Pablo Cruise is scheduled to perform in Destination Tampa Bay at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday July 18 at 8 p.m. From 1975 to 1985 Pablo Cruise toured the United States, Canada and Japan extensively, reaching the top 10 with mega hits like Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye? Love Will Find A Way and several other top 20’s. Pablo Cruise went on to sell several million albums and singles collectively and established themselves as well respected writers and performers within the industry.
Pablo Cruise appeared on numerous TV shows, including Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, The Merv Griffon Show, The Dinah Shore Hour and in 1979 they broke Elvis Presley’s attendance record at the Sahara Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, becoming the ﬁrst rock band to play a casino showroom. They also became the ﬁrst rock band to grace the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, but by 1985 after completing several national tours and releasing 7 studio albums in all, the band decided to take a hiatus
In 2005, a reunited Pablo Cruise picked up where they left off and today the band performs all over the United States and Canada and they’re enjoying it more than ever. Since getting back together, they have released two live CD’s and a DVD all through Sony Music documenting their exceptional live shows.
“One of the great things about playing shows after all these years is that the core band, David, Steve and myself are still here and lovin’ it,” says Cory. “Going out and playing shows these days gives us the opportunity to not only pay tribute to our timeless repertoire, it gives us a chance to see old friends and fans from back in the day as well as gaining a whole new audience!”
Today, Pablo Cruise is bringing more energy and excitement to the stage than ever before and with the addition of Larry Antonino and Robbie Wyckoff, the band has never sounded better.
Tickets are priced at $55, $39 and $29 will be available at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Raymond James Central Ticket Office, by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Bilheimer Capitol Theatre Ticket Office is open one hour prior to show time.
More Bilheimer Capitol Theatre: Expanding the Experience
The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, located in downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District, was constructed in 1921 and is one of Florida’s oldest operating theaters. In 2019, industry trade publication Pollstar named the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre the #1 club venue in Tampa, #1 in Florida, #4 in the United States and #4 in the world of club venues with 800 seats or less. In 2013, the theater underwent a complete $10 million renovation and is the catalyst for downtown development.
In 2019, Nancy and David Bilheimer donated $2.5 million to Ruth Eckerd hall as part of the theatre’s ongoing “Expanding the Experience” Capital campaign. In recognition of the generous donation, the Capitol Theatre’s name was changed to the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre.
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