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Twitter_icon_for_status: Looking forward to tonight's show in Tampa! Can you believe it's been since 1986!?! See you soon! #cantwait! #freestyleexplosion


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  • Thu

    Aug 28

    Portland, OR, US | 5:30pm
    Thu Aug 28 5:30pm


    After a lengthy hiatus from the world of pop/funk and soul, (to raise a family and play other styles of music,) Valerie and John revive the Nu Shooz sound. The husband and wife team are back on the road in 2014 as part of the Super Freestyle Explosion Tour and the live band, Shoo-Horns and all, will play shows for the first time in 25 years In the Pacific NW.

  • 2013

    Aug 2

    Phoenix, ARIZO, US | 7:30pm
    U.S. Airways Center
    Phoenix, ARIZO, US
    Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:30pm
  • 2013

    Jul 27

    Sacramento, CA, US | 7:30pm
    Sleep Train Arena
    Sacramento, CA, US
    Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:30pm


    Ticket pre-sale 6/10/13 at 10am PST. General Public on sale 6/14/13 at 10am PST.

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  • Michael Frazier (Artist) Michael Frazier
    Stop Pretending is a great song. Put me in an Outfield mood. I remember you from your first LP and you are definitely still working it. Like your music. Michael
  • Jeff Mix (Musician) Jeff Mix
    Great playing on, Stop pretending!
  • mr gilmore (Artist) mr gilmore
    Awesome vibes!!! Best wishes to u both :)
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Q: Loving the music. How did you choose your stage name? Does it have any special significance? Would you be interested in doing a short interview?
A: Thanks for getting in touch with Nu Shooz! The short answer? WALLPAPER ;) The long answer? Here's John: We had an upcoming gig at a park, and needed a name for the group. This was in the spring of 1979. The other guitar player and I were in the kitchen of the house where we practiced. There was this contact paper on the walls printed like an 1890s newspaper. We looked over at the same time and saw some shoes…those buttonhole shoes. “Hey, we could be the Shoes!” The rest is…um…History. For years afterward I walked around thinking, I wish we’d spent like, five more minutes on it and come up with something cooler, something like…Megadeth. Now, after thirty-three years I have to admit it’s grown on me. Oh yeah, and the spelling evolved over time. I give credit for the spelling to Jim Hogan, our original bass player. I recall him saying, ‘Spell it with a ‘Z,’ it looks more rock.’ And there you have it. As for doing an interview - we'd be happy to. Please go to our website contact page to set one up: http://www.nushoozmusic.com/contact Best, Nu Shooz

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