One of the first rock shows of the year has been named at United Wireless Arena as Starship, with special guests The Romantics, will perform on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the UWA box office or

Backed by the voice of Mickey Thomas, Starship has been a hit mkaker since 1979 when the band, named Jefferson Starship at the time, hit No. 1 with their song "Jane."

The hits continued with songs, "No Way Out", "We Built This City", "Sara", and an Oscar Nomination for the No. 1 hit "Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now" from the movie Mannequin.

Along with the Major League Baseball theme in 1987 with the song, "It’s Not Over Till It’s Over," other hits include "Find Your Way Back", "Stranger" and "Laying It On The Line."

Joining Thomas on stage will be bassist Jeff Adams; guitarist John Roth; Phil Bennett on keyboards; Darrell Verdusco on drums and vocals by Stephanie Calvert.

According to their bio, The Romantics came from Detroit in 1977 after inspiration from the British punk invasion and their hometown rock scene formed the group of Wally Palmar, Jimmy Marinos, Mike Skill and Rich Cole.

Over the next 30 years The Romantics would see highs and lows, hitting their biggest high with the album In Heat in 1983 with top 10 singles, "Talking In Your Sleep" and "One In A Million" pushing the album to platinum status.

The band is now made up of Palmar, Skill, Cole and Brad Elvis.

Ticket prices range from $39, $49 and $59.

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