The Doors of Perceptio

A Doors tribute band, The Doors of Perception, with lead singer Doug Austin, second from left, will play at Citrus Springs Community Center on Sept. 28. Tickets are available now by calling 352-527-7540.

The Doors of Perception is a Tampa-based tribute band emulating the ethereal, classic rock band, The Doors, and the iconic Jim Morrison. They will be appearing in Citrus County on Sept. 28.

Jim Morrison originally wanted his band to be called The Doors of Perception, but ultimately they went down in history as The Doors. The lead singer of this talented tribute band is Doug Austin.

“We play all of the hit songs that people know and love to hear,” said Austin. “With an authentic recreation of The Doors’ live shows, including everything from wardrobe to theatrics, the DOP provides an excellent and nostalgic show for any classic rock fan.”

In addition, they will have a special guest joining them in this performance, a Janis Joplin impersonator who is excellent, according to Austin.

“We will bring you right back to the psychedelic era with the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a real Doors show,” said Austin.

Citrus County’s concert master, Jim Smith, community center coordinator, wanted this band for the concert series ever since he first saw them.

“I am a big Doors fan,” Smith said. “This band is great.”

When lead singer, Austin asked Smith what he wanted them to play during the show, Smith said, “Play everything from the movie,” referring to “The Doors,” starring Val Kilmer, a 1991 hit film.

Tickets for the show are $13. It will be held at the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the 90-minute show starts at 7. Snacks will be available for purchase, and there will be a cash bar.

For tickets and information, call 352-527-7540. Tickets can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 2804 Marc Knighton Court, in Lecanto.

Smith also revealed the upcoming concert season, which runs from November 2019 to September 2020. There will be tribute bands commemorating Queen, Neil Diamond, ABBA, Simon and Garfunkel, Journey and Johnny Cash.

As always, in December, there will be the traditional Christmas concert, “Christmas Kaleidoscope.” Tickets are now available for all of these shows by calling 352-527-7540, or at the Parks and Recreation office.

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