Count Basie Theatre

New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Thursday, December 31, 2015, 9:00 PM

Presented by: Count Basie Theatre

Tickets: $99, $59, $49, $39, $29
Additional handling fees apply.*
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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes return to the Basie stage for the best New Year's Eve party in town!
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. Southside’s first three albums, I Don’t Want To Go Home, This Time It’s for Real, and Hearts of Stone, were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos), and largely featured songs written by Van Zandt and/or Springsteen. The Van Zandt-written “I Don’t Want To Go Home” became Southside’s signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics.
In 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s and 1980s. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans.
Opening: The Weeklings featuring Glen Burtnik, Bob Burger, John Merjave & Dave Anthony
Known for performing many unrecorded songs penned by Lennon & McCartney, some Beatle classics, it's their own early-Beatles influenced songs that steal the show. 'You Know What To Do' written by George Harrison continues in heavy rotation on Sirius XM Radio, while live show favorites include "Little Tease", "One & One is Two" & "Mona Lisa." This perfect blend of old and new makes it hard to tell which songs were penned by the Beatles and which were penned by Burtnik & Burger. While all the guys are big Beatles fans each has performed the music for years. Burtnik was a member of both Rain and Beatlemania, Burger has performed with Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few as well as with Glen Burtnik in numerous BeatleBash shows. Merjave is a longstanding member of the "BeatleFest" house band and has performed with the likes of Billy Preston, Denny Laine and Donovan. Recently named "Coolest Band of The Week" by Steven VanZandt's Underground Garage Radio and remains in heavy rotation on Sirius XM Radio.
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