Philadelphia rock n’ roll institution The Hooters, best known for their 1980s hits “And We Danced” and “All You Zombies,” will return to Ardmore Music Hall to celebrate the venue’s 10 year anniversary on May 12th and 13th, 2023 for a 2-night run. The 600-capacity independent venue on Philly’s Main Line will offer fans an opportunity to see the band perform songs from their extensive catalog in a decidedly intimate space.
Ticket options include GA, Seated and VIP Booths, and are available beginning at 10am on Friday, November 18th at Ardmore Music Hall’s WEBSITE.
In 2013, The Hooters played opening weekend at the then-newly-named Ardmore Music Hall, the site of the former 23 East Cabaret where the band cut their teeth en route to rock-stardom in the ‘80s. Before that show ten years ago, The Hooters’ Eric Bazilian told The Morning Call’s John J. Moser:
I remember hanging out at the bar there until sunrise, many nights, after we played…There were a lot of venues we played a lot back then that were really pivotal in allowing our audience to develop…The location was great. It was right in the heart of the Main Line, and for city folk who didn’t have cars, there was a train station right there. It was a great venue. And a lot of people played there.
Since that show, Ardmore Music Hall has become one the area’s most revered concert spaces, and has played host to artists such as George Clinton & P-Funk, Toots & the Maytals, The Disco Biscuits, Snarky Puppy, The Psychedelic Furs, Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers, and thousands more. The Hooters’ appearance in May 2023 will be part of a year-long celebration of the venue’s 10th anniversary, with more shows and events to be announced in the coming months.
The Hooters were formed in the early-1980s by friends Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian, who first met while attending the University of Pennsylvania. After playing extensively in the local Philadelphia music scene, The Hooters came to national prominence following the release of their 1983 major label debut, Nervous Night, which would sell over 2 million copies in the US alone. They would go on to achieve fame worldwide, and, following a brief hiatus in the 1990s, continue to tour successfully in the US and abroad. Hyman and Bazilian also achieved acclaim as songwriters for other artists, with Hyman scoring a hit with Cyndi Lauper in “Time After Time,” and Bazilian with Joan Osborne’s 1995 classic “One of Us.”
Ardmore Music Hall is one of the premier independent music venues in the northeast for nationally touring concerts, and our location at 23 East has a storied history of 40+ years of live music. Located just 3 miles outside Philadelphia on the Main Line, AMH serves fans of the western suburbs and the city proper alike, and hosts programming that includes rock & roll, funk, jam, roots, adult contemporary, hip hop, Americana and everything in between. Established in 2013, Ardmore Music Hall has played host to a variety of world-class talent, including George Clinton & P-Funk, The Hooters, Toots & the Maytals, The Disco Biscuits, The Psychedelic Furs, Stanley Clarke, Television, Snarky Puppy, members of the Grateful Dead & Phish, Ghostface Killah, Macy Gray, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dr. John, Steve Earle and Railroad Earth--just a few of the many great artists who have stepped onto our stage in the humble town of Ardmore, PA.