The Smithereens mark their first show of 2016 headlining the “Light of Day” festival on Sat. Jan 12th at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ. They’ll be playing their first album “Especially For You” in its entirety to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release. The show is sold out!
By Bobby Olivier | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
“Bob’s Birthday Bash” main event concert — In Springsteen’s absence, it would be easy to consider this a down year for the festival’s main event concert, but a nevertheless-loaded rock lineup should still satisfy those who purchased tickets in hopes The Boss would perform. Headlining instead will be stalwart Jersey rockers the Smithereens, who will play their 1986 breakthrough album “Especially For You,” complete with live strings and horns to match the original recordings.