The legendary band is to perform at Jukebox Club in early April.
One of the golden names on the musical scene, The Animals made rock history with hits hummed by generations, which radio stations never get tired of playing: “The House of The Rising Sun”, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” or “Don’t Let Me Misunderstood”, to name just a few.
Founded in the United Kingdom, in the early 1960s, the band went through several make-overs, and a stormy history, with many ups and downs, shifts from one continent to another and changes of make-up. They became known in the US as part of the “British invasion”. They had ten No. 1 hits in the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. The Animals were included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 1994.
The best-known hit of The Animals, “The House of The Rising Sun”, is, in fact, an old American folk sing, of anonymous origin, covered by a wide range of artists (from The Beatles and The Doors to Sinead O’Connor and Muse). Nevertheless, The Animals’ version of it remains the most popular and the most celebrated. Musical critics defined the song, in The Animals’ rendition, as “the first folk rock hit” (Dave Marsh), “a revolutionary hit”, which “changed, for good, the face of modern music” (Ralph McLean, BBC).
The Animals & Friends formula maintains two of the original members of the band: John Seel – drums – and Mickey Gallagher – keyboards (who, throughout the years, has collaborated with The Blockheads, Paul McCartney, The Clash, Eurythmics). They invited, alongside them, heavyweight musicians, appearing as “friends”: Peter Barton (vocal, bass, ex-Boomtown Rats, Roberts & Crowe, Wayne Fontana’s Mindbenders) and John E. Williamson (vocal, guitar, ex-Titanic). On Saturday, April 2, Jukebox Club will echo with the chords of “The House of The Rising Sun”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, and other well-known hits. The Animals & Friends will draw the public into a world where time and space dissolve far behind.
Tickets will be put on sale on Monday, March 7, exclusively via the Eventim network: Germanos, Orange and Vodafone shops, Humanitas and Carturesti bookshops and online, on www.eventim.ro. The price of a ticket is RON 60 until April 2 and RON 80 on the day of the concert.