Lords of 52nd Street

06/22/2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET


DeSoto Amphitheater Series


  • $35.00


Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art
176 Water Company Road
Millersburg, PA 17061
United States of America
Room Number: DeSoto Amphitheater: Outside


Lords of 52nd Street

6.22.24 | $35 Pre-Sale $40 at the Door

Doors at 6PM | Show at 7:30PM

+Membership vouchers will not be available to use for this show.+

In 1975 Billy Joel started looking for a new band. He had already released two studio albums with minimal success and was looking for a New York sound for his next record “Turnstiles”. His first choice to start to build the band was a fellow Long Islander and bass player, Doug Stegmeyer. He asked Doug if he knew some musicians to help round out the band, Doug replied, “You know them already”. Doug suggested former bandmates Liberty Devitto and Russell Javors, two guys Billy had known well from his Long Island music scene. The band began to rehearse and truly become a unit.

Doug Stegmeyer, Liberty DeVitto and Russell Javors joined Billy Joel in studio to record his 1976 album “Turnstiles” along with Richie Cannata to play saxophone and keyboards on the album. Joel and The Lords of 52nd Street returned to the studio, and recorded Grammy-award-winning albums including 52nd Street, Glass Houses, and The Nylon Curtain. The band recorded and toured with Joel for more than a decade, and it wasn’t until their induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame that they decided to reunite after a 30-year separation. After their 2014 hall of fame induction, The Lords of 52nd Street picked up their instruments yet again and began performing in front of live audiences together.

The Lords finally returned to the stage to a sold-out crowd at The Space at Westbury in February 2016. Critics adored the band and their performance blew away fans of all ages. The Lords of 52nd Street have been touring regularly since their return in early 2016, and they do not plan on stopping anytime soon. Fans declared that The Lords’ live performances sound just like the original recordings with Billy Joel, if not better. The Lords of 52nd Street perform regularly for live audiences in public and private events and continue to awe fans from around the world.

They are New York’s favorite band, they sold more than 150 million records, they helped establish Billy Joel’s formidable sound, and they continue to perform their legendary hits still to this day. Look no further; The Lords of 52nd Street are here

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