Bergen Performance Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey Presents Eric Burdon of The Animals
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 06:01 PM EDT
Special Guest Frankenstein 3000
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8pm
$99, $69, $49, $39
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030
Very productive, Burdon has released nearly 50 records in 50 years. Throughout his music career, Burdon has been the front man of The Animals and War. Although sounds and genres begin to change, Burdon has remained determined to explore the new sounds, causing his longevity in the music business. Eric Burdon has shared the stage with legends such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Witherspoon and Otis Redding, and was recently cited by cutting edge musicians like Patti Smith and Iggy Pop in their personal top tens.
As a young man, Eric began his musical journey in Newcastle, England. Influenced by his idols, Ray Charles and Bo Diddley, Eric immersed himself in American blues and jazz. As front man and driving force of the British Invasion band The Animals, Burdon helped shape rock and roll’s DNA. His imposing yet soulful vocals defined the iconic favorite "House of the Rising Sun”.
A long string of hits followed, including "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and the Vietnam-era anthem, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." Pioneering the psychedelic San Francisco sound, Burdon's classics include "San Franciscan Nights" and "Monterey".
Burdon continued through the years to perform with different iterations of the Animals, while also founding the funk group. War as one the first multiracial bands, topped the charts again and again, with the ground-breaking hit single “Spill the Wine”.
In the following decades Burdon has become an accomplished painter and author, and he continues to record and tour as a solo artist.
FRANKENSTEIN 3000 is a New York City area band. In the past year FRANKENSTEIN 3000 has shared the stage with such rock ‘n’ roll luminaries as David Johansen (New York Dolls), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Urge Overkill and D Generation to name but a few.