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She is best-known as the lead singer and guitarist of the Bangles, but Susanna Hoffs has been A-OK as a one-woman band. Her impressive career as a solo artist and collaborator has made her a household name in the industry (especially after lending her vocals to versions of The Velvet Underground's "I'll Be Your Mirror" and Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep it With Mine" back in the day).
Hoffs has long held the philosophy that you can achieve success with like-minded musicians, and that's just what she's done since the 1980s. Alongside guitarist Vicki Peterson and her sister Debbi Peterson, Hoffs played drums into a band called the Colours (and later the Bangs). After legal action was threatened from another group with the same name, the name changed again – this time to the Bangles. Thus what was once just a few women sharing a fondness for 60s-influenced pop/rock became one of the biggest groups of the decade.
There's no doubt The Bangles were absolute superstars in the 80s, racking up multi-platinum albums (1986's "Different Light" and 1988's "Everything"), not to mention a handful of hit singles like the ever-popular "Manic Monday," "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Eternal Flame." However, tensions ran high when Hoffs received more press for her role as principle lead vocalist. When she was cast in "The Allnight," it proved to be the catalyst that would push the band to a full-fledged breakup.
The 90s saw Hoffs charge straight into a solo career, releasing her debut album, "When You're a Boy," a and a self-titled sophomore follow-up before teaming up with Matthew Sweet, Christopher Ward, and Mike Meyers to form Ming Tea, a fictive British rock band who appeared in "Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery." The band gained a cult following after the "Austin Powers" movies became a hit, and they also appeared in the film's two sequels.
Hoffs and the Bangles eventually reunited, and she continues to divide her time between band endeavors and solo ventures. In 2012, she released her third solo album called "Someday."
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Susanna Hoffs Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 04/29/2015 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 03/18/2015 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 01/29/2015 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet
Susanna Hoffs Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/16/2014 Alexandria VA Birchmere Music Hall 12/15/2014 Alexandria VA Birchmere Music Hall 12/13/2014 New York NY Town Hall 12/10/2014 Tarrytown NY Tarrytown Music Hall 12/09/2014 Boston MA Wilbur Theatre 11/13/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 09/29/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 07/18/2014 Los Angeles CA The Satellite 04/25/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/25/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field
Susanna Hoffs Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/18/2012 Seattle WA Triple Door 11/15/2012 San Francisco CA Red Devil Lounge 11/14/2012 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 11/13/2012 San Diego CA Anthology 11/06/2012 Chicago IL City Winery - Chicago 11/05/2012 New York NY City Winery 11/04/2012 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live 11/02/2012 Natick MA Center for Arts in Natick 10/31/2012 Vienna VA Jammin Java 10/29/2012 Decatur GA Eddie's Attic 07/16/2012 Los Angeles CA The Grammy Museum