The Bacon Brothers return to rock The Newton Theatre!
Even though he’s in a new hit TV show The Following and known for his big screen career in such box office smashes as Footloose, Apollo 13, A Few Good Men and X-Men: First Class, Kevin Bacon is a musician at heart. And now returning to Newton, mega star Kevin and his composer brother Michael will take the stage with their band for an awesome performance of their trademark gritty rock with a touch of Philly soul!
Long before Kevin Bacon launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael Bacon became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers, born nine years apart, coming of age in Center City Philadelphia. “My earliest memory of music was what my brother was playing or the music he brought home,” Kevin Bacon recalls. “I would sit on the steps of our basement while he was downstairs practicing with our sister Hilda and their band. So my heroes growing up were all rock ’n’ rollers. I wasn’t really into sports, or even movies. If I could save money, I’d buy an album.”
With 2013 marking 18 years of the Bacon Brothers band’s existence, any cynical preconceptions about well-known actors “dabbling” in music now can safely be discarded. The band has gigged relentlessly to build up a following, and have six LPs under their belts. Along the way, the younger brother has apparently caught up with his elder sibling in some ways. “Kevin writes a lot more songs than I do,” Michael says. “While my days are filled with composing instrumental music for film and TV, songs are a more daunting challenge. If I write one or two a year that I like, then I’m happy. But Kevin has this amazing gift of turning everyday experiences into universal thoughts that everybody can identify with.”
Tickets on sale 3/1 at 11 AM!
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