The J. Geils Band Reunite For Summer Tour

07/19/2012
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The J. Geils Band camp sent over word that the group will be reuniting for the 2012 Houseparty Tour of limited appearances this summer. They provided these:

The band is hitting the road with original members Peter Wolf (lead vocals), Seth Justman (keyboards), Danny Klein (bass) and Magic Dick (harmonica) and will be joined by longtime associates Duke Levine (guitar) and Tom Arey (drums). See below for tour dates.

Guitarist John Geils will not be joining this tour due to an ongoing legal dispute between The J. Geils Band and John Geils' solo record label, Francesca Records.

The band is challenging Francesca Records' baseless claim to ownership and control of the rights to the name "J. Geils Band." Unfortunately, John Geils' decision to align with Francesca Records has hindered a working relationship with The J. Geils Band.

Once again, The J. Geils Band will be joined by the Uptown Horns and background vocalists, who appeared with the group on their historic "Freeze Frame Tour" in the early 1980s.

Peter Wolf, who recently released the solo album Midnight Souvenirs, says, "To rock it up once again with The J. Geils Band, gives us a chance to share a body of work that we created and enjoy performing."
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The 2012 "Houseparty Tour" follows a series of sold-out shows last summer.

Initial 2012 Houseparty Tour Dates:
*additional dates to be announced soon
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Sunday, August 26, 2012 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Expo
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Friday, August 31, 2012 Buffalo, NY Erie Canal Harbor
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Atlantic City Tropicana Casino
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino

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