Martha Davis and The Motels to Play bergenPAC's 'Awesome 80's Tour,' 7/2
The Bergen Performing Arts Center, proudly invites and welcomes all to its show, Awesome 80's, taking place on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 8:00PM. It is going to be an incredible show led by the charismatic Martha and The Motels, with special performances by bands, Bow Wow Wow, and Gene Loves Jezebel.
Building on the success of her return to the music scene, Martha Davis and The Motels are scheduled to perform at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, on July 2, 2013 at 8pm. Her unmistakable and timeless voice will lead the Awesome 80's Tour, performing her great hits 'Suddenly Last Summer' and 'Only the Lonely' to name a few. East coast concert goers will also be some of the first fans to hear new music as welL. Davis is riding a wave of attention for a voice that has stayed true to form decades after bursting onto the music scene as a pioneer of new wave, when the Los Angeles Times' critic Robert Hilburn called her "arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock."
Lately, Davis has been co-writing several songs for the new Motels album with multiple Grammy winner Charlie Colin, co-founding member of Train, and co-writer of the Grammy Award winning mega hit DROPS OF JUPITER. Colin has received over 36 music awards during his musical career, making their collaboration one of the most highly anticipated releases in the music world - not to mention with her fans.
Long time fans, as well as those new to her music since her recent return to the stage, are lining up to be a part of the Awesome 80's summer concert at Bergen, where she will take the stage with Bow Wow Wow and Gene Loves Jezebel as opening artists that evening.
'To be taking the stage at this outstanding venue, where music and education are being brought to the community, is quite an honor.' states Davis. 'The Motels' are excited to be a part of the Awesome 80's summer concert series, and look forward to seeing all of our fans in the New Jersey area.'
The Motels return to the east coast marks a historic musical moment, as Martha continues her tour of standing room only concert events to date, having recently played the legendary stage at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time. Upcoming concerts include a headline performance at the Ford Stage at the Del Mar County Fair on the 4th of July, and a September date playing with The Bangles. Tickets are available at TicketMaster.com and through the Bergen Performing Arts Center. You can follow The Motels on Twitter and Facebook @TheMotels and visit the official website at www.themotels.com to keep up with the 2013 tour!
.World-class bass player, genre-busting composer and producer, and multi-million selling artist Leigh Gorman started out playing classical guitar at the age of 12. While gigging around town, Leigh was spotted by Knox of The Vibrators and asked to audition for Adam and The Ants. He joined the band in November of 1979. With the persuasion of their manager Malcolm McLaren best known for The Sex Pistols, Leigh and fellow Ants Matthew Ashman and Dave Barbarrosa parted from Adam to form their own band, Bow Wow Wow in 1980. Six months later they recruited vocalist Annabella Lwin. In January of 2007, the first new Bow Wow Wow recording in over two decades dropped. The single, "I Want Candy," was a top 10 hit in the U.K. and made it into the top 40 on American charts. The song remains one of the icons of 80's pop and still receives airplay today on radio. Known for their incredible sense of humor and vigor, Bow Wow Wow's music has been described as a blend of Latin and African beats.
Gene Loves Jezebel is known as the gothic rock band formed in the early 1980s and was founded by identical twin brothers, Jay Aston and Michael Aston, alongside guitarist Ian Hudson, bassist Stephen Davis, and drummer Snowy White. Gene Loves Jezebel with their trio of musicians are best known for their songs, "Desire (Come and Get It)" (1986), "The Motion of Love" (1988), and "Jealous" (1990). Despite numerous changes in their lineup between 1981 throughout 1985 the band made several lasting impressions, when they released Promise which peaked at number 8 in the UK Indie Chart. Their fourth album, The House of Dolls, was then released in 1988 and yielded the singles, "20 Killer Hurts" and "The Motion of Love", which reached the U.S. pop charts. The third single from The House of Dolls, "Suspicion", for the first time surfaced on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area's cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC - the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that reaches more than 30,000 students annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, "hands-on" training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.