1980's Hit-Makers The Romantics Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Release Of Two New Singles and Major US Tour!
The Romantics celebrate “4 Decades In Music” with three original members and still touring strong
Detroit - 1980's music legends The Romantics, (featuring Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole and Brad Elvis), best known for their mega hit singles “What I Like About You” and “Talking In Your Sleep,” are releasing two new singles and touring the US in celebration of their 40th Anniversary!
The Romantics have been busy in the studio recording new music since 2015. The first two songs released that year was an original song titled “Coming Back Home” and a first time holiday recording for the band - a rock and roll rendition of the holiday favorite “Deck The Halls.” 2016 ushered in two more releases - remakes of some of the band's favorite songs, “Daydream Believer” and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.”
For 2017, much to the excitement of Romantics fans worldwide, the band released two new singles on June 16th - “Hush” and “I Fought The Law.” These releases will be available to fans first as digital downloads, before CD and Vinyl versions will also be made available. A full original album by The Romantics will be released soon.
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The Romantics, a high energy rock 'n' roll new wave band from Detroit, formed in 1976. The band's first show was on Valentine's Day at the My Fair Lady Club in Detroit, opening for the New MC5 in 1977. For three years following the band hit the road, performing at now legendary venues such as Boston's Rathskeller, CBGB in NYC's Bowery, Philadelphia's Hot Club, and Cleveland's Agora Ballroom to name a few.
Originating in Detroit at a time where music and culture were gritty and explosive, The Romantics were influenced by stylings ranging from 1950's American rock and roll, Detroit iconic bands such as the MC5, Mitch Ryder, The Stooges, the earlier recordings of Bob Seger, and Motown R&B laced with 1960's North American garage rock as well as the British Invasion. After signing with Nat Weiss' Nemperor record label, The Romantics achieved popularity in the United States and internationally, not only on the strength of the band's well-crafted pop songs and energetic live shows- but they were equally recognized for their look.
Wally Palmar – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, Original member
Mike Skill – lead guitar, vocals, Original member
Rich Cole – bass guitar, vocals, Original member
Brad Elvis – drums, percussion (2004–present)
The Romantics are still touring and currently feature 3 original band members on the front line up, Rich Cole, Wally Palmar and Mike Skill. Drummer Brad Elvis joined The Romantics in 2004 and has been the longest seated drummer with the band, fondly earning him the tag line as the band's “2nd original drummer.” Rich Cole rejoined the band in 2010, (after leaving in the 1980's) reviving the band's 3-part harmony allowing The Romantics to perform songs from their first two albums live for the first time since his departure.
The Romantics 2017 Tour Dates:
July 01 - Naperville, IL - Naperville Ribfest w/B52's, The Flock Of Seagulls
July 03 - Middletown, OH - Smith Park: Broad Street Bash 4th Celebration
July 04 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center: 4th of July celebration w/Baha Men
July 08 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Rock of The 80's Tour at Headwaters Park w/The Smithereens, The Motels, Bow Wow Wow
July 21 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC: Rock of the 80's w/The Smithereens, Bow Wow Wow.
July 28 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel w/Blind Melon
Aug 01 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall w/The Fixx
Aug 05 - Norfolk, NE - DeVent Center w/Rick Springfield, Lita Ford, Tom Keifer, Vixen
Aug 12 - Middelkerke, Belgium - Radio Nostalgie Beach Festival w/ various artists
Aug 18 - Park City, UT - Deer Valley Resort: Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater w/Smashmouth, Cracker
Aug 25 - Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena: KKLZ 96.3 Super Summer Bash presents the legendary Boy George w/ special guests The Romantics, Farrington and Mann feat. original members of When In Rome UK, Tiffany, Tommy Tutone, and Nu Shooz
Aug 26 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center iHeart 80s 103.7 Birthday Bash w/ Boy George, A Flock Of Seagulls, Tiffany
Aug 30 - Reno, NV - Golden Nugget Resort BBQ Cookoff
Nov 24 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino
Dec 31 - Canyonville, OR - Seven Feathers Casino Resort: New Years Eve Concert
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