The Rock ‘n’ Roll Group Performs in Omaha on Thursday, October 20th
Huey Lewis and the News have outlasted countless trends in music with their straight-ahead approach to rock, selling over 20 million albums worldwide throughout the course of their more than 30-year career. The rock ‘n‘ roll group, formed in 1979, will perform at the Orpheum Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 as part of Omaha Performing Arts‘ Popular Series. The group is touring in support of their latest album, Soulsville, released last November.
For the band‘s first album in nine years, they‘ve chosen to dig deep into the vault of Memphis‘ legendary Stax Record label, selecting 14 Southern soul classics originally performed by Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Johnny Taylor, among others. Considered to be the preeminent soul music label in America, Stax produced an astounding number of hit records through the 1960s and 1970s. For their latest album, Huey Lewis and the News have included their longtime horn section, capturing the energy and excitement of this important era in music history.
Tickets for Huey Lewis and the News start at $35 and can be purchased at the Ticket Omaha office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets; online at TicketOmaha.com; or by calling 402.345.0606.