Huey Lewis and the News Schedule
As one of pop music's top-selling groups, Huey Lewis and the News cornered pop
glory in the early '80s, becoming tremendous successes with their infectious and fun pop songs alongside music heroes of the
decade, Prince and Madonna. One of their most memorable songs, "The Power of Love," earned an Academy Award nod for its inclusion
in the much-adored Michael J. Fox film Back to the Future.
To catch Huey Lewis and the News out on tour, make sure you
check out venues like the Sandpoint in Sandpoint, Idaho; Oregon Zoo Amphitheater in Portland, Oregon; Snoqualmie Casino in
Snoqualmie, Washington; Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, Washington; Cuthbert Amphitheatre in Eugene, Oregon; Pikes Peak
Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Route 66 Casino Amphitheatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Fox Performing Arts Center
in Riverside, California; Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California; Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, Nevada; Cannery Casino in
North Las Vegas, Nevada; Belterra Casino in Florence, Indiana; and more! Stay on top of all of Huey Lewis and the News' concerts
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Huey Lewis and the News Background
face and the voice behind Huey Lewis and the News is Hugh Anthony Cregg III. Born in New York City and raised in the Bay Area
of California, Lewis was the son of a commercial artist and a radiologist/jazz drummer. Life for Lewis in the Bay area was
anything but conventional. Coined as eccentrics, his parents, especially his mother, lived a carefree existence. His parents
eventually filed for divorce and Lewis was forced to go to boarding school in New Jersey when he was 12. The change was hard
on Lewis, who was obviously intelligent and also leaned toward his father's enthusiasm for music.
An exceptional math
student, Lewis managed to achieve a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. He made plans to major in engineering at
Cornell University. But his plans changed after he heeded the advice of his father and decided to shelve his college studies
and trek around Europe. After his year-long hiatus, Lewis picked up where he left off with Cornell. His collegiate life proved
to be short-lived. He returned to the Bay Area in California after six months at Cornell and took odd jobs to support himself
while he tried to figure out how to make it as a musician.
Eventually, Lewis hooked up with a band known as, Clover.
He played harmonica and sang for the band. Clover moved to Europe during the '70s, where the band fared pretty well. By the
close of the '70s, however, Lewis returned to U.S. soil. He did the local bar scene in the Bay Area, joined by Bill Gibson
(drummer); Johnny Colla (guitarist and saxophonist); and Mario Cipollina (bassist). Chris Hayes (lead guitarist) came aboard
and Huey Lewis and The News was born.
Chrysalis put Huey Lewis and The News on the payroll, and they dropped their eponymous
album in 1980. The band received a lukewarm response. However, two years later when Picture This arrived, the band claimed
more of a fan base and actually made an imprint on the Top 20. Sports came next in 1983. For this effort, Lewis urged Chrysalis
to hand over the creative reins bent on crafting a cache of hits. But what he got was so much more! The album yielded Top
10 tracks such as: "I Want a New Drug," "The Heart of Rock and Roll" and "If This Is It." Over 7 million records were sold,
putting Huey Lewis and the News on the map.
Huey Lewis and the News emerged onto the music scene in a decade ruled over
by pop stars like Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. But he and his band still managed to become stars in their own right.
Throughout the remainder of the '80s and early '90s, Huey Lewis and the News continued to crank out albums, but none were
able to match the success of Sports.
Today, even though Huey Lewis and the News' glory days are in the rearview mirror,
they continue to take road trips and gig. The year 2013 marked the release of their 30th anniversary edition of Sports. The
release sparked some attention from the media and even garnered Lewis and The News a spot on a Dancing with the Stars episode.
Huey Lewis and the News Albums
These rock 'n' roll heroes of the '80s have sold more than 30 million albums on
the planet and have made the grade as one of the Recording Industry Association of America's Top 200 selling groups in history.
Huey Lewis and the News' studio albums include: Huey Lewis and the News (1980); Picture This (1982); Sports (1983); Fore!
(1986); Small World (1988); Hard at Play (1991); Four Chords & Several Years Ago (1994); Plan B (2001); and Soulsville
Huey Lewis and the News Trivia
Did you know that Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr. in 1984? He sued
Parker Jr. alleging that Parker's infectious hit, "Ghostbusters" sounded too much like the Huey Lewis and the News hit, "I
Want a New Drug." Eventually, the parties came to an agreement out of court, but no one knows the outcome. Lewis was not permitted
to chat about the lawsuit's results.
Huey Lewis and the News Concert Experience
The '80s pop and rock
icon Huey Lewis and the News are still drawing fans of every generation to clubs and arenas around the country. Their high-octane
show packs them in with fans anticipating old faves. Why waste time at home listening to music by yourself when you can experience
a live show that brims with electricity. Don't miss out on your chance to listen to songs like "The Power of Love" and "This
Is It." No matter where this seasoned band shows up, their live performance is bound to raise the roof. To get in on the action,
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