The Ohio Players to team up with another legendary band for summer concert in Dayton

Dayton funk legends The Ohio Players will team up with another legendary group for a big summer concert.

The band will play the Rose Music Center on June 28 in support of fellow Buckeye legends The O'Jays.

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The Ohio Players, creators of such hits as "Love Rollercoaster," "Skin Tight" and "Fire," were a hot item themselves in the mid-1970s with three consecutive platinum-selling albums (Skin TightFireHoney).

The band also had two certified Gold albums in the United States with Pain (1972) and Contradiction (1976). The Ohio Players have also been among the most covered and sampled groups from rap artists like Snoop Dogg and Puff Daddy to rock acts like Sound Garden and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Originally hailing from Canton, The O’Jays had seven Top 20 singles throughout the 70s, including “Back Stabbers,” “Love Train” and “For the Love of Money.”

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Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7 at 7 a.m. from Ticketmaster or from Rose Music Center's website or box office at 1-800-745-3000.


Who: The Ohio Players and The O'Jays

When: Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m.

Where: Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights

Cost: $23.50-$71

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