Bergen Performing Arts Center: New Shows On Sale Friday April 4th!
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, April 01 2014 @ 02:41 PM EDT
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces some of the hottest shows of the summer, see girl pop sensation Fifth Harmony on Friday, June 6th and coming to bergenPAC it’s REO Speedwagon on Wednesday, June 18th and then its Dennis DeYoung of Styx, on Friday, July 18th its teenage heartthrob … Matty B and The Tubes on Friday, October 31, 2014… all these greats shows go on sale on Friday April 4, 2014 at 11am except for Matty B which is on sale at 12Noon-be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC’s Box Office at 201.227.1030.
Friday, June 6, 8PM
$35 & $25
On Sale Friday at 11 am
Wednesday, June 18, 8:00PM
$100, $75, $55
On Sale Friday at 11 am.
DENNIS DeYOUNG: THE MUSIC OF STYX
Thursday, July 10th
$95, $65, $45, $25
On Sale Friday at 11 am
Friday, July 18, 7PM
$99, $39, $25
On Sale Friday at Noon
Friday, October 31, 8PM
$45, $35, $25
On Sale Friday at 11 am
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030
About Fifth Harmony
Approximately one month following the X Factor season 2 finale, on January 14, 2013, Fifth Harmony was voted the "Next Pop Superstar of 2013" by Popdust Magazine Three days later the group signed to Epic Records and Syco Music and began working on their debut EP and album. The EP, produced by multi-platinum producer-songwriter Julian Bunetta (One Direction, Boyz II Men, Flo Rida, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis). While in the studio, the group also recorded and released via YouTube several notable cover songs including "Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean, "American" by Lana Del Rey, "Lego House" by Ed Sheeran, "Stay" by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko, "Red" by Taylor Swift, and "Honeymoon Avenue" by Ariana Grande. Three of these covers received public praise from the original artists, namely Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Mikky Ekko. Fifth Harmony was also featured on Boyce Avenue's 2013 EP "Cover Collaborations, Volume 2", singing covers of "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake and "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars.
the group announced the title of their debut EP, Better Together, which debuted #6 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on iTunes album charts. The lead single from Fifth Harmony's debut EP Better Together is Miss Movin' On. The single debuted at #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 during its first week of release, making Fifth Harmony the first X Factor USA alumnae to chart on the Hot 100. The group performed the single for the first time on television in July on the Today Show in New York City. Within three days of the single's music video being uploaded on Fifth Harmony's official Vevo account, over one million views were amassed.
The promotional single "Me & My Girls" was released exclusively to Radio Disney. Fifth Harmony also performed the song on the Today Show. The video for "Me & My Girls" premiered on the Disney Channel; Radio Disney announced that Fifth Harmony would be the first artists featured on a reformatted version of The Next Big Thing, a program that chronicles an artist's journey from being discovered to becoming music's "next big thing"; with each segment appearing on the Disney Channel, Radio Disney, Disney.com, and on social media, as well as live Radio Disney events in local markets.
In 2013, Fifth Harmony performed at shopping malls across the United States in a tour titled "Harmonize America." They celebrated their one-year anniversary and performed at 5 shows in New York City. The pop-up concerts throughout the city included performances with iHeartRadio Theater and Madison Square Park. The group was one of the opening acts for Cher Lloyd and soon on their own. Fifth Harmony appeared at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, American Music Awards and a host of other awards programs and this is just the beginning!
About REO Speedwagon
Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity (1980) spawned four US Top 40 hits and is the group's best-selling album, with over ten million copies sold.
Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones "Keep On Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling". REO Speedwagon's mainstream popularity dissipated in the 1990s but the band remains a popular live act.
The stage was now set for the band's most popular era. In the fall of 1980, REO Speedwagon released Hi Infidelity, which represented a change in the music fromhard rock to more pop-oriented material. Hi Infidelity spawned four hit singles written by Richrath and Cronin, including the #1 "Keep On Loving You" (Cronin), the #5 "Take It on the Run" (Richrath), "In Your Letter" (#20) (Richrath), and "Don't Let Him Go" (#24) (Cronin), and remained on the charts for 65 weeks, 32 of which were spent in the top ten, including 15 weeks atop the Billboard 200. Hi Infidelity sold over 10 million copies and set the bar for rock bands across the country.
The band's follow-up album, Good Trouble was released in 1982. Although it was not as successful as its predecessor, the album performed moderately well commercially, featuring the hit singles "Keep the Fire Burnin'" (U.S. #7), "Sweet Time" (U.S. #26) and the Album Rock chart hit "The Key." The band came storming back two years later with Wheels Are Turnin', an album that included the #1 hit single "Can't Fight This Feeling" plus three more hits: "I Do' Wanna Know" (U.S. #29), "One Lonely Night" (U.S. #19), and "Live Every Moment" (U.S. #34).
In 1985, the band made a stop in Philadelphia (en route to a show in Milwaukee) to play at the US Leg of Live Aid, which broke a record for number of viewers. They performed "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "Roll With the Changes," which featured members of the Beach Boys, the REO Speedwagon band members' families, and Paul Shaffer on stage for backing vocals. 1987's Life as We Know It saw a decline in sales, but still managed to provide the band with the top-20 hits "That Ain't Love" (U.S. #16) and "In My Dreams" (U.S. #19).
About Dennis DeYoung
Singer, songwriter, musician and producer best known for being a founding member of the rock band Styx as lead vocalist and keyboardist, a tenure that lasted from 1961 until June 1999. DeYoung has been credited as the writer of more Styx songs than any other Styx member.
A self-taught keyboardist, DeYoung quickly became one of the most notable players of that instrument in rock. Featured on the cover of the January 1981 issue ofContemporary Keyboard magazine (a story that was reprinted in Contemporary Keyboard's book on the greatest rock keyboardists), DeYoung described many of his steps along the way through his keyboard-playing career: He'd never played an acoustic piano until the recording session for 1972's "Lady"; he recorded the track for 1979's "Babe" in a friend's basement on a Rhodes electric piano he'd never touched before; the odd feeling of switching back to playing accordion for the song "Boat on the River" and discovering how small the keys felt to his fingers after years of playing electric organs and pianos.
As a keyboardist in Styx, DeYoung is best known for his prominent lead synthesizer solos performed on the Oberheim synthesizer that dominated the mix with a unique tone, a key element of the Styx sound. Influenced by the recent release of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's first album, DeYoung – a novice synthesizer player at the time – used a modular Moog to record the keyboard tracks for the first Styx album. This album featured a rock version of "Fanfare for the Common Man", more than 5 years before ELP came up with a similar idea of recording this classical composition as a rock band featuring the synthesizer that would later become one of ELP's best recordings.
DeYoung's songs often had a grandiose style to them in the tradition of 1970s theatrical rock, which heavily influenced the group's direction in the late 1970s, culminating in the concept albums Paradise Theater (1981) and Kilroy Was Here (1983). The dissent of some members in the band during Kilroy brought tensions between the group's members over the future direction of the band, leading to guitarist Tommy Shaw's departure in 1984.
Matthew Morris aka "MattyB" is an 11-year-old rapper from Atlanta, GA. He was born on January 6, 2003. Since beginning his music career at age 7, he has quickly become an Internet sensation with more than 880 million video views and 2.2 million YouTube subscribers. His social media consists of 4.7 million followers on Facebook & Twitter combined. MattyB was recently selected in the 2013 Top 21 Under 21 by Billboard Magazine.
His music videos and songs have been seen and played all over the world. Although MattyB originated on YouTube, many TV shows, radio stations, websites, magazines and blogs have featured him and his music. MattyB has a large portfolio, which consists of original music, covers and remakes, and collaborations.
MattyB has made himself known for his G-rated, yet complex rap lyrics, which lead a young generation of kids to follow their dreams, believing that anything is possible. The MattyB lyrics add a personal touch to his music, making him loved by both kids and adults. He is also known for his swag, style and smooth delivery. Many celebrities, such as Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest, Ashton Kutcher, Perez Hilton, Scooter Braun and Vanilla Ice have shown interest in the MattyB brand.
MattyB has performed on a variety of shows, such as The TODAY Show, Wendy Williams Show, Dr. Phil Show and EXTRA. He has also performed live at many locations such as Turner Field (Home of the Atlanta Braves), Six Flags over Georgia, Centennial Olympic Park (Atlanta, GA), celebrity birthday parties, as well as a Nascar event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Recently, MattyB announced his first headline event and sold out two back to back shows at Gramercy Theatre in New York City. He is continuing to sell out headline shows around the country at the tender age of 11.
MattyB is also pursuing acting and has featured in multiple commercials aired on Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, as well as made a guest appearance with Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson on TV.
Aside from his music endeavors, MattyB is a normal fourth grader. He is one of five children in his family and enjoys baseball, art, video games and spending time with his friends and family.
The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single "White Punks on Dope". During its first fifteen years or so, the band's live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics. They are perhaps best known for their 1983 single "She's a Beauty," a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song "Dancin'" opposite a big band.
The Tubes' debut self titled album, The Tubes (1975), was produced by Al Kooper. The track "White Punks on Dope" was an "absurd anthem of wretched excess" and a tribute to their rich, white teenage fan base in San Francisco. Since then the song has been covered by Mötley Crüe, and the German rock musician Nina Hagen took the tune and set new lyrics to it (not a translation of the original lyrics), titled her work TV-Glotzer ("Couch Potato"), and used this song as the opening track of her own debut album Nina Hagen Band, released 1978 on CBS/Germany Records. The album track "What Do You Want from Life?," which became another of the Tubes' signature songs, satirizes consumerism and celebrity culture and climaxes in a "hard-sell" monologue by Waybill, which name-checks celebrities such as Bob Dylan, Paul Williams and Randolph Mantooth, as well as well-known products of the period, including the Dynagym exercise machine and a host of American vehicles such as the Winnebago and the Mercury Montclair.