Huey Lewis & The News add Boston show

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Huey Lewis & The News have added a Boston show to their summer tour in celebration the 30th Anniversary of their classic album Sports. The band will hit the Hub and perform the album in its entirety at the Bank of America Pavilion on Wednesday, August 28. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $30 to $70, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

“We’ve always been very proud of the record and it’s going to be a blast to play it all live!,” declared Lewis in a press release.

Released in September of 1983, Sports sold almost 10 million copies thanks to four Top 10 hit singles: “Heart and Soul”, “I Want a New Drug”, “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “If This Is It”. On May 14, the band will release an expanded commemorative edition that pairs each of the original album’s nine songs remastered with choice live versions on a second disc, many of which have never before been released. The special edition also includes an expanded booklet with photos and memorabilia from the band’s archive and new liner notes by music journalist and author Gary Graff.

“We aimed every song on Sports to be a hit, so in that sense it’s really a collection of singles,” Lewis explained in a recent interview with USA Today. “They were for commercial radio, because that was the only way to success in those days, just before the real boom of MTV. We made no apologies about that mission, and we’re very proud of it in retrospect.”

As previously reported, Huey Lewis & The News will also stop in Hyannis for an intimate performance at the Cape Cod Melody Tent on Friday, August 30. Tickets for the show will are now on sale through eTix for $55.25 and $75.25. The tour will also play the the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on Thursday, August 29.

Huey Lewis & The News are reportedly working on a new album too. The band released their first album in nearly a decade with 2010’s Soulsville, their ninth studio effort overall. Recorded at the historic Ardent Studios in Memphis, the album features 14 classic songs from the vault of Stax Records.

Led by Huey Lewis on vocals and harmonic, The News currently features orignal members Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals) and Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals) alongside Stef Burns (guitars and vocals), John Pierce (bass), Marvin McFadden (trumpet), Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone) and Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).

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