The original J. Geils members have put the old band back together. Peter Wolf, Seth Justman, Danny Klein and Magic Dick are once again the J. Geils Band but John Geils is not part of the line-up.
John Geils is in the middle of a legal dispute between The J. Geils Band and his solo record label Francesca Records. The label wants control of The J. Geils Band name. As Geils is signed to the label, he is unable to participate in the reunion.
The 2012 line-up will be joined by the Uptown Horns who played on the Freeze Frame tour of the 1980s.
Says Peter Wolf, “To rock it up once again with The J. Geils Band, gives us a chance to share a body of work that we created and enjoy performing.”
The J. Geils Band signed to Atlantic Records in 1970 but it was the 1980’s hits ‘Centrefold’ and ‘Freeze Frame’ that launched the band to global success.
The J. Geils Band disbanded in 1985 and had a brief reunion in 1999.
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Dates for the Houseparty tour are:
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Sunday, August 26, 2012 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Expo
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Friday, August 31, 2012 Buffalo, NY Erie Canal Harbor
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Atlantic City Tropicana Casino
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino