The Hooters 40th Anniversary Tour at The Keswick
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November 420228:00 pm - November 5202211:00 pm
Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave, Glendside, PA, 19038 + Google Map

MMR Rocks The Hooters 40th Anniversary Tour

The Hooters will return to their origins in the Philadelphia area at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5. 

Founders Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian helped the band reach prominence on the local progressive rock scene during the 1980s after meeting at the University of Penn.

They recorded early hits like “All You Zombies” and “Fightin’ On The Same Side” at their home studio in Manayunk, affectionately called “The Ranch.” Their first performance together took place in Levittown, PA in 1980. 

During the early days of the band, WMMR helped the Hooters gain recognition locally with “School Spirit Concerts” in local high school auditoriums. The station held a contest for local students to submit cards with the words “WMMR” and “Hooters” written on them. The participation grew at unexpectedly incredible rates, and students ended up submitting about 26 million cards.

Philadelphians certainly enjoyed the Hooters in the masses even before their biggest hit “And We Danced” in 1985.

WMMR also played the entirety of their performance at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby in 1987. Listen to their song “Hanging on a Heartbeat” and some conversations between the band members and our very own Pierre Robert from the vaults of the MMarchives.

Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5, 2022

8:00pm show – Doors: 7:00pm

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