Del Fuegos at Roadrunner


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Boston Venue presents: A celebration of The Channel’s 42nd Anniversary, with an 80s Rock n Roll Throwback, headlined by The Del Fuegos

The Del Fuegos are reuniting their original line-up for only the third time in 30+ years to headline this celebration of Boston Rock and the legendary venue, The Channel!

 42 years to the day after the iconic rock venue’s opening on Memorial Day weekend in 1980, The Del Fuegos will perform at Roadrunner, the newest and coolest Boston Venue at 89 Guest Street, Boston, MA on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm). Opening for the Del Fuegos, we welcome Barrence Whitfield, from Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Charlie Farren of Farrenheit and The Joe Perry Project, and Fred Pineau from The Atlantics. These legendary performers will individually sample some of their greatest hits from the 80’s accompanied by a Channel All-Star Band, made up of Channel alumni! (Artists subject to change.)

This will also be a celebration of local music in Boston. All of the artists appearing at this event have strong Boston roots and were the reason for The Channel’s success. These days, local bands don’t have many opportunities to perform at Boston venues, forcing them to play in the suburbs. We will honor these bands coming back to Boston for this 1980’s throwback event. Tickets are on sale now at roadrunner.com

Just added to our line-up, we are very excited to announce and welcome our extra special guests, Nervous Eaters! They are one of Boston’s first punk/new wave bands who frequently sold out the Channel! Their latest album, Eaterville #2 is a collection of their unreleased live recordings from 1976 to 1979, included “Loretta”, an all-time favorite! The Nervous Eaters have been signed to Little Steven Van Zandt’s record label, Wicked Cool Records. The first single, “Wild Eyes” is coming out this spring, followed by their full album coming out in the Fall.

Opening for the Del Fuegos, we welcome our All-Star Revue, featuring Barrence Whitfield of Barrence Whitfield and the Savages,Charlie Farren of Farrenheit and The Joe Perry Project, Fred Pineau from The Atlantics and Rick Berlin! These legendary performers will individually sample some of their greatest hits from the '80s! 

(All-Star Revue performers subject to change.)

The Del Fuegos were a 1980s roots rock band formed in Boston, MA. They recorded for Warner Bros. Records and toured internationally with acts including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, INXS and ZZ Top. The band released four studio albums and achieved mainstream success with their songs “Don’t Run Wild”, “Backseat Nothing” and “I Still Want You”. Members include Dan Zanes on guitar and vocals, Warren Zanes on guitar, Tom Lloyd on bass and vocals, and Woody Geissman on drums. The Del Fuegos stopped recording and touring in 1989, and had one brief reunion tour in 2012. They are now reuniting for the first time in a decade to mark The Channel’s 42nd anniversary event, describing The Channel as “one of the clubs that raised them and made them love Boston rock and roll.”

Dan Zanes is a Grammy Award-winning artist who has collaborated with the likes of Lou Reed, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bob Weir, Sheryl Crow and many more under the name Dan Zanes and Friends. Presently, Dan and his wife, Claudia, a music therapist/jazz vocalist, have been making music with each other since 2016. Their latest recording as Dan and Claudia Zanes, “Let Love Be Your Guide”, is available on Smithsonian Folkways.

Warren Zanes is New York Times best-selling author and a Grammy-nominated filmmaker with four solo recordings to his credit. He received a Ph.D and currently teaches at New York University while finishing books on Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska and a six-volume series with Garth Brooks.

Tom Lloyd received his Ph.D from The California Institute of Technology and currently works as a consultant in the Los Angeles area. Trained as a classical cellist, Tom continues to play regularly as part of a string quartet.

Woody Geissman currently oversees Boston’s Right Turn (www.right-turn.org), an organization committed to helping musicians and artists overcome substance dependency and achieve a healthy lifestyle in recovery.