UNION — As part of the summer concert series at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, in Union, 1980s new wave musicians Howard Jones and Men Without Hats will appear, Friday evening, June 14, at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the concerts are now on sale. The Savage Oakes music venue offers an outdoor concert experience. Local food and a wide variety of Maine craft beverages will be served.
Tickets for each show, priced at $48 in advance, are festival-style general admission with guests invited to bring along lawn chairs and blankets.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 207-785-2828 or visit www.SavageOakes.com.
Savage Oakes is located at 175 Barrett Hill Rd, just 1/3 mile off Route 17, in Union.
Howard Jones’ career has always been about the big picture, according to Savage Oakes, in a news release. The singer, songwriter and keyboardist’s songs explore universal themes including enlightenment, transcendence, and seeing past one’s struggles in order to embrace the wider horizon beyond it.
He’s sold millions of albums and had 15 Top 40 singles. And while his music often overflows with addictive pop hooks, soaring vocals and creative arrangements, when you dig deeper, you’ll find those larger perspectives embedded within, the release said.
Jones remains a household name for anyone who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Hits including Things Can Only Get Better, No One is to Blame, What is Love? and New Song are permanent parts of the pop culture tapestry of the era.
Major movies and television shows including Breaking Bad, Bumblebee, GLOW, Eddie the Eagle, Halt and Catch Fire, and Everybody Hates Chris have featured them in recent times.
His 1984 debut album Human’s Lib and the 1985 follow-up Dream into Action continue to transcend generations.
Men Without Hats:
They told the world “You can dance if you want to” 30 years ago – and we did.
A few years later they instructed that same planet – the third – to go Pop – and we did.
Men Without Hats have been creating iconic and irresistible pop music for three decades and have soared back with the release of their latest album, Love in the Age of War, to be released this May.
Led by front man, lead singer and songwriter Ivan Dorschuk, MWH has surged back starting with a breakout show at 2011’s SXSW and followed by extensive touring across North America over the last year.
Along with keyboard player Lou Dawson and guitarist James Love, Doroschuk and the Hats have been delivering high energy shows packed with all of the band’s catchy lyrics as well as great tracks from the new release, a disc that picks up where the hit making band left off.
“Sure lots has changed in music over the last few decades, “ said Doroschuk, in the release, “but the world still loves a hooky song with a bit of edge that can get you thinking.”