THE DAN BAND
THE SHOWBOX – SEATTLE, WA
Saturday, February 24, 2007
On Sale Saturday, January 13 at 10 a.m.
Seattle, WA – Live Nation welcomes The Dan Band to The Showbox on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 9:00 p.m.
For Dan Finnerty, leader of The Dan Band, it’s a journey that has taken him from being one of the only guys in the rural town of Bath, NY brave enough to admit a fondness for girl songs all the way to Hollywood, with a burgeoning career in this business we call show. Finnerty has been seen belting (and cursing) his way through Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in the hit movie Old School and crooning Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Making Love” to a 13 year old girl at her bat mitzvah in Starsky and Hutch, complete with bad-ass red Afro. “I guess I’m the inappropriate song boy now,” he says.
From its unlikely beginnings, the legend of The Dan Band has spread from Tinseltown to New York City, with the grand frontier of television being next. Finnerty’s spectacular live performance was captured in a Bravo special executive-produced by none other than Steven Spielberg and directed by Charlie’s Angels director McG. Fans were treated to the soaring medley of Laura Brannigan’s “Gloria” and Toni Basil’s “Mickey.” Exult to the speeded-up punk-rock of their Abba medley. Buckle up for the a profanity-laced Irene Cara tribute, featuring “Flashdance” and “Fame.” There are also the show-stoppers, like their “Genie in a Bottle/Slave 4 U” medley, the high octane “Shoop/No Scrubs” combo, and Tyler’s “Eclipse,” naturally.
If you haven’t noticed, The Dan Band covers songs primarily by ’80s & ‘90s divas, with Finnerty sporting Jiffy Lube utilitarian garb and backwards baseball cap and his back-up singers clothed like nerdy accountants. Finnerty and the Dan Band put on a show that is equal parts high-energy singing, dancing and blowing the audience’s collective mind.
Entertainment Weekly calls it “one of the hottest tickets in town” and it’s described by LA Weekly as “Smashmouth meets Wilson Phillips.”
Tickets are $16.50 and go on sale Saturday, January 13 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. Dates and times subject to change without notice.
Official Website: http://hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=43473
Added by sherylvanslyke on January 19, 2007