Finger Eleven with Steve Wilkos

Steve Wilkos

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's nationally syndicated series The Steve Wilkos Show teamed up with Wind-up Records’ hit band Finger Eleven and singer Eric Durrance for a special web-only concert that took place in New York City's Times Square. The event marked the final stop on Wilkos' two week, seven-market winter tour, which featured the first-season talk show host giving a helping hand to underprivileged children, families in need and veterans. Wilkos treated several hundred gifted NY-area school children to this special opportunity with Finger Eleven, whose recent single, “Paralyzer,” has been a multi-format smash at the rock, pop and adult contemporary radio formats. "This is a great opportunity for me to give back and make a difference in people's lives," said Wilkos. "I have kids of my own so having a chance to meet with these special students and congratulate them on their excellence is very personal to me. And to have them get a special concert from Finger Eleven, that's the icing on the cake."Senior Vice-President of Publicity Steve Karas shared, "Wind-up Records is thrilled to be a part of the tour Steve has undertaken across the U.S. Whether it be Finger Eleven, Eric Durrance, Submersed, or others, each artist has welcomed the opportunity to stand side-by-side with Steve as he brightens the day of those that could use a little light. As a company, we look forward to continuing this relationship for years to come." Over the last several weeks, Wilkos visited Milwaukee, Chicago, Hartford, Boston, Tampa and Baltimore. Wind-up Record's’ Finger Eleven recently performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Live With Regis and Kelly.

Prior to his work in television, Wilkos, a native of Chicago, served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Chicago Police Department. For almost 12 years, he kept the streets of Chicago's volatile 14th District (Shakespeare) safe. Wilkos retired from the police force in 2001 and now devotes himself full time to his family and his new show. “The Steve Wilkos Show” is taped in front of a live studio audience at WMAQ-TV Chicago. Richard Dominick is the creator and executive producer of The Steve Wilkos Show. It airs across the United States in over ninety-seven percent of the country, on over two hundred stations and in all of the major markets. After the concert, everyone was treated to a wrap party at New Yorks famed club The Cutting Room, owned by Steve Walter and Sex And The City star Chris Noth. Other guests who joined Wilkos and Finger Eleven to celebrate were newswoman and author Rita Cosby along with rocker Adam Bomb and the Mayors Film Deputy Comissioner John Battista. Broadway actor Ben Raunch also joined the celebration.

Steve Wilkos with Television Producer Toby Yoshimura

Emmy Winner Rita Cosby with Steve Wilkos and Adam Bomb

Eric Durrance rocks Times square

Photos By: James Edstrom


Anonymous said…
I was there! Want to see more pictures from the event, email me at
Anonymous said…
Wow! This party looks like it was really fun! Big smiles and friendly faces. Wish I had been there, too!How did you get in???
James Edstrom said…
Im Jerry Springers and Steve Wilkos photographer and I threw the party. Was great party.

Anonymous said…
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