Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Popular 80's R&B/Pop/Techno band MIDNIGHT STAR, makes a comeback this year, with a debut of sorts on TV One's Unsung series, at 10 pm Eastern, January 30. Original members Bill Simmons, Kenneth Gant, Bobby Lovelace and original lead singers Bo Watson, Melvin Gentry and Belinda Lipscomb will tell band's story and discuss their recent tour of Africa.
MIDNIGHT STAR is geared up to tour the US and Europe during 2013 to promote the 30th year anniversary of the release of the multi-million selling album, "No Parking (on the Dance Floor)," which included mega hits No Parking on the Dance Floor, Wet My Whistle, Slow Jam and Freak a Zoid. Freak a Zoid was recently featured in a Svedka Vodka Commercial.
MIDNIGHT STAR will release a new single this spring, followed by a full new music set during the summer. Upcoming tour includes performances in New Orleans, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Los Angeles, CA; Winston Salem, NC; Memphis, TN; Paris, France and Japan.
About MIDNIGHT STAR
Formed at Kentucky State University in 1976, MIDNIGHT STAR began as a self-contained party band in the P-Funk/ Earth Wind and Fire mode, and quickly earned a strong live reputation throughout the world. A 1978 New York City showcase inspired Solar Records chief Dick Griffey to sign the group, and early 80's albums like The Beginning, Standing Together, and Victory gave MIDNIGHT STAR a chance to hone their chops. Everything clicked together with the Certified Double Platinum plus No Parking on the Dance Floor album that established MIDNIGHT STAR as world-renowned songwriters, producers, and entertainers.
The groups passion and love of the music and their strong desire to keep their fans ultimately satisfied, has shown up in Platinum and Gold as they've poured out streams of top 10 and No. 1 hits. It began in 1983 with dance-floor smashes like "Freak-a-Zoid", "No Parking on the Dance Floor", "Wet My Whistle" and the lovers ballad of the mid-80's, "Slow Jam", that to date no one can get enough of. The Planetary Invasion LP of 1985 took them to No. 1 with "Operator" and the sizzling "Curious". In 1986 MIDNIGHT STAR struck gold with the chart buster "Midas Touch" and the title cut from the Headlines LP. The year of 1988 rowed them to the top once again with the No. 1 "Don't Rock the Boat" (which featured rapper Ecstasy of Whodini) and the top 10 "Snake in the Grass" from their self-titled CD.
MIDNIGHT STAR broke into the 90's with the smash "Do It (One More Time)" from their Work it Out CD which also featured the sultry ballad "Red Roses". After extensive international touring, MIDNIGHT STAR is back and ready to do it now and beyond.
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