Centerfold fans get ready, the J. Geils Band will reform sans guitarist John Geils, but will feature originals Peter Wolf on vox, Seth Justman on keys, Danny Klein on bass and Magic Dick on Harmonica. They will be joined by longtime associates Duke Levine (guitar) and Tom Arey (drums) for "The Houseparty Tour."
John Geils will not be joining the tour due to an ongoing legal dispute between The J. Geils Band and his solo record label Francesca Records. The rest of the band has advised that they are challenging " Francesca records baseless claim to ownership and control of the rights to the name "J. Geils Band". Unfortunately John Giels decision to align with Francesca Records has hindered a working relationship with the J Geils Band."
The 2012 "Houseparty Tour" follows a series of sold-out shows last summer. These are the initial dates released, stay tuned for further announcements;
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Sunday, August 26, 2012 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Expo
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Friday, August 31, 2012 Buffalo, NY Erie Canal Harbor
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Atlantic City Tropicana Casino
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino