Music News — May 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Loverboy – new song ‘Heartbreaker’ and USA tour with Journey & Pat Benatar!

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We thought it our duty to update you on one of the finest melodic hard rock bands from the 80’s….well hey, they are still going strong, so kind of ignore that “from the 80’s comment….”.  With an upcoming USA summer tour with Journey and Pat Benatar and a new song ‘Heartbreaker’ recently coming to our attention who they reunited with producer Bob Rock who engineered the bands very first album back in 1980.

Loverboy still includes original members Mike Reno on vocals, Paul Dean on guitar, Doug Johnson on keyboards and Matt Frenette on drums, with Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve (a former member of Dean and Frenette’s pre-Loverboy band Streetheart), who replaced the late Scott Smith on bass.

So if you haven’t been brought up to speed with the Loverboy latest, then continue reading on for the latest official news straight from www.loverboyband.com

LOVERBOY WILL BE “LOVIN’ EVERY MINUTE” OF JOURNEY TOUR
Veteran Multi-Platinum Canadian Rockers Embark on Arena Tour with Journey and Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo, Starting July 21 in San Bernardino’s San Manuel Amphitheatre

April 9, 2012 — They’ll not only be working for the weekend, but almost every night in between, as legendary Canadian rockers Loverboy return to the road and keep it up with Journey and Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo for an arena tour that gets underway July 21 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA, running all the way through December. Scheduled 2012 tour information is listed below.

Tickets for some concerts are already on sale with additional on-sales starting this Friday (4/13), at all the usual online, phone and physical retail outlets, including select Wal Mart Ticketmasterlocations across the country.

Founding Loverboy member Paul Dean commented: “It’s great coming full circle 30 years later. We first toured with Journey in 1982 on the success of our Get Lucky album. It was an amazing package then and it’s an amazing package today.”

With trademark red leather pants and bandanas to match their huge rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums and earned multi-platinum plaques for albums such as their self-titled debut LP, Get Lucky, Keep It Up and Lovin’ Every Minute of It. The string of hits includes the band’s smash anthem Working for the Weekend, and the hits “Hot Girls in Love,” “Turn Me Loose” and “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.”

The band recently reunited with Bob Rock, who engineered their very first album back in 1980 which was produced by Bruce Fairbairn, for a new song, “Heartbreaker.” In addition, lead singer Mike Reno penned “Flying High,” the anthem for the Vancouver Canucks’ Stanley Cup playoff run last spring. Last June, Loverboy performed “Working for the Weekend” live on Fox News Channel’s top-rated Fox and Friends.  A performance of the new single, “Heartbreaker,” was made available as an exclusive on www.foxandfriends.com as part of the program’s “All American Summer Concert Series.”

The group’s new single, “Heartbreaker,” produced by Juno award winner Bob Rock, who was the engineer on Loverboy’s self-titled, 1980 debut, is now a video. It premiered exclusively on NBC’s The Today Show site Today.com, with an accompanying article which you can read at http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44062156/ns/today-entertainment/. Rock also has a cameo in the clip, which was inspired by the kind of DIY viral videos popular on YouTube.

Guitarist Paul Dean, who formed the band in Calgary, Alberta, 30 years ago with vocalist Mike Reno, going on to sell 10 million albums, said, “I really like that the video looks organic and real. We learned from the best videographers around…all those kids who post their short films on the Internet, like the skateboarders.”

Reno also points to the Web for the renewed interest in the band, whose four multi-platinum albums have yielded such arena-rock hits as “Working for the Weekend,” “Hot Girls in Love” and “Turn Me Loose.”

“I’m happy and gratified with what we’re doing now,” Reno told Today.com. “We’re still here, the fans are still here, now they’re bringing their kids. For me, it just couldn’t get better. We are surrounded by a whole new breed of youngsters that know all the words.They got the headbands on, they got the T-shirts…”

Loverboy’s  pop culture credibility was cemented by last season’s 30 Rock episode in which Scott Adsit’s amateur musician Pete Hornberger revealed he was actually Loverboy’s original bassist, showing him inserted into vintage ‘80s footage of the band wailing away on “Working for the Weekend,” which you can see at http://www.hulu.com/watch/217096/30-rock-its-never-too-late-for-now. The same song was also featured on a recent episode of Comedy Network’s popular Regular Show, now posted on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4AC0uvU0jQ. It was also part of a memorableSaturday Night Live skit featuring the late Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze as a pair of Chippendale dancers here.

Loverboy still includes original members Mike Reno on vocals, Paul Dean on guitar, Doug Johnson on keyboards and Matt Frenette on drums, with Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve (a former member of Dean and Frenette’s pre-Loverboy band Streetheart), who replaced the late Scott Smith on bass.

For more information, go to www.loverboyband.com

Scheduled 2012 Tour Dates (more dates will be added):

26-May-12 Charlotte, NC 600 Festival HL free
31-May-12 Winnipeg, MB McPhillips Casino HL buy
01-Jun-12 Winnipeg, MB McPhillips Casino HL buy
02-Jun-12 Regina, SK Casino Regina HL buy
23-Jun-12 Morinville, AB St. John Baptiste Festival HL
13-Jul-12 Bridgeville, IL Toyota Park OA / Skynard buy
21-Jul-12 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre OA / Journey buy
22-Jul-12 Stateline, CA Harvey’s Arena OA / Journey buy
24-Jul-12 Paso Robes, CA CA mid-state Fair OA / Journey buy
26-Jul-12 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days OA / Journey buy
28-Jul-12 Gorge, WA The Gorge Ampthitheatre OA / Journey buy
29-Jul-12 Spokane, WA Northern Quest Casino Amphitheatre OA / Journey buy
03-Aug-12 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre OA / Journey buy
04-Aug-12 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Ampthitheatre OA / Journey coming
06-Aug-12 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Ampthitheatre OA / Journey buy
08-Aug-12 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse OA / Journey buy
10-Aug-12 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theatre OA / Journey buy
14-Aug-12 Watertown, NY Fairgrounds Arena OA / Journey coming
15-Aug-12 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Arts Center OA / Journey buy
17-Aug-12 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall OA / Journey buy
18-Aug-12 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair OA / Journey buy
24-Aug-12 Woodlands, TX Woodlands Pavillion OA / Journey buy
25-Aug-12 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavillion OA / Journey buy
31-Aug-12 Kansas City, KS LIVESTRONG Sporting Park OA / Journey buy
01-Sep-12 St. Paul, MN Grandstand, Minnesota State Fair OA / Journey buy
15-Sep-12 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino OA / Journey buy
21-Sep-12 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center OA / Journey coming
22-Sep-12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center OA / Journey buy
28-Sep-12 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park OA / Journey coming
29-Sep-12 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center OA / Journey buy
03-Oct-12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum OA / Journey buy
06-Oct-12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheatre OA / Journey coming
12-Oct-12 Tampa, FL Gary Amphitheatre OA / Journey coming
13-Oct-12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre OA / Journey buy
08-Nov-12 Evansville, IN Ford Center OA / Journey coming

 

 

 

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