John Waite

03 April 2018

John Waite

3 April 2018

Doors open: 7:00pm

Show time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Astor Theatre

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As a solo artist and as the lead singer of the Babys and Bad English, John Waite was a fixture of album-oriented rock radio stations during the ’70s and ’80s. John Waite had a talent for power ballads and driving arena rock, occasionally touching on new wave-styled power pop as well.

Several of his songs — including “Missing You,” the Babys “Isn’t It Time,” and Bad Englishs “When I See You Smile” — became radio staples.

John Waite formed the Babys in London, England in 1976. Initially conceived as a teen pop band, the Babys earned a record contract based on the strength of a video demo they constructed with producer Mike Mansfield. Chrysalis pushed the band heavily, resulting in “Isn’t It Time” becoming a hit in the U.S. and U.K. in 1977.

After the group disbanded in 1978 Waite began his solo career the following year, releasing

Ignition on Chrysalis. While the album generated the minor hit “Change,” his second album, 1984’s No Brakes, became a genuine Top Ten hit on the strength of the number one single “Missing You.”

John Waite formed the supergroup Bad English with former Babys Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips (bass), exJourney guitarist Neal Schon, and drummer Deen Castronovo. The group’s debut album, released in 1989 on Epic Records, became a platinum success after the power ballad “When I See You Smile” became a number one hit. “Price of Love” was a Top Ten hit also.

Waite resumed his solo career in 1995, releasing Temple Bar on Imago. John Waite continues to tour his catalogue of music from his stellar 40 year career as one of the most recognisable voices of rock music!

VIP Inclusion:

  • Ticket to the show – premium seat
  • Pre show photo John Waite
  • Signed tour laminate
  • Signed “Missing You” lyric sheet

Fully Reserved Seating
18+ Licensed event (Please Note this is not an all ages event)
Patrons under the age of 18 years can attend but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (over 18) with a valid ticket. INFANTS NOT ADMITTED.

Balcony Seating is only accessible via the stairs. No disabled access
Entry is entirely at the discretion of the Licensee
No external food or drinks are permitted in the venue

VIP Meet & Greet: $179.00
A Reserve : $99.00
B Reserve: $89.00
(Plus Transaction Fee)

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