The Romantics are a power pop and new wave band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1976. The Romantics achieved popularity in the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, parts of Asia, Australia, Europe, and Hispanic America on the strength of the band’s well-crafted pop songs and high energy shows as well as noted for their look; black vinyl to red leather suits in their music videos. They were influenced by 1950s American rock and roll, Detroit’s MC5, Stooges, early Bob Seger, Motown R&B, 1960s North American garage rock as well as the British Invasion rockers’ music.
The Romantics are still touring with 3 original band members, front line Rich Cole, Wally Palmar and Mike Skill. Drummer Brad Elvis joined the band in 2004 and is considered the band’s 2nd original drummer. Rich Cole rejoined the band in 2010 bringing back the band’s 3-part harmony allowing The Romantics to perform songs from their first 2 albums.
Tickets on presale for $25, price increases to $30 the day of the show.