NEWS

FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Actor/Singer/Former Teen Idol Leif Garrett Announces Upcoming Memoir 

New York, NY— Leif Garrett has announced that his memoir, Idol Truth, will be released in July 2019 from Post Hill Press (New York / Nashville). The memoir, to be co-written with well-known author/journalist Chris Epting, promises to be a no-holds-barred look at the former teen idol’s life, crammed with untold personal stories, wild celebrity anecdotes and many rare photos from Garrett’s private collection. 

In the late 1970s, Leif Garrett came to define the ultimate American teen idol. His posters hung in the bedrooms of millions of teenage girls all over the world. 

About the new memoir, Garrett says, “I’m writing it now because I think I can finally make sense of what happened to me over the years. I’ve thought about it for a long time, but I just needed the right amount of distance from all these events. It’s not all going to be pretty, but it’s going to be honest.” 

This will be a book about what it’s like to be transformed into an object of insane desire and adoration. But it’s also a book about a little kid that just wanted a normal family. It’s about the ravages of drug addiction. And celebrity culture. It’s about lost youth, trying to be an artist and also fighting for control of one’s own life. 

Garrett adds about his co-writer, “I also waited a long time to meet the right person to do this with. I met Chris two years ago and we bonded immediately over growing up in the 70s and more—but especially over music.” 

Epting offers, “I think Leif’s passion for good music defines him. He’s also very smart, a great storyteller, and a compelling pop culture icon. I’m very excited to be working on this book with Leif.” 

Anthony Ziccardi, publisher at Post Hill Press added “We are honored and thrilled to be working with Leif and his team. For decades, Leif’s life and music have captivated audiences. We think this book will continue to engage both fans and the general public alike with a fascinating look into the life of a fascinating man.” 

TODAY: You can listen to Leif on the podcast The Moment speaking about his life and sharing ‘secret’ stories from his new book. Listen HERE 

Idol Truth is available for pre-order now and can be purchased on Amazon HERE or at Barnes & Noble HERE

 

NOVEMBER 11, 2018

 

Actor/Singer/Former Teen Idol Leif Garrett Signs with Literary Agent 

Leif Garrett has announced that he has signed on with well-known New York literary agent John Silbersack of The Bent Agency to handle the sale of his upcoming memoir. "It's a privilege to be working with an agent as experienced and well-respected as John," Garrett said. "I'm confident that his knowledge and insights will not only result in finding the right publisher, but also help me create the book that I really want to write." 

John Silbersack said, "The complex history of American Pop music in the 70's, 80's and 90's would not be complete without the voice of Leif Garrett, an icon of the industry whose life story is at once astonishing, tragic, and inspirational. It's a privilege to help Leif craft his book and count him as a friend." 

In the late 1970s, Leif Garrett came to define the ultimate American teen idol. His posters hung in the bedrooms of millions of teenaged girls all over the world and his story is one that fans have waited for for decades.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29th, 2016- LEIF GARRETT @ ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT - WHISKY-A-G0-GO (Hollywood, CA)
 

•  Ultimate Jam Night  is an immersive Rock ‘N Roll show held weekly in Hollywood, California re-opening at the world famous Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood, California Tuesdays starting March 29th. 

•  The event integrates the world’s greatest active rock musicians into a  4 hour live performance of unrehearsed cover tunes from a wide-range of popular music. Organized by multi-platinum album selling bassist Chuck Wright of the band Quiet Riot, along with drummer/vocalist Matt Starr of Mr. Big and Ace Frehley, and guitarist Mitch Perry (The Edgar Winter Group). Hosted by Paulie Z (Z02)

•  Using their talent and experience alone, unique combinations of performers come on stage cold to create one-of-a-kind renditions that often times exceed the original work.

•  The show also includes burlesque and performance art segments, brief comedy bits, walk-around characters, prize giveaways, and charitable tie-ins.

•  Rotating features such as the “Legends Spotlight” (highlighting legendary performances that have influenced generations), and “Local Spotlight” (highlighting up-and-coming unknowns) are included.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016  - LEIF GARRETT @ LUCKY STRIKE LIVE'S ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT (Hollywood, CA)
Friday, November 6th, 2015 - Leif Garrett @ The Whisky-a-Go-Go (West Hollywood, CA)
www.whiskyagogo.com
TICKETS
VIP MEET & GREET

$50 MEET & GREET PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Meet Leif Garrett
Show Poster
Access to soundcheck
Photo Op
*does not include entrance to concert. Concert tickets sold separately. 

 
FRIDAY, JULY 24th, 2015 (Indianapolis, IN)

Leif Garrett stopped by Fox 59's Morning Show with his friend's, Emperors & Elephants. Check out the interview and acoustic performance HERE.
​NUVO - INDY'S ALTERNATIVE WEEKLY
Leif vs.. Cancer   By Jeff Napier
Click here to read the article. 
THURSDAY, JULY 23rd, 2015 (Indianapolis, IN)

Leif Garrett stopped by 104.5 WJJK's Acoustic Lounge this morning for a performance and to talk about the upcoming charity event at The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis. 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 21st, 2015 (Indianapolis, IN)

Leif Garrett was a guest on NBC 13's EYEWITNESS NEWS AT NOON to discuss the upcoming charity event at The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis, IN. Click here to watch the interview. 
 

Dear Friends, 

I am putting together a benefit concert with a couple of my friends to help out another friend in need – Shawn Robare. The benefit will take place on Saturday, July 25th at The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis. 
This is a grassroots charity event to help a family deal with the medical expenses incurred and related to breast cancer. 
Having dealt with cancer in my own family, I know that not only does it take a toll emotionally and mentally, but financially as well. 
We are doing this ourselves from the bottom up, with the help of many caring and loving people in the state of Indiana. 
I have asked some very talented friends of mine to perform at the benefit ...Emperors & Elephants. E&E jumped on board immediately being the cool and caring friends that they are… 
We wanted to involve as many local musicians and friends from Indianapolis as possible. Therefore, I will not be using my normal band on the 25th, but local talent instead. A local singer/songwriter, Jeff Willock, will also be joining us onstage. 
The money raised at the benefit show will go towards Shawn’s medical and after care…and at least 10 percent of the proceeds will go to local charities, including the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. I hope to see you all there!  

Namaste, LEIF

UPCOMING SHOWS...

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 - Shawn Robare Charity Event - The Vogue Theatre (Indianapolis, IN)
Leif Garrett
w/ Emperors & Elephants and Jeff Willock
www.thevogue.com
TICKETS
VIP MEET & GREET
*does not include entrance to concert. Concert tickets sold separately. 

$50 MEET & GREET PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Meet Leif Garrett, Emperors & Elephants and Jeff Willock
Collectible Signed Show Poster
Laminate
Photo Op

$100 MEET & GREET PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Meet Leif Garrett, Emperors & Elephants and Jeff Willock
Access to Soundcheck

Collectible Signed Show Poster
Laminate
Photo Op