The J. Geils band has announced a new string of tour dates throughout the Northeast set for next month. The run will take the band through Upstate New York and, Pennsylvania and New England but will not feature their namesake J. Geils.
The band announced the news in an official statement, revealing that Geils has signed with a new record label and has chosen to dispute his bands' use of the band name:
"The band is challenging Francesca Records' baseless claim to ownership and control of the rights to the name 'J. Geils Band,'" the group said via press release. "Unfortunately, John Geils' decision to align with Francesca Records has hindered a working relationship with The J. Geils Band."
2012 J. Geils Band Houseparty Tour Dates:
Aug. 25 - Syracuse, N.Y. - New York State Fair
Aug. 26, - Essex Junction, Vt. - Champlain Valley Expo
Aug. 28 - Allentown, Pa. - The Great Allentown Fair
Aug. 31 - Buffalo, N.Y. - Erie Canal Harbor
Sept. 12 - Westbury, N.Y. - Theatre at Westbury
Sept. 15 - Atlantic City, N.J. - Tropicana Casino
Sept. 16 - Uncasville, Ct. - Mohegan Sun
Sept. 19 - Port Chester, N.Y. - Capitol Theatre
Sept. 22 - Hampton Beach, N.H. - Hampton Beach Casino
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