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  • Smithereens and Motels in Minneapolis and Kent

    Twin Cities fans, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Smithereens and the Motels with two shows at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. Also catch this great double-bill at the Kent Stage in Ohio on Saturday March 18.

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  • Pat DiNizio Page One show rescheduled to Feb. 25

    Due to heavy snow, the Pat DiNizio and friends show at Page One Steakhouse has been rescheduled to February 25. Looking forward to seeing everyone then!

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  • New year’s eve with Pat DiNizio

    Ring in the new year with Pat DiNizio and the Scotch Plainsmen at Boxcar Bar and Grill in Short Hills NJ. There is no cover charge and no reservations are necessary. Show starts at 9pm. What could be a better way to usher in 2017? Happy New Year!

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  • Original Smithereens members to play shows in January

    Exciting news Smithereens fans! The four original members of the Smithereens (Pat DiNizio, Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, and original bassist Mike Mesaros) are reuniting to play four concerts together on in January 2017. The shows are in Philadelphia, New York, Falls Church VA and Annapolis MD.

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  • Smithereens America’s Band T-Shirt

    Just added to the Smithereens store – a brand new t-shirt design. Show your support for “America’s Band” with this sharp gray shirt with Collegiate Style lettering and “Since 1980” logo. Available in M – 3XL sizes. Get yours now!

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  • Smithereens make list of New Jersey’s top 10 Christmas songs

    The Smithereens original song “Waking Up on Christmas Morning” is on the Asbury Park Press’ list of New Jersey’s Top 10 Christmas songs of all time. For more holiday tunes, check out “Christmas With the Smithereens” featuring 3 originals as well as classic favorites. Ring in the holidays with the Smithereens!

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  • Dennis Diken on tour with Ronnie Spector

    The Smithereens’ Dennis Diken joins the legendary Ronnie Spector on tour for her “Best Christmas Party Ever!” with stops at Carnegie Hall and City Winery in New York City. Check out www.ronniespector.com for the full list of tour dates.

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  • Smithereens, Motels and Romantics in Coachella

    The Rock of the ’80s tour comes to Coachella on Sat. Nov. 5 with the Smithereens, the Motels and the Romantics. Rock out with this great triple bill at the Spotlight 29 Casino in the Coachella Valley.

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  • Original line-up of Smithereens reunite for Betty Babjak memorial

    October 29, 2016 marked a very special night for the Smithereens, their fans, family and friends, as all four original members played together again for the first time in over a decade to honor the memory of the late Betty Babjak. Bassist Mike Mesaros joined his former bandmates to play a set that included their first album “Especially for You”.

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  • The love story of Jim and Betty Babjak

    Jim and Betty Babjak were high school sweethearts who shared a Hungarian heritage, fondness for Tom Jones and Wayne Newton,  a 32 year marriage and a deep love for each other. Read about the love story of Jim and his late wife Betty as told by journalist Chris Jordan.

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