Huey Lewis and The News – Sports
I may be dating myself, (OK, I’m definitely dating myself), but Huey Lewis and The News‘ Sports was probably the first cassette I ever bought with my own money. “I Want A New Drug,” “Heart and Soul,” “The Heart Of Rock And Roll,” “If This Is It,” and “Bad Is Bad” are songs that are all literally etched into my brain. On the charts for what seemed liked forever, Sports was one of the biggest blockbuster albums of 1983 and all of the 80’s. Given the album’s significance in the pop music history, it’s no surprise that Huey and the News have some big plans for its 30th Anniversary. In May, they’ll be releasing a digitally remastered 30th Anniversary edition of the album as well as heading out a special Sports tour. The Sports 30th Anniversary Tour will be stopping at Irving Plaza on May 13, 2013 and tickets are on sale now.
Huey Lewis & The News will bring their “SPORTS” 30th Anniversary show to Irving Plaza on May 13th, 2013. Fans will hear the band perform the songs from “Sports”, plus many other hits and surprises.
The band is running a special “Born In ’83 Get In Free” promotion. Once the show is on sale, the first 50 people who were born in 1983 who come to the box office with a valid driver’s license will receive a free ticket to the show.
About Huey Lewis & The News: 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of one the most influential and celebrated albums in pop / rock history. Peaking at #1 on the Billboard Charts, selling over 10 million copies worldwide, a Grammy Award, and a Diamond Award in Canada, “Sports” is the anthem of a generation. Huey Lewis and the News are releasing a special digitally remastered 30th Anniversary edition of the album, with live bonus tracks.
Huey Lewis and the News are: Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonic), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals), John Pierce (bass), Marvin McFadden (trumpet), Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).
If you weren’t born in 1983 (well, even if you were, that’s fine) and you’d still like a chance to win a pair of free tickets to the May 13th Irving Plaza show, then you can fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends on Thursday, April 4 at midnight ET. One entry per person, US residents only.
More Huey Lewis and The News tour dates and contest entry form after the jump.
Huey Lewis and The News Tour Dates
05/10/13 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
05/11/13 Tarrytown, NY The Tarrytown Music Hall
05/13/13 New York, NY Irving Plaza Powered By Klipsch
05/16/13 Santa Ynez, CA Chumash Casino
05/17/13 Cabazon, CA Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
05/18/13 Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
05/31/13 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino
06/01/13 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
06/02/13 Sault Sainte Marie, MI Kewadin Casino
06/04/13 Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
06/06/13 Onamia, MN Grand Casino Mille Lacs
06/07/13 Wisconsin Dells, WI Crystal Grand Theatre
06/08/13 Anderson, IN Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
06/09/13 Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
06/11/13 Paducah, KY Carson Center
06/20/13 Kansas City, MO The Midland By AMC
06/22/13 St. Louis, MO River City Casino / Judy’s Lounge
07/06/13 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
07/13/13 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino
07/22/13 Layton, UT Kenley Amphitheatre
07/23/13 Sandy, UT Sandy City Amphitheater
07/26/13 Paso Robles, CA Grandstand @ California Mid State Fair
08/13/13 Vienna, VA Filene Center At Wolf Trap
08/21/13 Valley, ID Valley Pavilion
08/23/13 Peachtree City, GA Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
08/25/13 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
08/26/13 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre