Formed in 1971 in New York City, the New York Dolls have long been considered the grandfathers of American punk rock. They reformed in 2004 with three of the original members and began to tour. The original bassist, Arthur Kane, died shortly after the first tour, but David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain continued on.
The sound of the band was shaped by old school rhythm and blues, girl bands and The Rolling Stones. They sounded nothing like any other band. It was a mix of hard rock, glam and kitsch. The New York Dolls' sound influenced bands to come like Ramones, Blondie, Kiss, Motley Crue, Guns 'N Roses, The Smiths, and Talking Heads. During their career the New York Dolls accumulated quite a cult following amongst rock music fans.
The two surviving members toured in 2005 and recorded a new album. This was followed by several appearances at different festivals. They just recently released another album "Cause I Sez So" produced by the legendary Todd Rundgren and are now back on the road.
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-Ticket Price: $39.50 (plus taxes and service charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 7:00 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Black Joe Lewis