Led by Southside Johnny (born John Lyon), this Jersey Shore pop-rock band has been making music since 1976. With hit singles like I Don’t Want to Go Home, Hearts of Stone, Trapped Again and Better Days, here’s your chance to catch them performing live at House of Blues in Atlantic City on May 24th, 2013.
In an interview by James Fink (‘The future’ still ahead for Southside Johnny), Southside Johnny, 64 years old, said he has no plans for stopping or taking it slow. “I still have a lot of music to do,” he is quoted saying. Southside Johnny currently is taking in the Rascal reunion Broadway show, produced by old friend and fellow musician Miami Steve Van Zandt.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes recently played at Paradiso Grote Zaal in Amsterdam on April 26th. The last time the band played in Amsterdam was 18 years ago so their recent show sold out to a full house. Playing live is what fueled Southside Johnny and his band so that night they threw a party and “everyone was swinging to their music” .
Giel van der Hoeven, writer on The Blues Alone, wrote on the band’s show that night, described Southside Johnny as, “- a craftsman and a hilarious entertainer simultaneously, one with a smile and a tear.”
The band, whose show that night was supported by Swedish singer-songwriter, Daniel Norgren, paid tribute to the late country music icon, George Jones. Jones passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center earlier the same day. Jones was 81.
The band is often associated with Bruce Springsteen for their pop/rock blues music.
In fact, the band performed on several shows with Bruce Springsteen and in 1991, Springsteen was a guest artist on Better Days album, which also featured Jon Bon Jovi. Their relationship that was started in the early days of the band proved to be a productive one.
You may remember a band called Blackberry Booze Band, or BBB, that started playing since 1968. Then in 1974, Van Zandt, a guitarist who is now a former member of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, started playing with Al Berger in a backing band called The Dovells. Soon, Southside Johnny started playing together with the BBB. It was from here that the band ultimately evolved into The Asbury Jukes.
On May 24th 9.00pm, fans can expect Southside Johnny’s feel-good music rocking House of Blues. Backed by amazing band members – John Kazee on piano, Glenn Alexander on guitar, Chris Anderson on trumpet, John Conte on bass guitar, John Isley on saxophone, Neal Pawley on trombone and Tom Seguso on drums. Atlantic City is where you want to be when this band performs the songs that won them millions of fans everywhere.
Tickets price starting from $19.90 for their show in House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.