Halloween is almost here, and what better a way to celebrate the “hour of the wolf” than with Oingo Boingo Dance Party, featuring original members of the legendary ’80s group. In light of the “full moon” holiday. The band has announced a string of high-energy Halloween shows set to pass through California this month. During these special shows, the band will be playing the acclaimed 1985 album Dead Man’s Party in its entirety, plus other favorites from the bands history.
The Dance Party features original ’80s and ’90s era Oingo Boingo members Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez (drums/jefe), Sam “Sluggo” Phipps (saxophone), Carl Graves (keyboard/vox), Steve Bartek (guitar), and John Avila (bass), along with Brendan McKian (vocals), Mike Glendinning (guitar/vox), Freddy Hernandez (bass), Brian Swartz (trumpet), and Felice Hernandez (backing vocals).
Fans can expect to hear a number of Oingo Boingo hits including “Dead Man’s Party,” “Weird Science,” “We Close Our Eyes,” “Only A Lad,” “Just Another Day,” “Stay,” “Out Of Control,” “Who Do You Want To Be,” “Gratitude,” “Private Life,” and many more. To quote legendary DJ Richard Blade of The World Famous KROQ and SiriusXM’s 1st Wave fame, Oingo Boingo Dance Party remains, “the best Oingo Boingo band until Hell freezes over.”
The list of Halloween dates for Oingo Boingo Dance Party can be seen below:
10/12 – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose
10/13 – Agoura Hills @ The Canyon Club
10/26 – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Casino
10/27 – Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theater
10/28 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s By The Bay
10/31 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House