The Bowery Ballroom
The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey)

The Queen Is Dead 30th Anniversary Show

The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey)

with special guest Dave Hill

Sat, March 19, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$13 advance / $18 day of show

This event is 18 and over

The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey)
The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey)
"The best NYC Smiths tribute" - New York Post

"These guys love the band, and they’re really passionate about it”
- Andy Rourke, The Smiths

“The Smiths will never re-form…so for most fans The Sons & Heirs are the closest they will ever get” – The Daily Beast

The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey)
by Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

The Sons & Heirs. NYC’s finest band devoted to the music of the Smiths and Morrissey. Handsome devils. Stalwart lovers for sure. They’re twice as much fun as an actual Morrissey show — because they bring more heart and enthusiasm to these songs than the man himself.

The Sons & Heirs have played this music all over the world, from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles. Their Valentine’s Day event Unloveable has become a New York ritual—every year it’s the toughest ticket in town. In 2015 they headlined the international Smiths-Morrissey convention in Hollywood.

But wherever The Sons & Heirs play, they bring passionate love for the whole musical journey of Morrissey, Marr and their mates — the songs that saved our lives. That’s why they always bring out a crowd of fans who love the Smiths as much as they do. (Including an actual member of the Smiths, Andy Rourke, as well as Morrissey’s long-time drummer, Spencer Cobrin - both have gotten up on stage to play with them.)

The Sons & Heirs invite the crowd to sing along, dance, invade the stage. There’s always a song I’d forgotten about, always a song that makes me think “well, they won’t top this one tonight,” until they do. They open my eyes, like a tattooed boy from Birkenhead.

Every show is different. Every show permanently changes my mind about this or that song’s brilliance. These guys have single-handedly made “Alma Matters” one of my favorites. I have seen them destroy a room with “Bigmouth Strikes Again.” I’ve even watched them slay on a concert cruise. You have never been in love until you’ve seen a boat full of rowdy Smiths fans sloshing down the East River, bellowing the lyrics of “Panic” to the Statue of Liberty. (And you have never seen confusion until you’ve seen the boat’s crew sweeping up the flowers afterward.)

The Sons & Heirs get the tiniest details right, but more importantly, they bring the spirit that makes this music immortal. They sing their lives, and probably your life, too. Definitely mine.

(Celebrating 30 years of The Queen Is Dead with songs -- including b-sides -- from the legendary 1986 album along with many other Smiths classics, deep cuts and "big hits nowhere.")
with special guest Dave Hill
with special guest Dave Hill
Dave Hill is an American comedian, writer, musician and actor originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He is the host of The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU radio in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 2007 Variety Magazine named Hill one of their "10 Comics to Watch". He has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO and Cinemax, and he wrote the theme song for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, "Go", performed by his band Valley Lodge. He is the author of Tasteful Nudes: ...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation.

“Brilliant.” -New York Magazine

"Cult New York comedian Hill is a hugely talented funnyman." -Time Out London

“Hill’s loose jabs and affable, nice-guy demeanor are what make his gently absurdist comedy so enjoyable.” -The Onion
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002