Monday, August 18, 2014

34/52: Huey Lewis & The News at the Zoo

2013 marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most celebrated album of the 1980's.  Peaking at #1 and selling over 10 million copies worldwide, "Sports" by Huey Lewis and the News was an anthem of the 80's decade.

Over half of the albums songs (The Heart of Rock and Roll, Heart and Soul, I Want a New Drug, If This Is It) were huge hit singles along with the memorable music videos.

In 2013, Huey Lewis and The News commemorated the milestone with their "Sports" 30th Anniversary World Tour and they decided to keep the party going with tour dates throughout 2014 (the band plays about 80 shows a year).

Last Wednesday night they played the Oregon Zoo in Portland to a sold out crowd (for the second year in a row).

They opened with "Heart of Rock and Roll" and keep the crowd on their feet for most of the show, including old R and B standards including a really cool acapella set.

The zoo is always a great place to see a show.  Chick and I packed a picnic lunch, bought a bottle of wine and people watched!  It was a perfect summer evening in Portland.

Huey and the band played all their hits for nearly 90 minutes.  They sounded just like they did over 30 years ago!  Keep it going Huey!