Aug 13, 2016 8 PM (Doors at 7 PM)
Tickets starting at $30
From Bay Area rival bands to pop icons, Huey Lewis & the News has been a leader in the music scene since the 1980s. More than thirty years, 20 million album sales, three Grammy Awards, and countless Billboard hits later, they continue to steal the show. On Saturday, August 13th, we get to experience Huey Lewis & the News live at Spirit Mountain Casino. Until then, we’ll be playing their biggest hits on repeat:
“Power of Love”
This single goes hand-in-hand with a DeLorean. Written for Back to the Future in 1985, “Power of Love” soared as a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a nomination for Best Original Song at the 58th Academy Awards.
“Hip to be Square”
Featured on platinum album Fore!, “Hip to be Square” tells the story of a hippie-turned-yuppie. It was even featured in American Psycho. Fun trivia: The backup vocals on the original track were sung by Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott, San Francisco 49ers and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees.
“I Want a New Drug”
Although this hit single from Sports hit the #6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and is a perennial dance club icon, Lewis claims that it only took him a handful of minutes to write.
“Heart of Rock & Roll”
This single from Sports hit radio waves in 1984. The band wanted to add a tailored touch for fans: When “Heart of Rock & Roll” made its original debut, the band dubbed the names of different cities and sent them to radio stations to deliver listeners a personal touch.
This single from 1988’s Small World might be the only Billboard Hot 100 track that was filmed in a garbage dump. “Perfect World” was a near-constant fixture on MTV for months, and its optimistic message resonated with audiences worldwide. It was also the only Huey Lewis & the News song to be written by Alex Call, who also penned Tommy Tutone’s Eighties hit "867-5309/Jenny.”
Mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks: tickets go on sale Sunday, May 1st at 8am and start at $30. Experience all of your favorite hits from the Eighties on Saturday, August 13th live at Spirit Mountain - and until then, load up your playlists with all of the great Huey Lewis & the News songs!