John Waite

The Northern Lights Theater
Price: $35/$30/$25

Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m.

John Waite, along with his band, will be performing his catalog of hits from his 40-year career, presented in a unique electric-acoustic format.

As a solo artist and as the lead singer of The Babys and Bad English, John Waite was a fixture of album-oriented rock radio stations during the ’70s and ’80s. He had a talent for power ballads and driving arena rock, occasionally touching on new wave-styled power pop as well. 

John Waite’s catalog of hits features some of the most loved songs of the last 40 years. The number-one worldwide hit “Missing You”, The Baby’s “Isn't It Time” and Bad English’s “When I See You Smile” rank amongst some of his biggest international hits and are still heard on the radio today. 

Others phenomenal songs include “Tears,” “Change” and “These Times Are Hard For Lovers.” His songs “Every Step Of The Way” and “If Anybody Had A Heart’” both appeared on the soundtrack to the 1986 Demi Moore film About Last Night. “Deal for Life,” penned by Martin Page and Bernie Taupin, was featured in the Days Of Thunder soundtrack. 

His most recent recordings, The Wooden Heart-Acoustic Anthology Volume 1 and Volume 2, released in 2015 and 2017, respectively, feature Waite in stripped back format—vocals and acoustic guitar only—and highlight the essence of the songs themselves, threading newly penned original compositions, reworkings of some of Waite’s favorite material from his solo career and The Babys, alongside smartly chosen covers of songs by the likes of Bob Dylan (“Girl From The North Country”), Donovan (“Catch The Wind”) and Richard Thompson, into an authentic and soul-stirring musical statement.