HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS STAYING ON THE ROAD

posted by Jim Curtis - 

Huey Lewis & The News have rolled out nearly a dozen new spring and summer dates. The band, who's been taking it easy this winter, playing only a handful of one-off gigs, starts their season in earnest on May 18th in Catoosa, Oklahoma at The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa, and as of now, has dates on the books through August 26th in Tulalip, Washington at Tulalip Amphitheatre. Aside from Huey Lewis, the News still features three members from its classic era -- keyboardist Sean Hopper, drummer Bill Gibson, and rhythm guitar and saxophonist Johnny Colla.

Huey Lewis has always been known in the rock world as being an "average Joe" who's never pulled a star trip or found his private life splattered all over the tabloids. He says that 35 years after breaking onto the scene, being a working musician is all the attention he needs for his own ego: ["People say that they play rock n' roll because they want to be rich and famous, or meet girls, or whatever, and it's really, of course, not the case. You do it for the same reason anybody does anything -- they love it. And the object for us was always to be able to, y'know, write songs, record them, and tour. And that's what it means -- it means that some things we wrote, some stuff has, has endured, and that's flattering."] 

  • UPDATED: Huey Lewis And The News tour dates (subject to change):
  • May 18 - Catoosa, OK - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa     
  • May 19 - Mulvane, KS - Kansas Star Arena     
  • May 20 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theater    
  • May 26 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino     
  • May 27 - Robinsonville, MS - Gold Strike Casino Resort
  • May 28 - Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget
  • June 10 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Live     
  • June 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park     
  • June 13 - Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
  • June 17 - Valdosta, GA - Wild Adventures Theme And Water Park
  • June 21 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre At Westbury    
  • June 23 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
  • June 24 - Webster, MA - Indian Ranch           
  • July 8 - Fort Dodge, IA - Shellabration at Harlan Roger's Sports Complex
  • July 12 - Oshkosh, WI - Waterfest at Leach Amphitheater     
  • July 14 - Lawrenceburg, IN - Hollywood Casino
  • July 15 -  Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field (with Jimmy Buffett)
  • August 1 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • August 3 - Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair at Pacific Amphitheatre
  • August 11 - Lincoln, CA - Outdoor Amphitheater At Thunder Valley    
  • August 25 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater 
  • August 26 - Tulalip, WA - Tulalip Amphitheatre    

FAST FACTS

  • Huey Lewis & The News scored a dozen Top Ten hits between 1982 and 1988 -- including "I Want A New Drug," "Hip To Be Square," "Do You Believe In Love," and Number One singles "The Power Of Love," and "Stuck With You."
  • Back in 2010 Huey Lewis & The News released the covers collection Soulsville.
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