The Killer Vees, featuring Jeff, Tommy, Bennett, Matt and Julie Vee along with Mark Levandowski and George Maurer will reunite one more time to say goodbye to their father, uncle, friend, mentor and band leader Bobby Vee. “This is not a show we ever wanted to do,” said Tommy Vee. “We originally only planned on doing this show in a handful of venues but the response has been so overwhelming that we have decided to keep doing a handful of shows each year. My Dad loved his Midwest roots. This is where it all started for him and the fans meant the world to him so this feels important to us. I know it would make Dad smile.”
This multi-media show will feature rare video and firsthand stories from Bobby’s career along with all of Bobby’s hits. You will also hear great stories and music from Bobby’s life growing up on the road with many of his friends and music’s biggest stars including Ricky Nelson, Del Shannon, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, Buddy Holly and others.
Bobby’s nephew Matt Vee (son of founding Shadows member Bill Velline) covers the lead vocals in a way that only a member of the family could do. "For me to be singing my dear uncle Bobby's songs is the greatest privilege and honor I can imagine. Bobby is my favorite singer of all time and I was so lucky to be part of his shows over the years as lead guitarist and backing vocalist. It will be a night to celebrate and cherish!" Matt said.
Bobby Vee’s career started in Moorhead, MN on February 3, 1959 when his group The Shadows volunteered to help fill in after learning about the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. “My Dad always remembered that night as kind of surreal,” said Tommy. “He said it was kind of like a rock and roll wake… Everybody was in shock.” And so began an international career that spanned 52 years and saw Bobby tour the world and land 38 songs in the Hot 100.
“One of the top 10 most consistent chart makers ever…” Billboard Magazine
Bobby Vee passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 24, 2016
One of the top 10 most consistent
chart-makers of all time.