Missing Persons band, singer Makayla Phillips to perform at lodge Feb. 9


Makayla Phillips will be the opening act for the Missing Persons concert on Feb. 9 at the lodge. The Canyon Laker is looking forward to performing in her hometown again. Photo by Donna Ritchie

New wave band Missing Persons will kick off the POA’s first 2019 concert when they perform on Feb. 9 at the lodge.

General Admission tickets cost $29. VIP tickets are $54. Tickets are available now at the POA office and on the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com. Early ticket purchase is recommended.

Missing Persons rose to stardom in the early 80s and became a must-see band among the Los Angeles live music crowd. The band is known for their singles “Mental Hopscotch,” “Surrender Your Heart,” “Words” and “Walking in L.A,” to name a few.

Missing Persons were one of the great success stories of the 80s. Where many bands of that era turned out to be one-hit wonders, Missing Persons proved to be anything but that.

On Oct. 2, the band celebrated the 36th anniversary of the release of their first full-length album, “Spring Session M.” The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The opening act for this show will be singer Makayla Phillips. The Canyon Lake resident appeared on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent and received the Golden Buzzer from Heidi Klum, just seconds after hitting the first few notes.

Makayla made a special appearance during Berlin concert on Sept. 15 at the lodge where she performed two songs and received a standing ovation.

Terri Nunn invited her back on stage for Berlin’s encore song, a rendition of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.”