Huey Lewis and The News are known for combining pop/blues-rock instrumentals with soul and doo-wop-influenced harmony and Lewis’ distinct voice. The San Francisco, California-based band found great success in the 1980s with #1 album, Sports, and a series of highly successful music videos aired on MTV. The band scored 19 top 10 singles across the Billboard 100, Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Rock charts – including “The Power of Love,” which was featured in the film Back to The Future. In 2000, the band experienced a resurgence of sorts thanks to numerous mentions in the film American Psycho. The song “Hip to Be Square” was featured in the iconic scene where Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) kills colleague Paul Allen (Jared Leto). In April 2013, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sports, Funny or Die created a parody of the axe murder scene featuring Huey Lewis as Patrick Bateman and Weird Al Yankovic as Paul Allen.
With U.S. sales approaching 10 million copies, 1983’s Sports is soon to be certified Diamond by the RIAA thanks to four Top 10 hit singles - “If This Is It,” “I Want A New Drug,” “Heart And Soul, and “The Heart Of Rock & Roll,” which won a Grammy Award in 1986 for Best Long Form Music Video. To celebrate the iconic album’s 30th anniversary, Huey Lewis and The News released a digitally remastered expanded commemorative edition back in May. The special edition pairs each of Sports’ original tracks with live versions on a second disc and also features an expanded booklet. The band, who is currently on the “Sports 30th Anniversary Tour” across North America will perform the album in its entirety at Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday night.
Saturday night’s Huey Lewis and The News performance at Seneca Allegany Events Center is SOLD OUT. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seneca Allegany Events Center is located inside the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in at 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca. For more information visit http://www.senecaalleganycasino.com/events-center.
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