Submitted by: Firehouse Arts Center
By popular demand, the will host a third visit of rock group, The Tubes (www.thetubes.com), on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.
The Tubes, known for their San Francisco Sound of the 1970s and as well as contemporary CDs, debuted in 1975 with the hit single “White Punks on Dope”, a tribute to their rich, white fans in San Francisco. The group’s live performances were characterized by wild satires of media, consumerism and politics and inspired a faithful cult following that extended throughout the United States and abroad.
Through the decades, The Tubes’ musicians have put creativity and art skills into their live performances and have been widely known for their theatrics. The band produced one collection of music videos, which were issued in 1982 as “The Tubes Video.” The recording contained versions of twelve of the band's hits including "Mondo Bondage," "Talk to Ya Later," and "White Punks on Dope" and was based on the group's stage shows. The Tubes’ most recent album, “Mondo Birthmark”, was released in 2009, and contains previously unreleased rare photos and interviews of the group.
Performing at the Firehouse Arts Center will be four members of the original The Tubes band, vocalist Fee Waybill, guitarist Roger Steen, drummer Prairie Prince and bass player Rick Anderson as well as Keyboardist David Medd, who joined the band in 1996.
Tickets are $38, $43, $48. Group discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org up to three hours prior to the performance, by phone at (925) 931-4848, or in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office. Box Office hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12 noon-6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and for two hours prior to the performance. The entrance to free parking is on Spring Street near First Street.