New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

State Theatre presents Glen Burtnik & Friends: Beatles Bash 7

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre presents Glen Burtnik & Friends: Beatles Bash 7 on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 8pm. Burtnik & Friends will perform songs from the first two Beatles albums, Please Please Me and With the Beatles, and pay tribute to the great George Harrison and other Beatles hits. Tickets range from $35-55.

Prior to the concert, from 7pm-8pm, ticket holders are invited to the "Twist and Shout" British Rock dance party as part of the State Theatre's year-long celebration of its 25th Anniversary season and in honor of National Dance Day. The party will feature a live DJ and the bar will be open to purchase drinks and snacks.

Songs from Please Please Me and With the Beatles include "Please Please Me," "Love Me Do," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Twist and Shout," "All My Loving," and "Roll Over Beethoven." George Harrison's songwriting credits include iconic Beatles hits "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Here Comes the Sun," and "Something," as well as solo endeavors "My Sweet Lord," "What Is Life," and "Give Me Love."


<b>Glen Burtnik</b>
Known to many New Jersey music fans as only "Glen," Glen Burtnik is a musician whose history is filled with great musical talents. One of Burtnik's first gigs was touring on the West Coast with the show Beatlemania as Paul McCartney. After leaving the West Coast to return to New Brunswick, Burtnik regularly performed at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. During this time, Jon Bon Jovi asked Burtnik to join his band, though Burtnik declined. Burtnik was rewarded with his own recording contract through A & M records.

In the early 1990s, Burtnik joined the multi-platinum rock group Styx, singing, writing, and playing lead guitar. His songs became sought after throughout the 1990s, as he wrote for various artists such as John Waite, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Travis, JoDee Messina, Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw, Katey Sagal, Beth Hart, Tom Scott, Patty Smyth, and Don Henley. From 1999 through 2003, Burtnik re-joined multi-platinum rock band Styx—this time as bassist/vocalist—recording and touring with them throughout the U.S., Japan, and Europe. He's appeared on MTV, VH1, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Regis & Kelly, and at the 2001 and 2003 Super Bowls.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

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