Cherie Currie & Brie Darling with opener Andreas Kapsalis
Sunday, Nov. 24 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)
The Runaways front-woman and solo artist Cherie Currie and Fanny drummer and singer Brie Darling were ‘70s icons who got the headlines. But they didn’t always get the credit they deserved as strong women holding their own and forging new ground in a rock & roll playing field then dominated by old-school masculine mores.
While Currie and Darling had a mutual admiration society, the two didn’t meet until 2017, when Darling reached out to Currie to contribute vocals to Fanny Walked the Earth, a reunion album from the trailblazing Fanny, the first all-female band signed to a major label (Reprise) in 1969. Now fierce friends and cool collaborators, they’re singing together on the new album, The Motivator, a 12-song album featuring nine classic covers by bands including T. Rex, The Rolling Stones, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Wonder, and John Lennon, plus three powerful new originals, including the tough rocker “Too Bruised” and the topical “This Is Our Time”. The tour is set for late 2019.“I loved her soulful style, her sultry voice. I’m not a person who holds back. I get really excited when I meet somebody I like,” recalls Currie. “I told Dave [Darling, Brie’s husband/and Grammy-nominated Cherie Currie & Brie Darling producer] that the only problem with the Fanny Walks the Earth record is I wanted to hear more!”
For the live shows, Currie and Darling have deep catalogs to draw on in addition to the recorded work on The Motivator. Currie, a renowned chainsaw artist, did two legendary studio albums with the Runaways, plus solo albums, including one with twin sister Marie Currie. Her most recent, 2015’s Reverie, features Runaways bandmate Lita Ford, produced by her son, Jake Hays and original Runaways producer, the late Kim Fowley. Reverie was Fowley’s final production. Currie wrote a powerful memoir, Neon Angel, which inspired the 2010 biopic, The Runaways (executive produced by Joan Jett with Dakota Fanning as Currie) fleshed out both Currie’s story and The Runaways mythos.
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