Honeymoon Suite announced as headliner for Penticton Peach Fest

Canadian rock band Honeymoon Suite will be headlining the 2013 Penticton Peach Festival.

  • Mar. 14, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Honeymoon Suite will be headlining the 2013 Penticton Peach Festival.

During the 1980s, the Juno Award-winning band charted 15 hit singles in Canada including What Does It Take, which reached No. 1 across the country. The group also made its mark in the United States with four songs in the Billboard Hot 100. Love Changes Everything, New Girl Now, Feel It Again and What Does It Take were hits on both sides of the border.

“What a great band,” said Peach Festival entertainment director Bill Kolter. “Where else can you see one of Canada’s all-time great bands with no admission charge? We owe a huge thanks to Peters Bros. Paving.”

Spanning their 30-year career, Honeymoon Suite, recorded two triple platinum albums, one double platinum album and two gold records. On of their creates honours was in 1986 when they won the Juno Award as Canada’s Group of the Year.

Johnnie Dee has been with Honeymoon Suite as the lead singer since the band’s inception in 1981. In the 80s they opened for acts such as Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, The Kinks, Heart, ZZ Top and Bryan Adams.Several of the songs they played have been used in movies including the theme song from the Mel Gibson blockbuster Lethal Weapon.