Jim Peterik

Jim Peterik

Photo by Kristie Schram

The Tomfoolery Fun Club will bring the Billboard-charting rock group The Ides of March to its variety show Saturday night at the Hoosier Theatre in downtown Whiting.

The show features Jim Peterik, who wrote hits like "Eye of the Tiger" and "The Search is Over" with his other band, Survivor, and "Rocking Into The Night" for the southern rock band 38 Special.

"The iconic rock group The Ides of March once again brings their unique brand of musical creativity and energy to the Tomfoolery stage," Tomfoolery Fun Club said in an event announcement.

"This event features an evening of music and storytelling by Jim Peterik and his Ides band mates Larry Millas, Bob Bergland and Mike Borch. Please join us as they take us through a magical trip through rock ‘n roll history as only The Ides can demonstrate."

After starting in Berwyn in the 1960s, The Idles of March scored hits like "Vehicle," "LA Goodbye" and "You Wouldn't Listen." Peterik went on to write even bigger hits, such as the iconic "Eye of the Tiger" that was popularized during a training montage in "Rocky III."

"These hits and many others will be performed by The Ides throughout this most special evening," the Tomfoolery Fun Club said in the announcement.

The Chicago-area rock band Rocken Horse will perform as the opening act, and the "old school" comedian Sharkie also will do a standup routine.

The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 1335 119th St., with doors opening at 6:45 p.m.

Tickets range from $25 to $60.

For more information, visit www.tomfooleryfunclub.com or call 219.595.9372.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.