To your right is a trio of 40-something moms enjoying their big night out. To your left is a couple of hipsters, curious about what their parents listened to in the 1980s.
Soon, the band takes the stage. Then, you cheer along with everyone else as the drummer mimics a heartbeat on his bass drum. It’s the opening to one of the band’s best known songs, “The Heart of Rock and Roll.”
Yes, you’re at a Huey Lewis and the News concert and you’re about to experience 90 minutes of pure fun.
How Is Huey Lewis Live?
Hugh Anthony Cregg III, better known as Huey Lewis, has the same pipes, energy, and charm he had during the Regan Administration.
Lewis will joke between songs and generally engage the audience. As for his voice, it’s as strong as ever.
Lewis still has his looks. Those women we mentioned that were sitting next to you at this Huey Lewis and The News Tour stop will definitely be swooning.
How Are The News Live?
The News brings it too. Keyboardist Sean Hopper, drummer Bill Gibson, guitarist and saxophonist Johnny Colla, lead guitarist Stef Burns, and bassist John Pierce are as competent as ever.
Stealing the show is the horn section, also known as The Sports Section. This group is comprised of trumpeter Marvin McFadden and saxophonists Rob Sudduth and Johnnie Bamont.
What Songs Will Huey Lewis And The News Perform Live?
Setlists are subject to change, but HLATN usually begin each show with “Heart of Rock and Roll” and finish with “Workin’ for a Living.”
Songs you’re likely to hear between those aforementioned cuts are “Heart and Soul,” “I Want A New Drug,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Power of Love,” and “Do You Believe In Love.”
What Genre Is Huey Lewis And The News?
Huey Lewis and the News are generally regarded as rock. Detractors will call them pop-rock.
With your Huey Lewis and the News tickets you’ll realize there’s a lot of blues and rhythm and blues in their sound. There are also bits of soul, Motown, and doo-wop as well.
You might say, Huey Lewis and The News are the world’s most successful bar band. That’s not an insult, but a tribute to the amount of fun you’ll have at one of their live shows.