North Central College - Naperville, IL

Eddie Money to perform "Take Me Home Tonight," other hits March 11

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Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Jan. 12, 2011—Eddie Money, known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On” and “Shakin’,” will treat rock fans to an unforgettable performance March 11 at North Central College.

“Everything I do, I do it for you,” Money says at least once, every show. And he means it. This straight up rock ‘n’ roll icon has been making music and delivering it to fans since the mid-1970s, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Friday, March 11 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $60, $55 and $45; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Performing about 150 shows each year, Money is always touring. “My fans are the best, most loyal fans a guy could ask for. They keep coming back for more and I’m not gonna stop until they make me stop,” he says. When Money performs he “brings enthusiasm back to all of these songs,” Rolling Stone magazine says.

Money has recorded more than a dozen albums and sold more than 28 million records. He’s also worked in television and film. The 2001 David Spade film “Joe Dirt” features Money as Joe Dirt’s rock ‘n’ roll idol. He’s appeared on “The Drew Carey Show” and other TV programs and has written theme songs for the Arena Football League and Major League Baseball.

Born Edward Joseph Mahoney in 1949 and having come from a long line of police officers, Money initially joined the police force back home in Long Island, N.Y., while singing with his first band. He moved to the West Coast in 1968 to pursue a career in rock ‘n’ roll. “I just knew I wanted to sing and be in a band,” he says. “California seemed like the place to be, so I was Berkeley-bound.”

A prodigy of legendary manager Bill Graham, Money built on the success of early albums when MTV helped launch his career into stardom. Money sings, writes and plays guitar, saxophone, harmonica and piano. His songs have been included in hit video games like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Guitar Hero.”

“Touring and writing is my life. It’s who I am and what I do. And I don't see it changing any time in the near future,” Money says. “Hey, I get to get up every day and do what I love. Why change that?”

His other hits include “Think I’m in Love” and the Grammy-nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” Money’s daughter, Jesse, was featured on MTV’s “Rock the Cradle” and joins her father on tour to sing back-up vocals and “Take Me Home Tonight.” Visit eddiemoney.com to learn more.

Money’s performance is presented by Navistar, Inc. North Central College’s 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors.

This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

11-29-2010