Concert preview - J. Geils Band with special guests Ian Hunter and the Rant Band - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - Sept 8, 2015
This Tuesday, rock ‘n’ roll’s #1 house party band- the J. Geils Band, will close out another great summer concert series at the majestic Artpark in Lewiston, NY. In addition to the J.Geils band, glam-rock pioneer, Ian Hunter, will open this concert. This promises to be one of the most entertaining double bills of the summer. This unique, co-headlining bill is only playing a few select dates in North America. WNY music lovers are very fortunate to have this event right in their backyard.
The J. Geils band, formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1967, features one of the most dynamic front men in rock music, Peter Wolf. At the young age of 69, Wolf shows no signs of slowing down. Joining Peter Wolf in J. Geils are longtime members, Magic Dick- harmonica, Danny Klein- bass, and Seth Justman- keyboards. The band will be performing songs from their vast catalog, including top 40 hits, “Freeze-Frame,” “Centerfold,” and “Love Stinks.”
Ian Hunter, at the age of 76, continues to dazzle audiences, and perform at a level that many half his age cannot. During the early 70s, Hunter played an integral role as part of the British glam rock movement, as the frontman of Mott the Hoople. With Mott the Hoople, which also featured future Bad Company guitarist, Mick Ralphs, Hunter had two rock radio hits with, "All the Way from Memphis," and the David Bowie penned, "All the Young Dudes." As a solo artist, Hunter had chart success with the 1979 single, "Cleveland Rocks," which, years later, became the theme song for the Drew Carey Show.
Tickets for this must see, end of summer concert event are still available, and can be purchased by clicking here.