Loverboy has sold millions of albums, had numerous top-ranking hit songs, and even won a still-record six Juno Awards in their native Canada. The band’s pop icon status is firmly in place thanks to an Enterprise Rent-a-Car commercial that kicked off Sunday Night Football for the 2016-2017 NFL season and a memorable Saturday Night Live skit that featured Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze dancing to “Working for the Weekend.” The band even appeared as themselves, against a soundtrack of “Working for the Weekend,” in a Radio Shack Super Bowl commercial that featured the most popular groups and entertainers of the ‘80s.
Berlin is an American new wave band that was formed in Orange County in 1978. Original band members included bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboardist David Diamond. The band gained mainstream commercial success in the early 1980s with singles including “The Metro” and “No More Words.” In the mid-‘80s they experienced their biggest success yet, with the chart-topping single “Take My Breath Away” from the 1986 film Top Gun. That hit song won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Song in 1987.
After a decade-long hiatus, Nunn reunited the band in 1999. They recorded new material and performed a concert, which was released the following year as Berlin Live: Sacred and Profane. The lineup of the band has changed to include founding member and lead singer Terri Nunn, percussionist Chris Olivas, guitarist Carlton Bost, and keyboardist Dave Schulz. The band’s 2017-2018 headlining tour includes new material as well as the classics we all know and love.