Fabulous Thunderbirds headlining Rock 107 Birthday Bash

Rock 107 will celebrate the last year of its thirties with a party filled with drinks, giveaways and prizes, and tons of live music.
Ain’t that “tuff enuff?”
The Times-Shamrock Communications radio station marks its 39th year with its annual Birthday Bash on Thursday, April 18, at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp. Doors to the 21-and-older event open at 7 p.m.
This year’s party features headliners the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Texas-born blues-rock band best known for the 1986 song “Tuff Enuff.” Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson has been all over in his decades-long career, but Pennsylvania remains a standout through his travels.
Plus, he’s always happy to connect with fans on the road.
“There’s very few places I’ve never been before, but (Pennsylvania) is a cool state. It’s got beautiful scenery,” Wilson said during a recent phone interview from his home in San Juan Capistrano, California. “When I get out (on the road), I embrace it. I enjoy going to other places and seeing what each place is about.”
Before the Thunderbirds hit the stage at 10 p.m., M-80, Flaxy Morgan and Rockstar Revolution will open the show. The night also will feature games, prizes and, of course, birthday cake. Tickets will be available at the door for $20, but the radio station also will give away hundreds of free tickets ahead of time.

Flaxy Morgan will perform Friday, July 27, at Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave., Duryea. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer


Rock 107 personality Prospector will hand out free tickets to the show today from noon to 1 p.m. at Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships of Greater Hazelton, 508 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazle Twp. Radio station promotions director Mark Hoover, meanwhile, give out the tickets today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Angry Irishman, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton.
Audiences are in for a unique experience, Wilson said, as the band always matches the crowd. They never use a set list but rather play off of the vibe of the room and each other.
“That’s the only way to play — to play as a unit,” he said, adding the air of improvisation keeps the band loose and on its toes. “When we’re all together, just feeding off of each other and each other’s energy, it’s a pretty cool thing. Everybody is great in this band. I love working with these guys.”
While he insisted every show is different, Wilson said the band brings a lot of energy and camaraderie into each performance. The frontman mentioned how important the band’s fans are to the group members and that “without them, we’re nothing.” He doesn’t do a lot of talking during performances but makes sure to thank the crowd “profusely” for its support.
With their fans in tow, the Fabulous Thunderbirds are ready for the party in Northeast Pennsylvania.
“It’s going to be great to be in Wilkes-Barre,” he said. “We’re gonna have a ball.”