Event Comes To Pine Ave. in Downtown Long Beach on Saturday, August 24
Also Featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Trans-X, When in Rome ( UK ), Gary Myrick, Boingo Dance Party, Animotion, The Flirts, Naked Eyes
Richard Blade To DJ and Host the Festival
Tickets $35.00 GA or $75.00 VIP
All Ages Welcome with Full Bar Food and Local Vendors
The Party Starts at 12pm PST
Event in Association with C.A.L.B., the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach and Millworks, Dedicated to Economic and Cutlural Growth in Long Beach
Long Beach, CA (August 21, 2013) – Lost 80’s Live Long Beach has announced the addition of Wang Chung to the lineup for this weekend’s event. Featuring many favorite bands from the 1980’s, Lost 80’s Live will take over Pine Ave between 6th and 7th from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Saturday, August 24, with A Flock of Seagulls, Trans-X, When in Rome (UK), Gary Myrick, Boingo Dance Party, Animotion, The Flirts, Naked Eyes and Wang Chung. Richard Blade will be DJ and Host the Festival. Tickets are $35.00 GA or $75.00 VIP All Ages Welcome with Full Bar Food and Local Vendors.
Newly formed Cavemen Group presents The Lost 80s Live Tour’s Long Beach stop. The company is excited to bring the festival to Southern California as its first official event. The company is made up of Music Industry Veterans Vince Pileggi of Music Inc, Scott Tucker of Sellout Productions, Laszlo from Sonic Depth, Mike Howard of Xcel Consulting and Carlyle Renaud of 4th Dimension Media. The event is also in association with C.A.L.B. the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach and Millworks founded by John and Michelle Molina both groups are dedicated to economic and cultural growth in Long Beach .
A Flock of Seagulls, famed for their string of international hit singles including: “I Ran,” “Space Age Love Song,” “Wishing” and “The More You Live, The More You Love.” In 2003 the original band members returned for a performance on the VH1 series, Bands Reunited. A Flock of Seagulls is currently performing on tour with original singer Mike Score and various other musicians.
Wang Chung are an English new wave band that formed in 1980. The group found their greatest success in the United States, with five Top 40 hits in the US, all charting between 1983 and 1987, including “Dance Hall Days” (No. 16 In the summer of 1984), “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” (No. 2 in 1986) and “Let’s Go!” (No. 9 in 1987).
Trans-X is famed for being one of the creators of the sound that DJs and producers refer to as Electro and their international hit “Living on Video”. Trans-X has influenced the sound of punk, new wave, house/techno, rock and pop and had enormous impact on today’s electronic music.
When in Rome (UK), an English New Wave group best known for hit singles including: “The Promise,” “Heaven Knows,” “Everything,” and “Sight of Your Tears.”
Their hit single “The Promise” is widely received as one of the best pop songs of the 80s. The song was employed as the end title sequence for the hit movie Napoleon Dynamite in 2004.
Gary Myrick rose to fame with the hit singles: “She Talks in Stereo” featured in the movie Valley Girl and his other hit single “Living in a Movie.” He uniquely blends new wave with rock to add an unprecedented energy to his music. Myrick was nominated for a Grammy for his contribution to John Waite’s “No Brakes” album, which he co-wrote 6 songs and performed on guitars and backing vocals.
Boingo Dance Party featuring former members of Oingo Boingo. This high-octane band is best known for hits that keep the fans dancing like: “Dead Man’s Party,” “Just Another Day,” “Little Girls,” and “Only A Lad”. Vatos Boingo Dance Party, which features former band members Sam “Sluggo” Phipps on sax, John Avila on bass, Carl Graves on keyboards, vocals, Doug Lacy on accordion and percussion and Johnny Vatos driving rhythm on drums…
Animotion is a new wave/pop-rock band who achieved international success with hit singles: “Obsession” and “Room to Move.” They have toured with popular headliners such as INXS, Depeche Mode and Genesis.
The Flirts, three-girl band is best known for their hit songs: “Passion,” “Danger,” “Helpless” and “Jukebox (Don’t Put Another Dime).”
Naked Eyes is a British new wave band, best known for its four top 40 singles: “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me”, “Promises, Promises”, “When the Lights Go Out,” and “(What) In the Name of Love.” Surviving member of the group, Pete Byrne, continues to use the group’s name and keep their music alive.
MCing the Lost 80’s Live event will be radio talent and DJ, Richard Blade. He has been entertaining audiences for more than thirty years. Blade is known by millions for his hosting duties spanning nearly 18 years at KROQ in Los Angeles , KNAC and Star 98.7. He is currently hosting First Wave, a classic alternative show daily on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Over the years Blade has played thousands of clubs and events, from corporate get-togethers to major clubs in Spain , New York , London to Los Angeles . Blade brings his extensive knowledge of MCing and music to every event he plays making it extra special for all in the audience.
Richard Blade and all of the acts will be performing on the Lost 80’s Live stage Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 643 Pine Ave. , Long Beach CA 90802. Doors open at 12pm pst.
Cultural Alliance of Long Beach (CALB) exists to support working artists in all artistic disciplines and connect them with the public in Long Beach , California through innovative collaborations, dialogues, promotions, and education in a cutting-edge art environment. Find out more about us, and access our calendar, on our website www.calbarts.org.
Quote from Mike Wylie, CALB Executive Director:
“We are digging having the Cavemen Group in our neighborhood” says Mike Wylie, founder of CALB, resident and property owner. “They are bringing us a great day in the sun, including lots of fun bands coming our way with the energy that only the 80’s had, and creating a perfect party neighborhood for the whole family. It’s a perfect compliment to the existing arts crowd already hanging out at the CALB studios. We couldn’t be happier.”
Millwork’s a community development group serving the North Pine area of downtown Long Beach . Also known as Sixth and Pine Development, its current project is developing 2.5 acres of build to suit office space for Molina Healthcare. Phase One, a historic renovation of the Press Telegram newspaper building (completed in June of 2013) brought over 450 tech jobs to the neighborhood, Phase Two, expected to be completed in Summer of 2014, will bring another 800 and an expected annual economic benefit of over $200M. Millworks participates in Party on Pine, and other events such as the Lost 80’s, as a co-sponsor with CALB, promoting the local art and music scene, encouraging economic development and neighborhood-building. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MillworksLB .
Quote from Michelle Molina, Sixth and Pine Managing Partner:
“North Pine is fortunate to have an opportunity to showcase our renaissance neighborhood with such a fun event”, says Michelle Molina, managing partner. “We hope these 80’s cornerstone bands bring in a crowd to visit that might otherwise drive right on by, to stay for the night, enjoy food, drinks, and cool tunes, dance a little and look around. We have a lot to share and are very lucky to play host to such a great event.”
Tickets are on sale now http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/401285.