The Smithereens are playing a Rock of The ’80′s tour with The Romantics, Marshall Crenshaw, and Tommy Tutone. Dates have been announced from New Jersey to Texas to Las Vegas. Check the shows page for a venue near you!
The Rock of the ’80′s tour with The Smithereens comes to Lubbock TX on Sat. Aug. 23 to the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza. Pat DiNizio appeared on Lubbock’s Fox34 TV to talk about the influence of Buddy Holly’s music on the band as well as a memorable story from the road. Watch the interview.
Another “Rock of the ’80′s” concert review – this one from SoundPress.net. “The Smithereens…received a warm welcome as they went full force into the beguiling ‘Behind The Wall of Sleep’. The band continued to bombard the audience with their best known hits including a peppy ‘Top of the Pops’.”
Check out this concert review of the first concert of the “Rock of the ’80′s” tour with the Smithereens, Romantics, Marshall Crenshaw and Tommy Tutone in Morristown NJ. “The Smithereens roared into the breach. They are one of those rare bands who produce great-sounding recordings… and sound even greater live.”
While the Smithereens are busy working on a new album of original material, they’ve just released a iTunes-only release “Blow Up – Live & Alternative Versions” a 22-track compilation with demos, outtakes and live versions of songs from the 1991 “Blow Up” album.
The Smithereens have released a collection of their covers of 23 great songs from the likes of T.Rex, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and The Kinks and many more! Available for download in the iTunes store now!
Smithereens guitarist Jim Babjak is featured on the cover of the new issue of Living In Monmouth county magazine. In this in-depth interview he talks about his childhood and growing up in New Jersey, how the band came together, and shares some favorite stories from the road. A great interview and must-read for all Smithereens fans!
Pat DiNizio’s “Confessions of A Rock Star” show is coming to Glen Cove, Long Island on Sunday April 27. Pat will be playing an intimate evening of music and rock and roll stories, at the new “Friends of My Father’s Place” shows at Page One. Seating is limited so don’t miss out – reserve your tickets now!
Sat, Aug 23 The SmithereensinLubbock, TXatBuddy and Maria Elena Holly PlazaBuy Tickets