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Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone

Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone

The long awaited line-up for the 2019 edition of the Edmonton Rock Music Festival is out. Tickets officially go on sale April 29th online and through our partners at Acoustic Music Shop and Myhre’s Music.

Advance: $65 Friday, $90 Saturday or you can also pick up the weekend pass for $140

At the Gate: $75 Friday, $100 Saturday or you can pick up the weekend pass for $150

Friday August 16

RadioActive
The Odds
Sloan

Saturday, August 17

One Nite Stan
Dextress
Darby Mills
Wide Mouth Mason
The Pursuit of Happiness
Haywire
Best in Show: Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn & Tommy Tutone

***Exact set-times to be published at a later date. The line-up for the BarsnBands.com Back Forty Stage has yet to be finalized and will be posted in June.

Bios:

Rick Springfield released six albums in the 1970s, but his 1980 break-through album "Working Class Dog" gave him the #1 single "Jessie's Girl". From music and TV exposure, he became a teen idol. He continued to star on General Hospital while touring and releasing "Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet", with the hit "Don't Talk To Strangers".

Upon releasing his 3rd album with RCA-"Living In Oz" he went back to his rock roots. "Living In Oz" is considered by many his finest rock album. He also starred in the movie Hard to Hold in 1984 and released the soundtrack to it with the hit ""Love Somebody", followed by "Don't Walk Away" and "Bop Til Ya Drop".

NBC called Greg Kihn “Rock’s True Renaissance Man.” His career stretches from the dawn of punk and indie rock to the discos of the 80’s to the glory days of MTV. As a pioneer with the legendary Beserkley Records, he helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll.

He’s toured the world, had hit records, appeared on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand, opened for the Rolling Stones, jammed with Bruce Springsteen, won the ASCAP and Midem Awards for his worldwide #1 hit JEOPARDY and THE BREAKUP SONG, was parodied by Weird Al Yankovic, lived the rock star lifestyle to the hilt, won and lost several fortunes, and lived to tell about it.

Tommy Tutone were an early-'80s power pop band led by vocalist Tommy Heath and guitarist Jim Keller. The group's first single, 1980's "Angel Say No," charted on the American Top 40, yet it was 1981's "867-5309/Jenny" that sent the group to the top of the charts. Peaking in early 1982, the single hit number four and went gold. Tommy Tutone also charted in the the Top 40 with the release of their third album, 1983's National Emotion. In 1994, Heath returned with Tommy Tutone and a new release, Nervous Love. As a group, and more recently as a Duo and a Solo Act, Tommy Tutone continues to rock festivals and clubs in a Power Pop style.

Other upcoming events we think you will like:

The CAM Spring Concert

We’ve worked with 104 students this past school year – the most kids we’ve ever hosted, and we expect even more as we look towards this summer’s CAM camp. Many of these youth will be taking the stage on Saturday, April 27 from 1pm through 3 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Junior High (6614 - 129 Ave in Edmonton). Admission is free as always, we’ll have refreshments generously donated by Dane at Tartan Hospitality, and some of our RRSE volunteers will have some merch and other goodies available. 

New Concert Series Benefiting CAM

We have partnered with the GREAT folks at The Pearl Showroom at the Yellowhead Casino (Pure Canadian Gaming) for a monthly concert series, with $10 per ticket sold donated to the CAM Program! The first show features Pink 4reud, a stellar tribute to - you guessed it - Pink Floyd on Friday, May 10. Tickets are available at https://www.purecasinoyellowhead.com/shows/ 

The Pearl Showroom boasts intelligent lighting system, LED video wall and state-of-the-art concert sound. We are so very happy that they picked CAM as their charity of choice. Our second co-production happens Saturday, June 15, featuring Steelytown: A Tribute to Steely Dan, and we’re working on more shows to follow each month. This will be a great partnership, and fantastic for the kids.