Go-Go’s Farewell Performance at Central Park’s SummerStage

The Go-Go’s last appearance in NYC took place August 13th at Central Park’s SummerStage – the site of their historic 2001 comeback performance.

“After a 38 year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour,” says the band about the farewell trek. “We feel so lucky and so grateful to have had the incredible support of our fans for so long. We can’t wait to get out on the road and give the people what they want: some loud fast music and a great party!”  And the Go-Go’s did just that with a performance that rocked a sell-out crowd.  Fans enjoyed a strong set of favorites highlighted by a rendition of the classic “Cool Jerk” that featured a colorful array of lucky fans that bounced around onstage.  The band looked and sounded great, heating up an already sweltering Central Park night!

The legendary rock group made history as the first, and to date only, all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to ever top the Billboard charts. The Go-Go’s rose to fame during the early 1980s after the release of their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, which was #1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks, selling three million copies, and making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time. In 1982, The Go-Go’s were nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best New Artist” and the group also released their sophomore album, Vacation, that same year, which was certified Gold in the US and spawned another top 10 US hit with the title track. In 2011, the trailblazing band was honored with a Star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration at Central Park’s Summerstage

JGSC webAugust 8 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm – $47.50

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Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes
This ground-breaking orchestral program – curated by the Garcia Family – features Garcia’s original compositions, as well as classic interpretations of his timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows. Collaborating with a full symphony orchestra, renowned vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, The Dead) lends his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to Garcia’s masterworks.

“I’m very excited about doing these shows. We’ve chosen a very diverse list of songs from the extensive Jerry Garcia related catalog and in the true spirit of the original music we’ll be leaving room for improvisation and approaching the symphonic arrangements from a non-traditional direction. We are also going to vary the setlists to some extent for fans that want to attend multiple shows,” says Haynes, who brings an intimate knowledge of the material, having performed extensively with The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends.

Details

Date:
August 8
Time:
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Time(s):
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
Cost:
$47.50

Venue

SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY
Map:

Flight of the Conchords at SummerStage in Central Park

FOC WebFlight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords / Eugene Mirman

July 24 @ 5:00 pm10:00 pm

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By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.

Flight of the Conchords

Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) will return to the U.S. this summer. The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour”, is their first since co-headlining 2014’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour”. Jemaine and Bret have new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these shows. The amphitheatre and concert hall tour will make stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta, and more.

The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” begins June 11th in Cleveland, OH at State Theatre and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre. Highlights for the tour include July 5th in Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Newport Folk Festival July 22; and SummerStage in Central Park July 24th. Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, March 4th at 10am.

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is currently known as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy award-winning Bob’s Burgers. He’s also supporting I’m Sorry, You’re Welcome, his acclaimed 9-volume, 7-LP comedy set out now worldwide on Sub Pop. Mirman has also appeared on Flight of the Conchords HBO series, Adult Swim’sDelocated, and has had two comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Mirman is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science show Star Talk.

Ryan Adams & The Shining at Central Park’s SummerStage

ryan-adams-tct-2-626x433Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC who has released a veritable onslaught of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums since 2000. Among the most recent of these was September 2014’s Ryan Adams. Written, recorded and produced by Adams, the album led off with “Gimme Something Good,” the first vinyl single to go #1 at the Amazon.com music store, and entered the Billboard chart at career high #4. The album earned two nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Rock Song for “Gimme Something Good” and Best Rock Album. In Fall 2015, Adams commemorated the release of his full-album cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 by appearing as the first music guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, then opening Jimmy Kimmel Live’s week of shows airing from New York, playing (of course) “Welcome To New York” from 1989.

Among the other monuments in the Adams canon are: Ashes & Fire, his 2011 Glyn Johns-produced  “gorgeous, shimmering solo album” (USA Today); 2007’s Easy Tiger which opened at #7 on the U.S. chart with Ryan’s biggest first week sales to date and wound down the year with “Halloweenhead” making Rolling Stone’s Best Songs of 2007; 2005’s Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights; 2004’s Love Is Hell; Ryan’s 2001 major label debut Gold, which has sold nearly a million copies worldwide to date and features “When Stars Go Blue,” quoted in Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story and widely known as “that Tim Graw song the kid did on American Idol” or “the song the Corrs did with Bono”; and his 2000 solo debut Heartbreaker, released on Bloodshot Records and including “My Winding Wheel,” “Oh My Sweet Carolina” (featuring Emmylou Harris), “Come Pick Me Up.”

Ryan Adams is also CEO of his own PAX-AM label through which he has released numerous singles and albums including the 15-LP exclusive vinyl edition of his 2012 Live After Deaf box set that sold out its entire pressing in eight minutes. He has also produced albums for Jenny Lewis, La Sera, Fall Out Boy, Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, and collaborated with Norah Jones, America, Cowboy Junkies, Beth Orton and many others. His current band The Shining has accompanied him on world spanning rave-reviewed tours since 2014.

July 20 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.

Ryan Adams