Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - The 2014 Tour
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, an archetypal incarnation
of "Jersey Sound," is back on tour. A veteran line-up of rock, soul, and jazz maestros will be bringing tasty riffs to frontman
Johnny's raw vocals that will juke up your eardrums. Don't miss America's best bar band as they play a banging schedule that
passes through Alexandria, VA; Atlantic City, NJ; Boston, MA; Hampton, NH; Northfield, OH; Woonsocket, RI; New York, NY; and
of course, Asbury Park, NJ. The Jukes are always adding awesome new stops to their tours, so keep checking back for the latest
shows here on StubHub.com - your number one resource for all your concert needs.
The Jukes' tour will be rocking some
of the most legendary performance spaces across America. They will be blowing audiences away in venerable venues such as Asbury
Park's The Stone Pony, Westbury's historic The Space, and the iconic B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Whether you catch this
band at the grandest stadium or the most intimate theatre, prepare yourself for one of the sweetest jams of your life.
About Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes were officially formed in 1975.
The band would be distilled from New Jersey's music scene that included Bruce Springsteen and "Miami" Steve Van Zandt. The
band would be founded by "Southside" Johnny Lyon and Van Zandt as the house band of a new club called The Stone Pony. Although
Van Zandt would join Springsteen's E Street Band, he produced much of the Jukes' early repertoire, including the four-song
demo that would get the group signed to Epic Records. In the band's early years, Van Zandt and Springsteen would write the
majority of the Jukes' material. In 1979, Billy Rush would take over as the main writer when Van Zandt left to dedicate himself
to the E Street Band. Rush was replaced in 1985 by Bobby Bandiera.
In its decades-long history, the legendary band has
seen over fifty performers, including greats like Max Weinburg, Clarence Clemons, and Jon Bon Jovi. The band's current lineup
consists of Johnny Lyon on lead vocals and harmonica, Glenn Alexander on guitar, Chris Anderson on trumpet, John Conte on
bass, John Isley on saxophone, Jeff Kazee on piano, Neal Pawley on trombone, and Tom Seguso on drums. Many of the current
members are well-established musicians in their own right. Alexander has his own musical project GA3 that includes Seguso.
He has taught at Wichita State University and New York's New School and is currently the head of the jazz studies program
at Sarah Lawrence College. Anderson helped form the New York Horns. Conte's band the Crown Jewels would be hailed as one of
the best unsigned bands of 1998 by Musician Magazine. Kazee is head of kazeedigs, a group that plays whatever is popular on
Kazee's iPod. Pawley is one half of the swinging jazz/electro duo 11 Acorn Lane. A number of these members have played with
one or more of Springsteen, Bon Jovi and the Allman Brothers.
With several albums on the
Billboard 200 under their belts, the Jukes are no strangers to fame. Their first two albums, I Don't Want to Go Home (1976)
and This Time It's for Real (1977) would find reasonable commercial success. This Time It's for Real and their next album,
Hearts of Stone (1978), would have the highest critical success on Allmusic, both earning 4.5 out of five stars. Though less
commercially successful than their previous albums, the atmospheric and boisterous Hearts of Stone would mark the band's true
departure from Springsteen's influence.
The Jukes would continue to develop artistically and technically, eventually
producing their best-loved singles. "I'm So Anxious" (1979), "Get Your Body on the Job" (1983), and "Walk Away Renee" (1986)
would all make their mark on the Billboard charts.
Recently, the Jukes' album Pills and Ammo (2010) would be critically
acclaimed as a demonstration of the band's unfettered creativity (it was released on Lyons' own Leroy label) and a testament
to their decades of talent.
The Jukes would have a noteworthy cameo in the 1977 movie "Between
The Lines." They would appear as themselves and perform the songs "Sweeter Than Honey" and "Having A Party."
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Concert Experience
Full of heartland harmonies and blue-eyed soul, Southside
Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are sure to move you with more than one hundred years of combined musical experience. Like good
whiskey, the Jukes only get better with each passing year and still maintain their edgy appeal. Considered an emotionally
subtle answer to Springsteen, the Jukes will alternately serenade and bestir audiences all night long. Don't miss out on your
chance to hear Johnny's incredible, oft-forgotten harmonica skills and the rest of the current lineup's first-rate talent.
Come witness these legends of the Jersey bar blues – get your tickets today!