2013 marks the 30th anniversary of “Sports” by Huey Lewis and The News – one the most influential and celebrated albums in pop / rock history. To commemorate the milestone the band will embark on their “Sports” 30th Anniversary World Tour, which will include two UK dates. Fans will hear the band perform the songs from “Sports”, plus many other hits and surprises.
Huey Lewis and The News – UK dates
Monday 30th September The Sage, Gateshead
Tuesday 1st October O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Peaking at #1 on the Billboard Charts, selling over 10 million copies worldwide, a Grammy Award, and a Diamond Award in Canada, “Sports” is the anthem of a generation. Over half of the album’s songs (“The Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Heart & Soul”, “I Want a New Drug”, “Walking on a Thin Line”, “If This Is It”) were huge hit singles. They have memorable hooks, and an economical precision. Says Huey Lewis, “We’ve always been very proud of the record and it’s going to be a blast to play it all live!”
Huey Lewis and The News have overseen a remastered and expanded 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Sports,’ to be released in May by Capitol/UMe. ‘Sports (30th Anniversary Edition)’ pairs each of the album’s nine songs with choice live versions, many of which have never before been released.
Huey Lewis and The News are: Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonic), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals), John Pierce (bass), Marvin McFadden (trumpet), Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).
“Masterful practitioners of an eclectic pop-rock that blends the rich harmonies of California rock and the metronomically plucked beat of new wave, with strong rhythm and blues influences, into an ingratiating brew.” – The New York Times
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS DISCOGRAPHY
Sports: 30th Anniversary Edition 2013
Greatest Hits 2006
Live At 25 2005
Plan B 2001
Time Flies…The Best of Huey Lewis & The News 1996
Four Chords & Several Years Ago 1994
Hard At Play 1991
Small World 1988
Picture This 1982
Huey Lewis & The News 1980