Cheap Trick Tore the Roof Off Danbury’s Tuxedo Junction in 1994
Tuxedo Junction was a legendary Danbury, CT hot-spot for many years.
If you wanted to see live music in this area, you went to Tuxedo Junction, and in the 90's, the place was white hot. On June 14, 1994 Cheap Trick came to Tuxedos and based off the video, it was a great show. According to KRWCO, the set list included:
- My Gang
- Southern Girls
- I Want You To Want Me
- Woke Up With A Monster
- You're All I Wanna Do
- Never Run Out Of Love
- Didn't Know I Had It
- Magical Mystery Tour
- The Flame
- Ain't That A Shame
- California Man
- Dream Police
- Goodnight Now
The band members are listed:
- Robin Zander - vocals & guitar
- Rick Nielsen - guitar & vocals
- Tom Petersson - 12 string bass & vocals
- Bun E. Carlos - drums
When I was young and starting to seek nightlife, Tuxedo Junction was still the place to be but starting to trend downward slowly. I started to go there right around 1997 and there were still great acts coming through, but nothing on the level of the early-mid 90's, or the 80's.
I've been digging around the last couple of years and highlighting some of the Tuxedo Junction story, in an effort to share this with our younger readers and listeners of the Ethan and Lou Show. I shared the set list and video of the Ramones show in 1993, the Weird Al show in 1994 and I also spoke to the infamous Ian Bick who became the teen owner of Tuxedos long after I was going there.
I'm trying to piece together bits of the history, before the building meets its final ending. That moment is on the horizon because last year we learned the building will eventually be torn down to make way for a bank parking lot.
It's sad for people who have fond memories of the place, but it's the way of the world. Something needs to be done with the space, and despite the many attempts at bringing nightlife back to that building, nothing ever got off the ground.
Below is one of the videos of the Ramones show.
And here is the Weird Al show.
If you have any old pictures or video from Tuxedo Junction's past, and are willing to share them, please contact me.
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