The Smithereens With Special Guest Marshall Crenshaw To Play The Southern

The Smithereens With Special Guest Marshall Crenshaw To Play The Southern

Guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw joins original members Jim Babjak, Mike Mesaros, and Dennis Diken to perform Smithereens favorites including "Blood and Roses" and "Behind the Wall of Sleep," deep catalog numbers ("One Look at You" and "Can't Go Home Anymore"), and great covers (the Beatles' "When I Get Home" and the Outsiders' "Time Won't Let Me").

CAPA presents The Smithereens featuring special guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw at the Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.) on Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm. Tickets are $28.50-$48.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

When Pat DiNizio died in December 2017, fans, friends, and maybe even the band members themselves thought that was the end of the Smithereens after 35 great years. But in January, during a celebration of DiNizio's life, Steven Van Zandt and others urged the band to find a way to keep going.

And now, the Smithereens have done it. They knew they could never replace their frontman, so they went out and found three exceptional stand-ins: Marshall Crenshaw, Ted Leo, and the Gin Blossoms' Robin Wilson. The result? In a review of the June 1 show that featured Crenshaw on the mic, Goldmine said, "It almost defies logic that a veteran band that has existed since 1980 could put on such a blistering show. But their show in Montclair proved, once again, that The Smithereens still have a lot of gas left in their tank. They are still very much a must-see in concert."

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