at HOOTERS 40th Anniversary

As a thank you to Hooters customers for their support for 40 years, HOOTERS is bringing the legendary rock band Chicago to Clearwater for a good cause.

HOOTERS, along with the City of Clearwater are holding a benefit concert for Breast Cancer Research.  The Grammy award-winning group will be playing at The Sound at Coachman Park on October 7th.  Proceeds from the Breast Cancer Research benefit concert will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center and Morton Plant Mease Hospitals. 


Pre-sale tickets are on sale now through Friday, March 17th at 10:00am with promo code HOOTERS40. Ticket prices are $40, $25, and $9.  Tickets to the general public will be available on Friday, March 17th at 10:00am. All tickets can be purchased on RuthEckerdHall.com. 

Chicago, the Grammy Award winning band is known for songs You’re The Inspiration and Hard to Say I’m Sorry and many more hits. 

“We are looking forward to Chicago performing and raising funds for breast cancer research.  Since our first week in business on October 4, 1983 giving back to our community has been a priority.  We have raised and donated millions over the past 40 years. We are proud to give back and celebrate HOOTERS 40th Anniversary with the wonderful communities that have welcomed us for decades,” said HMC Hospitality Group CEO Neil Kiefer. 

The benefit concert is one of many ways Hooters will be celebrating all year. In honor of the anniversary, on the fourth of every month HOOTERS is also hosting “throwback” events bringing the 80’s back.  The next event will kick off on Tuesday, April 4th at the Tampa Bay and Chicagoland HOOTERS locations.  As a thank you to their customers, Hooters in Tampa Bay and Chicagoland will be offering wings for only 83 cents on the 4th of every month. There will be several in store specials throughout the year, featuring seafood specials and $19.83 crab legs. 

HOOTERS was created and fittingly incorporated on April Fool’s Day in 1983 by six businessmen L.D. Stewart, Gil DiGiannantonio, “Uncle Billy” Ranieri, Ed Droste, Dennis Johnson and Ken Wimmer.  Soon after, the doors to the first HOOTERS restaurant opened on October 4th at 2800 Gulf-To-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater, Florida 

The refreshing beach-like oasis was one of the first to introduce Buffalo-style chicken wings nationwide, and with the help of the iconic HOOTERS Girls, to foreign countries around the world. 

After 40 years, the original HOOTERS founders have stayed intact and continue to grow the concept in their territories retained in the Tampa Bay area and Chicagoland.

20 Times Multiple Classic Albums Came Out On The Same Day

A number of days in rock history were marked by the release of classic albums that came out on the same day.

Here are 20 times multiple classic albums came out on the same day.

  • March 8, 1994

    Soundgarden – Superunknown

    Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

  • March 24, 1986

    Van Halen – 5150

    Rolling Stones – Dirty Work

  • March 27, 1984

    Scorpions – Love at First Sting

    Ratt – Out of the Cellar


  • April 13, 1973

    David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

    Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch a Fire 


  • April 14, 1980

    Judas Priest – British Steel

    Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden


  • April 23, 1976

    Ramones – Ramones

    Rolling Stones – Black and Blue

  • June 1, 1967

    The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    David Bowie – David Bowie


  • August 21, 1990

    Alice in Chains – Facelift

    Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual

  • September 17, 1991

    Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I & II


    Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

  • September 24, 1991

    Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger

    Nirvana – Nevermind

    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

  • September 24, 1990

    AC/DC – The Razor’s Edge

    Megadeth – Rust in Peace


  • September 29, 1992

    Alice in Chains – Dirt

    Stone Temple Pilots – Core

  • October 17, 1980

    Bruce Springsteen – The River

    Dire Straits – Making Movies

  • November 1, 1994

    The Black Crowes – Amorica

    Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York

    Megadeth – Youthanasia

    Tom Petty – Wildflowers

  • November 10, 1978

    The Clash – Give ‘Em Enough Rope

    Queen – Jazz

  • November 22, 1968

    The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

    The Beatles – The Beatles

  • January 11, 1971

    Chicago – Chicago III

    Janis Joplin – Pearl


  • February 1, 1970

    The Doors – Morrison Hotel

    James Taylor – Sweet Baby James

  • February 28, 1983

    U2 – War

    Styx – Kilroy Was Here

  • March 1, 1974

    Rush – Rush

    Aerosmith – Get Your Wings