Detroit Rockers the Sights announce publication of Taken Alive book and DVD; New Center Park release concert on July 27, 2013

Veteran Detroit rockers the Sights have announced the publication of Taken Alive, a 270-page compilation of tour diaries written by front man Eddie Baranek last year while touring the U.S. and Europe in support of Tenacious D. The book includes stories, photos and maps from the tour and a DVD featuring over a dozen electrifying performances from the Sights’ November 3, 2012 homecoming gig at the Park Bar in Detroit. Brian Smith contributed a foreword and two articles written about the Sights during his tenure as editor at Detroit’s Metro Times.

To celebrate the release of the book/DVD, the Sights will host a concert/picnic at New Center Park in Detroit on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The Sights will headline the evening of rock, soul and pop with support from Melvin Davis, Nadir and Six and the Sevens. Video from the Taken Alive DVD will be played between sets. Admission is free, the concert is open to all ages, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Taken Alive is published by Hiros Rise Music and is available for purchase at A premium package that includes a first edition of Taken Alive signed by all band members, the DVD, and 14 x 20 posters from both the November 2012 and July 2013 gig is available now for limited time. The book/DVD will also be available for purchase at New Center Park.

The Sights are Detroit’s masters of heavy soul. If you can imagine Big Star or Badfinger fronted by Steve Marriott, you’ll have a good idea of what makes these guys tick. Renowned for their incendiary live shows and acclaimed song-writing, the Sights continue to build on an incredible 14-year legacy of uncanny musicianship and performance. In 2012, they performed for over 140,000 fans in the U.S. and Europe.

Book cover

Sample from Taken Alive

Video from the DVD

Hi rez band photos 1 2 3 4

The Sights

Melvin Davis


Six and the Sevens

New Center Park

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