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BoDeans Rock Suffolk Theater

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BoDeans perform May 28 at Suffolk Theater. COURTESY SUFFOLK THEATER

BoDeans perform May 28 at Suffolk Theater. COURTESY SUFFOLK THEATER

authorStaff Writer on May 19, 2022

The BoDeans have had a remarkable 30-year musical career that has established a loyal rock and roll following like no other with their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances. On Sunday, May 28, Suffolk Theater presents BoDeans in a concert beginning at 8 p.m.

Best known for their catchy single, “Closer To Free,” the band’s accessible adult alternative sound has led to many milestones including a Rolling Stone Reader’s Poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and support slots with U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie and numerous others. They’ve had appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, ACL Festival and others followed along with TV appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” “Letterman,” “Today,” “Imus,” CNN, and ESPN to name a few. BoDeans even have a permanent installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland as part of their Midwest Artists exhibit.

After multiple chart-topping radio singles, and TV placements, BoDeans have defined a generation that embraced songs like “Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” “If It Makes You,” “Closer To Free,” “Stay,” and “All The World.” BoDeans signed their first recording contract with Slash/Warner Brothers Records in 1985 and their debut record, “Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams” was released May, 1986. Since then, they have released 12 studio albums with ten records that hit the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and numerous singles on the Mainstream Rock, Top 40 and Triple A radio charts.

BoDeans now reside in a small group of bands that have managed to survive the ups and downs of the industry, remaining true to their sound and their style, for 30 years, and show no signs of slowing down.

Tickets for BoDeans are $45 to $55 at SuffolkTheater.com. Suffolk Theater is at 118 East Main Street, Riverhead.

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