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HERMAN’S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE TO INVADE SLU’S COLUMBIA THEATRE
HAMMOND – Herman’s Hermits starring
Peter Noone will invade Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre
for the Performing Arts on July 15 for a concert that will take audiences
on a foot-tapping, hands-clapping journey back to the exciting musical
decade of the sixties.
Major stars in America, Herman’s Hermits
scored more than 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, three major movies, countless
television shows and concert tours all over the world. Still in the musical
trenches after selling more than 60 million records, Herman’s Hermits is
about nostalgia, good song writing and tunes that sound good on the radio.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are
$25, Loge and Orchestra 1; $23, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $20, Balcony
2. Tickets are available at the theater box office (985?543?4371, 220 E.
Thomas St.) from noon-5 p.m. on Mondays and on weekdays beginning July
9. They can also be purchased online through TicketWeb (www.ticketweb.com).
Accompanied by Herman’s Hermits, Petere
Noone consistently plays to sold-out venues the world over. He has been
an international star since the age of 15, when he hit the charts as the
Hermits’ lead singer. The groups’ classic hits included "Something Tells
Me I'm Into Something Good," "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter,"
"I'm Henry VIII, I Am," "Silhouettes," "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," and
"There's A Kind of Hush."
As "Herman," Noone performed on hundreds
of top-rated television programs from Ed Sullivan and Jackie Gleason to
Dean Martin and Danny Kaye. He also played the title role in an ABC Hallmark
Hall of Fame presentation of the classic Pinocchio and appeared in three
MGM feature films.
Throughout the seventies, Noone performed,
composed songs and produced recordings with such artists as David Bowie,
Debby Boone and Graham Gouldman. His album with the Tremblers, "Twice Nightly,"
and his solo effort, "One of The Glory Boys," were both critically and
commercially successful. He also took on leading roles in British theatrical
productions of “Dick Wittington,” “Aladdin,” and “Sinbad The Sailor.”
The eighties found Noone receiving rave reviews
for his portrayal of “Frederic” in the New York Shakespeare Festival's
production of “The Pirates of Penzance.” He reprised the role at the world-famous
Drury Lane Theatre in London in both the national and international touring
Noone's acting career has also flourished
with guest-starring roles in prime-time television shows such as “Married
With Children,” “Quantum Leap,” and “Dave's World.”
For four years, Noone hosted VH1's “My Generation,”
the network’s popular half hour retrospective of popular music. He also
hosted the informative PBS special “The British Invasion Returns” and recorded
the title song for the Kirk Douglas film “Diamonds.”
For additional information about the Columbia
2004 concert, contact the theater at 985?543?4366 or visit www.selu.edu/columbia.