'Homegrown' celebs the Bacon Brothers to perform at Zoellner, tickets selling out
- Limited Tickets are available for the Bacon Brothers concert on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Zoellner Arts Center
- The duo consists of actor Kevin Bacon and his brother, Michael
- The Philadelphia natives are known for their hits
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Call it a night of Brotherly Love.
Philadelphia natives, The Bacon Brothers — consisting of iconic actor Kevin and his older brother, Michael — will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Zoellner Arts Center.
As of Monday, pit and orchestra seats were sold out, however there were still tickets available in the upper sections.
It's a 'Philly thing'
Not intending to make it a lasting thing, the brothers formed the group in 1995 in preparation to perform at a charity event.
As Kevin starred in films such as "Mystic River," and "A Few Good Men," Michael, who was once a member of the folk-rock group, Good News, had been performing as a solo artist and a composer for shows such as "The Kennedys," for which he won an Emmy award in 1992.
Their first album, "Forosoco" debuted in 1997 and was named after what the brothers call their sound — a mix of folk, rock, soul and country-flavored beats.
Since then, the pair have go on to release seven albums and hits like "Guilty of the Crime" and "36 Cents."
Last November, they released their song, "Philly Thing," a love letter to their hometown and a collaboration between Kevin Bacon's Six Degrees and Rock to the Future, which provides free music and education to young people in Philadelphia.
"You're also sharing that one night with that one group of people. It's never going to be the same — there's no take two. There's an immediacy to it that I think is great for a creative person."Actor Kevin Bacon on performing live
The jazzy tune features students from Rock to the Future and notable Philadelphians such as Sean Oates (of Hall and Oates), Eagles player Brandon Graham, and meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz.
'There's no take two'
Ahead of that release, the siblings debuted their five-song EP, "Erato" featuring songs like " Karaoke Town," "Let Me Happen" and "Dark Chocolate Eyes."
Kevin's son Travis (with actress Kyra Sedgwick) is also a musician and produced some of the material for the brothers soon-to-be released music.
"He's got a real interesting ear on a couple of the songs of mine that I felt he would bring something super cool to it," Kevin shared on Rob Lowe's Literally podcaston Aug. 31. "And a new release that we have coming out...he just killed it on a song called, "Take off this Tattoo."'
Of touring with his brother, Kevin told Lowe that he still gets the jitters — even with five decades of working in the limelight.
"The thing that I love about live performing, whether it be theater or music, is that I get butterflies. I know the tunes, I know the changes. A lot of times they're venues I've played before. But right when you're about to come out, you have that feeling like it could go south," Kevin said.
"You could break a string, forget a lyric or sing notes out of tune, the sound could not work. There's a lot of stuff that can happen. But on top of that, you're also sharing that one night with that one group of people. It's never going to be the same — there's no take two. There's an immediacy to it that I think is great for a creative person."