CLEVELAND, Miss. — Get ready for an unforgettable night of music and nostalgia as Pablo Cruise, the legendary band known for their amazing harmony vocals and infectious grooves, takes the stage at Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Pablo Cruise’s unique blend of harmonious melodies and exceptional musicianship has captivated audiences for decades. With their fun yet elegant sound, they have left an indelible mark on the music industry. To hear Pablo Cruise on a record is one thing, but to experience their live performance is an exhilarating event that music enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
The band’s journey began in 1975 when they released their first A&M album, simply titled “Pablo Cruise.” The album cover featured a striking image of a gorilla amidst the tropical gardens of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The band members, David Jenkins (guitars, vocals), Cory Lerios (keyboards, vocals), Bud Cockerel (bass, vocals), and Steve Price (drums, percussion), maintained an air of mystique, with their name embodying the essence of their music – an honest, real, down-to-earth attitude coupled with a fun-loving, easy-going approach to life.
From 1975 to 1985, Pablo Cruise embarked on extensive tours across the United States, Canada, and Japan, inviting fans to “Climb Aboard The Good Ship Pablo Cruise.” Their music climbed the charts with mega hits like “Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye?” and “Love Will Find A Way,” along with several other top 20 hits. They achieved remarkable success, selling millions of albums and singles collectively, all while establishing themselves as respected writers and performers in the music industry. The band even broke records, such as surpassing Elvis Presley’s attendance record at the Sahara Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and becoming the first rock band to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.
However, in 1985, after completing numerous national tours and releasing seven studio albums, the band decided to take a hiatus – one that lasted nearly two decades.
Fast forward to 2005, and a reunited Pablo Cruise picked up where they left off. Today, the band continues to perform all over the U.S. and Canada, and they’re loving every moment of it. Since their reunion, they have released two live CDs and a DVD, all through Sony Music, documenting their exceptional live shows.
Cory Lerios, one of the core band members, shares his excitement, saying, “One of the great things about playing shows after all these years is that the core band, David, Steve, and myself, are still here and loving it. Going out and playing shows these days gives us the opportunity to not only pay tribute to our timeless repertoire but also to see old friends and fans from back in the day while gaining a whole new audience.”
Today, with the addition of Larry Antonino and Robbie Wyckoff, Pablo Cruise is bringing more energy and excitement to the stage than ever before. Their timeless music continues to resonate with audiences of all ages, making them a must-see act in the world of live music.
Tickets to Pablo Cruise are on sale now at www.bolognapac.com or at the BPAC Ticket Office at 662.846.4626. The BPAC Fall 2023 Series is made possible by support from the following Premier Sponsors: Cannon Motors, Needle Specialty Products, Robinson Electric Company, and Wade, Inc.; Executive Sponsors Bolivar Medical Center, Gainspoletti Financial Services, Guaranty Bank, Planters Bank, and Quality Steel; and VIP Sponsors Agriworld, Inc., BankPlus, Bayer, Cleveland State Bank, Cotton House, Entergy, Renasant Bank, and Visit Cleveland.
For more information about Pablo Cruise and venue features, please visit bolognapac.com or contact the ticket office at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.