Boise to Journey to Loverboy

Saturday, Aug. 4, Idaho Center

| August 01, 2012
- Alex Solca


With Loverboy. Saturday, Aug. 4. 6:30 p.m., $39.50-$99.50. Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-442-3232,

Most bands will be forgotten. And even the wildly successful ones will have the bulk of their catalogs vanish into obscurity. But sometimes a band will have one song so iconic, so unforgettable, that it transcends the band itself and becomes a part of the cultural consciousness. That's the case with Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," which is possibly the single-greatest power ballad of all time.

The biggest reason to see Journey in concert is the thrill from that opening piano riff, reaching into your pocket for a lighter and shouting every word so loud that the band is lost in the noise.

"Working for the Weekend," by Loverboy, isn't quite as powerful a tune, but it's still a good singalong. You can dig back to your '80s roots and belt out both this weekend at The Idaho Center.


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