bergenPAC Announces New Shows On Sale FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST at 11AM
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 28, 2013, 04:36 AM EST
Bergen Performing Arts Center announces new shows on sale this Friday March 1, 2013, Reserve tickets now for Clint Black, Saturday May 11th, Big Head Todd and The Monsters Thursday May 23rd and Buddy Guy Friday June 28th. Tickets for these spectacular shows go on sale Fridamy March 1, 2013 at 11AM at Ticketmaster.com or call the box office at 201 227 1030.
Bergen Performing Arts Center New Shows On Sale
Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11AM
Clint Black: Acoustic Tour
Saturday May 11, 2013
$99, $69, $49, $39
Big Head Todd and The Monsters
Thursday May 23, 2013
$45, $35, $25
with Special Guest 14 Year Old Guitar Wiz Quinn Sullivan
Friday June 28, 2013
$99, $69, $49, $39
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even further, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica.
Black’s continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of Country music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989 debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the Triple Platinum Killin’ Time, marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre. CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.
Released while Black was still an unknown Texas-based artist and writer, Killin’ Time boasted five #1 hits – unprecedented from a debut album in any genre – and won Black a collection of awards that included: Country Music Association Horizon Award, Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite New Male Country Artist, Academy of Country Music Best New Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Best Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Album of the Year(Killin’ Time), and Academy of Country Music Single of the Year (“A Better Man”).
In addition to his established business ventures and various charity foundation efforts, Black branched out even further with an appearance on Donald Trump’s hit reality seriesCelebrity Apprentice. As a result of the friendship on the show between Black and fellow contestant and Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, the teammates are working to secure a total of one million dollars in matching fund donations for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF). Black currently serves as Honorary Chair for the IRSF’s “Research to Reality: Funding Progress” campaign, which helps to accelerate treatments and research to find a cure for the developmental disorder.
Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Founded in Colorado in 1986, Big Head Todd and the Monsters (BHTM) catapulted out of the mountain states and into the national spotlight. With chart-topping singles and engaging live shows, BHTM has sold over three million albums and packed major venues worldwide, including selling out their home state's historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre seven times, most recently in 2012. Most importantly, they've done it the old-fashioned way: with excellent songwriting, scorching guitar and fearless genre melding.
The band's last release was 2011's "100 Years Of Robert Johnson." Joined by special guests including B. B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Hubert Sumlin, David "Honeyboy" Edwards and more, BHTM paid tribute to the blues legend both in the studio and on the road. The band recently recorded a new studio album in Chicago, set for release in 2013, with producer Steve Jordan (Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens) and engineer Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon).
On 2012's "Last Summer on Earth Tour," BHTM played some of the nation's biggest arenas alongside Barenaked Ladies and Blues Traveler. In August, the band presented its inaugural Ride Festival in Telluride, CO. The lineup included Ben Harper, Lucinda Williams and The Lumineers, among others. BHTM is gearing up to give their fans exactly what they want in 2013: a headline tour with cross-country stops at intimate theaters including bergenPAC, and two full sets every night.
The longevity of BHTM's career is a testament to the quality of the music. More than a quarter of a century later, fans are still convinced that the best is yet to come.
Buddy Guy has been one of the most influential blues guitarists, singers and writers of the modern era of music. Guy’s own unique musical styling has come to be known as “Chicago Blues” and is credited with influencing the work of popular artists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His Blues Rock guitar technique has been credited with changing the sound of rock’n’roll. Guy is the winner of six Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, Billboard Magazine’s The Century Award, and was most recently named a Kennedy Center Honor Recipient. Guy’s most recent album titled “Living Proof” was his highest charting album, finding its way to #46 on the Billboard Charts.
With Special Guest Quinn Sullivan
Quinn picked up his first guitar at the age of 3 and quickly developed skills way beyond his years. His natural ability combined with exposure to many kinds of music and musicians alike, led Quinn into the national spotlight with an appearance on the ELLEN show. He blew the audience away with his rendition of “Twist and Shout!”
In 2007, he met his idol, Blues Legend Buddy Guy at a concert in his hometown. Buddy was so impressed with Quinn’s guitar skills that he invited him to play on his Grammy nominated cd “Skin Deep” where he met future producer and song writing partner Tom Hambridge. Quinn continued to hone his guitar and vocal skills over the next couple of years and would sit in with Buddy whenever possible. He continued to appear on local and national tv programs including OPRAH and the TODAY SHOW. Buddy decided to independently release Quinn’s first cd CYCLONE in 2011 and bring Quinn out as opening act for his 2011 Spring /Summer tour. Quinn appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show in March, 2011 bringing the crowd to it’s feet with his single,”My Sweet Guitar”. Buddy recently said in a PBS interview “you don’t come across talent like this every day…people called Ray Charles a genius….I think you got another one here”
2013 looks bright indeed for young Quinn Sullivan. He is proud to be continuing his collaboration with Buddy Guy and producer Tom Hambridge. Quinn is looking forward to the release of his new CD and will be touring independently as well as with Buddy Guy in the weeks and months to come. Look for Quinn live in a city near you!
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