The Smithereens were an anomaly in the American college rock scene of the late ’80s. Lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Pat DiNizio stood out not only with his strange beatnik goatee, but also because his catchy hooks were haunting, not punchy, and because his lyrics were morose. As time wore on, the group became more straightforward, turning into an excellent bar band, one that attacked pop songs with the weight of AC/DC.
The Smithereens return to the State for the first time since Pat DiNizio’s untimely death on December 12, 2017. The iconic band has brought on renowned vocalist of the Gin Blossoms, Robin Wilson. Robin and the band will take fans through the unforgettable sound and energy of THE SMITHEREENS