Coming to the Upstate Region this fall is a show that is part concert and part Broadway production. The Rascals, the legendary group from the 60’s, will be coming to Binghamton, Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany during the third week of November. The show, which is produced by Steven Van Zandt, goes through their tumultuous history with newsreels, old concert footage, and filmed segments playing behind the band both during and between songs. Van Zandt had been trying to get the group back together for many years, but the members did not want to do it. Finally, with this show, he convinced them to agree to come together and they have been playing shows since December 2012 when the show premiered at The Capitol Theatre. The group was a major force in the music scene in the 60s, starting out as The Young Rascals. They were one of the few American Bands that thrived during the British Invasion. Their brand of rock ranged from blue eyed soul to folk rock to protest songs, even dabbling in civil rights issues. Some of their bigger hits include “Beautiful Morning”, “Good Lovin’”, and “Groovin”. In the early 70’s they went their separate ways until they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a one night only performance until now. The original members, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati, and Dino Danelli, are all here for these shows and these are can’t-miss events. The Rascals are back and they are ready to bring a spectacular show to the Upstate Region. For more information on ticket availability check here.
Upstate New York dates
November 19 – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
November 20 – Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
November 22 – Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
November 23 – Landmark Theatre – Syracuse, NY
November 24 – Palace Theatre, Albany, NY