Huey Lewis & The News to play the Pavilion this summer

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Perennial summertime favorites Huey Lewis & The News will return to the road this summer for another tour, which will include a stop in Boston for the first time in the past few years. The band will play the Bank of America Pavilion on Saturday, July 16. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $20 to $50, are now sale through Live Nation. Martha’s Vineyard-based jam rockers Entrain will open the show.

Huey Lewis & The News are touring in support of their latest album, Soulsville. Released last fall via W.O.W. Records, it’s the band’s first studio effort in nine years. Soulsville pays tribute to the rich Stax legacy of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Recorded at the historic Ardent Studios in Memphis, the album features 14 classic songs from the vault of Stax Records. One of the original Stax co-engineers, Jim Gaines, who also engineered the band’s best-selling albums, Sports and Fore!, produced Soulsville with the band.

At the summer shows, fans can expect to hear a handful of new tunes in the group’s setlist of mostly greatest hits including “The Heart of Rock & Roll”, “The Power Of Love” and “Hip To Be Square”.

The News are currently comprised of Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals) and John Pierce (bass). Their live show features a horn section of San Francisco bay area luminaries: Marvin McFadden (trumpet), Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone) and Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).

Along with the show in Boston, Massachusetts fans can catch Huey Lewis & The News play the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Sunday, July 17. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $54.25 and $72.25.

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