2013 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential and celebrated albums in pop/rock history. Peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, selling over 10 million copies worldwide, a Grammy Award and a Diamond Award in Canada, “Sports” is the anthem of a generation.
Over half of the album’s songs (“The Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Heart & Soul”, “I Want a New Drug”, “Walking on a Thin Line”, “If This Is It”) were huge hit singles. They have memorable hooks, and an economical precision.
“Sports” has struck a chord with audiences of all ages and persuasions. So many people have special memories associated with this unique collection of songs that Huey Lewis and the News are releasing a special digitally remastered 30th anniversary edition of the album, with live bonus tracks. They are also commemorating the milestone with their new “Sports” 30th Anniversary World Tour.
Fans will hear the band perform the songs from “Sports”, plus many other hits and surprises.
All reserved seats and tables are sold out for the Huey Lewis and the News concert, but The Fred Box Office is currently selling a limited number of standing room only tickets. Those may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 770-631-0630 or visiting the box office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Gates will open at 7 p.m. on Friday and local acoustical artist Neil Cribbs will open the evening’s lineup at 8 p.m.
Huey Lewis and the News is the final concert in the 2013 Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series at The Fred. It is not the final event for the season, however, as three additional shows are scheduled for September. Those shows include Hotel California, the Original Tribute to the Eagles on Sept. 13, The second annual Warriors Concert benefiting the Wounded Warriors Project on Sept. 21 and an evening with Departure on Sept. 27.
For more information about The Fred schedule, visit www.amphitheater.org or call 770-631-0630.