There's going to be some Good Lovin' going on at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY in December.
The original members of legendary band The Rascals are set to reunite for their first public performance in 40 years in a three-night run on Dec. 13, 14 and 15.
"More than just a comeback or reunion, the show will remind audiences how uniquely inspirational, entertaining, and historically important the Rascals' music is," said Steven Van Zandt, who is producing and directing the event which he calls a combination of a rock concert and a Broadway show.
The Rascals' original lineup of Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli, and Gene Cornish, will be performing in a combination concert and theatrical event called "Once Upon A Dream," which in addition to Van Zandt is getting the help of lighting/projection wizard Marc Brickman.
"Their music was unique not only in its greatness, but through their hit singles they told the entire story of the sixties," said Van Zandt. "'Once Upon a Dream' will take full advantage of The Capitol Theatre's unparalleled sound and projection capabilities, with never-before-seen elements of staging and lighting design from Brickman, a premier visual artist whose resume includes Roger Waters' recent 'The Wall' tour."
The refurbished Capitol re-opened in September with a sold-out performance by American music icon Bob Dylan.
Van Zandt said the shows by The Rascals will feature a complete concert performance by the band, combined with the history of the group told through archival footage, narration, and dramatic film segments viewed on the latest LED screen technology.
Tickets will go on sale Friday via http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com.
About The Rascals
Bred in the post-Twist New Jersey/New York/Long Island club scenes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rascals are one of the most influential and artistically important American bands in Rock and Roll history, leading the way for everything from blue-eyed soul to folk rock to protest music with their blend of pop melodies soulful R&B muscle.
Though they never brandished their politics like some bands of the era, the Rascals truly lived theirs, fighting discrimination by demanding African-American artists appear on the bill at each of their concerts. The band released numerous top 10 singles in the mid- and late-1960s, including the #1 hits "Good Lovin,'" "Groovin,'" and "People Got to Be Free."