New Jersey Stage

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools Set For 'Acoustic-ish' Barnstorming Tour

(New Jersey) -– Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools have announced they will embark on a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon's eclectic version of the Great American Songbook.  Along with playing a diverse range of music, the Poor Fools will also perform some of their legendary Asbury Jukes material. 

The Poor Fools will consist of Jeff Kazee (Asbury Jukes and Bon Jovi), John Conte (Asbury Jukes), Tommy Byrnes (Billy Joel) and Soozie Tyrell (E Street Band) – all sharing instruments and harmonies.

The Poor Fools will explore a wide range of music pulled from Bob Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and much more.

"The Poor Fools tour is a chance for me to try out different material and some Jukes standards in an acoustic-ish form," said Southside Johnny Lyon. "It will be a loose mix of songs, stories and banter between the musicians and--hopefully--the audience. Just lookin' to have a good time. It'll be a little side trip between the usual Asbury Jukes touring and our next recording."

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools will begin their journey on Thursday, October 6 at the Jeremy's Heroes Foundation gala in New York City.  They will then head up the east coast to perform at cities such as Hudson, NY, Collinsville, CT, Danbury, CT, Fairfield, CT and Old Saybrook, CT.

Tickets are on-sale now for Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools Fall Tour:

October 6 – Jeremy's Heroes Foundation Fall Gala - Guastavino's – NYC

November 10 – Bridge Street Live - Collinsville, CT

November 11 – The Palace Danbury – Danbury, CT

November 12 – Club Helsinki – Hudson, NY

November 14 – YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts – Bay Shore, NY

November 15 – Stage One – Fairfield, CT

November 16 –The Kate – Old Saybrook, CT