This holiday season, come get in the spirit at the 104.3 K-HITS Rockin’ Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 13th at Joe’s Bar in Chicago. There will be plenty of eats, drinks and merriment plus a rockin’ 80’s concert with a live performance from The Romantics including “What I Like About You,” “Talking In Your Sleep,” and A Flock Of Seagulls “I Ran,” “Space Age Love Song,” and more!
Your company not having a holiday party this year? Come join ours! Bring your co-workers or friends and family for an evening full of fun. Tickets are only $25, plus applicable fees, or if you purchase 3 tickets, the 4th is free! Every ticket purchase also includes two complimentary drinks good for water, soda, beer or wine.
Tickets are on-sale now at Ticketweb.com.
More on The Romantics:
1980 The Romantics released their debut LP. Anchored by ‘What I Like About You,’ ‘When I Look In Your Eyes’ and a cover of The Kinks, Ray Davies’ ‘She’s Got Everything.’ The album is an exemplary pop-rock period piece. The Romantics evoked a youthful portrait, haunting in its innocence, a direct contrast to the tough world they know in Detroit. Now nearly 4 decades later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.
In late 1990, the Romantics added current Blondie drummer Clem Burke to the lineup, and also received an award for Outstanding Pop/Rock Recording Artists from the Motor City Music Awards in 1992. In 1994 they released a 5 song EP titled ‘Made In Detroit’ containing fellow Detroiter George Clintons’ Funkadelic songs, ‘You & Your Folks.’ And ‘I Wanna Know,’ along with three originals. The Romantics were also presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Detroit Music Awards in 1999.
’61/49′ was released in the fall of 2003 and named for the storied crossroads near Clarksdale, Mississippi where bluesman Robert Johnson made his pact with the devil. ’61/49′ is intended as a tip of the hat to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll and forms the nucleus of The Romantics’ fervent pop. 2003 also came with the addition of Brad Elvis regaled by both critics and fellow drummers for his precision beat-keeping and showmanship.
2011 brought the re-emergence of original bass player, vocalist, Rich Cole and Mike Skill back to guitar. The band is now able to expand their set list and include more songs from their first two albums, and include new and unreleased material. In addition to being a staple on classic and contemporary rock radio, television shows, commercials and movies; Sirius/XM Satellite radio has also embraced The Romantics. Their songs can be heard on hundreds of stations around the world including Little Steven’s Underground Garage. Once again much to the excitement of their fans worldwide, and the celebration of 4 Decades in February 2017, The Romantics Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Brad Elvis, and Rich Cole will be touring the US and Europe in support of their recently released singles from their highly anticipated new album release ‘Up From The Rubble’.
More on A Flock of Seagulls:
As well-known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as their hit single ‘I Ran (So Far Away),’ A Flock of Seagulls were one of the infamous one-hit wonders of the new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new romantic movement, A Flock of Seagulls were a little too robotic and arrived a little too late to be true new romantics, but their sleek dance-pop was forever indebted to the short-lived movement. The group benefitted considerably from MTV’s heavy rotation of the ‘I Ran’ video in the summer of 1982.
Hairdresser Mike Score (lead vocals, keyboards) formed A Flock of Seagulls with his brother Ali (drums) and fellow hairdresser Frank Maudsley (bass) in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later. The group released its debut EP on Cocteau Records early in 1981, and while the record failed to chart, its lead track, ‘Telecommunication,’ became an underground hit in Euro-disco and new wave clubs. The band signed a major-label contract with Jive by the end of the year, and their eponymous debut album appeared in the spring of 1982. ‘I Ran (So Far Away)’ was released as the first single from the album, and MTV quickly picked up on its icily attractive video, which featured long shots of Mike Score and his distinctive, cascading hair. The single climbed into the American Top Ten, taking the album along with it. In the U.K., ‘I Ran’ didn’t make the Top 40, but ‘Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)’ reached number ten later that year; in America, that single became a Top 40 hit in 1983, after ‘Space Age Love Song’ peaked at number 30. ‘Wishing’ was taken from the group’s second album, Listen (1983), which was moderately successful.
The band released 1984’s The Story of a Young Heart failed to produce any hit singles but Reynolds left after the album and was replaced by Gary Steadnin; the band also added keyboardist Chris Chryssaphis. The new lineup was showcased on 1986’s Dream Come True. Shortly after its release, the band broke up. Mike Score assembled a new lineup of A Flock of Seagulls in 1989, releasing the single ‘Magic’ and touring the U.S.A.The band continued to tour worldwide, although with major changes to its members, and in 1996 released a new album, The Light at the End of the World.