Tommy Tutone in the Haymarket Lounge LATE SHOW - 5/31/19Friday, May 31 2019 9:00 PM Doors / 10:00 PM Start / Ends 11:30 PM (Estimated End Time)
Tommy Tutone in the Haymarket Lounge LATE SHOW - 5/31/19
at City Winery The Haymarket Lounge
- 9:00 PM
- 10:00 PM
- 11:30 PM (Estimated End Time)
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the show
Tommy Tutone are classic '80s rockers led by vocalist and guitarist Tommy Heath, best known for the worldwide smash "867-5309/Jenny". The group's first single, 1980's "Angel Say No," hit the American Top 40 during a tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, That was enough to bring the debut album, "Tommy Tutone", into the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart for 13 weeks over the summer of 1980. But it was 1981's "867-5309/Jenny" that sent the group to the top of the charts in a 27-week run; Jenny topped the Mainstream Rocks charts in Billboard for three weeks, and it's runaway success quickly crossed over into the Top 40. . . Peaking in early 1982, the single hit number four and went gold in a run of nearly 30 weeks on the Hot 100. The album that accompanied it, "Tommy Tutone 2", spent 30 weeks on the Top Pop Albums chart, peaking at #20.
From the moment their first album hit, touring, television and radio were the steady diet for Tommy Tutone. As mentioned, their first national tour in the summer of 1980 saw them support Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as Petty consolidated the success of "Damn The Torpedoes". Grand Funk Railroad, ZZ Top., The Tubes, Cheap Trick, America, and Eddie Money are among those Tommy Tutone has shared the stage with. The group was an MTV staple and appeared on "American Bandstand", "Fridays", and a host of other shows of the era.
The fall of 1983 saw the release of "National Emotion", their third album and their third straight Billboard Top Pop albums charter. They toured extensively for the album, through into 1985, but it was their final album for Columbia Records.
In 1994, Heath returned, using the name Tommy Tutone for a new release, Nervous Love. Heath continues to this day as Tommy Tutone; he released Tutone.rtf in 1998. The "Nervous Love" LP saw a retitled reissue called "A Long Time Ago" in the summer of 2011. and Tommy is busy writing songs for a new studio release marked for 2020. The summer 2018 saw Tommy Tutone touring extensively with Rick Springfield and Greg Kihn, and he's touring extensively in 2019 as well.