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Electric Avenue

Friday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm

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Electric Avenue: An 80’s MTV Experience

Join us in grooving along to Electric Avenue, one of the most popular tribute bands in the country, as they perform hits like “Sweet Dreams,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and “Take on Me,” and we’ll reminisce about a time when the music was loud, the fashion was bold, and the party never stopped. Tom, Eric, Will, Shannon, Kevin, and Chris are bringing back every sound, every nuance, every time, for the best ’80s hits like you remember them.


Electric Avenue’s sound is so close to that of the original artists that in 2019 Warner Music issued a cease-and-desist for using Tears for Fears original recordings on their social channels. After hearing the complete live recording of Electric Avenue’s performance, Warner Music issued an apology to the band. Update: It happened again with Elektra Records (Howard Jones) and Mute records (Depeche Mode) in 2022. The band won all three. 


What started out as a one-off gig in 2012, has turned into 100 shows a year across the US; cruising international waters with The Walking Dead Cast (and fans), Kid Rock, The Impractical Jokers, and Pitbull; being joined on stage by Bobby Kimball (Lead singer of Toto), Little River Band, Talk Talk, Pat Benatar, plus other entertainers living out their 80s rock star dreams; and flying internationally to perform for clients and corporations. In 2019, Electric Avenue was hand selected as “America’s Best 80s Band” and flown to Asbury Park, NJ to help Bruce Springsteen, Gurinder Chadha, and New Line Entertainment launch the 80s centric feel-good music film of the summer, ‘Blinded by The Light’. 


Electric Avenue has performed with Paul Simon, Loverboy, Emmy Lou Harris, Idina Menzel, Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel, Dylan), Brian Blade, Lionel Richie, Little River Band, Michael Malarkey (Vampire Diaries), Daughtry, Zac Brown Band, Player, Sarah McLachlan, RENT (our singer performed the role of Roger Davis for 550 shows 2001-2004), Paula Cole, Tracy Chapman, Bobby Kimball (Toto) Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Edwin McCain, Robbie Dupree, Rita Wilson, Lindsay Ell, B-52s, Boston, Collective Soul, Mother’s Finest, Sister Hazel, Yanni, Boyz II Men, & many more. 

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