Event – State Theatre NJ – Happy Together Tour 2013 – June 20

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State Theatre presents 
Happy Together Tour 2013

Starring

The Turtles Featuring Flo and Eddie
Chuck Negron
 (formerly of Three Dog Night)
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Mark Lindsay 
(former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders)
Gary Lewis and the Playboys

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8pm / $85, $75, $55, $45, $35

Ticket Office: 732-246-SHOW (7469)

 

New Brunswick, NJ —State Theatre presents the Happy Together Tour 2013 starring The Turtles Featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron(formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders), and Gary Lewis and the Playboys on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8pmTickets range from $35-85.

In the three years since The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie brought back some friends for the 25th Anniversary Tour in 2010, “Happy Together” has become one of the most successful summer tours in existence, celebrating the music of the 60’s for thousands of “Happy” fans to enjoy across North America.

In all, the five artists on this year’s tour have over 60 Top 40 hits to choose from, including six number one songs. Half of those Top 40 hits were Top 10. From such songs as “Happy Together,” “Joy to the World,” and “Young Girl,” to “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” and “This Diamond Ring,” fans will, once again, delight in hearing the songs sung by the original singers that they’ve heard on the radio for the past several decades.

“Happy Together” by The Turtles hit #1 on the charts in 1967 (displacing the Beatles’ “Penny Lane”) and remains a staple on classic rock radio to this day. Although their biggest hit and signature song, it’s just one of their nine Top 40 hits, which includes such popular songs as “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “Elenore,” “You Showed Me,” and “It Ain’t Me Babe.” In 1968, far ahead of their time, they would release one of music’s first concept albums, The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands, where they pretended to be 11 different bands with different names, each providing a song in a different genre. The album—which showcased their incredible range of vocal talent—spawned the hits “Elenore” and “You Showed Me” (both peaking at #6 on the Billboard charts). Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan have remained plenty busy over the years with both The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie and their extracurricular music activities. The band has sold over 60 million albums worldwide.

Chuck Negron co-founded the hugely popular, multi-platinum band, Three Dog Night in 1967. The group went on to become one of the most successful bands of the late 60’s and early 70’s with 21 Top 40 hits and three number one songs including “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” and “Mama Told Me (Not to Come).” The band’s first gold record was “One,” which featured Negron on lead vocals as did “Joy to the World” and many other of the band’s biggest hits including “Old Fashioned Love Song.”

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the 60’s, boasting five Top 10 singles. Puckett’s unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top 10 Billboard hits such as “Young Girl” and “Woman Woman.” In 1968, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap sold more records than any other artist including the Beatles. Puckett has performed on more than 30 network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. The Union Gap disbanded in 1971. Puckett continues to tour nationally and internationally.

“Indian Reservation” by Paul Revere & The Raiders hit #1 on the charts in 1971, selling over four million copies which made it the biggest selling single for Columbia Records for almost a decade. This massive hit followed quite a few that came before it from the band including “Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Just Like Me,” and “Good Thing” (as well as the Mark Lindsay Top 10 solo hit, “Arizona,” from 1970). In all, the band would achieve no less than 15 Top 40 hits, five going Top 10. In February of this year, Lindsay released, “Like Nothing That You’ve Seen,” ultimately described by Little Steven on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Underground Garage” as the “coolest song in the world.” A full album, via Bongo Boy Records, is scheduled to release this summer.

Aficionados of the 60’s pop classics have cause to rejoice with the return of Gary Lewis & The Playboys. It was the summer of 1964 when Gary Lewis & The Playboys were discovered by producer Snuff Garrett. By the following year, they had a song go straight to the top of the charts called, “This Diamond Ring.” After the second hit titled, “Count Me In,” went to number two, Lewis and the band proved they would be a continued success. They followed with more Top 10 songs such as “Save Your Heart for Me,” “Everybody Loves A Clown,” “She’s Just My Style,” “Sure Gonna Miss Her,” and many more. Lewis was the first and only artist during the 1960’s to have his first seven releases reach Billboard magazine’s Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart. Still going strong, Lewis released a new single last year titled, “You Can’t Go Back.”

Students on Tour

For the second consecutive year, 10 Belmont University students will be joining “Professor Flo,” Mark Volman, for an invaluable experience on the road in their own tour bus for approximately two weeks of the Happy Together Tour beginning June 14 in Clearwater, Florida.

Under the guidance of Volman—a founding member of The Turtles and Curb College professor of Entertainment Industry Studies—the students will be working with the artists on tour and crew professionals in the area of tour management, stage management, audio engineering, tour accounting, and merchandise sales. This will be in addition to learning the process of loading in, setting up, breaking down, and loading out.

“This is a unique and wonderful experience for all of us,” comments Volman. “The students get a chance to see and experience first-hand what life on the road is really all about…We like to think of it as the Rock and Roll Reality Tour.”

 

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.

 

Happy Together Tour 2013

Starring

The Turtles Featuring Flo and Eddie
Chuck Negron
 (formerly of Three Dog Night)
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Mark Lindsay 
(former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders)
Gary Lewis and the Playboys

Thu, June 20, 2013 at 8pm

$85, $75, $55, $45, $35

 

STATE THEATRE

15 Livingston Ave

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Ticket Office – 732-246-SHOW (7469)

Online – www.StateTheatreNJ.org

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