Darlene Love and Steven Van Zandt to make joint Asbury Park appearance


Darlene Love will appear at a CD release event in Asbury Park on Sept. 12.

The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park will present “A Darlene Love CD Release Event Staring Darlene Love & Steven Van Zandt,” Sept. 12, to promote Introducing Darlene Love, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer’s upcoming album. Van Zandt, a huge fan of Love’s for decades, produced the album and will release it on his Wicked Cool record label (with distribution by Columbia).

Tickets go on sale July 3 at noon through Ticketmaster.com.

On the album, Love will sing songs written by Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb, Linda Perry and others.

“Darlene’s legendary status is well deserved but I felt the time was long overdue to show a younger generation WHY she has earned that reputation,” Van Zandt said in a statement. “Partnering with Columbia Records is a dream come true because now I know the world will hear her.”

The album is planned for a fall release, though the exact date is not known yet.

Love will also present a free concert at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair, July 10.

Here is a video of Love singing “A Fine, Fine Boy” with Springsteen and his E Street Band (including Van Zandt) in 2009.


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