Chingawassa Days hires FireHouse

FireHouse, a rock band that had seven top-100 hits between 1991 and 1995, will be the Saturday headline act at this year’s Chingawassa Days festival June 8 in Marion.

The band’s debut album in 1990, also named “FireHouse,” sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Its singles included “Don’t Treat Me Bad,” “All She Wrote,” and “Love of a Lifetime,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 1992, the band won the American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.

FireHouse’s 1992 follow-up, “Hold Your Fire,” was certified gold and had another three singles reach the top 100: “Reach for the Sky,” “Sleeping With You,” and “When I Look Into Your Eyes,” which peaked at No. 8.

Their third album, “3,” was released in 1995 and provided another top-100 hit, “I Live My Life For You.” All of the band’s biggest hits were power ballads.

FireHouse has released a total of eight studio albums, the latest 2011’s “Full Circle, and the band continues to tour internationally.

The band includes original members vocalist C. J. Snare, guitarist Bill Leverty, and drummer Michael Foster, as well as bassist Allen McKenzie, who joined FireHouse in 2004.

 

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