Loverboy - The 2014Tour
Classic rock legends Loverboy are back again with a thirteen stop tour hitting all corners
of North America. Do not miss these arena rock staples as they hit the biggest venues across two countries, including: Mt.
Pleasant, Michigan; Ocean City, Maryland; St. Petersburg, Florida; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Richardson,
Texas; Kelowna, British Columbia; Lincoln, California; and St. Joseph de Beauce, Quebec. Loverboy will be packing both music
festivals and stadiums across the country, and with only thirteen shows planned for this year, this is an event nobody wants
to miss.Whether you are seeing Loverboy in the most intimate concert halls or the biggest stadiums, buy your ticket today
Loverboy formed over three decades ago in Calgary, Canada. Vocalist Mike Reno
and guitarist Paul Dean would meet via the Calgary music scene, where they would eventually recruit Doug Johnson, Matt Frenette,
Ken Sinnaeve and Scott Smith. Loverboy's success was written on the walls when they would open for such legendary acts as
Kiss, in 1979 - before they were even signed to a record label. The band would come from rough beginnings, getting turned
down initially by all major record labels in the United States.
In early 1980 they would sign on with Canadian Columbia
Records and release their first album which would debut with over 700,000 albums sold. The next nine years would be a non
stop whirlwind of performing, writing, and recording where the band would release 5 albums and play close to a thousand shows.
They would share the stage as equals with the biggest acts of the decade including Journey, Bob Seger, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top,
Kansas, Def Leppard, and Foreigner.
After a three year hiatus, the band would get back together in 1992 to hit the road
again with Bon Jovi. Since then, Loverboy has been touring non stop and has released four more full length albums.
Loverboy's 1980 self titled debut album would catapult them into the limelight, carried by the
single "Turn Me Loose" which would define their sound for a decade. Loverboy would eventually sell over 4 million copies worldwide.
Their sophomore album Get Lucky, released in 1981, would cement Loverboy's position on global musical stage, getting 4 stars
from Allmusic Media Network. "Working for the Weekend", the number one single from the album, would become an instant classic
and one of the most iconic songs from the decade. Along with the single "Jump", Get Lucky would sell over 4 million copies
within the United States alone.
With no signs of slowing down Loverboy would release Keep It Up, carried by the hit
"How Girls In Love". Keep It Up would hit number 7 on the US charts and eventually go double platinum. 1984 would see Loverboy
record "Nothing's Gonna Stop You Now", the theme song for the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics, proving once again
that music really can transcend borders. In 1985 the band would go on to record Lovin' Every Minute of It, again going double
platinum and topping charts across the world. Loverboy would again cross media boundaries as they recorded "Heaven In Your
Eyes" for the 80's blockbuster Top Gun.
In June 2012 the band released their latest album Rock 'n' Roll Revival, which
would be Loverboy's triumphant return to recording new material after a long lull. The album would still hold true to their
original hard hitting style but take them into a direction that reflects their maturity and growth as musicians.
creative differences, Loverboy broke up for a short period of time over creative differences and the departure of Doug Johnson.
They would reunite for a charity event years later, which would snowball into a full fledged cross country tour.
their breakup, guitarist Paul Dean would start his own solo project with debut album Hardcore. Hardcore would be a success
and feature many different musicians, including Loverboy drummer Matt Frenette and well known rocker Bon Jovi.
cultural influence spans many mediums and several decades. They have been featured in popular TV shows such as Saturday Night
Live and South Park, video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row, and hit movies such as Zoolander and Crank.
The Loverboy Concert Experience
Throughout all the trial and hardship the band has experienced over their 35
year run, they've always held that the greatest thing about being part of Loverboy has been performing. The bands enthusiasm
and energy shines brightly during each and every performance. Whether they're playing their groundbreaking first ever single
"Turn Me Loose" or playing their megahit "Working for the Weekend", Loverboy takes you back to the 1980s when rock was something
bigger, better, and stronger than it is today. With only thirteen total shows for 2014, seeing Loverboy live is an opportunity
you do not want to miss. Buy your tickets today!