**News Archives**
2016 News
06.26.16We just added a show at the Lodge in Santa Monica on Saturday, July 23 with special guest Number 9 (a tribute to The Beatles) and Serious Moonlight (a tribute to David Bowie). Check the shows page for more details!
06.13.16A huge thanks to all who came out to Shoreline Village this week. What a blast! Funnel cakes, ocean breeze and The Cars - what a kick!
06.04.16Just a reminder that we are playing Shoreline Village in Long Beach this coming Saturday! Come spend an evening on the marina listening to all your favorite Cars tunes!
05.18.16What a fun couple of shows we just had! Thanks to all who came out to see us at Saint Rocke and the Slide Bar. Long Beach, we're coming your way on June 11! The good times keep rolling!
04.11.16Show just added: Shoreline Village, Saturday, June 11, 2016, 6pm. Come enjoy 3 hours of Cars music while shopping, dining and all the activities Shoreline Village has to offer! For more information, please visit their website.
03.29.16It is indeed time to let the good times roll, and the dice too! Candy-O heads to the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twenty-nine Palms Friday, April 22. The concert is free, so make plans to come join us for an Earth Day celebration!
03.25.16Happy Birthday to our guitarist extraordinaire Mr. Don E. Sachs! Also it's Good Friday so let's go ahead and wish you all a safe and happy Easter! Don't eat too many eggs!
03.17.16Happy St. Paddy's Day from the O! We hope you have a safe and happy day with all the luck o' the Irish!
03.08.16We've just booked a new show....can't post the details yet, but we promise to get them out there as soon as we get the O-kay!
02.14.16Won't you be our Valentine? Candy-O loves our friends and fans, and we hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
02.09.16Happy Mardi Gras! Did you know that the popular Mardi Gras slogan "Laissez les bon temps roulez" translates to "Let the Good Times Roll"?
01.26.16Candy-O is excited to be coming back to Saint Rocke May 7 to play with our friend David Brighton's Space Oddity tribute.If you're coming to the show, please make sure to mention at the door that you are there to see Candy-O, as it helps us out. Thank you and see you there!
01.13.162016 is turning out to be a great year for the O! We are putting together some great shows which will be announced soon, so stay tuned for more details! If you're interested in booking Candy-O for your next event, please visit the contact page and send us the specs.
01.10.16We've just heard the awful news about David Bowie's passing. Our hearts go out to Iman and David's family. Another legend gone way too soon.
01.01.16Happy New Year from the O! We're looking forward to making more great Cars music in 2016!
2015 News
12.15.15Happy Holidays from Candy-O! We want to wish you a very merry and safe Christmas and New Year's. See you next year!
10.21.15Just a quick check-in to say hello and let you know we are working on some more great shows.
07.10.15If you didn't catch our show with the David Bowie tribute, we're doing a reboot, Saturday August 1 at Saint Rocke!
06.25.15We're back! Candy-O returns to Saint Rocke with the David Bowie tribute Space Oddity. We look forward to seeing you there!
04.15.15Get ready South Bay-ers! Candy-O rocks Saint Rocke Saturday, May 2! Come join us with Space Oddity, a tribute to David Bowie
10.15.14Candy-O returns to the South Bay! Come join us with Space Oddity, a tribute to David Bowie, Saturday, October 25 at Saint Rocke!
2014 News
09.23.14Just added: video from Candy-O's performance at Fiesta Hermosa. Check the audio/video section to view!
8.28.14Just a reminder to come spend your Labor Day with us rockin' on the beach! Candy-O will be at Fiesta Hermosa this Monday (Labor Day) 11am-2pm on the Hermosa Beach Pier.
8.13.14Candy-O returns to the South Bay in October! Just added: Saint Rocke on Saturday, October 25 with Space Oddity (Tribute to David Bowie). Make your plans to come out now. Also, remember Vitello's in Studio City this coming Tuesday night, August 19th. A good time will be had by all!
8.04.14Date Correction: Candy-O will be playing Fiesta Hermosa on Monday, September 1 from 11:00am - 2:00pm.
6.27.14Candy-O is back after a short hiatus, and we have some great shows lined up for the late summer/fall! Our Valley fans have been asking us for a date here, so we've got one for you - Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Vitello's in Studio City! Also, we'll be back at Fiesta Hermosa coming up Labor Day weekend - Saturday, September 6, so make sure to come say hi at one of these special dates!
1.27.14We are thrilled to announce we will be doing a very special Valentine's Day show at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Friday, February 14! Bring your "Best Friend's Girl" or your "Dangerous Type" and make your plans to come shake it up with us! See the shows page for more details.
1.1.14Happy New Year from the O!
2013 News
12.15.13Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season for all of us at Candy-O! Have a safe and wonderful time, and we look forward to rocking you in 2014!
10.07.13Happy Rocktober! This just in: Candy-O heads down to San Diego next month as we visit Rock and Roll San Diego on Friday, Nov. 8 and return to Hot Rods and Beer in Holtville on Saturday, Nov. 9. We would love to see our south Southern California friends and fans at the shows if you can make it!
09.02.13Happy Labor Day! Just a reminder that Candy-O hits Hermosa Beach this Friday as we rock Saint Rocke with the Police tribute! Get discount tickets here with promo code mr80s! OH, and tell them you're there to see Candy-O!
07.01.13Happy July everyone! Candy-O is coming back to the South Bay in September, rocking Saint Rocke with the Police Experience (tribute to the Police). We're very excited about it, as this is going to a kickass show! We always need your support, so please make your plans to join us on September 6 in Hermosa Beach!
05.13.13A Big thanks to everyone who came out to the Jack FM show this weekend! We had a blast visiting the Lone Star State, and the Southern hospitality was just fantastic! Special thanks to Jenny and Peter, Janet, Patrick and all of our new Texan friends.
05.01.13Don't Mess with Texas! Hard to believe it is on us already, but we will be off to Dallas to shake it up May 11th at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Hope to see you there!!
03.15.13We are headed to Dallas for the Jack's Throwback Tribute Festival show on Saturday, May 11 at the Gexa Energy Center. We'll be playing along with tributes to AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode and more! Click here for more details on the show. Hope to see you there!
01.13.13A huge heartfelt thanks to all those who came out to Saint Rocke last night - we couldn't do what we do without you!
01.01.13Happy New Year! This year we look forward to another great year of great Cars tunes! A reminder to come kick the year off with us next Saturday, Jan. 12 at Saint Rocke with No Duh!
2012 News
11.21.12Candy-O is thankful for all the fans and the people who keep us out there shakin' things up. We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday - Darryl, DonE, Brenton, Mac and Edward.
11.15.12Thanks to everyone who came out to see us in Tucson and Holtville - you guys rock!
11.07.12Candy-O returns to Hermosa Beach for the New Year! We will be back at Saint Rocke Saturday, January 12 with our friends No Duh (Tribute to No Doubt). We hope to see you in 2013 to shake it up some more!
10.26.12Thanks to all who came out for our show at Alex's Bar in Long Beach - we love you all! Coming up in November, Candy-O returns to Arizona to play Casino del Sol in Tucson on Thursday, Nov. 8. Then we go to Holtsville, CA on the 9th for an appearance at Hot Rods N' Beer. If you happen to be in the area, we would love to see you at either of these great shows!
10.08.12Just a reminder that Candy-O is in Long Beach this Friday night, October 12 at Alex's Bar with special guests INXSive (a tribute to INXS). We hope you can come down and let the good times roll with us!
9.15.12We just got word that Speaking Rock has gone all hard rock, so we will not be appearing there after all. Fear not, Candyettes, we have a replacement gig lined up in Southern California. Check out us at Alex's Bar Friday, Oct. 12 in Long Beach!
9.04.12Thanks to all who came out to spend Labor Day with us at the beach! What a great time, playing the Fiesta Hermosa! Fun in the sun, food and beverage, dancing hula hoop girls and great classic tunes from The Cars - what else can a person ask for?
7.31.12Just added: two new videos that were shot at our show at the Ventura Theatre back in December. Check out Candy-O performing "Bye Bye Love" and "Best Friend's Girl" on the audio/video page.
7.17.12The O show is going on the road! We just booked a show in El Paso, Texas Thursday, October 25 at the Speaking Rock, so calling all Texans to come and shake it up with us! Then we're back in Tucson Thursday, November 8 at Casino del Sol, so we hope to see the local Cars fans at the shows.
7.8.12A hearty thanks to all who came out to Saint Rocke last night. What a great show with Hollywood U2, too! We'll be back in Hermosa Beach in September for Fiesta Hermosa, so come spend your Labor Day weekend cruisin' to the music of The Cars!
6.18.12Thanks to all who came out to support the Michaelangelo's show over the weekend. We had a great show for the San Gabriel Valley fans! On another note, we found out over the weekend that Skye in Peoria has closed its doors, so we won't be doing that show. But we are looking into other options and will keep you posted! We'll be back down in the South Bay July 7 at Saint Rocke with Hollywood U2, so we hope to see you there!
6.07.12We've had a blast playing the South Bay, first at Saint Rocke, and then at Brixton, and now the O show is headed to the San Gabriel Valley for a show at Michaelangelo's next Saturday, June 16th in Covina! There's pizza and a laser gallery, so it should be a lot of fun! Come shake it up with us at 8:00pm Saturday night along with The Cursed (Cure tribute) and Sweetest Perfection (Depeche Mode tribute). Hope to see you there!
5.20.12A big thanks to all who showed up to the Saint Rocke show last night! What a great time we had, and thanks to Pretentious and Star 80's for opening the show. If you missed the show, we're giving you a second chance. We're back in the South Bay this Sunday to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Brixton in Redondo Beach with the Reflexx. We go on at 9:30pm, so come dance with us!
4.19.12Just booked - two new shows! Saturday, May 19, we'll be at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach with Pretentious, and Saturday, June 16 we're out in the San Gabriel Valley at Michelangelo's in Covina with The Cursed. Put the dates on your calendar and come out to play with us!
4.16.12Thanks to all who came out to rock with us at Brixton/Dive this weekend! Also thanks to Julian Douglas, The Cursed, Fascination, and Blasphemous Rumors for a great show!
2.22.12Hello from Candy-O land! We're happy to announce that we will be part of the 80's Festival at Brixton/Dive in Redondo Beach on Saturday, April 14! Also on the bill will be Blasphemous Rumours, The Curse and Fascination. It's going to be a cool night of your favorite 80's tunes, so come on down and let the good times roll!...
2.21.12Happy Fat Tuesday to ya! Candy O loves this holiday because we get to say "laissez les bon temps roulez" which translates into...you guessed it - "Let the Good Times Roll"!
2.1.12Hard to believe it is February already! Just checking in to let you know we are working on shows and will post the dates as they are confirmed! Stay tuned...
2011 News
12.24.11Happy holidays from Candy-O! It has been a fantastic year and we want to thank all the fans, friends and promoters for the support you've given us! We look forward to an even better 2012!
12.12.11Thanks to all who came out to support us at the Majestic Ventura Theatre Champagne Brunch yesterday! The breakfast buffet was amazing, and we had a blast rockin' the house along with Which One's Pink.
11.16.11We've had to cancel the Marquee 15 date in Corona due to some unforeseen technical difficulty but will keep you posted about future dates. In the meantime, come out to Ventura for our performance at the inaugural Champagne Brunch at the Majestic Ventura Theatre Sunday, December 11! We are on from noon to 1:15pm, so we hope to see you!
11.09.11Thanks to everyone who came out to support us at the Slide Bar last night - what a rush! It was truly a "magic" night! We'll be in Corona next at the Marquee 15, and we were just invited to play the inaugural Champagne Brunch at the Majestic Ventura Theatre December 11 with Which One's Pink? Hope to see you on the road!
11.06.11Thanks to all who came out and celebrated Halloween with us - it was a great weekend, ending Monday night in Hollywood at the classic Harvard and Stone. This week it's a visit to the OC for the O show as we shake it up at the Slide Bar in Fullerton this Tuesday night, November 8 for a free show, 50-cent tacos, and $2 beers! Come and join us!
10.21.11It's going to be a great Halloween weekend with Candy O! First, Darryl, DonE, Brenton, Mac and Edward shake it up in Santa Monica Sat. 10/29 at Tiato, and then Halloween Monday night (10/31) they take on Hollywood at Harvard & Stone. Both nights are 80's Halloween party nights, so come dressed in your finest costumes! You might get lucky and win a prize!
10.14.11Candy O comes to the beach! We just booked a gig at Tiato in Santa Monica for Saturday, October 29, so get your Halloween costumes on and come dance all night (and play all day) with us! We'll be in Fullerton on Tuesday, November 8, and are working on something in the Inland Empire so we're coming your way! Stay tuned for more details.
9.29.11After a bit of a break, the O is back and ready to shake it up! Candy O rocks the Slide Bar in Fullerton Tuesday night November 8, so mark your calendars and come join us for a fun night of your favorite Cars tunes!
9.05.11Happy Labor Day! Just a little update to let all the Candy O friends and family know that we are working on booking some fall dates and will keep you posted!
7.04.11Happy 4th of July to all! We're catching our breath from a whirlwind tour this weekend, where we headed over to Arizona to Tucson's Casino del Sol and Peoria's Platinum Skye, drove back to Southern California, and down to San Diego for the San Diego Fair! We had a blast, and thanks to all who came out to see us. We heart you!
6.23.11We are getting ready to travel to Arizona next week - we play Casino del Sol in Tucson on Thursday, June 30, then Peoria (Phoenix) for Platinum Skye on Friday, July 1. Then we travel back to California where we'll be playing the San Diego County Fair on Sunday, July 3. We hope to see you at some of the shows!
5.30.11Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all who came out to rock Fiesta Hermosa with us on Saturday! Next up we return to Brixton South Bay on Saturday, June 11 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15, but if you go to Brixton's online ticketing page and purchase your tickets using the passcode "magic", you can get in for just $10! We hope to see you there. Also on that bill: Blonde Day (Blondie tribute) and Dead Man's Party (Oingo Boingo tribute).
5.17.11Just a reminder to spend your Memorial Day weekend with us! Candy-O will be playing the Beer Garden at Fiesta Hermosa Saturday, May 28, 3:00pm, so we hope to see you there!
5.04.11Be sure to catch our Paladino's gig this Friday in Reseda, and the following week get ready for lots of Cars activity! May 10 the new studio album "Move Like This" hits record outlets, and then Thursday, May 12 Ric, Elliot, Greg and David grace Los Angeles with a date at the Hollywood Palladium!
4.21.11Well, we looked up, and all of a sudden it was April! We're looking forward to May, which promises to be a very exciting month! Candy O returns to the Valley, playing Paladino's on Friday, May 6. Then on May 10, it's the much-anticipated release of the NEW Cars CD Move Into This (featuring our heroes Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson - sadly Benjamin Orr died in 2000, so he couldn't be a part of this fantastic reunion). The Cars will be in LA at the Palladium on May 12 (hope to see all you LA Cars fans there!) and then for Memorial Day weekend you can find Candy O at the Fiesta Hermosa Festival on Saturday, May 28 at 3:00pm
3.09.11Candy-O crosses the (state) line! We just added two shows in sunny Arizona, so we hope to meet some new friends when we head to Tucson and Peoria this June! June 23 we'll be at Casino del Sol in Tucson, and the following night we head up to Peoria to rock the Platinum Room at Skye Restaurant! Can't wait to play Arizona, and we hope to see you there!
2.06.11The O show rolls on! We just confirmed a show at the world famous Viper Room on the Sunset Strip for Friday, March 18 where we'll be playing with our friends Blonde Day! Also for all our Orange County friends, we hope to see you this Saturday in Fullerton at Big's Bar & Grill. Come on down and let the good times roll!
1.17.11Thanks to everyone who came out for the Pershing Square gig - great fun to see the skaters out there while we were rockin'!
1.11.11The Romano's date has been postponed, but we are happy to announce that we have added a show Friday, February 25 at Paladino's in Reseda - Candy O is going to 11 in 2011!
1.06.11Happy New Year! 2011 is shaping up to be a busy year for Candy-O, with four shows right off the bat in January/February. We've added shows at Romano's in Riverside for the IE folks Saturday Jan. 22, and we'll be heading down to Orange County Friday February 12 to Big's Bar and Grill. Coming up before that, though, are Brixton South Bay in Redondo Beach this coming Saturday night (tickets available online by going to our shows page), and then come ice skating with us down at Pershing Square downtown Los Angeles on January 14th.! We hope to see you at the shows!