State Theatre presents
Huey Lewis and the News
“Sports” 30th Anniversary Tour
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8pm / $85, $75, $55, $45, $35
Ticket Office: 732-246-SHOW (7469)
New Brunswick, NJ —State Theatre presents Huey Lewis and the News on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8pm. In celebration of the 30thanniversary, the band will perform hits from their 1983 multi-platinum album “Sports,” including “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” “Heart and Soul,” “If This Is It,” and “I Want a New Drug,” as well as other fan favorites. Opening for Huey Lewis and the News is singer-songwriter Jamie Kent. This concert is sponsored by Magic 98.3. Tickets range from $35-85.
Huey Lewis and the News emerged in the early 1980s with their infectious melodies and quirky MTV music videos. Based in California, the band mixes musical ideas from rock, jazz, and doo-wop with the laid-back West Coast image of Lewis in signature red suit, black t-shirt, and sunglasses. In total, Huey Lewis and the News has racked up 19 top 10 singles and has sold over 30 million records around the world.
To date, “Sports,” their third album, remains one of Huey Lewis and the News’s most popular releases and has sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. Originally hitting number six on the Billboard charts when it was released in 1983, the album made a slow climb to number one, solidifying the band’s status as ‘80s rock stars.
Born Hugh Cregg, Huey Lewis was a harmonica player and singer in California in the late-1970s when he joined forces with a members of a rival band to form Huey Lewis and The American Express, later renamed Huey Lewis and the News. They gained widespread popularity with the1982 album Picture This and became famous for songs such as “Do You Believe in Love?,” “Hip to Be Square,” “Stuck with You,” and “Jacob’s Ladder.” In 1985, Huey Lewis and the News recorded one of their most memorable songs, “The Power of Love,” for the blockbuster film Back to the Future.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatreticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98.3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre.
Huey Lewis and the News
Fri, May 10, 2013 at 8pm
$85, 75, $55, $45, $35
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ticket Office – 732-246-SHOW (7469)
Online – www.StateTheatreNJ.org
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