Detroit, MI - January 5, 2010 - The home-grown masters of
infectious upbeat, three-chord rock are coming back to Detroit for
an exclusive show at the 2010 Charity Preview at Cobo Center,
Friday, January 15, 2010.
The annual Charity Preview gala event is once again scheduled
for the Friday prior to public days, January 15 from 6-9
p.m. The annual event benefits 12 local children's charities
and has raised more then $79 million since its inception in 1976,
with the money raised by ticket sales going to provide medical
treatment, clothing and support services for local
kids. Tickets for Charity Preview are currently available and
can be purchased by calling 888-838-7500, or by visiting www.charitypreview.com. Tickets
are $250 each.
"Entertainment for Charity Preview is great because it provides
value for a ticket that does so much good for so many in our
tri-county area. But to have the Romantics here to play for the
home crowd is beyond our expectations," said Doug Fox, chairman,
2010 NAIAS. "These guys earned their stripes playing for
America's toughest audiences in the Midwest and specifically
Detroit. They understand how to deliver a show that is sure to
not only provide an uplifting party, but to draw a crowd to help
those in dire need when times are the most difficult - the children
of our cities."
With a driving E-A-D-A chord progression and a raucous refrain
of "HEY…uh huh," of "What I Like About You," The Romantics
blazed onto airwaves in 1980 and firmly established themselves in
the power pop movement. Hits like "Talkin' in Your Sleep,"
"Rock You Up" and "One in a Million" broke to national channels to
make the band a staple on the touring circuit to take the Detroit
legacy of Iggy Pop melded with The Ramones energy to the
"We are proud to take part in this charitable event. It's always
exciting when we play Detroit, but doing it to help the
community in our hometown takes this to another
level for us," said Romantics guitarist/vocalist Wally Palmar.
"We know this will be a great show for the Detroit crowd
and I know they won't disappoint in benefiting
what's important to all of us - the children of the Motor
Members of the Romantics are available for interviews; to
coordinate those, please direct requests to the band's
All interview request for NAIAS officials, please contact