The Capitol Theatre presents Eddie Money on Thursday, May 10 at 8 pm with special guest The Greg Billings/Geoff Abraham Duo. Eddie Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like Baby Hold On and Two Tickets to Paradise. Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like Think I’m in Love and Shakin. In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, GRAMMY®-nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, Take Me Home Tonight. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit I Wanna Go Back.
These days, Money continues to delight new and old fans alike at venues throughout the country. Having opened the summer concert season at the famous DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit for nearly 20 years, Money draws fans from all over who are eager to see the legendary musician. Ask any concert attendee and they’ll tell you he retains his signature style and performs with the same passion today as he did more than 30 years ago.
Greg Billings has been playing music in Florida since the 1980s, his bands include Romeo, Stranger and Damn The Torpedos. Greg’s vocal range and ability were equally matched by his magnetic personality and ability to make everyone in the audience feel like a friend. Greg left DTT in 2003 to form the Greg Billings Band. They’ve released 5 CDs and has been joined in the studio by luminary musicians such as Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Brian Johnson of AC/DC and the late R&B bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn. Their latest release, Greg Billings Band Live; Stranger 35, captures the excitement of their sold out CD release party for Boom Boom All Night at Clearwater’s historic Capitol Theatre in 2017.
Geoff Abraham is a singer/songwriter/producer from St. Petersburg. Geoff’s music is a blend of Rock n Roll, Blues and Americana. His music is licensed by television networks and has been used in dozens of ads for American Idol, FOX Sports, NFL, MLB, Bravo and MTV. Geoff won Best Boston Band in Boston Magazine and Won Best Roots Band in Creative Loafing’s Best of Tampa Bay Award Show. He has opened for Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Alice Cooper and Bad Company.
Reserved are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. Patrons may also purchase tickets at www.AtTheCap.com 24/7. *A limited number of VIP packages, which include a premium seat and a meet & greet opportunity with Eddie Money, are also available.
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