US: Huey Lewis and The News sign to BMG to release first new album of original music in 18 years

Grammy award-winning, chart-topping rock and rollers Huey Lewis and the News have signed a new recording agreement with BMG to release their forthcoming 10th studio album in spring 2019. Following their last album release in 2010, a Stax/Volt tribute album, the upcoming studio album is the bands eagerly awaited first set of all new original music in 18 years.

Entering their 39th year together, Huey Lewis and the News’ contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends and is as fresh today as ever. They incorporate a variety of musical influences including R&B and soul to create their own unique sound. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map.

With the back-to-back smash success of the 7X Platinum-certified Sports and 3X Platinum Fore!, followed by the Platinum-certified Small World, the group have written and performed such classic Top Ten hits as ‘Heart of Rock & Roll’, ‘Stuck With You’, ‘I Want A New Drug’, ‘If This Is It’, ‘Hip To Be Square’, ‘Do You Believe In Love’ and ‘Workin’ For A Livin’. The group also wrote and performed ‘The Power of Love’ and ‘Back in Time’ for the hit film Back To The Future. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, ‘The Power of Love’ went on to reach Number One on the charts and was a smash hit worldwide.

Lewis said, “We’re very excited about our new album, and honestly feel that it’s among our best work – we cannot wait to get it out to fans! We’re equally excited to be with BMG, whose reputation as a ‘music-first’ label precedes them admirably.”

John Loeffler, EVP, Marketing & Repertoire, New York, said, “In the time we’ve grown closer with Huey and the band it became clear that this is a perfect match. We’re thrilled to welcome Huey Lewis and the News and proud to call BMG their new label home. We look forward giving the band more opportunities to take advantage of all we have to offer and working alongside them to develop some new creative endeavors.”

Huey Lewis and the News are Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonica), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals) and John Pierce (bass). The live show features their long-time horn section of San Francisco bay area luminaries including Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Marvin McFadden (trumpet), and Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).