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A tribute to the music of Boston, Styx, & Queen

The Launch - Promotional video one:  Here are clips from our live show at The Queen Theater in Wilmington Delaware, featuring sound bites of hits from Boston, Styx, and Queen. Imagine The Launch's brand of high energy, good time, retro rock at your club or special occasion!

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August 2, 2019

As anticipated, so it was.  In fact, even more so!  The atmosphere was purely electric for 102.9 WMGK's Housebound Competition, last night.  The Launch secured a victory in the semifinals to advance to the final round but it wasn't easy.  It was a downright nerve racking, tension filled event for the band because the competition was so fierce.  Four bands were pitted against one another and there were no "gimmies."  Each of the four bands brought their own quality and style to the contest.  Acc...

July 26, 2019

In a good old fashioned throw down, The Launch has entered the 102.9 WMGK official Houseband Competition.  WMGK, 102.9, is one of Philadelphia's premier radio stations and is an all around grand purveyor of Classic Rock and Roll.  Evidence of this goes well beyond their good taste in music, song selection, and content flow.  It reaches into the community.  The Houseband Competition gives MGK the opportunity to spotlight local music and help promote local artist endeavors.  Thursday's contest wi...

June 19, 2019

The Launch is very pleased to announce that a new date has been scheduled for an appearance at Delaware's Bellevue State Park at 800 Carr Road, in Wilmington, as part of the park's summer concert series.  So a special note to all of The Launch's Delaware friends; it will be Sunday, September 1st from 6 to 7:30 PM, in the heart of the park, on stage at the bandshell.  It should be a great day of lovely vistas, relaxing tranquility, recreational enjoyment, and a late afternoon show to bring the d...

June 17, 2019

The Launch was very disappointed to have to announce that the June 16th Father's Day outdoor show, at Bellevue State Park, in Wilmington Delaware, had to be postponed because of predicted thunder showers in the area.  The entire tri-state region was pummeled by heavy rain on and off through out the day.  Though a rescheduled date has of yet not been confirmed,  the candidates will most likely be among one of the Sunday's with in the month of September so stay tuned for further information.  Bel...

June 7, 2019

The Launch's "history tour" continues on Father's Day, June 16th with a special out door, all ages show at Delaware's Bellevue State Park.  Not only is Bellevue a beautifully scenic location, it is also rich in historic importance to the state of Delaware.  The park is a former estate of William du Pont, Jr., who purposefully surrounded his home with  tennis courts, equestrian stables with training facilities, gardens, and a picturesque pond.  All this is in a setting of woodlands and fields ho...

June 3, 2019

     The Launch will be performing at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware Saturday, June 8th, beginning at 8:00 PM, as the opening act for Trial By Fire, a Journey tribute band, from North Carolina.

     The Queen Theater is a storied venue rooted deeply in the history of Wilmington.  In the early 1800's it was originally opened as a hotel and served as such until 1916, when it was converted to a movie theater.  The Queen was closed in 1959, locked up, and dormant for 5...

March 13, 2019

The Launch's bassist Stu Franks has reported that the band's supply of tickets for the Queen Theater show have arrived.  Here, Stu poses with the cache, which arrived via UPS courier.  Does it look as if the band is excited about the upcoming show?  The Launch will be opening for the nationally touring Journey tribute band, "Trial By Fire" Saturday, June 8th at 8PM.  The Queen Theater is a Wilmington Delaware's premier venue for the performing arts.  It is located at 500 North Market Street.  T...

March 12, 2019

      It's Free Ticket Tuesday!  The Queen Theater, in Wilmington Delaware just posted a special promotion for The Launch's June show with the national touring Journey tribute band "Trial By Fire," on Facebook.  You can log in to Facebook for further details and information on how to get FREE tickets to the show.  The Launch will open the show for Trial By Fire on June 8th at 8PM.  The Queen Theater is located at 500 North Market Street and the phone is 1-202-730-3331.  Get your tickets now.  I...

March 8, 2019

 The Queen song "Don't Stop Me Now" was introduced to the public in 1978 as a cut from Queen's album titled, "Jazz."  The band released the song as a single the following year to rather modest results.  It only reached the number 86 position on Billboard's Hot 100 listing and though it did better in the United Kingdom, reaching the number nine position on the singles chart, it received far less popularity in comparison to Queen's 22 top smash hits in their native country of Great Britain.  In f...

March 6, 2019

The Pennypack Park Music Festival for the summer of 2019 is officially out.  The Launch's drummer Kevin Keefe was happy to comment positively about the band's appearance on Pennypack's list this year.  Pennypack will feature the best area live bands every Wednesday night from May 29th to September 4th.  The shows will normally begin at 7PM sharp and run until 9:30.  Everyone with The Launch is excited to be involved with the band's third appearance at Pennypack.  It's a great venue and lots of...

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