Thirty-year evolution brings Spin Doctors to Milford Theater

Milford. The Spin Doctors, still on a populous tour schedule, will be at Milford Theater on Oct. 28

| 11 Oct 2022 | 02:44

Thirty years is an eternity in rock ‘n’ roll, and many of the bands that started in 1988, when the Spin Doctors did, are no longer around.

“We’re still riding the bus, still shaking the room. I never would have guessed that this would have turned into thirty years of making great music together,” says Aaron Comess, the band’s drummer.

“Pocket Full of Kryptonite,” their first album, put them on the map in 1992. It is an eclectic mix of influences of funk, jazz, and rock. They were selling about 50,000 records a week and the album was everywhere–in malls, on the radio, and on the cover of “Rolling Stone.” The album sold upwards of 10 million. One of the most played songs on that Album was “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” which went to No.1 on the Billboard 100. This was followed by another hit, “Two Princes,” which was No. 4 in the top 100 singles chart. “It was those early successes that kept us alive all these years,” Comess exclaimed.

One of the reasons for their continued success is their relentless touring. For example, from Oct. 9 to Oct. 28, when they come to Milford, the Spin Doctors will be in Denver, Colorado, (Oct. 20), Thibodaux, LA (Oct. 21), Kansas City, MO (Oct. 22) San Antonio, TX (Oct. 23), Lakeland, FL (Oct.28), and Milford, PA (Oct.28), after which they head to Reading, PA the next day.

They have done about 2,000 shows. Also, they have made six studio albums and are about to debut their seventh album. “We are not a nostalgia act,” says Comess. “We are producing great new music all the time and blending in the new songs with our hits.”

Their fan base is diverse in age--the solid old base of fans and also younger people who think they are cool.

The Spin Doctors have never been about long-term strategy, but they feel certain that whatever happens, they will continue to evolve and develop, yet still sound like the Spin Doctors, still riding the bus and still shaking the room. “It’s been a great ride,” said Comess, “ far.”

The show begins at 8:00 p.m., Oct. 28. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
For tickets, visit
Milford Theater, 114 East Catherine St. Milford, PA 18227