Rock Of The '80s is coming to The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on Thursday, August 7th at 8:00 pm and to The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, on Friday, August 29th, gates open at 5:00 pm.
The bands on this bill are a who's who of the great power pop hit makers that made radio rock and MTV the phenom that it became in the 1980s.
Marshall Crenshaw's self-titled major label debut was released in 1982. Featuring the single 'Someday, Someway,' it was a flawless pop/rock masterpiece from beginning to end. He has gone on to solidify his reputation as a unique tunesmith and performer over the last 30 plus years. His most recent release is the EP Red Wine.
New Jersey's own Smithereens first appeared on the national and international radar in 1986 with their video for the haunting single 'Blood and Roses' from the album Especially for You. The band put together a string of hits that included up-tempo rockers, pop tunes and more moody pieces. Their latest is the album 2011 (from 2011, duh!)
Tommy Tutone will forever be remembered for their smash single '867-5309 /Jenny' from 1981. That record immortalized a phone number and became a classic power pop anthem.
The Romantics are best known for their high energy 1979/1980 hit 'What I like About You.' This infectious rocker has become a bar band staple, guaranteed to get people out on the dance floor. Three years later they hit again with 'Talking in Your Sleep.'
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