Summertime in South Florida is certainly a time for fun, sun, and sand. However if you’re a 1980’s music fan have I got a concert event for you. Best thing yet, it’s happening in our own back yard at the Hard Rock Live Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
The tour billed as “Replay America” boats many of the most influential music groups we all know and love from the 80’s era. All-girl pop pioneers The Go-Go’s, Patty Smyth of Scandal, Cutting Crew, Naked Eyes, and Martha Davis and the Motels. Now if this doesn’t bring back radio dreams I don’t know what will.
This is the first time in the U.S. all these super artists will share the same stage and perform their biggest hits we’ve all grown up with and love. The Go-Go’s originally formed in 1978 are an all-female American rock band that set the music industry on fire with their sound, musicianship, and songwriting prowess. The band is best known for such hits as We Got the Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed, Head Over Heels and Vacation. The group’s debut album “Beauty and the Beat” topped the album charts for six weeks I 1982 and went double platinum in the U.S. Considered as one of the cornerstones of American new wave music (that’s what it was called back then) Our Lips are Sealed has been named one of the “Top 100 Pop Singles of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine. It was also included on their “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list.
Patty Smyth of Scandal burst onto the scene in 1982 with a self-titled debut that turned out to be the best-selling EP in Columbia Records history, featuring the hit single, Goodbye to You. Her 1992 solo album turned out to be a career peak. Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough, a song Patty wrote and featuring a performance by Don Henley, became Smyth’s biggest hit ever. The song is touching, filled with sweet sadness and can still be heard today on many radio stations. The song reached #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and stayed there for six consecutive weeks, and was named BMI song of the Year. It is a true classic.
Martha Davis and The Motels self-titled debut released in 1979 exploded in Australia on the strength of the #2 Pop single, Total Control. In 1981 their sophomore effort, “Careful,” went Top 50. In 1982, the Motels released “All Four One” featuring smash single Only the Lonely which rocketed into the Top 10, and immediately propelled the album to gold status. 1983’s “Little Robbers” featured top singles Suddenly Last Summer and Remember the Nights. In 1985, “Shock” produced the Top 20 hit, Shame. In 1987 Davis released her first solo effort, “Policy”.
Cutting Crew released their debut album “Broadcast” which spawned their biggest hit (I Just) Died in Your Arms in 1986. The band follow up single I’ve Been in Love Before spent three weeks on the chart, leading to the group’s Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist in 1987.
Naked Eyes rose to prominence in the early 1980s. Originally a duo, the band is known for its four top 40 singles including chart topper, (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me. Other hits include Promises, Promise, When the Lights Go Out, and (What) In the Name of Love. In 2007, Naked Eyes released “Fumbling with the Covers”, an acoustic album which consisted of covers of Bob Dylan, the Beatles and Elvis Costello, along with Naked Eyes hits.
If you are a music aficionado especially when it comes to the 1980’s era this is one concert you can’t afford to miss. Don’t forget to wear your best 80’s garb and break out the serious hair spray. For more information on this show please visit the following site: