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One of the great musical acts from right here in Philadelphia made their return to releasing new music for the first time in over a decade and I could not be any more stoked!

Yes, that’s right, there is a brand new Hooters record that was released last Friday, May 12th!

The album is titled, “Rocking & Swinging,” and it is incredible!

It is the band’s first studio record since 2010!

Think back to that time just to realize how long it has been since they shared a new album with the world.

Michael Vick was the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Phillies were well on their way to another first-place finish in the NL East, the Sixers were still being led by Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand, and the most shocking of them all, the Flyers were in the Stanley Cup!

As for the music that year, the number one  charting song was “Tik Tok” by Kesha.

Not that there’s anything wrong with Kesha, but needless to say, I am sure happy we finally have some new Hooters instead!

Especially since the new album is a return to their early ska and reggae roots.

This album has been one I’ve been excited to let you all know about for a little while, so I’m excited it has officially been released to the public.

A few weeks back, I along with some of my radio friends got invited to an early listening session at the Hooters’ recording studio in Conshohocken for an early sneak peek of the new album!

It was amazing!

Pierre Robert, Preston Elliot from The Preston and Steve Show, John DeBella, and Bill Weston, to name a few, were all there jamming out to the new record!

Plus, I got to see my buddy, Larry Magid, who is one of the most legendary concert promoters ever!

Larry has sold more tickets and brought more people together in shared experiences of live performances than just about anyone!

He is a Philadelphia institution!

It was also good to see David’s wife Dallyn who does a lot of PR work for the band!

By the way, you can catch the Hooters on the “I Want My 80s” tour with Rick Springfield and Paul Young, and Tommy Tutone for select dates!

They will be at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City on August 12th!

So be sure to go listen to the new album and catch it live at the end of the summer!

Rocking & Swinging” is out now!

More From Matt Cord…

Behind The Scenes Working The Taylor Swift Philadelphia Concert

What a Show!

Over the weekend, a few concerts took place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday down at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly.

It was a tiny artist that not too many people know about, and there definitely were not close to 100,000 people in and outside the stadium enjoying each show.

And by that, I mean the BIGGEST artist in the world currently and there were absolutely that many people surrounding the Linc and in their seats enjoying the show!

Yes, Taylor Swift was in town over the weekend and it was quite the spectacle!

I was actually in attendance for the show on Saturday night with my niece, Lily!

She is actually a part of the event staff for all of the Eagles games and also works a few select concerts taking place at the Linc!

And you know she was not going to miss Taylor!

I got to walk in the tunnel with her and clock in and then it was right to her post at the Pepsi Plaza!

Lily was super helpful to all the concertgoers assisting plenty of Swifties to their seats and giving them guidance throughout the stadium!

The event itself was incredible!

I got to see the merch first hand that people were lining up by the hundreds for on Thursday — a full day and a half before any of the shows even started!

Taylor put on an amazing show for all the people that were fortunate enough to be in the building and even thousands more outside who just wanted to hear their favorite artist sing.

If you haven’t seen the videos by now, thousands upon thousands of Taylor Swift die-hard fans surrounded the stadium singing their favorite songs and enjoying the show from outside!

I have never seen anything like that in all my years in the music industry!

Overall, I had an amazing time with Lily and I’m glad she got to work one of the shows!

  • Me and Lily

    Matt Cord and his niece Lily at the Taylor Swift Concert

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Lily Walking Through the Tunnels

    Lily Walking In The Eagles Tunnel

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Lily Clocking In

    Lily Clocking In

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Lily's Work Agenda

    Lily's Agenda For Work

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Lily Guiding Some Swifties

    Lily Guiding Some Swifties

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Lily Helping More Swifties

    Taylor Swift fans in Philadelphia

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Taylor Swift's March

    Taylor Swift merchandise.

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • People Heading Into The Show

    Taylor Swift fans at the Philadelphia Taylor Swift concert

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Fans Posing For a Picture

    Taylor Swift fans in Philadelphia

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • I <3 Taylor Shirts

    Taylor Swift fans entering Lincoln Financial Field.

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • The Calm Before The Storm

    Fans enter Lincoln Financial Field before Taylor Swift hits the stage

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • A Sold Out Linc

    Inside Lincoln Financial Field before the Taylor Swift show

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • The Tour Trucks

    The Taylor Swift concert trucks outside Lincoln Financial Field

    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Fans Outside Enjoying the Show

  • More Fans Outside

  • Me and Lily Again

  • Thousands of Fans Outside

  • Fans Singing Word For Word Outside

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