Bon-Jovi tribute band Bad Medicine will play at the theater Jan. 22 at 8 p.m..
“We’ve been finding some people who have never been to our theater before purchasing tickets to see this band,” she said.
Hailing from Long Island, the band’s five members have worked with artists and bands including Thin Lizzy, Ronnie James Dio, Great White and Brett Michaels.
Bad Medicine frontman/founder Steve Sage has been praised for his ability to look and sound like Jon Bon Jovi, and the band touts its booking for the 2004 launch of the Bon Jovi-co-owned Philadelphia Soul arena football team as evidence of the resemblance.
“They’re billed as the only tribute band to be hired by Bon Jovi,” Mock said. “They’re the only band that truly captures Bon Jovi’s distinctive look and sound.”
The concert is one of several rock shows in the theater’s 2011 season to add diversity to the performance line-up.
Other upcoming shows include Elements of Fire, featuring three original members of Earth, Wind and Fire Feb. 26 and Celtic Fire, featuring “River Dance” vocalist Michael Landra March 15. Zoso, a Led Zeppelin tribute act will also perform April 19.
“That’s what we’ve been trying to do: to deliver and bring in something for everyone,” Mock said.
Sales for Bad Medicine, she said, have been strong, and a sell-out show is possible.
“At the rate it’s going, I wouldn’t be surprised,” Mock said.
Tickets range from $32 to $38 and can be purchased at the Arcadia Theater box office, 1418 Graham Ave., at www.arcadiatheater.net or by calling (814) 467-9070.