70's rock legends Angel and Starz will take the stage at The Chance in Poughkeepsie this Friday night (April 12) at 7:30pm.
Angel formed in the mid 1970’s out of Washington, D.C. and were known to all dress in white and were known for their elaborate stage shows. They were signed to Casablanca Records and were label mates with Kiss. Angel was discovered by Gene Simmons of Kiss when they were playing in a nightclub. He eventually signed them to the Casablanca label. In fact, there was talk of Angel touring with Kiss as part of a ‘Heaven and Hell’ Tour which would have gotten the band much needed exposure but that tour never would happen. Unfortunately, due to the lack of exposure, Angel never achieved mass commercial success but they would develop a cult following with a lineup that featured Punky Meadows on guitar, Mickie Jones on bass, Frank DiMino on vocals, Gregg Giuffria on keyboards, Barry Brandt on drums. They released several albums between 1975 and 1981.
Starz is a heavy metal/power pop band out of NJ. Despite not having big commercial success, the band developed a cult following and were cited as a major influence by bands like Motley Crue, Poison and Twisted Sister.
Tickets for Angel with special guests: Starz and Iron Cobra are on sale and available though ticketweb.com and the Chance box office at 845-471-1966.