Limelight Magazine is pleased to announce that Extreme will receive the Legend Award at this year’s sixth annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards ceremony that will take place at South Shore Music Hall in Quincy, Mass, on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Founded in Malden, Mass., in 1985, Extreme has released five groundbreaking studio albums and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The band had their greatest success with their 1990 album Pornograffitti, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, and was certified multi-platinum. The album featured the acoustic ballad “More Than Words” that reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the United States. The subsequent single, “Hole Hearted”, another acoustic track, was also successful, rising to #4 on the same popular music chart.
The band’s current lineup consists of lead vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger, and drummer Kevin Figueiredo. They released their latest studio album, Saudades de Rock, in 2008. They are currently gearing up for a tour of Europe where they will play Pornograffitti in its entirety plus some of their biggest hits.
“We’re very pleased to present this award to Extreme this year,” said Jay Kenney, who co-founded Limelight Magazine in October 2006. “Their music isn’t easy to classify since it transcends genres, but that’s what makes them such a groundbreaking band. They have definitely left their mark on the New England music scene and beyond.”
The Legend Award is presented annually to a band or musician from New England who has been around for at least 25 years and is still going strong today. Past recipients of this award include BOSTON (2013), The Fools (2012) and MASS (2011).
The Limelight Magazine Music Awards honors bands and musicians from New England who were selected by readers of the magazine in an online poll. This year’s event will be hosted by Matthew Almquist and Theresa Andrewski of the Cape Cod-based band Beautiful Tuesday. Performers scheduled to appear include Krista Baroni, Brian Carroll, Brianna Grace, Jilly Martin, Jay Psaros, Ten Foot Polecats, 21st Century Fugitives, and Weld Square.
South Shore Music Hall is located at 1515 Hancock Street in Quincy. The venue has a full bar with a limited food menu. Parking is free.
Tickets for the awards show are $10 in advance and $13 day of show. They can be purchased online at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/555722.
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