BEN-FM’s Bash with The Bangles To Rock Philly

August 15, 2011

95.7 BEN-FM is proud to present BEN’s Bash With The Bangles on Saturday October 1, 2011 at the Theater of the Living Arts (The TLA) on South Street. The Bangles were one of the most popular female fronted bands of the 1980′s. Their hit songs include “Walk Like An Egyptian”, “Manic Monday”, “Eternal Flame”, “Hazy Shade of Winter”(Simon & Grafunkel song) and “In Your Room”. The band’s current lineup includes original members Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson and drummer Debbi Peterson.

Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday at Noon via Ticketmaster locations, the TLA box office as well as livenation.com. Members of the BEN-FM listener club, the BENefits Club, can access a special pre-sale that will take place this Thursday from 10am to 10pm. Tickets can be purchased for $22 in advance or for $25 at the TLA the evening of the show.

The Bangles are touring around the release of their first album in seven years, SWEETHEART OF THE SUN, which will be released on September 27th, 2012. The album was recorded by Matthew Sweet (Susanna’s frequent collaborator) at his home studio in the Hollywood Hills, with much of the overdubbing done at the home studios of Vicki and Susanna, and mixed by Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Wilco).

SWEETHEART OF THE SUN reveals The Bangles at their equally beguiling extremes, as soaring folk-rock harmonies co-exist with adrenalized rave-ups inspired by the band’s roots in Nuggets-era garage rock.