The Smithereens featuring guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw
With Special Guest Colin Peterik
Thursday, November 3 at 8 p.m.
This is the rescheduled show from March 3.
Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens are everything that is rock ‘n’ roll. Over the course of their four-decade journey, they’ve created electrifying, original music with no plans of slowing down. Band members Jim Babjak (guitar), Dennis Diken (drums) and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the late Pat DiNizio, hailed from Scotch Plains. The band paid its dues in clubs all over the NYC tri-state area, from Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village to the Court Tavern and Stone Pony in NJ. As The Smithereens’ fame escalated, they were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live. They’ve since performed in venues coast-to-coast from the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to the Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, and internationally from Europe to Australia. Tour mates have included Tom Petty, Squeeze, The Pretenders, Lou Reed, and Ramones, among others.
Influenced by their Garden State roots and its history of hard, unyielding rock, has resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and 2500+ live shows. Their most recent release, COVERS, features 22 of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists. They've also inspired generations of musicians, including Kurt Cobain, who counted The Smithereens as a major influence on Nirvana.
With the 2017 passing of Pat DiNizio, the surviving members have decided to persevere and carry on their shared musical legacy. Using guest vocalists including Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms and Marshall Crenshaw, they continue to entertain and rock fans around the world!
Tickets purchased for the cancelled March 3 show will be honored.