Metro Detroiters Are Working for the Weekend With Loverboy


DETROIT — The 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront free concert series is hosting Loverboy on Friday, Aug. 9 in downtown Detroit. The concert, presented by 94.7 WCSX-FM, will rock the riverfront stage starting a 7:30 p.m. with opener Solid State.

In 1980 Loverboy introduced themselves to the world with their self-titled debut album. They quickly became one of America’s and MTV’s most popular rock bands. From 1980 through 1987 Loverboy garnered four multi-platinum albums and numerous international Gold albums. The band’s tours sold out arenas and stadiums nationwide. Their hit singles came one after another, and went on to become the anthems and party songs for an entire generation of rock concert-going fans. Loverboy’s red leather pants, bandannas, and big rock sound defined the band’s trademark image and high-energy live show.

Loverboy, driven by the powerful vocals of Mike Reno, the relentless rock groove of lead guitarist Paul Dean, bassist Scott Smith, keyboardist Doug Johnson and drummer Matt Frenette, built its reputation on-stage, bringing the energy from its radio hits to coliseum-rousing excitement.

With hits like “Turn Me Loose,” “Working for the Weekend,” “When it’s Over,” and “The Kid Is Hot Tonite,” the band’s albums went platinum in Canada and America.

Spanning six consecutive Friday evenings, 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront offers more than free concerts. Located in the heart of the city, between the GM Renaissance Center and Detroit River, the event has become a summer destination for dining and entertainment in Detroit. The final Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert is Aug. 16 with Night Ranger.

Admission to the concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the shows from the water.

In addition to Chevrolet, the 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is sponsored in partnership with Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FMQuicken LoansMcDonald’s After MidnightMetro PCS, and WJBK FOX 2.