Don’t Stop Believin’

By Kellye Crocker

Tease your hair, wiggle into those pleather pants, dust off your air guitar and get ready to rock and wail when “Power Balladz: The Ultimate 80’s Sing-Along” unleashes its scorching musical fury at the Temple Theater April 10-12.

The show is described as a sort of a Wayne’s World/game show/karaoke situation. Plus: the lightning-fast guitar licks and scale-tripping vocals celebrate the metal life/love/lust songs of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s (despite the show’s peculiar insistence on using only one decade in its name.)

Here’s the thing: Even if you weren’t into Whitesnake, Poison or Mötley Crüe back in the day, it’s likely several of these tunes provided the soundtrack to many of your Important Life Moments. (Nazareth’s “Love Hurts” gets us. Every. Time.) You might find yourself humming along at the show—or even unleashing your own scorching musical fury. Bring a lighter—or download the app here. Tickets are available at the Des Moines Civic Center ticket office, Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 and online here.

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