Felix sits down for NAMM Oral History Project
Goldmine Magazine Reviews 11.16.22 Time Peace Tour Stop at Mayo Performing Arts Center
Photo by Chris M. Junior
Felix Chat with the Long Island News
The Rascals Ft. Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish: Time Peace Tour 2022 - More Dates Announced
The Rascals Ft. Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish: Time Peace Tour 2022
The next chapter of The Rascals is about to begin – two of the founders of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band are once again taking to the stage to continue their legacy that started 57 years ago. With No. 1 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/songwriter and organist Felix Cavaliere and lead guitarist Gene 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 endure, The Rascals Featuring Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish Time Peace Tour kicks off November 11, in Staten Island, N.Y.
“We’re so grateful for the fans, this is for them,” Cavaliere, whose autobiography “Memoir Of A Rascal…From Pelham, NY to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” recently came out, said.
Cornish, whose own autobiography “Good Lovin’: My Life as a Rascal” came out in 2020, is especially grateful to return to the stage. While on tour with Cavaliere in 2018, Cornish collapsed while performing the opening sequence to “A Beautiful Morning”. Cornish received a pacemaker and is ready to perform.
“This gives us another chance to play together and do it for the fans,” Cornish said.
The tour takes The Rascals to familiar markets, many of which they played during their meteoric rise in 1965. 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 now called The Rascals, they would become a mainstay on The Ed Sullivan Show and sell over 30 million records.
The Rascals Featuring Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish Time Peace Tour
November 11 | St. George Theatre | Staten Island, N.Y. | Tickets
November 12 | College Street Music Hall | New Haven, Conn. | Tickets
November 13 | NYCB Theatre at Westbury | Westbury, N.Y. | Tickets
November 16 | Mayo Performing Arts Center | Morristown, N.J. | Tickets
November 18 | Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino | Atlantic City, N.J. | Tickets
More dates being announced soon.
Felix Chats with David Pomeranz!
Watch the new interview with Felix and David here.
Aria Cavaliere Single
Felix's daughter Aria Cavaliere has a new single, "Baptize Me" out now. Listen here.
Felix will be live, Thursday, May 5, 7PM EST (6PM CST; 4PM PST) on TalkShopLive. Be sure to tune-in!
Felix Cavaliere's Memoir Of A Rascal autobiography - OUT NOW!
The wait is finally over - Felix Cavaliere's autobiography is finally here. MEMOIR OF A RASCAL, with forward by Cousin Brucie is out now! Purchase your copy today here.
©1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer Linda McCartney
Felix Guest on Alice Cooper's 19th Annual Christmas Pudding Charity Concert
Hey Everyone! Alice’s Cooper’s Christmas Pudding will be on December 4th at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix with Ace Frehley, Tom Morello, Ed Roland, Mark McGrath, Felix Cavaliere and SIXWIRE. This fundraiser will benefit Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Centers in Phoenix and Mesa. Get your tickets today here.
Felix Guest on The Cowsills' Podcast
Felix recently chatted with the legendary musical family, The Cowsills on their podcast. Listen here.
Felix Set to Celebrate 40 years of Lee Greenwood
Felix Cavaliere will perform with an all star group of musicians and bands on Tuesday, October 12, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Felix Helps Celebrate Steve Cropper's 80th Birthday
Felix Cavaliere will be a part of the September 7, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville concert celebration for Steve Cropper's 80th Birthday.
Summer is here...concerts are back!
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals are thrilled to be back on the stage and seeing everyone. Be sure to visit the tour page for the latest dates across the country. We're also encouraging you to follow Felix Cavaliere's Rascals on BandsinTown. See YOU soon!
Photo credit: Damian Rico
Felix Cavaliere on Alec Baldwin's Here's The Thing Podcast
Felix Cavaliere recently chatted with Alec Baldwin on Here's The Thing podcast. Be sure to listen here.
First Ever Live Stream Concert Event!
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals will be live, from your home, on Saturday, December 5th. Tickets are on-sale now for this Hellooo TV event. Don't miss Felix's first-ever streaming concert.
Get your tickets today here.
New Interview with The Great Song Podcast
Thank you to The Great Song Podcast for having Felix on your show! Listen here.
Thank you Pala Casino Spa & Resort
It felt so great to be back on stage again. Thank you fans!
Thanks Chasing The Blues podcast.
September 18th gig with The Beach Boys moving....
This just in! The Oakdale Theatre with The Beach Boys is moving to April 17, 2021.
Thank you OWC Radio
Felix recently chatted with OWC Radio. Check out his interview here.
Felix Cavaliere Named No. 2 By Best Classic Bands
Just a few spots left....be a part of the virtual Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp Master Class with Felix Cavaliere!
Just a note to say this lovely lady just passed and we want to share her one more time - Felix.
Watch Millie's "My Boy Lollipop" here.
It's a Beautiful Morning! Special thanks to Laura Cavaliere for putting together this video. The band "got together" during the COVID-19 downtime to record this video. We hope it gives you joy and keeps a smile on your face.
As our daily lives continue to be transformed by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping with local government guidelines, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals are working on re-scheduling as many concerts as possible. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust accordingly to do what is best for the public health and safety and provide updates here and through social channels.
It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of your lives, and we appreciate the opportunity. We're all in this together.
Keep On Groovin',
March 2020 News
Hello everyone! Hope 2020 is off to a great start for you and your loved ones.
Lots of concerts on the horizon and we hope to see you on the road. Be sure to check out our show listing page for a concert near you.
Thank you very much for the support.
Keep On Groovin,
Happy Holidays everyone,
I thought you might like to see my wife Donna's art work. Please visit the link here.
We are all so very proud of her talent.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
From our family to your family, Happy Holidays.
Keep On Groovin,
Congratulations again to Felix Cavaliere on being inducted into the 2019 class of the Musicians Hall of Fame. Thanks to bassist John Howard for sending along some backstage photos.
Please note that the September 2019 Texas run dates (Arlington, Woodlands, and Austin) are now moved to May 2020. Visit the tour dates page for updated information.
Felix Inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame
Team Felix is pleased to share the news that Felix Cavaliere has been named as a member of the 2019 Musicians Hall of Fame Inductee class. He will be joined by such icons as Alabama, Don Everly of The Everly Brothers and Steve Warriner.
Check out these articles!
- Rolling Stone: Alabama, Don Everly Set for Musicians Hall of Fame
- CMT: http://www.cmt.com/news/
1809130/musicians-hall-of- fame-adds-alabama-steve- wariner/
- Tennessean: https://www.tennessean.com/
story/entertainment/music/ 2019/07/16/musicians-hall- fame-2019-inductees-alabama- felix-cavaliere-steve-wariner- and-more/1719333001/
- TimesDaily: https://www.timesdaily.com/
news/local-musicians-among- those-to-be-inducted-into- musicians-hall/article_ 5013800d-bdc8-545d-9aba- c13751663609.html
- News Channel 5: https://www.newschannel5.com/
news/2019-musicians-hall-fo- fame-inductees-announced- alabama-to-receive-first-ever- lifetime-achievement-award
- WAAY31: https://www.waaytv.com/
content/news/Alabama-and- Muscle-Shoals-Rhythm-Section- Horn-Section-are-2019- Musicians-Hall-of-Fame- inductees--512818421.html
- WHNT19: https://whnt.com/2019/07/17/
group-alabama-to-receive- lifetime-achievement-award- from-musicians-hall-of-fame/
- Music Row: https://musicrow.com/2019/07/
- Country Standard Time: http://www.
- KIX 92.1: https://www.kix921.com/music/
- From Press: https://pressfrom.info/us/
news/entertainment/-299563- alabama-don-everly-set-for- musicians-hall-of-fame.html
- Omaha’s Power 106.9: http://www.power1069fm.com/
- WKXA: https://wkxa.com/alabama-
- Country Air Check: http://countryaircheck.com/
Exclusive interview with SST Rentals - check out this prolific interview.
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals are on the Move!
Check out these mobile billboards for the June 7, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals concert, at the Golden Nugget Casino in Vegas!
We Write the Songs Event in Washington, D.C.
Felix Cavaliere recently performed in Washington, D.C. for We Write The Songs special event at the Library of Congress. He joined Andrea Martin, Paul Williams, Don Felder, Jane Wiedlin, Siddhartha Khosla and Charlotte Caffey. Check out the Washington Post article here.
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals just completed a quick run of New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Thanks to all the fans and venues for the wonderful love!
Here are a few photos from the Friday, May 3, gig at Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY. Photo credits: Leon Volskis.
Credit: Leon Volskis
Credit: Leon Volskis
Be on the lookout for new tour dates and more! Thanks for the amazing support.
The Malt Shop Memories Cruise Cruise is SOLD OUT!
Can you believe it? We are officially sold out! We can’t wait to see you all on The Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Party At Sea!
Missed your chance to book? Join our waitlist and you will be notified if your preferred cabin category becomes available!
If you would like to speak with one of our helpful reservationists, please call us at 844-855-6258 Monday-Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm EST, and Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm EST.
Record Store Day Collectors!
Record Store Day is just around the corner - Saturday, April 21st! (Remember when every day was Record Store Day!) This year, Real Gone Music is releasing The Rascals - The Complete Singles A's & B's on vinyl for the first time ever. The collection includes all 47 single sides the group recorded for the Atlantic and Columbia labels on a 4-LP set.
Including such classic tracks as "I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore," "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'" (also hear in its Spanish and Italian versions), "I've Been Lonely Too Long," "A Girl Like You," "How Can I Be Sure," "A Beautiful Morning," "People Got to Be Free," "See" and many more.
Exciting news! Felix was so honored to be a part of Time Life Presents the 60s! Be on the lookout when you're channel surfing. Buy it here.
This just in! Felix chatted with Gilbert Gottfried on the Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast! How cool is that!?!
Check it out here.
Happy 2018 everyone!
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals will perform with the Nashville Symphony, Friday, June 22, 2018! This is a huge dream come true for Felix. He's been wanting to perform with a symphony for such a long time. We hope to see you there.
Great news - the Flower Power Cruise is SOLD OUT!!
‘GOOD LOVIN’’ CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
The Young Rascals Topped Billboard Hot 100 in 1966
It’s been 50 years since The Young Rascals scored a No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with one of their biggest hits that helped define a generation, “Good Lovin.’”
In 1965, Felix Cavaliere formed ‘The Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge.
“Good Lovin’” with Cavaliere’s signature blue-eyed soul voice, The Young Rascals leveraged the hit for stardom. Signed to Atlantic Records and now called The Rascals, they followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’” (No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968).
“There is no better feeling than to hear your song on the radio,” Cavaliere said from his Nashville home. “We were young kids and we just wanted to play music – Good Lovin’ really surprised us as a hit, but as they say, the rest is history. People still associate that song with us, and we’re all so proud that it’s been a part of many generations’ lives.”
The Rascals disbanded in 1972. They are inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Cavaliere is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Hammond Hall of Fame. The Pellham, N.Y., native is a 2015 ASCAP Harry Chapin Legacy Award Winner.
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals continue to tour today and are currently on select dates with 60s hit makers, The Zombies.
Felix Cavailere’s Rascals 2016 Tour Dates
Saturday, May 21 | Welmont Theater | Montclair, N.J.*
Sunday, May 22 | Westbury Theater | Westbury, N.Y.*
Tuesday, May 24 | Count Basie Theater | Red Bank, N.J.*
Sunday, May 29 | Belvedere Festival Park (Abbey Road on the River) | Louisville, Ky.
Thursday, June 16 | San Diego County Fair | Del Mar, Calif.
Saturday, June 18 | Morongo Casino | Cabazon, Calif.
Friday, June 24 | Golden Nugget Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
Saturday, June 25 | Golden Nugget Casino | Atlantic City, N.J.
Monday, July 4 | Festival Park | Elgin, Ill.
Saturday, July 16 | Hoover Auditorium | Lakeside, Ohio.
Saturday, July 23 | Barnstable County Fair | Falmouth, Mass.
Saturday, August 20 | Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls | Black River Falls, Wis.
Sunday, August 28 | West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center | West Hampton, N.Y.
*With The Zombies
Have you been to a show lately? Tell us about it. Thanks to Bill & Ginny from Atlanta, GA.
We just went to you concert in Milwaukee and it was fabulous. We also saw you in Waukegan last Christmas season. We love your concerts. Why don't you do any in our area. We live in Atlanta, GA.
Thanks for keeping your wonderful music and positive attitude alive.
Ed and Ginny
Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY - You rocked it! Thanks to all the fans that joined us at the Saturday, January 16, SOLD OUT concert.
Thank you to all the fans and new fans that came to the 2015 Rockin' The Holidays with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals shows! 2016 is looking great.
The first-ever Flower Power Cruise is officially SOLD OUT! Felix can't wait to see everyone aboard the high seas for an amazing adventure and fun-filled musical journey.
Stay tuned for more news and shows!
It's beginning to look a lot like…..Rockin' The Holidays with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals!
Come join in the season of miracles and warm your hearts with the soul, the sounds, and the spirit Felix and the gang will bring this year!
Felix is so pleased to have received the 2015 Harry Chapin Legacy Award from WhyHunger. His friend Paul Shaffer inducted him on June 23. Stay tuned for more photos!
Photo credit: Diane Bondareff for WhyHunger
Photo credit: Diane Bondareff for WhyHunger
Photo credit: Diane Bondareff for WhyHunger
FELIX JOINS BILLY JOEL ON STAGE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN FOR #GOODLOVIN
Anyone else have goosebumps from this? AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
CAVALIERE NAMED ASCAP HARRY CHAPIN LEGACY AWARD WINNER
Legendary, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and The Rascals’ founder, Felix Cavaliere, will be honored at the 40th annual WhyHunger Chapin Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, when long time friend Paul Schaffer presents his award at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York City.
Cavaliere will receive the ASCAP Harry Chapin Legacy Award for his humanitarian contributions. Previous honorees include Yoko Ono, Peter Noone, Wyclef Jean, Elvis Costello and many more.
“I’m incredibly humbled by this honor and pour my thanks to the WhyHunger organization,” Cavaliere, who’s 50-year reign in the music industry includes the Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame. “I believe in their mission, I admire the late Harry Chapin’s social activism. Music can heal, it can transform. We must use it to better the world. We must all do our part to end world hunger and poverty.”
In 1965, Cavaliere formed 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 now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’” (No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.
The Rascals disbanded in 1972. Cavaliere’s solo career flourished as he released his self-titled debut album. His follow-up albums were “Destiny” (1974), “Castles in the Air” (1979) (“Castles in the Air” produced another Top 40 hit – “Only a Heart Sees” reached No. 2), “Dreams in Motion” (1994) and in 2008 he collaborated with Stax guitar legend, Steve Crooper, on the Grammy-nominated “Nudge it Up a Notch” and again in 2010 with “Midnight Flyer.”
March 7th Show
Felix, Cesare Sabatini, and Nicko McBrain (Ironmaiden). Photo courtesy of Tracey Benson.
The message has always been to stand for peace, love, and happiness. For legendary singer songwriter, FELIX CAVALIERE, making people feel good is primary to his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame. Few artists can claim they defined a generation; FELIX CAVALIERE continues to remind us to keep listening for the world’s beauty.
The classically trained pianist, born in Pelham, New York, idolized Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cook. FELIX CAVALIERE embraced the Hammond Organ and pioneered a fresh, rock and roll sound. Upon leaving Syracuse University to form the Escorts, and become a backup musician for Joe Dee and the Starliters and later Sandy Scott, who knew that his legendary next stop would be the beginning of an illustrious hall of fame career.
Early in 1965, FELIX CAVALIERE formed the ‘Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, 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 now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’(No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.
By the early 70s, The Rascals experimented with more jazz-influenced sounds, and moved to Columbia Records. The Rascals disbanded in 1972. FELIX CAVALIERE’s solo career thrived during this decade. He released his self-titled debut album with Todd Rundgren at the producer helm. His follow-up albums were Destiny (1974), Castles in the Air (1979) (Castle in the Air produced another Top 40 hit – “Only a Heart Sees” reached No. 2), Dreams in Motion (1994) and in 2008 he collaborated with Stax guitar legend, Steve Crooper, on the Grammy-nominated Nudge it Up a Notch and again in 2010 with Midnight Flyer.
FELIX CAVALIERE calls Nashville home base, where he is constantly collaborating and writing new material. He’s also finishing his memoir and has an active tour schedule with FELIX CAVALIERE’S RASCALS.