Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Taylor Dayne - REPLAY AMERICA:
The Ultimate 80s Tour
Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Taylor Dayne - REPLAY AMERICA “The Ultimate 80s Tour”
Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star that Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime. He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter.
Micky Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the 80’s and 90’s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey has established himself as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars. Mickey made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey’s joined the Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist, after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. Backed by the power of Mickey's vocals, Jefferson Starship immediately scored a #1 hit with “Jane”. With this new sound and powerful new vocals, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits including “No Way Out”, “We Built This City”, “Sara”, and an Oscar Nomination for the #1 hit “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now" from the movie “Mannequin”. Other top hits included “Find Your Way Back”, “Stranger”, “Laying It On The Line”, and “It's Not Over Till It's Over” which became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987.
Moreover, every Starship album released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum. Micky's stellar voice and video charisma on Starship's video classics such as “We Built This City” and “Sara” have become staples on MTV and VH1. Material covered in Starship’s live performance ranges from Micky's tenure with The Elvin Bishop Band and Starship, as well as songs from his two solo albums. Mickey will be backed by the band Starship featuring:
Jeff Adams – Bass
John Roth – Guitar
Phil Bennett – Keyboards
Darrell Verdusco – Drums
Stephanie Calvert - Vocals
From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consecutive decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats.
Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
Member Cost: $81
Non-Member Cost: $83