Destroyer Canada & Pop Cherry To Rock LaSalle Strawberry Festival

Classic rock fans will be thrilled when Canada’s #1 KISS Tribute, Destroyer, open for Toronto’s high-powered Pop Cherry during the 31st Annual Lasalle Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

(Photo above: KISS Tribute Destroy Canada band member and founder Moe Rotondi as Gene Simmons, performing on family day at the Essex Fun Fest on July 10, 2016. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.)

Destroyer front man, Moe Rotondi, founded the band right here in Windsor, Ontario, in 1993. Moe is dedicated to bringing fans the best KISS tribute band out there, with bigger shows, better costumes, real guitars, and of course, the blood and fire that go hand in hand with every KISS show. “The Demon” Gene Simmons’ doppelganger, from looks, including that “trademark” tongue to onstage movements and performances, is unquestionably found in Rotondi.

Destroy Canada band members Ian Kurz as Paul Stanley (left), and Michael Moodrey as Ace Frehley (right)

KISS Tribute Destroy Canada band members Ian Kurz as Paul Stanley (left), and Michael Moodrey as Ace Frehley (right) performing on family day at the Essex Fun Fest on July 10, 2016. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

The entire band comes to each show “Dressed to Kill”. In fact, band member Michael Moodrey (Ace Frehley) says band members spend a couple of hours applying makeup and dressing before each show. The time and effort pays off because the band looks exactly like KISS! If you didn’t know they were a tribute band then you would think this is really KISS when you see them perform.

Band members include Windsorites Moe Rotondi as Gene Simmons, Chad Walls as Peter Criss, Ian Kurz as Paul Stanley, and Michael Moodrey as Ace Frehley.

Former Destroy Canada band member Michael Chichkan as Peter Criss on drums.

KISS Tribute Destroy Canada band member Michael Chichkan as Peter Criss drumming during the 13th Annual Walkerville Art Walk and Rock on Friday, July 24, 2015. Chichkan has since retired and his spot in the band has been taken over by Chad Walls. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Destroyer is a highly sought after Kiss tribute band that has been touring across Canada for over twenty five years. They’ve performed at numerous venues including the Toronto CNE, The Calgary Stampede, The World Skills Competition, numerous festivals, and casinos. They’ve earned the title, “Canada’s Premiere Kiss Tribute Band”.

For more information about Destroyer visit http://www.destroyercanada.com

Pop Cherry has energized classic rock fans and turned on a new generation to an era of Rock N Roll that features songs which still resonate with modern day audiences. Band frontman Joey Varone, who helped launch Pop Cherry in 1977, will bring his group of passionate performers to headline the Lasalle Strawberry Festival on Saturday night.

Toronto based classic rock tribute band, Pop Cherry, to perform at Lasalle Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Toronto based classic rock tribute band, Pop Cherry, to perform at Lasalle Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Photo source Pop Cherry Facebook page.

Pop Cherry exudes an energy like no other. This band from Toronto, Ontario is influenced by all genres of Rock and Roll including the Doors, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Motown and countless other great musical talents. This band rocks the house every time always leaving the audience wanting more. Pop Cherry is an unforgettable act of musical talent performing both cover music and originals.

For more information about Pop Cherry visit http://www.popcherry.ca

“The Strawberry Festival’s Saturday Night Tributes features great bands that will play classic songs recognized by all generations,” said Patti Funaro, Manager of Recreation, Town of Lasalle. Destroyer Canada will take the stage at 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 9, followed by Pop Cherry at 9:30 pm.

The four-day Lasalle Strawberry Festival takes place from June 7-10 at Gil Maure Park featuring a carnival, fireworks over the Detroit River, parade, entertainment and local strawberries.

For more details visit the Lasalle Strawberry Festival event listing on our website.

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