Greg Billings Band 35th Anniversary of 1st Stranger Album at Capitol Theatre
Here is the info for the January 13th 2017 event. We will perform the entire first Stranger record (as well as GBB’s newest- Boom Boom All Night!)and share some stories from our songwriting sessions and maybe even some road stories. There will be no opening act and it will be cool to be in a house full of Stranger “Friends” !! Tickets are on sale now to members only until Dec. 9th, then open to the public.
Fri, Jan 13 at 8:00 PM @ Capitol Theatre
The Greg Billings Band headlines the Capitol Theatre for the first time, Fri, Jan 13 at 8 pm, celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the first Stranger album (a signed CD will be included with each ticket)! The band will perform hits from the first album, some of which have not been performed live in more than 20 years, along with their new album Boom Boom All Night in its entirety.
The Greg Billings Band roots date back to 1981, when popular 80’s Florida band Romeo signed to Epic Records and recorded its first nationally released album after changing their name to Stranger, with original members Greg Billings (vocals), Tom King (bass), Ronnie Garvin (guitar) and John Price (drums). The band won huge crowds around the southeast with an electrifying stage show and fun, hook-laden original songs.
During its 16-year run, Stranger released several independent records in addition to the Epic release solidifying their catalog of “Florida Music” and hits like Swamp Woman, Okeechobee Whiskey, 3D, Hit and Run, Alligator Joe and Wrong Side of the Tracks continues to be crowd favorites today.
In 1996, Greg left the band to pursue new interests and in 2003, he felt a calling to run his own band and formed what is now the Greg Billings Band. Their profile grew considerably, with tours focusing more on concerts and festivals. The band released four CDs and has been joined in the studio with such luminary musicians as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Brian Johnson of AC/DC.
Tickets are $35 and $25. Performance is at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St, Downtown Clearwater.