Loverboy is slowly filling in its schedule for the first half of the year. As it stands now, the band kicks things off on February 8th in Tulalip, Washington at Tulalip Resort Casino with dates stretching through August 22nd when the group hits Durant, Oklahoma's Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort.
The band features original band members Mike Reno on vocals, guitarist Paul Dean, drummer Matt Frenette, keyboardist Doug Johnson, along with bassist Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve, who replaced the late-Scott Smith.
When we last caught up with Mike Reno, he told us — that unbelievably — as the band celebrates its 40th anniversary — the live show continues to go from strength to strength: “We just did a show here close to Vancouver, and the promoter guy said, 'We're expecting between 500 and 1,000' — and 6,000 people showed up. People as far as you can see. And I just went, 'Isn't that interesting after all these years?' Y'know, we haven't had an un-sold out show for the last four years, and I got so many good reports from people that have seen us many times, y'know, close friends and stuff. And they said, 'I don't know what you guys are doing, but you guys are tight.' And I think it's just 'cause we work so much. I mean, how can you not get good at it, y'know?”