Blues rock supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood will stop in Des Moines on December 13 for a 9 p.m. show at Wooly's. The band consists of Gregg Allman's son Devon Allman (Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Vargas Blues Band), Grammy winner and Blues Music Award nominee Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers Band, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, Galactic, The Meters), Blues Music Award winner Mike Zito (The Wheel), Grammy winner Yonrico Scott (The Derek Trucks Band,Yonrico Scott Band, Stevie Wonder), and Charlie Wooton (Bonerama, Charlie Wooton Project, Zydefunk). Royal Southern Brotherhood was nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2013 in the "Rock Blues Album of the Year" category, and they won the Blues Music Award for "DVD of the Year" earlier this year. The band released their latest album Heartsoulblood in June. Tickets for their Des Moines concert are $15, and the show is a 21-and-over event. No opening act has been announced for this concert.
Eighties and Nineties hair metal band Winger returns to Iowa on October 31 for a Halloween Bash at the Seven Flags Event Center in Clive. Winger played a free show on the first day of this year's Iowa State Fair earlier this month. The band had back-to-back platinum-selling albums in 1988 and 1990. The band racked six Top 20 singles and garnered an American Music Award nomination before they broke up in 1994 when grunge music took over the nationwide rock scene. The band would reunite, though, in 2001 and begin making music again. Winger released their sixth studio album, entitled Better Days Comin', in April. Tickets for the 6 p.m. show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. They may be purchased at the Seven Flags box office or at Whiskey Dixx. The Pink Floyd tribute band Think Floyd and local rockers Bordeaux will open the all ages event. You can check out Winger's 1989 hit "Headed for a Heartbreak" in the nearby video.
Rock Royal Promotions has been promoting a Bret Michaels concert in the Des Moines Metro area for weeks without actually having a home for the show yet. In the last 10 days, the show has finally found a home—the Seven Flags Event Center. RRP is advertising the event for November 22 at the Clive venue with Richard Arndt, Chuck Murphy, and Jared Blake also performing. Tickets for the show are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and they are expected to go on sale soon, though no onsale date has been announced yet. Rock Royal Promotions has however attached a "subject to change at anytime" disclaimer to this event.