Two of the titans of pop-radio in the '80s and '90s, Peter Cetera and Richard Marx, team up for this Friday-night gig at the Arena Theatre, which — along with Nutty Jerry's in Winnie — has been getting some of the more interesting bills in the region. What you receive today with admission is a one-two punch of "The Next Time I Fall" and "Hold On to the Nights" within a two-hour span. Both artists come front-loaded with a ton of hits, with Cetera able to trot out songs from his days with rock group Chicago, like "25 Or 6 to 4" and "Question 67 and 68," along with his solo hits. He went solo from the Chi-guys in 1985, and hit the charts the next year with "Glory of Love" from the Karate Kid II soundtrack. Lately he's been playing with full-blown orchestras in between pop sets like these. Marx is the rock balladeer on this bill, known for make-out cuts like "Right Here Waiting" that dominated MTV and the terrestrial airwaves for an extended period of time. His songwriting career in between stray albums is also noteworthy. In the past few years, he has helped bands and artists as diverse as Lifehouse, Keith Urban, Ringo Starr and Daughtry write sweetly romantic album cuts.
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