Another '80s Comeback
Huey Lewis & the News to relive Sports heyday at Dallas concert
The AT&T Performing Arts Center has once again jumped on the '80s nostalgia train, bringing in Huey Lewis & the News to play at Annette Strauss Square on Thursday, June 13, as part of the group's 30th anniversary tour for their iconic album, Sports.
In the mid-1980s, there was no bigger band in the world than Huey Lewis & the News. Sports, which yielded such hit songs as "The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Heart & Soul," "I Want a New Drug" and "If This Is It," sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
In 1985, they became even bigger after they wrote "The Power of Love" — which earned an Oscar nomination — and "Back in Time" for the Back to the Future soundtrack, launching them into true superstardom.
Their reign was short-lived, however. Although their follow-up album, Fore!, was well-received, subsequent albums were not. Consequently, the band has released only three albums of new music in the last 20 years, none of which have come close to the sales of albums released during their peak.
It's no surprise, then, that Huey Lewis & the News have returned to the material that made them stars. In addition to the tour, the band will release a special digitally remastered edition of the album on May 14, with live bonus tracks that were recorded — you guessed it — back in the '80s.