Union County Performing Arts Center presents

MICHAEL NESMITH
Presented on the Mainstage.

Genre: Alternative

Friday • April 12, 2013 • 8:00 PM

$59.50, $40, $30 & $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MICHAEL NESMITH SOLO U.S. SPRING TOUR 2013
MAKES A STOP IN RAHWAY

We are pleased to announce the spring arrival of Michael Nesmith.
The singer/songwriter legend will kick off his first solo U.S. tour in over
30 years in Nashville for a rare and exclusive brace of live concerts set
to take place in March and April throughout the U.S.

“The shows will take a complete look at the songs I’ve recorded over
the years, starting back when I was just a solo folk singer,” says Nesmith
of forthcoming dates. “I have decades of music to draw from and I think I
can put together something exciting, something that will make for a very
full, dramatic and emotional evening.”

In a career that has endured for almost 50 years, Michael Nesmith has made
his mark on popular culture as a songwriter, performer, author, film-producer
and actor. In the 1960s Nesmith found fame as one quarter of The
Monkees. As a songwriter he has written music for such performers as Linda
Rondstadt and had his songs covered by artists ranging from Run DMC to
Andy Williams. A successful film producer, his name has appeared on the
credits of such pictures as the cult-classic Repo Man and the Tim Robbins
movie Tapeheads. In 1980 Nesmith was one of the men behind the launch
of the revolutionary television channel MTV.
 
But it is Michael Nesmith’s prolific body of solo work that brings him across
the U.S. for this rarest of visits.
 
The author of no fewer than 15 solo albums, Nesmith was a key pioneer in
the development of country rock music, most notably with his work with
The First National Band. His 1975 album Prison – A Book With A
Soundtrack introduced the innovative notion of combining a written
story with recorded music.
 
His most recent solo work, Rays, was released in 2006.
This body of work has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the
greatest music never heard.” The opportunity to hear these compositions
played in an intimate setting amounts to nothing less than a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.