Eddie Money has just announced 14 new dates, which see him and his band on the road through August. Money, who'll undoubtedly be adding more shows over the next few months, will now kick off his 2013 dates on February 23rd in Boca Raton, Florida and wrap things up on August 23rd in Santa Cruz, California.
Last year, Money celebrated the 35th anniversary of his 1977 self-titled debut album. Money says he didn't mind that he was never deemed a rock superstar like his original Columbia Records labelmates such as Aerosmith, Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen, despite his string of 1970's and '80s hits: "But y'know what, at that point in my career, getting to play with Santana at Madison Square Garden, or doing all those big shows -- or getting to open up for the Rolling Stones, or play with the Who at the Silverdome in Detroit. I couldn't really bitch and moan. It got to the point that we were shipping gold. And I was doing a show, in the old days, I was doing a 75 minute show for a $1,000 a minute, (laughs) pretty good money, you know?"
UPDATED: Eddie Money tour dates (subject to change):
February 23 - Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheater
March 2 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
March 18 - Williston, ND - Raymond Family Community Church
March 20 - Plymouth, NH - The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center
March 21 - Portland, ME - Asylum
March 22 - Niagara Falls, NY - Bear's Den
March 29 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
March 30 - Columbus, OH - Hollywood Casino Columbus
April 12 - Waco, TX - Indian Springs Park
April 13 - Natchitoches, LA - River Front Park
May 3 - Thibodaux, LA - Thibodaux Firemen's Fair Grounds
May 24 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 3 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
June 13 - San Diego, CA - Hard Rock Cafe
July 4 - San Rafael, CA - Marin County Fairgrounds
July 19 - Hampton, IA - Franklin County Fair at Convention Center & Campgrounds
July 26 - Hamden, CT - Meadowbrook Park
August 23 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
DID YOU KNOW???
- Despite all his hits over the years, only two of them actually hit the Top Ten -- 1986's "Take Me Home Tonight" with Ronnie Spector and 1988's "Walk On Water."
- Before that, the closest he had gotten was 1978's "Baby Hold On," which topped out at Number 11.
- In 2007 Money released Wanna Go Back, which featured his takes on his favorite 1960's hits, including the Foundations' "Baby Now That I Found You" and "Build Me Up Buttercup"; the Rascals' "Good Lovin'"; and Wilson Pickett's "Land Of A Thousand Dances."
- Money recently released his In The Covers EP, Volume One, which features his take on tracks by the Beatles, AC/DC, the Four Tops, and Train.
- The four-song tracklist is: "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window," "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," "It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock And Roll)" and "Drops Of Jupiter."
CHECK IT OUT: Eddie Money with Ronnie Spector in 1988 performing "Take Me Home" tonight live on Late Night With David Letterman:
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