Richard Thompson and Boston
Newark, New Jersey
Tickets Available Now!
Tickets On Sale Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10AM!
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 8PM
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8PM
$45.50 - $121.00
Tickets available at: or www.NJPAC.org or
Box Office 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)
(Newark, New Jersey- March 9, 2015) New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey announces a special evening with the world’s most critically acclaimed Guitarist and prolific songwriters, Richard Thompson. See the inventor of British Folk Rock, Richard Thompson perform in the Victoria Theater on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 8PM. NJPAC is proud to present perhaps the biggest classic rock band of all time, Boston who will perform songs like, “More Than a Feeling,” “Don’t Look Back” and “Amanda” on Friday, June 5th at 8PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets for these two great shows now at NJPAC.org or by calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722).
About Richard Thompson
"The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix." -- Los Angeles Times
“A folksinger who (shreds) like an arena-rock star... and still writes songs that sting and storm.” -- NPR
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson was the recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently, the Americana Music Honors & Awards nominated him for “Artist of the Year”.
Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left the band to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.
A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.
Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Hertzog’s Grizzy Man. His most recent CD, Electric, was produced by the great Nashville musician Buddy Miller (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin.). Electric continues to receive positive praise with Rolling Stone declaring, “…the excellence is undeniable.”
Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn Richard Thompson massive new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in folk rock history.
“Genius appears early. Legends are earned. But history’s greatest never stand on their laurels. This is the artistic arc for Richard Thompson!”
Boston’s debut album, Boston, released in 1976, ranks as one of the best-selling debut albums in U.S. history with over 17 million copies sold and this classic rock band is one of the most sought after rock bands performing today to sold out audiences throughout the world.
Boston from Boston, Massachusetts achieved their most notable successes during the 70’s and 80’s with front man guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz,. The band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists with best-known works include "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band", "Smokin'", "Don't Look Back", and "Amanda". They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were for its self-titled debut album and seven million were for its second album, Don't Look Back. Altogether, the band has released six studio albums.
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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over seven million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit www.njpac.org or call 888.GO.NJPAC for more information.