Fresh off the hugely successful The River Tour 2016-2017 of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band — where the group played 89 concerts nearly four hours long each night in 15 countries amassing $300,000,000 in ticket sales, Rock-and-Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer and South Orange native Max Weinberg brings his new performance concept to SOPAC — Max Weinberg’s Jukebox.
How many times have you attended a show where you yearned to hear your favorite performer play your favorite song? With Max Weinberg’s Jukebox your dream will be realized.
A truly interactive experience, Weinberg asks you to create in real-time the set list he and his crack four-piece group will play that night. You will choose songs from the glory days of Rock and Roll that you select from a video menu of over 200 songs—everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits—and hear the group play them the way you want to hear them played!
That’s right—you get to yell out your choices and Max plays them! This unique approach will bring you right into the action as a hit maker for the evening. Every show is different because you are choosing the songs!
Max Weinberg, the driving rhythmic force propelling The E Street Band for 43 years, is also known to millions of fans for his 17-year stint as the bandleader and comedic foil to talk show host Conan O’Brien and is the only musician in history to make the leap from a starring role in one of the world’s iconic Rock groups to leading his eponymous band on NBC’s Late Night and The Tonight Show. And Max Weinberg managed to do make it look so easy as he juggled both gigs for a decade from 1999-2009.
Throughout his 50-year professional career Weinberg has played with some of the biggest and most diverse names in music—James Brown, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, BB King, Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, Stevie Winwood, Sheryl Crow—even Isaac Hayes performing his legendary Shaft with a 30-piece orchestra Max conducted on the Late Night broadcast.
There is no doubt, he is a legendary musician who will have you rocking out at SOPAC with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox!