Tickets to Van Halen Tribute, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Judy Collins and More at bergenPAC On Sale 8/1
New shows go on sale this week at bergenPAC include Completely Unchained: The Van Halen Tribute Tuesday, October 18th, at 8pm, Little Anthony and The Imperials Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 8pm, and Judy Collins Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 8pm --Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, August 1st at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030.
The Completely Unchained experience is a full-production re-creation of one of the greatest live American Rock bands of all time... Van Halen!
Comprised of four talented professional musicians, Completely Unchained performs the ultimate Van Halen concert by covering the entire VH catalog of hits. Both the David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar eras; David Lee Roth solo hits; and songs from the long-awaited 2012 release (A Different Kind Of Truth) are represented in the show with all the attitude, sound, energy, excitement, and most of all... the fun that Van Halen exudes. Completely Unchained delivers all the scorching guitar riffs, on-stage acrobatics, precise vocal harmonies, and brings audiences to their feet again and again.
This band's performances raise the art of a tribute band to a whole new level; not only recreating the music with unsurpassed skill, but also with unmatched energy and stage production. No one else brings the entire package together like Completely Unchained, so come enjoy the show and see for yourself! As Jeff Keith, lead-singer of multi-platinum recording artist Tesla says, "Completely Unchained is the hottest Van Halen tribute band in the land!"
All the members of Completely Unchained have a professional musical working background. Johnny Roggio (guitar) is a current cast member of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, and Gene Henrickson (Vocals), Mason Swearingen (Bass), and George Pagonis (Drums) have recorded and/or toured with such multi-platinum artists as Peter Frampton, Chicago, Brett Michaels, Ray Gillen, John Entwistle, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a host of others.
Little Anthony and the Imperials is a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from New York, first active in the 1950s. Lead singer Jerome Anthony "Little Anthony" Gourdine was noted for his high-pitched falsetto voice, influenced by Jimmy Scott. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4, 2009, 23 years after the group's first year of eligibility for induction.
Little Anthony and the Imperials were one of the finest vocal groups to emerge from the talent-rich New York scene. Moreover, they enjoyed unusual longevity for an act of that type, having hits in both the doo-wop Fifties and the soul-music Sixties. They outlasted their peers by virtue of "Little Anthony" Gourdine's powerful, beseeching vocals and the consummate professionalism of the Imperials, who mastered a broad range of material and knew how to work a stage.
Judy Collins is beloved in New Jersey and bergenPAC is thrilled to welcome her back on our stage! She delights audiences with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes, and in this new show, she will sing songs from her new album Bohemian, fan favorites and celebratory holiday tunes. This will be an intimate evening, showcasing the voice the NY Times calls "... a pure, vibratoless soprano with an angelic, churchlike ring." Judy trades off between piano and guitar and shares the stage with her musical director Russell Walden.
Opening for Judy is a close friend and a legend of songwriting, Jimmy Webb. A songwriter for over forty years, he has crafted many cherished standards, including Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Galveston, The Moon's A Harsh Mistress, All I Know, The Highwayman, Up, Up and Away, MacArthur Park, and many more.