Press release, 8/20/12
Tribute band agency Big Bang is proud to announce the official launch of www.tompettyshow.com, the official website of The Waiting (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tribute band).
The Waiting is a nationally touring tribute act, performing the Platinum selling catalog of rock and roll pioneers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. For close to 40 years, the music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers has been synonymous with FM radio hits and dynamic live performances that earned the band induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and cemented their legacy as one of the great American rock bands of the 20th century.
Although The Waiting is a new name, the people behind the band have logged a decade of experience performing as one of the nation’s most popular tribute acts, Frontiers (Journey tribute band). The Waiting vocalist Jeremey Hunsicker gained national attention in 2007 when invited by Journey’s Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon to be the band’s new frontman. Although the offer did not come to fruition, Jeremey received a Platinum award from the RIAA for his songwriting contributions to the 2008 Journey release, Revelation. The singer fronted Frontiers from 2002 until this year, when he was sidelined by a vocal injury that left him unable to perform the stratospheric acrobatics of legendary vocalist Steve Perry.
Faced with similar circumstances, many would have packed up their microphones and gone home. Hunsicker instead renewed his lifelong affinity for the songbook and soulful drawl of a very different kind of vocal stylist. Moving on with key personnel of Frontiers, he has assembled a compelling argument for preserving in the face of adversity. The band draws upon a decade of on-stage equity, having been a fixture in theaters, concert halls, and festivals across the US.
The Waiting’s official home on the web features tour dates, news and blog updates, and key resources for promotion and production. The band’s headlining debut is booked for November 1st at The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. Dates are being filled through 2013 via the band’s booking and management company, Big Bang. They can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tompettyshow.
Big Bang is a full service management and booking agency catering exclusively to the tribute band industry. The agency’s website is www.bigbangbands.com.