May 29th, 2011

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band press conference and special performance to be broadcast live on

On June 1st, 2011 at 15:00 BST Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will be inviting fans around the world to join them online for a live press conference and special performance.

Following a short musical performance, Ringo Starr will introduce the members of his All Starr Band as they prepare to embark on their 2011 European tour.

Ringo Starr, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Rick Derringer, Richard Page, Wally Palmar and Gregg Bissonette will then answer questions from the media. Fans will also have the opportunity to submit questions via a chat facility on The press conference will end at 15:45.

The twenty eight date tour, which begins on June 4th, is the most extensive European tour undertaken by Ringo and His All Starr Band. With concerts in Ukraine, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, Britain, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Holland, Germany and Austria the tour will see Ringo performing in several countries for the first time. It is also Ringo’s first UK tour since 1998.

In addition to opening the event to the online audience, two fans will also have the opportunity to attend the press conference in person by entering a competition on MUZU.TV.

April 6th, 2011


Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band return to the road for the 12th All Starr tour. Joining Ringo Starr will be Rick Derringer on guitar, Richard Page on bass, Wally Palmar on guitar & harmonica, Edgar Winter on sax and keyboards, Gary Wright on keyboards and Gregg Bissonette on drums. 
The twenty seven date tour kicks off in Kiev, Ukraine on 4th June, stopping in Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, Britain, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Holland and Germany before concluding in Vienna, Austria on 17th July.

February 14th, 2010

Its a new decade and a new band -- Ringo Starr has assembled his 11th line up including: Edgar Winter, Gary Wright and All Starr newcomers are Rick Derringer, Richard Page (Mr. Mister) and Wally Palmar (The Romantics), and Gregg Bissonette returns on drums. The tour will kick off this June 24, 2010 at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls Canada, include a July 7 (Ringo's Birthday!) show at Radio City Music Hall, ending at the Greek August 7.
More dates and ticket information to be announced soon!

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January 8th, 2010

The Romantics play the North American International Auto Show Black Tie Event. Funds raised will support vital services for children of all ages from birth to eighteen. Since 1989 the Charity Preview has raised more than $79 million for southeastern Michigan children's charities - over $35 million of which was raised in the last six years alone.

Date and Time
Friday, January 15, 2010
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

August 19, 2008

Mel T. In Association with The SHEILA WITKIN FOUNDATION
proudly present.......

MAD AS BIRDS (w/Debbie & Susan from The Cichlids)
THE REACTIONS (w/member of Circus of Power)
and Special Guests..........
8/29 & 8/30 at Club Cinema 3251 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach, FL 33064 Doors open at 7:00pm.
for additional show information
8/29 LINEUP(Subject to change)
Plus Special Guests
8/30 LINEUP (subject to change)
MAD AS BIRDS (w/Debbie & Susan from The Cichlids)
THE REACTIONS (w/member of Circus of Power)
Plus Special Guests

July 1, 2008

Don't miss
The Romantics on the Fox and Friends morning show Friday, July 4th.   National broadcast on Fox News Channel's morning show.  They will be on at approximately 8:45 am.

BUY 61/49
61/49 CD - 12.00

November 27, 2007

Little Steven's The Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 3 comes out October 16 on Wicked Cool records which includes The Romantics - "Out of My Mind (Into My Head"

August 9, 2007

Recent Romantics Press:


Traverse City Cherry Fest

May 26, 2007

Click here for The Romantics Progressive Loading video archives

Special thanks to Pat Supina (long time friend of The Romantics) for all of the great Romantics video footage he has unearthed.
Check back for more rare Romantics video footage to be added to the site.

May 25, 2007

Hallmark Cards Feature The Romantics

Using music to communicate and make their cards unique is the latest great idea from Hallmark cards.
Look for them in a store that carries Hallmark Cards near you

March 23, 2007

For fans of Little Steven's Underground Garage, or even if you aren't, we urge you to give a listen this Sunday night to check out a great show. This week in Segment 1, Steven will be playing "When I Look In Your Eyes," sandwiched in between The Yardbirds and Johnny Kidd and The Pirates. Segment 2 features the real version of "Come See Me" by The Pretty Things.

February 12, 2007

 The Sheila Witkin Benefit Reunion Concert was held at
Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, FL on Sun., Jan. 28th, 2007.

The Memorial Reunion Concert in Sheila's honor raised
money to benefit both the Dan Marino and Sheila Witkin
Foundations. Many of the hottest bands from the
Fort Lauderdale area during the late 70's and 80's were
reunited onstage in Sheila's memory. The lineup included
Z-Cars, The Kids, Critical Mass, Slyder, Tight Squeeze,
Charley Pickett, and members of The Romantics.
The entire concert was filmed to be included in a feature
length documentary, "A Night At The Agora". 
Click here for gallery

February 01, 2007

Listen to
The Romantics Interview
from their Santiago, Chile tour
featuring unplugged songs by
The Romantics.

January 15, 2007

Classic Tracks: The Romantics' "What I Like About You"
By Gary Eskow

Dec 1, 2006 12:00 PM
“…Today, when each tossed mane seems market-tested, it may be hard to recall a time when everything about a band was an honest reflection of the environment that spawned them, the territory they were staking out, or both. In fact, by the late 1970s, when a small herd of misfits formed a group in their hometown of Detroit, those days were already numbered. But The Romantics, strongly influenced by both the British Invasion and the hard rock that sprang from the streets of…”

December 3, 2006

New Year’s Show:
Orange County Fairgrounds
Featuring: Blondie, The Violent Femmes, Soul Asylum, Everclear, Brett Michaels of Poison, JR Richards of Dishwalla, Buckcherry, Berlin, The English Beat, The Romantics, The Knack, The Tubes, Tommy TuTone and more special guests to be announced.

November 18, 2006

Drowning in bass and revelling
in garage glory...

Little Steven’s Underground Garage Presents
the Rolling Rock and Roll Show with

The Black Cat, Washington, DC

October 22, 2006

“Not even the crappy intro could spoil the Romantics, the third band on the bill. Twenty-two years removed from their occasionally maligned ’80s hits (“Talking in Your Sleep” and “One in a Million”), the reformed, refocused Romantics have returned to their roots as streetwise Detroit rock ’n’ rollers brandishing their MC5, Rationals, and Detroit Wheels influences on their power-pop-stained sleeves. They in fact covered the MC5 (“Tonight”), as well as the Pretty Things -- twice, with “Midnight to Six Man” and “Come See Me.” Propelled by the tiger-toothed drumming of Brad Elvis, the original core of Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, and Coz Canler ripped through the finest cuts from their last album (2003’s underrated 61/49) like the gritty “61/49” and the power pop of “Devil in Me” and “New Kinda Pain.” They also rocked up “Talking in Your Sleep” as if the ’80s never happened and banged out old favorites like “Tom Boy” and “First in Line” (their second single) as if there were no tomorrow. When they drafted Charms bassist Mark Nigro for the triumphant finale of (you guessed it) “What I Like About You,” it was as if the crowd needed to express the song’s sentiment to them.”

A virtual Bar and e-zine bringing you Rock Action from Sydney, Australia,
via The Bowery and the Motor City

November 5, 2006

Listen to
The Romantics Interview with Steve Kostan from WCSX recorded live before their DETROIT Rockin’ on the Riverfront Concert.

November 2, 2006

See The Romantics live on the AT&T blue room in Los Angeles!

LSUG has just added more footage and interviews to the ATT Blueroom stuff!

Talking In Your Sleep
Interviews Parts  1 and 2
Midnight to Six
When I Look In Your Eyes
Come See Me

October 26, 2006

Just a reminder.........
100 Greatest Songs of the 80’s

The series kicks off on Monday
featuring TWO back-to-back episodes
of the countdown beginning at 9pm!
Watch the rest of the countdown Tuesday - Thursday at 10pm!

(Because we couldn’t wait ‘til Friday to fill you in on our #1 song!)
For more information on the show visit:

October 19, 2006
“When I Look In Your Eyes” Live in Los Angeles
See The Romantics live on the AT&T blue room in Los Angeles!  The Romantics performance of “When I Look In Your Eyes” from their Debut album was captured in Los Angeles on October 4th at the Avalon as part of the Little Steven’s Underground Garage Rolling Rock and Roll Show.

October 18, 2006

The Romantics
October 11, 2006,
Mike Skill and Brad Elvis
Anyone that has ever picked up a guitar or played in a band knows the legendary band the Shadows of Knight. We are thrilled to be sharing a stage with them and the Charms, a fantastic band out of Boston. Last night, the Paybacks…

October 17, 2006

Set your TiVo's - 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's Premieres on 10/30!!!

October 16, 2006

The Romantics
The Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wednesday, October 11 at 9 p.m.with the Shadows of Knight, the Charms, and the Paybacks; $15
What most of the world knows about the Romantics begins and ends with two extremely well-known songs from the early eighties, "What I Like About You" and "Talking in My Sleep." Just the mere mention of those titles is enough to lodge the tunes in your head for days and earn the band a spot in the power-pop hall of fame. What most people don't know is that the group's original members came together in Detroit and were heavily influenced by the primal noise of the MC5 and the Stooges. And they were more than just two-hit wonders-their early albums were actually strong, lust-filled tributes to teen rebellion.

September 30, 2006

Interview with The Romantics
Friday, 29 September 2006
One of the most popular bands from the 80s, The Romantics, will be rocking on stage this Friday, Sept. 29, as part of the opening night of 2006 Bayfest!  The Crush Girls had the pleasure of interviewing two of the Romantics…

August 30, 2006

Hallmark Cards Feature The Romantics
Hallmark Makes a List of What They Like About Their New Music Cards and The Romantics score in the Top Five

Using music to communicate and make their cards unique is the latest great idea from Hallmark cards.
Look for them in a store that carries Hallmark Cards near you!
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August 5, 2006

The Romantics featured on VH1’s “The Best Songs of the ‘80’s”
“What I Like About You” makes VH1’s list of top 100 best songs of the ‘80’s

VH1 is interviewing and filming The Romantics for inclusion on their show “The Best Songs of the ‘80’s” to be aired in October 2006.  A crew is coming from LA to film Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Coz Canler and Brad Elvis to discuss their careers and other hit songs of that decade. 
The Romantics are performing at South Coast Resort Casino in Las Vegas on August 26, at “On the Waterfront” in Rockford, Illinois on September 2 and at Corpus Christi, TX on September 29th for their “Bayfest”.

CHECK OUT the pictures from the Rockin’ on the Riverfront Concert:


Best Known For their Hit "What I Like About You," The Romantics Join A Rockin' Lineup, Replacing DKT(MC5), Whose Bassist Was Injured In A Motorcylce Accident.

HOLLYWOOD, FL and TAMPA, FL – May 24, 2006 – The Romantics (, one of the most influential and memorable classic rock bands of all time, will be performing at Little Steven’s Underground Garage “Bikini Beach Party A Go-Go!” Memorial day weekend concerts. Famous for hits like party anthem “What I Like About You” and other classics such as “Talking In Your Sleep” and “One in a Million,” The Romantics emanated from one of music’s most important periods and are back on the scene, supporting the revival of “garage band rock.”

Headlining the two-day, two-city event, The Romantics join a cast of bands from all over the nation, including The Gants – “Mississippi Mersey Beat,” The Hate Bombs – “Florida’s legendary garage band reunion,” Supersuckers – “outlaw garage out of Tucson,” and The Holograms – “Los Angeles’ hottest female rockers.” Located poolside at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, the concert begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 28, 2006, in Hollywood, FL and continues on Monday, May 29, 2006, in Tampa, FL.

The Romantics have spent the first part of 2006 playing concerts worldwide and are preparing to release a new album later this year, which will feature lead singer Wally Palmar and guitarists Mike Skill and Coz Canler; and newly added drummer Brad Elvis. The band comes to Florida on the heels of performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s “No Speeches, No Tuxes…It’s Only Rock and Roll” annual benefit concert for kids. The next stop for The Romantics is Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where they will headline the annual METRO JAM on Saturday, June 17, 2006, in Washington Park.

For more information about Little Steven’s Underground Garage show, please visit

The Romantics Receive Detroit Honors for Third Time in Past Decade

The Romantics were awarded Outstanding National/Small Independent Label Recording by the 2004 Detroit Music Awards for 61/49, the quartet’s first full-length studio album in over a decade. Other nominees in the category included Detroit rockers The Go, Electric Six and the techno collaboration Carl Craig’s Detroit Experiment. “The Romantics are honored to be considered for this category and very pleased to win the award,” said Romantics singer Wally Palmar. He adds “especially since there are so many talented bands from Detroit releasing great records that don’t get noticed.” Awards were also presented to the White Stripes and Bob Seger at the April 23rd ceremony held at Detroit’s State Theater.

61/49 has been earning national recognition as well. Rolling Stone gave 61/49 a three-star rating and hailed The Romantics as “elder statesmen of Detroit garage rock.” Musician/actor/radio host Little Steven named 61/49 in his top picks of Detroit albums in 2003. 61/49 showcases “Out of My Mind (Into My Head),” the first single, “Devil In Me” and a few choice covers by The Kinks and The Pretty Things.

The Romantics were also honored by the Detroit Music Awards committee in 1994 in the category of Outstanding Local Pop/Rock Recording for the Made in Detroit E.P and were presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award honoring their musical career and influence in 1999. The Romantics are best known for their 1980’s pop hits “What I Like About You” and “Talking In Your Sleep.”