BOSTON, MA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The J. Geils Band will be giving its fans another dose of their rock ‘n’ roll as they unite for a special limited tour. The band is hitting the road with original members Peter Wolf (lead vocals), Seth Justman (keyboards), Danny Klein (bass) and Magic Dick (harmonica) and will be joined by longtime associates Duke Levine (guitar) and Tom Arey (drums). See below for tour dates.
Guitarist John Geils will not be joining this tour due to an ongoing legal dispute between The J. Geils Band and John Geils’ solo record label, Francesca Records. The band is challenging Francesca Records' baseless claim to ownership and control of the rights to the name “J. Geils Band.” Unfortunately, John Geils' decision to align with Francesca Records has hindered a working relationship with The J. Geils Band.
Once again, The J. Geils Band will be joined by the Uptown Horns and background vocalists, who appeared with the group on their historic "Freeze Frame Tour" in the early 1980s.
Peter Wolf, who recently released the solo album Midnight Souvenirs, says, “To rock it up once again with The J. Geils Band, gives us a chance to share a body of work that we created and enjoy performing.”
These Boston-based rockers are known for their special blend of blues, rock and R & B. They’ve toured with blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and John Lee Hooker and headlined with the Allman Bros., Tom Petty and U2.
Signed to Atlantic Records in 1970, the band received immediate airplay with the singles "First I Look at the Purse," "Looking for a Love," "Give it to Me," "(Ain’t Nothin' But A) Houseparty" and "Musta Got Lost.” The group garnered further commercial success in the early 1980s with their EMI albums "Sanctuary", "Love Stinks" and "Freeze Frame", which included the smash hits “Freeze Frame” and "Centerfold" (#1 for six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).
INITIAL 2012 HOUSEPARTY TOUR DATES:
*additional dates to be announced soon
Saturday, August 25 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair
Sunday, August 26 – Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Expo
Tuesday, August 28 – Allentown, PA – The Great Allentown Fair
Friday, August 31 – Buffalo, NY – Erie Canal Harbor
Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
Saturday, Sept. 15 – Atlantic City – Tropicana Casino
Sunday, Sept. 16 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 22 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
– CelebrityAccess Staff