My wife and I were listening to Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Rock and Roll Party on SiriusXM Satellite Radio this past Saturday night. We were blown away by the live announcement Gene Cornish made during the broadcast. The Rascals, all four original members, Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, and Dino Danelli would be reuniting for three special concerts December 13, 14, and 15 at The Capitol Theatre in Portchester, New York. Let me tell you cousins this is fantastic concert news!
Tickets go on sale Friday I hope I can score two tickets to this event. We’d love to see The Rascals Live 🙂
Miami Steve Van Zandt announced a Kickstarter crowd-funding project for The Rascals yesterday. “Once Upon A Dream” is a combination concert/theatrical event produced and directed by Steven Van Zandt and lighting/projection wizard Marc Brickman.
I applaud what Miami Steve has done here and how it allows us Rascals fans a chance to take part and support the production. I just have to figure out what option I am going to pledge 😉
In addition to the concert experience, the history of The Rascals, and the history of the ‘60’s through their music, will be dramatized by a combination of narration, filmed scenes of actors acting out key moments in the band’s history, news footage, and archival footage of the band.
There will elements of the staging and light design never seen before just as Marc Brickman has done in his earlier groundbreaking work with Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Blue Man Group, the Olympics, and Roger Waters’ recent ‘The Wall’ tour..
When I began record collecting in 1966 my focus was to own every Rascals vinyl LP as they became available. They have been the foundation of my music collection these past 46 years.
Gene Cornish autographed their first album The Young Rascals for me a couple of years ago at a Beatles Convention in Stamford, Ct. I’d love to get the rest of the group to sign this LP 😉
- Little Steven Uses Kickstarter To Fund A (Young) Rascals Reunion (wcbsfm.cbslocal.com)
- Rascals to Reunite for Three Shows (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)