Black 'N Blue

Black 'N Blue

Thu, June 15, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

ADV $13

This event is all ages

Black 'N Blue
Black 'N Blue
Black 'N Blue are 80’s hard rockers who released four successful and critically acclaimed albums through Geffen Records including their self-titled debut (1984), “Without Love” (1985), “Nasty Nasty” (1986), and “In Heat” (1987), with the latter two albums produced by the legendary Gene Simmons of KISS. The band, which featured Jaime St. James (vocals), Tommy Thayer (lead guitar), Jef Woop Warner (guitar), Patrick Young (bass), and Pete Holmes (drums), started in Portland, OR as a group of friends that came together to make their mark on 80’s hard rock. The band eventually relocated to Los Angeles and was signed to Geffen Records.
Black ‘N Blue would go on to sell over a million albums throughout their tenure in the 80’s. The band scored a hit single in “Hold On To 18” (which was featured on the group’s first release), a track that is widely known as a hard rock classic and still has airplay on stations across the country. In addition....

•Over 1 million albums sold worldwide
•3 MTV Videos
•3 Top 100 Billboard Hits
•4 Top 200 Billboard Albums
•One of Hit Parader’s Top New Artists of the Year 1984
•Toured with Aerosmith, Kiss, Night Ranger, Dio, Whitesnake, Queensryche, Lita Ford & more!
•4 Radio singles

After the band's breakup in 1989 many of the former band members took on different projects.

In 1997, all five Original Members of Black 'N Blue reunited to perform a one-night live performance on Halloween night. This gig ended up being a sold-out show, and it was recorded and released as a live album, entitled One Night Only: Live. The show was a one-time affair, and no further touring followed.

In 2001, following the release of a Greatest Hits compilation (The Ultimate Collection), the band released the album The Demos Remastered: Anthology 1 under the label Crazy Planet. This album contained demos of some of Black 'N Blue's most popular hits, including 5 unreleased tracks and a live version of the song "Autoblast". Meanwhile, in the ensuing interim period, the band released Rarities, an album which included remakes of a few of their hits, but mostly consisted of many unreleased demos, including some that were not included on the Demos Remastered: Anthology 1 release.

In early 2003, vocalist Jaime St. James reformed Black ‘N Blue. Along with St. James, original members Warner and Young began recording a new album titled Hell Yeah (this time without Thayer, who was performing lead guitar duties for Kiss at the time) Shawn Sonnenschein was the new lead guitarist to be featured on the album in Thayer's place. The album was initially scheduled to be released in September 2003, but the release date was pushed back on several occasions. In 2004, Jaime St. James became the new front man and lead singer for Warrant and later left Warrant in 2008.

In the summer of 2008, Black 'N Blue formally reunited to play at Rocklahoma and also back into the studio to finish the “Hell Yeah!” release. Their latest release is described as “classic” Black ‘N Blue as heard on the group’s original recordings.

The band have also performed more shows:
Rock The Bayou Houston, Texas Aug 2008
Midwest Rockfest in Wichita, Kansas July 2010
M3 in Merriweather Columba, MD May 2011
Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2012 & 2013
Hawthorne Theater Portland, Oregon March 2013
SKULLFEST in North Platte, Nebraska October 2013
Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California November 2013
Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada November 2013
The District in Sioux Falls, South Dakota December 2013

Skullfest October 2013 show marked the debut of new guitarist Brandon Cook, who replaced Jeff "Woop" Warner.
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/