2023 marks the 20th anniversary of Switchfoot’s seminal album, The Beautiful Letdown. The triple-platinum record included the chart topping hits, Meant To Live & Dare You To Move and changed the lives of the band members and a generation the world over.
The underdog success story of The Beautiful Letdown exemplifies Switchfoot’s iconoclast, grassroots approach- defying the odds of major labels and mainstream media. In fact, just before the album was released, Switchfoot was dropped from the major label they were signed to. It was only after millions of albums had been sold that the label was forced to support the band that had proved them wrong.
Drummer Chad Butler recalls, “Looking back, I realize the album was aptly titled – The Beautiful Letdown embraced a human story equally full of highs and lows.” Celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Beautiful Letdown, the band realizes just how important that rollercoaster was. “The journey of the beautiful letdown reminded us why we started playing music in the first place. It united us and gave us a deep appreciation for each other and the people that showed up to sing with us. We’re so excited to celebrate the release of The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) and the worldwide journey that we’ve been on ever since. We can’t wait to take these songs on the road and play the album front to back for the first time ever!”
Two VIP Packages are available through ticketmaster.com.
The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy nominated band’s fusion of Melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern Rock of today.
Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossoms’ five-time Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out About You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Allison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by the Empire Records Platinum Soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From You.” In 1996, the singles “Follow you Down” and “As Long As It Matters,” hit the radio again in a huge way, making their Congratulations I’m Sorry record another platinum success. Their latest release, 2018’s Mixed Reality, shares that same timeless feel, packed with 15 songs.
Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in five different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and held the MTV playlist captive for most of the 90s. Boasting record sales of over 10 million, the band continues to burn up the road performing over 100 tour dates per year. Don’t miss all these great hit songs, a sampling of new music, and a rockin’ the house down show!
WHPC welcomes THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, May 14th at 7pm – performing in the FULL ROUND!
Their official website says that The Temptations, often referred to as American Music Royalty, are world-renowned superstars of entertainment, revered for their phenomenal catalog of music and prolific career. The group celebrated their 60th Anniversary through 2022. To mark this milestone, The Temptations released a brand-new album, Temptations 60, with nearly all-original songs in January of 2022 and, are touring in the U.S, as well as abroad to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, fall of 2022. Dr. Otis Williams, the sole surviving, original member of The Temptations, turned 80 on October 30th of 2021.
Here is one performance from 2021 at the same venue!
One of the world’s most beloved performers, Engelbert Humperdinck has been wowing the crowds for over forty years. Don’t miss the living legend live, as he performs some of his greatest hits from throughout the years. You know with the ‘Humper’ you’re in for a very special evening!
Performing at NYCB Theater at Westbury on Friday, December 8, 2023! Get tickets here.
(Wikipedia) Starting as a performer under the name of Gerry Dorsey in the late 1950s, he later adopted the name of the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck as a stage name and found success after he partnered with manager Gordon Mills in 1965. His recordings of the ballads “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” both topped the UK Singles Chart in 1967, selling more than a million copies each. Humperdinck scored further major hits in rapid succession, including “There Goes My Everything” (1967), “Am I That Easy to Forget” (1968) and “A Man Without Love” (1968). In the process, he attained a large following, with some of his most devoted fans calling themselves “Humperdinckers”. Three of his singles were among the best-selling of the 1960s in the United Kingdom.