Thursday, February 4, 2016

For The Locals: LOTS More Great Shows Are Coming Your Way!

re:  Up-Coming Events:
We told you the other day that Chicago's City Winery has booked Graham Nash for a couple of shows in May.  (May 11th and May 12th to be exact)  Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Photo by Amy Grantham

Actually, they have several "Baby Boomer Friendly" shows coming up that "locals" on the list may be interested in ...
February 4th and 5th - Judy Collins and Ari Hest
February 9th - Albert Lee
February 14th (two shows) - B.J. Thomas
February 15th and 16th - Eric Burdon and The Animals
March 3rd - Rickie Lee Jones
March 4th - Delbert McClinton (with Amy Black)
March 21st - Shooter Jennings and Waymore's Outlaws  (members of the late Waylon Jennings' back-up band team-up with Waylon's son Shooter to perform a tribute to the music catalog of Waylong Jennings along with tracks from the upcoming live album by Waymore's Outlaws)
April 2nd and 3rd - Marc Cohn
May 11th and 12th - Graham Nash  (performing many of his solo hits and hits recorded with The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young ... as well as selections from his brand new studio album "This Path Tonight".  Graham will be accompanied by Shane Fontayne, who also produced the new album)
June 4th - American Idol Winner Kris Allen (with Sean McConnell)
The Genesee Theatre in Waukegan has some great shows coming up ...
February 6th - Vicki Lawrence and Mama - A Two-Woman Show
February 13th - Dennis DeYoung performing the music of Styx
February 19th - Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams
February 26th- Joel McHale
March 5th- The Price Is Right - Live
March 10th - Jennifer Nettles
March 19th - Jerry Seinfeld
April 1st - The Music of Jethro Tull - written and performed by Ian Anderson
April 6th - Meatloaf
April 7th - David Sanborn
And, of course, there's NEVER a shortage of great entertainment on hand at The Arcada Theatre ...
February 12th - The BoDeans
February 13th - The Voices of Rock:  Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night) and Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad)
February 20th - Creedence Clearwater Revisited (featuring original Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook and Doug Clifford)
March 4th and 5th - UFO
March 6th - The Hit Men - featuring former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Tommy James and the Shondells)
March 10th - Bret Michaels
March 11th - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
March 13th - Tommy Roe, Chris Montez and a Beatles Tribute Band, recreating the magic of the tour they did together in 1963
March 19th - Cornerstones Of Rock - featuring The Ides Of March, The Cryan' Shames, The New Colony Six, The Shadows Of Knight and The Buckinghams (plus additional surprises and tributes) 
March 24th - An Evening with Sophia Loren (an OShows Production at the Copernicus Center)
March 25th - Blue Oyster Cult
April 2nd - Echoes of Pompeii (the ultimate Pink Floyd tribute show)
April 8th - Rock of the '80's (starring The Smithereens, The Motels and The Tubes)
April 9th - Steven Wright
April 14th - Don Williams
April 16th - Randy Bachman
April 17th - John Waite
May 1st - Cornerstones Of Rock at The North Shore Center in Skokie (same line-up as above and again, VERY limited ticket availability)
May 6th - Crystal Gayle
May 7th - The Alan Parsons Live Project
May 8th - Frankie Avalon
May 13th - The Orchestra (former members of ELO)
May 19th - Paul Anka
May 29th - The Zombies
June 4th - Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
July 10th - Debby Boone
July 14th - Don Felder
July 16th - Vince Neil of Motley Crue
July 17th - Rita Coolidge
July 29th - Tower of Power
Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre has Pure Prairie League with Firefall on February 13th (this is the rescheduled date from an earlier postponed appearance), Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy on April 8th (two shows), Saturday Night Fever: The Musical on April 27th and Vince Gill on May 5th.
"Hairspray - The Broadway Musical" will continue performances at The Paramount Theater in Aurora through February 21st.  Donny and Marie return to The Paramount for a total of seven shows between May 25th and May 29th.  (These are also make-up dates)
Alice Cooper hits The Star Plaza on May 5th and on May 7th you can catch Dennis DeYoung performing the music of Styx.
A few more shows of interest ...
Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire - April 1st at The United Center
Bonnie Raitt - March 22nd at The Chicago Theater
James Taylor - May 29th at The Peoria Civic Center
and The Who - March 11th at The United Center 
Meanwhile, I got a concert announcement the other day that Three Dog Night would be performing in our area this Friday, February 5th, at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI ... this is the make-up date for a concert postponed in October, most likely because due to the passing of Cory Wells right around that time.
But incredibly the new concert advertisement has Cory and Danny Hutton pictured in the photo ... and that's just WRONG!!!!
As it is, I can't imagine (under any circumstances) going to see Three Dog Night with Danny Hutton and new stand-in / replacement David Morgan.  (At least Chuck Negron ... who has no legal rights to the Three Dog Night name ... bills himself as Chuck Negron ... which is who he is.  How does one-third of Three Dog Night ... performing with a replacement singer whot had absolutely NOTHING to do with the band's success ... have the nerve to bill "himself" as Three Dog Night?  I just don't get it.)  kk