Popular ’60’s group Jay and the Americans launched a new tour this month and have scheduled shows through New Year’s Eve. The tour is followed by a week of performances at sea as part of the Concerts At Sea Oldies Cruise through the Caribbean from January 17-24.

The band now includes founding member Sandy Yaguda and original members Howie Kane and Marty Sanders, with Jay Reincke, but Jay Black, the voice of the quartet, is not a member of the current edition. Black had toured separately under the name “Jay Black and the Americans,” but lost a legal battle to use that name.

Jay and the Americans first hit the charts in 1962 with “She Cried” followed by “Only in America,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia” and others. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.

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Jay and the Americans itinerary:

May 24 The Cannery Casino & Hotel Las Vegas, NV
June 21 Autism Speaks – A Benefit Concert Bronxville, NY
June 25 Forest Park Woodhaven NY
June 26 Stearns Square Springfield, MA
June 27 Boulton Center For The Performing Arts Bay Shore, NY
June 28 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD
July 13 Richard Nader’s Rock & Roll Saugerties, NY
July 18 Lake Zurich Alpine Fest Lake Zurich, IL
July 19-20 Milwaukee Summerfest Fairgrounds Milwaukee, WI
July 26 BB King Blues Club New York, NY
July 27 Jack Devito Memorial Park Yorktown, NY
July 29 Erie County Fair Hamburg, NY
August 1 Kentucky Fair Expo Center Louisville, KY
August 2 Northbrook Days Festival Northbrook, IL
August 9 Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Sharon, PA
August 13 Town Center Bensenville, IL
August 14 Summer Concert Series Massillon, OH
September 13 Queens College Flushing, NY
October 23 McPhillips St. Station Casino Winnipeg, MB
October 24 Dakota Dunes Casino Saskatoon, SK
October 25 Deerfoot Inn & Casino Calgary, AB
October 26 Century Casino Showroom Edmonton, AB
November 1 La Renaissance Banquet House East Windsor, CT
December 6 Paramount Theatre Middletown, NY
December 7 Kirby Center Wilkes Barre, PA
December 13 State Theatre Easton, PA
December 14 Symphony Hall Springfield, MA
December 31 Cerritos Center Cerritos, CA

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