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Johnny O’Neil Announces Release of the EP “LIVE at the Southern Theater” Available for Free Download

Johnny O’Neil Announces Release of the EP “LIVE at the Southern Theater” Available for Free Download

Johnny O’Neil “LIVE at the Southern Theater” promo music video video

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 27, 2023) — Johnny O’Neil announces the release of the EP “LIVE at the Southern Theater”. This follows up his debut album TRUTH OR DARE. The EP was recorded live at a show the band performed at the iconic Southern Theater in Minneapolis on December 11th, 2021. The EP features five songs that provide a snapshot of Johnny and his band’s history, ranging from a song initially recorded by Johnny’s former band Dare Force, “Let Me Play,” the lead track from Johnny’s first solo album, “Snake In the Grass,” to three brand new tracks from Johnny’s upcoming second album: “Take Me Down,” “Tell Me Your Story,” and a remake of the Thin Lizzy classic, “Don’t Believe A Word.”

Fans can download the new live EP for free directly from Johnny’s website: or it can be streamed from your favorite platform.

Johnny O’Neil talked about the recording of their second full length album, “We are currently in the studio recording our second album. While we have “officially” been a band since late 2020 and performed live over the past year-and-a-half, the new album represents the maiden voyage of my full band in the studio. As such, we all are discovering more about each other as musicians, band mates, and dear friends. My first solo album, “Truth Or Dare” set a high bar to meet with the second album, this time featuring my whole band.”

Johnny O’Neil is excited to announce a show on March 6th supporting The Winery Dogs at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, MN. Show info and tickets can be found at

ARTIST: Johnny O’Neil

ALBUM: LIVE at the Southern Theater

1. Take Me Down

2. Don’t Believe A Word

3. Tell Me Your Story

4. Let Me Play

5. Snake In The Grass

Band Members:
JOHNNY O’NEIL: All Lead and Harmony Vocals, Guitars

JOHN FUNK: Guitars


JOACHIM BAECKER: Drums and Percussion

Live Mix Engineer: Michael Tienken

Final Mix Engineer: Brian Bart

Co-Produced by the Blood Brothers: Johnny O’Neil & Brian Bart
Executive Producer: Johnny O’Neil

Back Cover Photographer: Blake Bogdanovich

Graphics and Design: JoB Visuals

Management: Michael Brandvold

HISTORY: (Johnny O’Neil’s previous band Dare Force)

Dare Force was a legendary hard rock/heavy metal band based in Minneapolis that was initially founded by Johnny and Brian Bart when they were 18 years old. Dare Force released three albums in the 1980s and performed in concert with numerous national acts such as KISS, Ted Nugent, Triumph, Kansas, UFO, the Joe Perry Project, and Ratt, as well as headlining in venues throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Dare Force also had several songs that received heavy airplay on rock radio stations throughout the midwestern US in the 1980s. Dare Force released its third album, “Firepower,” with a reformed version of the band in 1989. The original lineup performed occasional reunion gigs after the long run of the original band ended in 1987, but the original version of Dare Force stopped performing live altogether after their last reunion show in 2002. Dare Force reformed yet again with a return to a four-piece lineup in 2017, and released its fourth album, “Callin’ Your Name,” in 2018.


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