The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park will present “ADarlene 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 byElvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb, Linda Perryand 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 hisE Street Band (including Van Zandt) in 2009.