New Jersey’s own Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes returns to Ontario this April when they headline the Light of Day tour that will have them playing four shows in four cities to help raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s Research and Care which began in 2007.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have been recording albums since 1976 and are closely associated with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. They have recorded and/or performed several Springsteen songs, including “The Fever” and “Fade Away”. Springsteen has also performed with the band on numerous occasions and in 1991 guested on their Better Days album. During the band’s formative years Miami Steve Van Zandt acted as the band’s co-leader, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer while other E Streeters including Clarence Clemons, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Ernest Carter, Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell have all performed, toured and/or recorded with the Jukes. The band’s horn section – the Miami Horns – has also toured and recorded with Springsteen. More than one hundred musicians can claim to have been members of the Asbury Jukes, including Jon Bon Jovi who toured with the band as a special guest during 1990. Bon Jovi has also cited the band as an influence and Jukes’ Bobby Bandiera and Jeff Kazee have also toured with Bon Jovi. Other notable band members include Mark Pender and Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg who have played regularly with the Max Weinberg 7 on both Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes last played Light of Day in 2012.
Here’s when and where you can catch Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes:
Light of Day Kingston – April 12th – Stages Nightclub
Light of Day London – April 13 – Norma Jean’s
Light of Day Toronto – April 14 – Adelaide Hall
Light of Day Niagara – April 15 – Seneca Queen Theatre (Niagara Falls)
For tickets and info go to: http://www.lightofdaycanada.com/
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