Legendary Smithereens frontman Pat DiNizio takes fans on a musical journey through his career and biggest influences in his multimedia show Confessions of a Rock Star at The Riviera.
DiNizio and his smoking backing band play all-time hits from The Smithereens back catalogue, such as A Girl Like You, Blood and Roses, Behind a Wall of Sleep, and Only a Memory. But the singer/ song-writer/ guitarist/ face of the platinum selling band doesn’t just play his hits… he tells the stories behind them and his band’s rise to fame.
The multimedia show features amazing footage from the history of the band as well as little seen archival photos stretching back to the rock star’s childhood that will delight Smithereens fanatics. But the most compelling aspect of the show is DiNizio himself, who owns the stage with his charisma as he tells his rags to riches tale of transforming from an Italian American rock and roll loving garbage man in New Jersey to an international rock star virtually overnight.
Anyone familiar with the catchy yet hard driving music of The Smithereens can hear the influence of classic rock and British invasion bands in their multiplatinum selling power pop hits, all of which are filled with confessional lyrics. DiNizio pays loving homage to the acts who inspired him, as he and his band perform smoking hot covers of classics from his personal musical heroes, who include icons like Buddy Holly, The Beatles, and The Beau Brummels. Between songs, DiNizio explains what the music of his favorite bands meant to him and sheds light on the meaning between his most personal lyrics.
DiNizio’s one of a kind show is so much more than a conventional concert, as the rocker takes fans of The Smithereens on a personal journey through his life story and on a tour of the music and artists that inspired him to write the classic songs that made his band an iconic rock and roll act in their own right.