Legendary Band, Three Dog Night, in concert February 2 2024, at the ETSU Martin Center

Published 4:24 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2023

JOHNSON CITY – Legendary band, Three Dog Night, is coming to the ETSU Martin Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m.

Now in its fifth decade, Three Dog Night claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets.

Three Dog Night hits weave through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures – songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize the band’s continuing popularity.

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Boasting chart and sales records that remain virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top 10’s, 18 straight Top 20’s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. The hits appeared on best-selling charts in all genres (pop, rock, and country). Its records continue to sell around the world, reaching beyond the borders of the U.S. into Japan, Canada, Holland, England, Germany, Spain and elsewhere. They have sold tens of millions of records through the years.

Created in 1968 by Danny Hutton, Three Dog Night maintains an aggressive, year-round
touring schedule of over 90 dates a year, performing their hit-filled concerts for multi-generational audiences. The band’s now-famous name refers to native Australian hunters in the outback who huddled with their dogs for warmth on cold nights; the coldest being a “three dog night”.

The band recorded songs of the best and largely undiscovered new songwriters of its time including Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Elton John, Laura Nyro, Paul Williams and Hoyt Axton among many others. The group’s eclectic taste, combined with its ability to recognize and record hits in a unique, distinctive, and appealing style, resulted in Three Dog Night dominating the charts for years. The band’s music transcends time, bringing together both new and longtime audiences alike.

Three Dog Night demonstrates its eclectic song choices once again with the new material being recorded for an upcoming album release. One of the new tracks, “Prayer of the Children,” was discovered by Hutton who created an a cappella arrangement, so that for the first time in the history of the band, the vocals of all six members of the band are featured. The song is currently part of their live concert set and quickly becoming an audience favorite.

Marking over 50 years on the road, Three Dog Night continues to grow its fan base by keeping up a full schedule of concerts at theatres, performing arts centers, fairs, festivals, corporate events, and casinos. Since 1986, the band has performed nearly 3,000 shows including two Super Bowls.

Tickets range from $54.50 – $94.50 (+ tax & fees). Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on Friday, Nov. 9. Pre-sale for Friends of the Martin Center began Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. For more information on how to become a Friend for early access to tickets, visit https://www.etsu.edu/martin-center/friends.php.

For more information on Three Dog Night, visit www.threedognight.com. For more about the Martin Center or to purchase tickets, visit ETSUMartinCenter.org or call the Martin Center box office at 423-439-2787.