Over the years Damn The Torpedoes has evolved with more committed members and a deep understanding of the Tom Petty catalog. The current lineup has been in place for several years and demonstrates the unspoken chemistry that makes a great band. The signature riffs, harmonies and underlying parts of the music are all there---along with some fresh twists that are often inspired in the moment. The resulting performances have audiences smiling, singing, dancing and mourning the loss of this great artist.
Rich Kubicz, who plays the role of Tom Petty in the show, has been playing guitar and singing since his early teens. By 2007, so many people had told him that he looked and sounded like Tom Petty that he decided to put together Damn The Torpedoes as a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
His goal was to play all of the studio hits, with live versions and some deep cuts to create the illusion of a Tom Petty concert performance. This meant that each band member would need to duplicate the sounds as found on the records.
Lee Boice (Mike Campbell… Lead Guitar)
Lee Boice is a well established guitarist from the NY City music scene and has played all over America and Europe . Besides being known for his exciting live performances, Lee is also a music producer and writer and is at home in the studio as well as on stage. With experience in various styles of music including Funk, Rock, Blues, and World Music, Lee has mastered many guitar styles and techniques.
Gary Castelluccio (Benmont Tench/Scott Thurston… Keyboards, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals) Gary has been involved with music and performing since the age of 13. He started with guitar and later learned to play keyboard and harmonica. Over the years, he has played in cover bands , original projects and studio sessions. His experience and versatility has helped him to become a consummate side man adding support and color to the bands he works with.
Jon Provan (Ron Blair/Howie Epstein, Bass Guitar and backing vocals) Jon caught the music bug young, playing and singing in rock bands, a cappella groups, sax quartets, theatre pits, recording studios and more. He’s also laid down his bass groove for many Indie and original bands. When not on stage with DTT, Jon is the musical director at a theater, a solo artist and a theatrical performer.
Ross Kantor (Stan Lynch/Steve Ferrone...Drums/Percussion and Backing Vocals) Ross is the quintessential percussionist and the driving force behind DTT's tight rhythm section. His versatility allows him to play with the finesse of Stan Lynch and the power of Steve Ferrone while also adding polished vocals to an already very melodic harmony section. When Ross isn't playing with DTT, he is an in-demand drummer for live events, indie bands and studio sessions.
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Tickets are available online, www.ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster directly (800-745-3000) and at the Penn's Peak Box Office (walk up only, no phone orders) during normal business hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on event nights. Our box office hours vary so please give us a toll-free courtesy call (866-605-7325) to ensure we are in a position to better serve you. Tickets can also be purchased at Roadies Restaurant and Bar hostess stand during normal business hours (walk up only-no phone orders). All tickets purchased are subject to a transaction fee.
Penn's Peak, a beautiful mountaintop entertainment venue located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers. Enjoy a spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, concert bar/concession area and a full service restaurant and bar aptly named Roadies.
At Penn's Peak, we have a unique membership club called the "Sneak Peak Club". One of the many benefits of being a club member is the ability to purchase tickets prior to the general public on-sale date. We have a Sneak Peak Club coordinator available to take all ticket orders from club members.
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Penn's Peak generally has two types of shows: Reserved Seating and General Admission. For a general admission show, the seats are first come, first serve and you may sit anywhere!