Patty Smyth, both with her hit band Scandal and as a solo artist, has always been, at heart, a rock and roll chick. That’s no truer today for the mother of six, now back on the road and raring to play for fans new and old. Patty Smyth has earned both Oscar and Grammy nominations, recorded a series of hit singles and albums and has enjoyed a successful reunion on VH1’s Bands Reunited series.
The group burst onto the scene in 1982 with a self-titled debut that turned out to be the best-selling EP in Columbia Records history, featuring the hit single, “Goodbye to You,” a song Smyth co-wrote with Smith. Aside from “Goodbye to You, ” a #1 MTV video, Scandal included the hits “Love’s Got a Line on You” and “Win Some, Lose Some.” The group’s first full-length album, The Warrior, released in 1984, climbed into the Top 20 on the sales chart, eventually earning RIAA-certified platinum status, with more than a million in sales.