Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans continue to tour year round and continue to deliver amazing, high energy, performances. "I realized some time ago that the key to the BoDeans identity is the fans' connection to our music-nowhere is that more evident or rewarding as when we come together-live. We love to connect with the fans who have supported us for so long and who have brought us so much inspiration." said Kurt Neumann, the band's founder and frontman, "We will continue to play as long as they continue to come out and sing along."
Chart topping songs like Fadeaway, Only Love, and Dreams won them Rolling Stone's readers poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and they were part of a small contingent of bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative, Album Rock-Triple A. Their reputation for delivering a dynamic live show garnered support slots with U2/Joshua Tree Tour, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie, and appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, ACL, among others. They've been featured on SNL, Letterman, Today, Imus, CNN, ESPN, and many more.
In their 30 year career, the band has released 12 studio albums-with over 2 million in sales worldwide which embody multiple songs played heavily at radio (12 top ten at Triple A), in tv shows, and movies, and defined a sound that a generation embraced-songs like Good Things, You Don't Get Much, Idaho, If It Makes You, Closer to Free, Stay, American, Roll With the Punches, and, All the World, which was recently featured on CMT.
BoDeans now reside in a small group of bands that have managed to survive the ups and downs of the industry, remaining true to their sound and their style, for nearly 30 years.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum has them permanently displayed as part of their Midwest Artists exhibit.