Our 2019 summer concert headliner is The Motels on Saturday, June 22. The new wave band is best known for their singles “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer" - each of which peaked at No.9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively.
VIP Admission: $54
General Admission: $29
About The Motels
In 1971, a young Martha Davis joined The Warfield Foxes, a band from Berkeley California. In 1975 they moved to Los Angeles and changed the band name to The Motels. The Motels released five albums on Capitol Records between 1979 and 1985, two of them earning gold record status and generating two Top Ten singles, “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.” When the band broke up in 1987 Martha released Policy, a solo album that charted in Australia.
After leaving Capitol Davis spent years working in different musical genres with multitudes of players. Recently it became apparent that one particular configuration generated the same feeling as the original band concept. The new lineup includes guitarist Clint Walsh, drummer Eric Gardner, bassist Nic Johns and as of 2011, original member Marty Jourard. Apocalypso, a previously unreleased version of 1982’s All Four One was released in 2011 on Omnivore Records, thirty years to the day after the intended original date.
In Spring of 2018 the Motels will release their new record The Last Few Beautiful Days.