CJ Ramone of the Ramones to Play in Pittsfield

CJ Ramone (PITTSFIELD, Mass.)  – CJ Ramone, who replaced original bassist DeeDee Ramone in the Ramones in 1989 and played with the seminal punk-rock band until 1996, will perform Ramones classics and solo material at Chameleon’s in Pittsfield on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 7pm, in a concert presented by Rebel Sound Records.  This rare gig is CJ Ramone’s first-ever appearance in western Massachusetts since the Ramones retired in 1989.

Bassist and sometime vocalist CJ Ramone (born Christopher J. Ward)  appeared on the Ramone’s final six albums:  Mondo Bizarro, Acid Eaters, Adios Amigos, Loco Live, Greatest Hits Live and We’re Outta Here.  Ramone’s current band features legendary punk musicians Dan Root and Steve Soto, both of Southern California’s Adolescents.  Ramone’s set will feature some of his former band’s most famous songs, as well as tracks from his new solo album Reconquista.

Local support for this special all-ages event will be provided by Albany’s Hijinx and Troy’s Dead Aces, Berkshire County’s own The Damaged as well as The Poncherellos, who will be performing for the first time in over a year.  This will mark the second time The Poncherellos have shared a bill with CJ; the first was in the early 1990s in Brooklyn.


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