ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND GARY U.S. BONDS HEADLINES FIRST-EVER LIGHT OF DAY FOUNDATION SHOW AT HARD ROCK NEW YORK
Concert at Hard Rock Cafe New York Features Additional Performances by
Willie Nile, the Liza Colby Sound and Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
NEW YORK, NY, December 20, 2012 – Rock and roll legend Gary U.S. Bonds and his band, The Roadhouse Rockers, headline the Light of Day Foundation’s first-ever show at the iconic Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on January 16, 2013. Additional performances include Willie Nile, the Liza Colby Sound, and Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan. Proceeds from the show benefit the Light of Day Foundation, www.lightofday.org, which funds research into possible cures, improved treatments and support for patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and other neuromuscular disorders. Proceeds from thr show will also go to Team Fox, the grassroots community fundraising program at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Bonds first rose to prominence in the early 1960s, when his song, “Quarter to Three,” released in June 1961, reached Number 1 on the Billboard chart. Bonds’ other Top 10 hits at the time included “New Orleans,” “School is Out” and “Dear Lady Twist.” He headlined a 1963 European tour, which also included The Beatles.
Singer-songwriter Willie Nile’s last three albums, “Streets of New York,” House of a Thousand Guitars” and “The Innocent Ones” have received great critical acclaim. His hometown paper, The Buffalo News, called the three albums, “three of the finest recordings to ever straddle the worlds of singer-songwriter fare and good ol’ street-tough rock n’roll.” A long-time Light of Day favorite, Nile is known for his scintillating live performances.
Joe D’Urso is a singer-songwriter “blessed with one of those unmistakable whisky-tainted Asbury Park, New Jersey voices that makes the story in every song come alive,” according to a show review by Paul M. Sinclair. D’Urso and his band Stone Caravan have been part of Light of Day since its start 13 years ago. D’Urso serves on the board of directors of LOD.
Liza Colby formed her current band in 2009, combining her own original style with influences from the late 1960s, early 1970s and the British Invasion. Colby describes her sound as “rockin’ soul” that will make you get up and dance!
$25 for general admission and $75 for a seated VIP ticket and are available through Ticketweb at www.ticketweb.com.
About Light of Day
The Light of Day concert series is now in its 13th year. What began as a single concert at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey has grown into 35 shows in 12 countries in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
The funds raised are donated to help the fight against Parkinson's disease and related illnesses by funding research into better treatments, cures and support for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and related illnesses.