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Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas rock the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 4

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From a press release:

It was announced today that two classic rock icons, Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, will be performing together at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35-$55, go on sale this Friday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Event Center box office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Eddie Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs, like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released “Can’t Hold Back,” which featured the classic, Grammy-nominated duet with Ronnie Spector “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.”

These days, Money continues to delight new and old fans alike at venues throughout the country. He draws fans from all over who are eager to see the legendary musician. Ask any concert attendee and they’ll tell you that he retains his signature style and performs with the same passion today as he did more than 30 years ago.

In addition to maintaining a busy touring schedule, Money has appeared on hit television shows like “The King of Queens” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Most recently he appeared in a Geico insurance commercial, in which he owns a travel agency where he sings to a family who wants tickets for a vacation. He has been joined on tour by his daughter, Jesse Money. Jesse, who was on MTV’s “Rock the Cradle,” is a talented and charismatic vocalist who has chosen to follow in her father’s footsteps. While on tour with him, she sings backup vocals and adds an exciting twist to the duet “Take Me Home Tonight.”

As the years have passed, Money’s blue-collar brand of rock ‘n’ roll has managed to transcend generations and continues to move audiences today. Along with having sold more than 28 million records, Money’s songs have appeared in dozens of movies and television shows and have recently been included in hit video games like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Guitar Hero.”

Mickey Thomas joined Jefferson Starship in 1979. His voice had become legendary after recording “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with the Elvin Bishop Band, and he was planning to pursue a solo career. Jefferson Starship quickly proved to be the right decision as they recorded their first hit, “Jane,” almost immediately after getting together.

In 1985, Starship released the album that would come to define the ’80s, “Knee Deep in the Hoopla.” Featuring two No. 1 hits, “We Built this City” and “Sara,” the album reached No. 7 on Billboard and went platinum.

Starship followed up their initial success with another No. 1 single, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” featured on the soundtrack for “Mannequin.” As Starship continued to reach the top of the charts, MTV infiltrated pop culture and the band released videos for all of their hits that are still popular today.

Starship music is featured in the soundtracks for “Rock of Ages,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Skeleton Twins” and, most recently, on the popular TV series “Glee.”