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Gear Daddies

  • Historic Holmes Theatre 806 Summit Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 United States (map)

One of the most resilient and influential Americana/Rock bands ever to come out of the Twin Cities is heading to Detroit Lakes. After more than 30 years together, the Gear Daddies have rocked fans from coast to coast with their unique brand of music and lyrics.

Gear Daddies is an Americana/Rock band originally from Austin, Minnesota. Members Martin Zellar (electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals), Nick Ciola (bass), Randy Broughten (electric and pedal steel guitar), and James "Billy" Dankert (drums and vocals), played their first show together in 1984. Between 1986 and 1992, the band released three popular albums and became an important part of the Twin Cities music scene.

Arguably, I Wanna Drive the Zamboni is the band's best-known song, having been featured in the movies D2: The Mighty Ducks and Mystery, Alaska, as well as on the television program Malcolm in the Middle. It's also a staple at hockey games throughout North America and Europe. Other fan favorites include Stupid Boy, Color of Her Eyes, She's Happy, Drank So Much, and many others. Learn more about the band at

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