The following shows will go on sale for BergenPAC on February 10: Psychedelic Furs (March 26th), Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and Sister Sledge (March 30th), Dokken and Warrant (May 10th), Paul Anka (May 23rd), and Pat Metheny Unity Band (July 30th) on sale Friday, February 3rd at 11:00am. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC.org or by calling the box office at 201 227 1030.
Psychedelic Furs ($29, $39, $49): Led by front man and songwriter Richard Butler, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Through it all, the band scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums and spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. The current Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and Sister Sledge ($39, $59, $69, $99) will be performing their much-loved chart-topping tunes, including ‘Le Freak’, ‘I Want Your Love’, ‘Everybody Dance’ and ‘Good Times’. Recognized as one of the world’s most successful and influential music producers, Chic founding member Nile Rodgers has written iconic tracks including ‘We are Family’ for Sister Sledge, ‘I’m Coming Out’ for Diana Ross and produced two of the most popular albums of all time – Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’ and David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’. Another career defining moment for Nile was his Live Aid performance with Madonna, to a global audience of millions.
Dokken and Warrant ($29, $39, $59) Dokken, originally composed of founder Don Dokken on vocals, George Lynch on lead guitar, Juan Croucier on bass and "Wild" Mick Brown on drums has accumulated numerous charting singles and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Currently only Dokken and Brown remain from the original line-up. In 2008, Dokken returned to the mainstream music scene with their first studio album in four years titled, Lightning Strikes Again. The album was critically acclaimed and it gave the band a return to the charts when it debuted at #133 on the Billboard Top 200 and became their highest charting album since 1995.
Warrant first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven ," reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the 2x Platinum album Cherry Pie and the gold album Dog Eat Dog, both albums providing more charted singles. Despite several changes to their line up, the band continues performing and recording albums.
Paul Anka ($49, $79, $99, $109) Beginning his career by entering amateur contests and sneaking into clubs, Paul Anka has gone on to become one of the most prolific, successful songwriters in history. Armed with a sense of tenacity as formidable as his talent, Anka has conquered many challenges over the course of the last five decades, forging a career that's unlike any other in the history of popular music. As he made the transition from '50s teen idol to celebrated songwriter to a contemporary torchbearer for all that swings, he has maintained a commitment to quality, bringing his best to whatever he faces.
Pat Metheny Unity Band ($29, $39, $49, $59, $89) One of the most successful and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to come to prominence in the 1970s and '80s, Pat Metheny is the leader of the Pat Metheny Unity Band and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, latin jazz and jazz fusion. Pat Metheny has three gold albums and 18 Grammy Awards. The Unity band features Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez & Ben Williams.