Rascals’ Cavaliere and Cornish Set ‘Time Peace’ Tour

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Two of the founders of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band, The Rascals, are once again taking to the stage to continue their legacy that started 57 years ago. The Rascals Featuring Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish Time Peace brief tour begins November 11, 2022. Tickets are on sale here.

The announcement noted that fellow founding members Eddie Briganti and Dino Danelli are not part of this tour.

From the Aug. 25 announcement: With songs like “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “A Beautiful Morning,” “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “People Got To Be Free,” and “How Can I Be Sure,” The Rascals are considered the best “blue-eyed soul” group to come out of the 1960s. Lead singer and songwriter and organist Cavaliere and lead guitarist Cornish, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Grammy Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame members, hit the stage this November for the first time since 2018. With time comes peace of mind knowing that their collection of songs endures.

Cavaliere, who turns 78 on Nov. 29, recently published an autobiography, Memoir Of A Rascal…From Pelham, NY to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Cornish, whose own autobiography, Good Lovin’: My Life as a Rascal, came out in 2020, is especially grateful to return to the stage. Cornish collapsed on Sept. 7, 2018, while on tour with Cavaliere. He received a pacemaker and is ready to perform.

“This gives us another chance to play together and do it for the fans,” said Cornish, who turned 78 on May 14.

Related: Our Album Rewind of The Rascals’ Time Peace album

Starting out as The Young Rascals, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and soon called The Rascals, they would become a mainstay on The Ed Sullivan Show and sell over 30 million records.

Watch the Young Rascals perform “Good Lovin'” on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1966

The Rascals Featuring Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish Time Peace 2022 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Nov 11 | St. George Theatre | Staten Island, N.Y.
Nov 12 | Crouse Hinds Theater | Syracuse, N.Y.
Nov 13 | NYCB Theatre at Westbury | Westbury, N.Y.
Nov 16 | Mayo Performing Arts | Morristown, N.J.
Nov 18 | Ocean Casino Ovation Hall | Atlantic City, N.J.
Nov 19 | Kodak Center | Rochester, N.Y.
Nov 20 | F.M. Kirby Center | Wilkes-Barre, PA

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  1. v2787
    #1 v2787 25 August, 2022, 14:13

    Please come to Minneapolis. Please? We’d love to see the Rascals play live. (I saw them back in the sixties, down in Orlando, FL, and they were awesome.)

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  2. Paul
    #2 Paul 25 August, 2022, 20:09

    The Rascals really aren’t The Rascals without great dummer Dino Danelli.

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  3. 122intheshade
    #3 122intheshade 26 August, 2022, 00:10

    Phoenix in November is just right. We have this cool venue with a revolving stage. The Celebrity Theater. Make it a golf weekend with Alice Cooper.

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  4. Jim
    #4 Jim 26 August, 2022, 07:57

    We had tickets for their Dream Tour for Baltimore when it got canceled. So glad they’re touring together again, but wish Dino was with them. Such a great litany of songs !

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  5. Da Mick
    #5 Da Mick 26 August, 2022, 15:48

    I’m in agreement with you all, and don’t understand why Dino does not participate, unless it’s age or medically related. I did see the “Once Upon A Dream” show, and it was incredible. It’s already been some years now, but Dino sounded pretty great then, and even Eddie rounded into tear-jerking form after coming out of decades of retirement. I’ll never understand why or how there was such a lack of interest in that show, to the point that many of their shows were canceled. For me, “Once Upon A Dream” was a dream come true. Hope they have success with this tour and see fit to expand it.

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  6. Da Mick
    #6 Da Mick 28 August, 2022, 12:19

    As with almost all things, being in a band, apparently even in your 70s, isn’t as simple or necessarily as easy as it might appear from the outside. After posing the question about why Dino doesn’t join Felix and Gene, I did some back research and read some pretty wide-ranging things from some of the members. While Felix talks of working with a Guru to subvert his own ego during the “Once Upon A Dream” tour, Dino flat out lets his scorn of Felix fly for his need to control everything along with his levels of self-entitlement that, evidently has not lessened over the decades. While it was never outrightly said, it was inferred that a grab of songwriting royalties by Felix had much to do with Eddie’s unwillingness to be involved further both back then and now. Whereas Dino was completely infuriated by many of Felix’s demands during “Dream,” including an uneven split of the touring proceeds among the original members. Apparently, for these reasons “Dream” was discontinued, and it is unlikely we’ll see Dino or Eddie touring with Felix again. I guess, after many attempts at staging acts with a couple of The Rascals over the years, Gene has found his peace with whatever Felix requires for them to tour together. Having seen both Felix’s “Rascals,” and the original band in “Dream,” there’s just no comparison — not even close. It’s a tragic shame that these kinds of conflicts continue to compromise something so incredible into something that’s such a pale, watered-down shadow of what had been, and could still be, great. But in reaching those later ages myself, I’ve been surprised to discover that people, and in particular musicians, don’t really change that much, as foolish as the things that often divide them may be.

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    • Junior
      Junior 29 August, 2022, 01:59

      Interesting as it’s never been clear to me what the cause of the break up was back in 1970 but obviously Eddie had issues. It was Dino who stayed with Felix in the early 70’s during their Columbia years. Didn’t know the “Once Upon the Dream” stuff, thanks for the research and info!

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  7. Johnny b good
    #7 Johnny b good 4 September, 2022, 22:16

    Where’s Eddie Brigati? He’s 1/4 of the Rascals too.

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