Onward Promotions To Present Popular 80's Band The Motels at Newton Theatre NJ Grand Opening Weekend
Onward Promotions will be presenting the popular 80's band The Motels at the Newton Theatre in Newton NJ for a rare east coast performance. The concert will be part of the theatre's Grand Opening weekend.
The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", each of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached number 4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis, the lead singer, continues to appear under The Motels with various line-ups.
On August 9th, 2011—The Motels lost album Apocalypso, which was recorded 30 years ago, will be released by Omnivore Recordings. Limited edition orange vinyl versions of Apocalypso will be available. At the concert in Philadelphia, The Motels will be performing a few songs from the new release but fans will also get to hear their hits and other popular material.
Owners Jonathan Peirce and Paul Larena recently purchased The Newton Theatre at 234 Spring Street and have refurbished it. Their goal was to return the theatre to its original splendor and serve as Sussex County’s largest full-time Performing Arts Center presenting Concerts, Comedy, Theatre, Dance and Film.
“Newton is right on the edge of a renaissance similar to Morristown was a few short years ago, and we believe the Theatre can be an important component”, said Peirce, who resides in Sparta.
They have extensive experience in theatre restoration, most recently at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown. They also own 5 Point Event Production Services, which provides technical and production support to many of the world’s top artists and corporations. Larena, of East Hanover adds, “We are very excited to be coming to Newton and bringing world-class talent to the community.”
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Onward Promotions is a concert/entertainment promotion company. Artists we have promoted include Rick Springfield, Brian McKnight, The Motels, Kasim Sulton, Paul Freeman, John Byrne, and Tusk.
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