NEWPORT, Ky. - Steve Burton knows a good thing when he sees it. He also knows that fame is a fleeting thing. That's why the actor who plays Jason Morgan on "General Hospital" is working as hard as he can while he's still on top.
Burton will come to the Tri-State with his band, Port Chuck Thursday. The band, which is made up of "General Hospital" castmates, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Syndicate in Newport Thursday.
"It's four guys who you watch on television in a totally new environment. It's unqiue. We're having such a great time," Burton said. "We don't know how long the Port Chuck train will last. We're not sure how long we'll get to ride this wave."
Port Chuck last visited the area on April 20 when they played for hundreds of fans at The Syndicate. The set list then included Bon Jovi's "Living On A Prayer," Bob Dylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door," Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down To Georgia," Bad Company's "Feel Like Making Love," Foreigner's "A Girl Like You," Grandmaster Flash's "White Lines" and Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl."
Burton says the band has 11 new songs to add to the set list. Thursday's show will include songs from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Linkin Park to name a few.
Springfield's hit, "Jessie's Girl," has added significance to the band, Burton said. Springfield was a cast member of "General Hospital" playing Dr. Noah Drake when he had numerous nationwide hits.
Burton says when the band plays "Jessie's Girl," it's a tribute to Springfield.
"I know Rick. I've worked with him. He's a big part of the history of the show," Burton said.
Burton will be joined on stage by Bradford Anderson who plays Damian Spinelli on "General Hospital," Brandon Barash who plays Johnny Zacharra, and Scott Reeves who plays Dr. Steve Weber.
This will be a show to check out because it may be a while before the band comes back to the area, Burton said.
"We love Cincinnati," Burton said. "We were just here in April, and may not be able to return when the tour picks back up. We've now signed with an agent and it's a whole new ball game."
When the band packs up Thursday night, they'll get right back on tour bus and make an 11-hour trek to Boston.
"We love the bus," Burton said.
Tickets are still available for Thursday night's show. Go to portchuck.com for more information.
Burton is a special guest on 9 News at noon with Tanya O'Rourke Thursday.
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