Bryan, TX (PressExposure) March 25, 2009 -- The Buckinghams return to Minnesota for the official Coleraine Centennial Celebration at Greenway High School Auditorium on April 17.
The Buckinghams return to Minnesota on Friday, April 17th, to perform in the Greenway High School Auditorium for Coleraineâs 100th anniversary. Centennial celebration organizers planning the birthday bash invited the band to headline the concert for this historic occasion. The Buckinghams began their career in 1965 in Chicago as recording artists for Columbia Records. âKind of a Drag,â their first hit, became number one on the charts, sparking a succession of hits that led to being named âThe Most Listened to Band in Americaâ in 1967.
The Buckinghams are best known for Top 10 hits including âHey Baby, Theyâre Playing Our Song,â âDonât You Care,â âMercy, Mercy, Mercy,â and âSusan.â Lead singer Carl Giammarese said, âThe Buckinghams are pleased to return to Minnesota, and weâll be performing all our hits, plus other Solid Gold 60s favorites.â The groupâs latest release, âReaching Back,â is available nationally on Fuel Records. Bass player Nick Fortuna noted, "The Buckinghams began our career playing for high school dances, so itâs like coming home to playing the Greenway High School Auditorium for this celebration."
The event marks the 100th anniversary of the town built and planned as a model village for the mining area. A member of Teddy Rooseveltâs Rough Riders, John C. Greenway, who was instrumental in developing the Mesabi iron ore range, named the town in honor of Oliver Cole, then president of Oliver Mining Company. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. Reserved seating is $30 per ticket, with a Centennial special of 4 tickets available for only $100.
For tickets, contact the Reif Center Box Office, 720 Conifer Drive, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Call 218-327-5780 for more information or visit online at [http://www.reifcenter.org/wheretobuy.html].
About The Buckinghams The Buckinghams are best known for Top 10 hits including âKind of a Drag,â âHey Baby, Theyâre Playing Our Song,â âDonât You Care,â âMercy, Mercy, Mercy,â and âSusan.â The million-selling 60s recording artists will perform all their hits, plus songs from âReaching Back.â Reserved seating is $30 per ticket, with a Centennial special of 4 tickets available for only $100. For more information on The Buckinghams, visit http://www.thebuckinghams.com or http://www.myspace.com/thebuckinghams.