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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Burners U.K. to reunite for benefit concert at Vapor Nightclub

For more than a decade that spanned the 1990s and early 2000s, THE BURNERS U.K. were one of the top-drawing party bands in the U.S., performing more than 175 shows per year to sold out audiences across the Northeast and well beyond. Now, some 5 years later, THE BURNERS U.K. are reuniting, for a very special, one-night-only concert event.

THE BURNERS U.K. REUNION CONCERT will take place Friday, February 10th at Vapor Nightclub, located inside the Saratoga Casino & Raceway complex in Saratoga Springs, NY. Tickets are on sale as of January 4th thru, or thru the players club at Saratoga Casino & Raceway.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit “Erika’s Fund”, established to help defray medical expenses incurred by long-time band merchandiser, friend (and often second mother) Erika Coggeshall, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

“Honestly, Erika is the reason for this happening,” said BUK vocalist J Yager. “When we heard the news, every single guy agreed immediately to get back together for her sake. And we’re not taking that lightly; this will be a good ol fashioned, high-energy Burners show! We’re all really excited to get back together for this important cause. All 10 players who were with the band for the bulk of our existence will be there. It’s really gonna be quite a party!” said Yager..

Those players will include drummer Todd Hanhurst, guitarist Matt “Lanky” Pirog, bassist Chris Peck, keyboardist Paul Brassard, percussionist Chris Toma, vocalist Yager, and the world-famous ‘Sicilian Horns’, consisting of trumpeter Tony Gambaro and saxophonist Box Dragone alongside fellow horn-mates Chris Barron (on trombone) and Tim Veeder (on sax).


To benefit Erika’s Fund

Friday, February 10th 2012

Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga NY

Doors 8pm… showtime 9:30pm

General admission, 21+ with proper ID, limited admissions

Tickets $20, available now at & at the players club at Saratoga Casino & Raceway


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