Venue Details

1875 Star Starred
City National Grove of Anaheim
West of the Orange Fwy 2200 E. Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92806
714-712-2700
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The weather was warm. I wore jeans.
Ted Nugent dress Jul 15 2014 star this tip starred
Suzanne Lee
The Grove is a challenging space to play in, and seating is uncomfortable since dinner tables are set up so that you end up sitting perpendicular to the stage. Certainly you can move your chair, but if it's a full house, it is hard to maneuver so that you are not blocking people.
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle: Songs & Stories, Together On Stage info Jul 14 2014 star this tip starred
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7 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 20 2007

The Grove is the best venue in southern California. From the Starbucks coffee to the deluxe lounge. The set up was perfect for dancing, reminded me of how the Long beach arena & Hollywood Pladium used to be. We need to get more shows like this! ...continued

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0 stars
attended Jul 20 2007

This concert was great! Especially because there were 4 different bands, each with their own hits. Except for Tommy2Tone, who played for an hour with only one good hit song. But the other bands really rocked, especially the Romantics!! Totally fun.

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1 review
8 stars
attended Jul 20 2007

The bands were major. They really performed their best. It was like the 80s never left. It was a really intimate affair, so we coud stand where ever we wanted to, which made it even more incredible. the entire experience was so amazing.

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Description

If you’re a fan of ’80s music, catch this new wave concert at the Grove of Anaheim! Missing Persons, The Romantics, Naked Eyes, and Tommy Tutone take you back to the decade of big hair, crazy outfits and the dawn of MTV.

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Missing Persons*

Formed in 1980, Missing Persons found massive success in the new MTV video world, with their space-age image and synth-driven songs “Words” and “Destination Unknown” getting high rotation in their native Los Angeles and across the country. In 1982 they released their first full-length album, “Spring Session M” (and anagram for their name), which launched their underground smash “Walking in L.A.” Singer Dale Bozzio leads the new version of Missing Persons, which was featured in VH-1’s “Where Are They Now?” series.

The Romantics

What set The Romantics apart from their similarly styled power-pop peers like Cheap Trick and The Knack was their inheritance of the high-energy attack of their Detroit forefathers, as well as their affinity for bouffant hairstyles and matching retro outfits. Building a following on their rambunctious live shows, The Romantics had radio and MTV hits with “What I Like About You,” “Talking In Your Sleep” and “One Million.”

Naked Eyes

A key presence in the synth-pop movement of the early ’80s, the new romantic duo Naked Eyes formed in Britain in 1981. Their first LP, “Burning Bridges,” featured the lead single “Always Something There to Remind Me,” a majestic cover of the Burt Bacharach-Hal David perennial. It emerged as a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching the U.S. Top 10 on the strength of its video on MTV. The American follow-up, “Promises, Promises,” was also a major hit.

Tommy Tutone

Tommy Tutone was an early ‘80s power-pop band led by vocalist Tommy Heath. The group’s 1981 single “867-5309/Jenny” sent the group to the top of the charts. Peaking in early 1982, the single hit number four and went gold.