Eddie Money

with Dez Money
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Sat, Jul 28 8pm
Show 8pm
Doors 7pm

In 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music. He moved to Berkeley, California and began performing at local clubs. Then, in 1976, after changing his surname from Mahoney to Money, Eddie’s fate changed when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham while performing at one of Graham’s events. The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money. Said Graham of Money, “Eddie Money has it all…not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer.”

After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, 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 number 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. Having opened the summer concert season at the famous DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit for nearly 20 years, Money draws fans from all over who are eager to see the legendary musician. Ask any concert attendee and they’ll tell you 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 featured on hit television shows like “The King of Queens,” where he performed for his good friend Kevin James, and “The Drew Carey Show,” where he played Mimi’s ex-husband.

In recent years, Eddie 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 Eddie, Jesse sings back-up vocals and adds an exciting twist to the duet “Take Me Home Tonight.” Eddie and his wife Laurie also have four sons – Zachary, Joseph, Desmond, and Julian.

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.”

 

Dez Money:

Music has been in Dez Money’s blood since the day he was born as the son of singer-songwriter Eddie Money. Dez writes all of his own music and serves as a producer as well. Aside from writing and singing the songs Dez plays the piano, guitar, bass, and drums as well in his music. His first album titled “Take Me Down” debuted in 2015 and he has released two music videos on Youtube garnering over 200,000 hits.
In April 2018, Dez and his family’s new reality TV show titled “Real Money” premiered on AXS TV and has recently been renewed for a second season. Dez has spent the last 5 years on tour with his father, opening up as well as playing guitar in the Eddie Money band along with his sister Jesse on harmonies and brother Julian on the drums. Some of the big venues played in 2017 include the Microsoft Theater in LA for the iHeartRadio 80s night, DTE in Detroit, the SAP Center in San Jose and the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Dez also played the Grammy Museum and put on a show for AXS Patio Sessions with his band The Faze.
His passion for music goes well beyond the stage and into the studio where he enjoys taking a hands-on approach to his craft, serving as the writer and producer on his upcoming second album, “Blue”. Both albums mixed and mastered by multiple Grammy Award winner, Chris Lord-Alge.