Three Dog Night to continue tour following death of band member

Three Dog Night performing
The '70s rock band Three Dog Night performs in the Moondog Coronation Ball at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2009. The concert is part of a week-long collection of performances leading up to the The 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held at the Rock Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 4.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The January concert of Three Dog Night at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown will continue despite the recent death of one of its members.

The band announced Thursday the band’s tour dates will continue beginning in November, following the death of member Cory Wells.

Wells passed away Oct. 20. According to the band’s agent, Wells was concerned about postponing or cancelling shows and disappointing fans. He encouraged the band to return to their scheduled dates.

“Our hearts are heavy,” said Danny Hutton, the band’s founder, “But we are going to honor Cory’s wishes and continue. He’ll always be with us in spirit.”

The original show date for Stambaugh was scheduled for Oct. 11 but was postponed because Wells was being treated for back pain.

Those who have already purchased tickets should hold onto them and present them at the rescheduled January 24 performance. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Three Dog Night was formed in 1968. From 1969 to 1975, they had 21 Billboard Top 40 Hits with three reaching No. 1. The No. 1 hits include: Black & White, Joy to the World, and Mama Told Me (Not to Come).

Those who wish to purchase tickets should contact the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office at 330-259-0555 or visit

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