NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre presents the 4th annual Jersey Beatles Bash starring Glen Burtnik & Friends on Saturday, September 18 at 9pm. Burtnik & Friends will play three Beatles albums note-for-note: Let it Be, Rubber Soul, and Help! Performing alongside Burtnik will be a surprise cast of instrumentalists, singers, and musicians to be announced. Jersey Beatles Bash IV is sponsored by Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Ale ‘n Wich Pub, and Guinness. Tickets range from $22-42 (group discounts available).
Songs from the three albums include such favorites as: “Get Back,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “Across the Universe,” “Let it Be,” “In My Life,” “Drive My Car,” “Yesterday,” “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” and “Ticket to Ride.”
Known to many New Jersey music fans as only “Glen,” Glen Burtnik is a musician whose history is filled with great musical talents. One of Burtnik’s first gigs was touring on the West Coast with the show Beatlemania as Paul McCartney. After leaving the West Coast to return to New Brunswick, Burtnik regularly performed at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. During this time, Jon Bon Jovi asked Burtnik to join his band, though Burtnik declined. Burtnik was rewarded with his own recording contract through A & M records.
In the early 1990s, Burtnik joined the multi-platinum rock group Styx, singing, writing, and playing lead guitar. His songs became sought after throughout the 1990s, as he wrote for various artists such as John Waite, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Travis, Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw, Katey Sagal, Beth Hart, Tom Scott, Patty Smyth, and Don Henley. From 1999 through 2003, Burtnik re-joined multi-platinum rock band Styx—this time as bassist/vocalist—recording and touring with them throughout the U.S., Japan, and Europe. He’s appeared on MTV, VH1, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Regis & Kelly, and at the 2001 and 2003 Super Bowls.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517.
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