NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Billy Idol, Riviera Theatre, 2/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM

Atmosphere Aragon Ballroom, 11/22, 6 PM, all-ages.

Brendan Bayliss & Jake Cinninger Park West, 12/12, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

The Blind Shake Subterranean, 11/19, 8:30 PM.

Bonerama SPACE, Evanston, 1/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Greg Brown SPACE, Evanston, 1/8, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Otis Clay SPACE, Evanston, 1/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Cracker Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/5, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Neil Diamond United Center, 4/14, 8 PM, on sale Mon 10/13, 10 AM.

Elephant Stone Burlington, 11/7, 9 PM.

Brooke Fraser Bottom Lounge, 2/20, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Galactic Concord Music Hall, 2/6, 9 PM.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival Subterranean, 11/20, 8 PM.

Holy Sons Beat Kitchen, 11/12, 9 PM.

Patterson Hood SPACE, Evanston, 12/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Billy Idol, Broncho Riviera Theatre, 2/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat UIC Pavilion, 11/29, 6:30 PM.

Jeff the Brotherhood Empty Bottle, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Johnnyswim SPACE, Evanston, 12/13-14, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Keb’ Mo’ North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, 1/31, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Koffin Kats Reggie’s Rock Club, 2/20, 8 PM.

Ed Kowalczyk City Winery, 2/28-3/1, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Nick Lowe Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Delbert McClinton City Winery, 12/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Stephin Merritt Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 11/8, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Ingrid Michaelson Park West, 11/18, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Rhett Miller City Winery, 11/25, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Virgil Moorefield Pocket Orchestra Constellation, 11/9, 7:30 PM.

Nightwish, Sabaton Concord Music Hall, 4/18, 6:45 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 10 AM.

Pampers Hideout, 11/15, 9 PM.

Phantogram Thalia Hall, 10/22, 7 PM.

Joshua Radin, Andrew Belle Thalia Hall, 2/20, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Shivas Subterranean, 10/20, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Steel Panther House of Blues, 12/16, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

10,000 Maniacs City Winery, 2/14, 5:30 and 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa Hideout, 11/8, 9 PM.

Zap Mama, Antibalas Park West, 2/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.
UPDATED LISTINGS

Marsha Ambrosius the Shrine, 10/27-28, 8 PM, second show added.

Lucy & Suzzy Roche Studios at SPACE, Evanston, 11/20, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, 7 PM show is sold out, 9:30 PM show added.

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Billy Idol Unveils Dates for Early 2015 North American Tour


Billy Idol will kick off 2015 in grand fashion, rocking stages across North America in late January and February. The iconic rocker with the whiplash smile will kick off the run beginning Jan. 21 in New Orleans, with dates booked through a Feb. 18 tour leg finale in Los Angeles.


Idol is kicking off the ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground Live’ world tour in Europe this November before heading stateside. The album, also titled ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground,’ will arrive in stores on Oct. 21. This marks Idol’s first new album release in nearly a decade and you can already stream the single ‘Can’t Break Me Down’ at Spotify.


Tickets for the tour dates go on sale this Friday (Oct. 10), with the exception of the Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver dates, which will go on sale the following Friday (Oct. 17). Upstart rockers Broncho will appear as special guests at each of the North American dates.


And while there is reason to look ahead for Idol, there’s also plenty going on for the rocker this week. Idol’s new autobiography, ‘Dancing With Myself,’ hits shelves tomorrow (Oct. 7), and the singer is making the rounds to promote the effort. He just appeared on ‘CBS Sunday Morning‘ in a feature and has appearances booked this week on NBC’s Today Show (Oct. 7), the Howard Stern Show (Oct. 8) and he’ll be interviewed during a keynote event at the CBGB Music and Film Festival in New York City on Oct. 9.


Billy Idol 2015 ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground Live’ Tour Dates:


1/21 — New Orleans, La. — House of Blues
1/22 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Tabernacle
1/24 — Upper Darby, Pa. — Tower Theatre
1/25 — Washington, D.C. — Lincoln Theatre
1/28 — New York, N.Y. — Beacon Theatre
1/31 — Boston, Mass. — Orpheum Theatre
2/3 — Montreal, Quebec — Metropolis
2/4 — Toronto, Ontario — Massey Hall
2/7 — Chicago, Ill. — Riviera Theatre
2/9 — Denver, Colo. — Paramount Theatre
2/12 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
2/13 — Seattle, Wash. — Paramount Theatre
2/15 — Oakland, Calif. — Fox Theatre
2/18 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Wiltern

 

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Epic Event This Sunday; the PRUDE CD Release Party

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AC/DC To Release ‘Rock Or Bust’ Album; ‘Play Ball’ Song To Debut This Weekend


Legendary Anglo-Australian hard rockers AC/DC will release their first new album in six years, an 11-track collection named “Rock Or Bust”, in Australia on November 28 and in North America on December 2.

Starting September 27, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new song “Play Ball” as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign. The content will run for several weeks across TBS, the exclusive home to this year’s American League Postseason coverage, as well as leading media brands within the Turner portfolio.

AC/DC has also revealed that founding guitarist Malcolm Young will not be returning to the group due to ill health. “Unfortunately due to the nature of Malcolm’s illness, he will not be rejoining the band,” reads a statement issued by the AC/DC’s a label Alberts and Sony Music Australia.

AC/DC has confirmed it will embark on a world tour in to promote “Rock Or Bust” and celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary, with Angus and Malcolm Young’s nephew Stevie stepping in for Malcolm on rhythm guitar. Stevie played on the new CD, which was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

While promoting his debut solo album last month, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd dismissed reports that AC/DC had considered calling it quits after Malcolm’s illness was made public.

“Angus Young will never retire,” Rudd said. “We were never going to retire. It’ll never happen. Angus will never retire and as long as Angus never retires, I won’t fucking retire either.”

According to Rudd, tour plans had not yet been finalized, but he expected to return to the road shortly. “I’ll get a call a month before they need me,” he said.

“We’ve done some long, hard tours. It’s not easy. You do it for 18 months, you’re the walking dead when you finish, especially as you get older. But everything’s great in the band, we’re ready to fire up on all cylinders again.”

Although some music news sites erroneously quoted Rudd as saying that the album was recorded in 10 days, he actually said that he was done with his drum parts in that time, adding, “I’ve never played better.”

AC/DC biographer Jesse Fink stated earlier this year that it was likely Malcolm’s absence would become permanent. He said: “The important thing is we all let Mal be and hope he can recover. We should all expect that Stevie is in the band now.” Regarding the new material, he said: “I’m hearing on very reliable authority it’s up there with ‘Black Ice’, or even better — so Stevie must be a good replacement for Mal.”

Stevie Young played with AC/DC once before during a 1988 tour, while Malcolm stepped out to deal with his dependency on alcohol.

Legend has it that Stevie resembled his uncle closely enough that many fans reportedly didn’t even know Malcolm had left the tour.

“We miss Malcolm, obviously,” AC/DC singer Brian Johnson told TeamRock Radio this past July. “He’s a fighter. He’s in hospital, but he’s a fighter. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll get strong again.

“Stevie, Malcolm’s nephew, was magnificent, but when you’re recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn’t well, it’s difficult. But I’m sure he was rooting for us. He’s such a strong man. He’s a small guy, but he’s very strong. He’s proud and he’s very private, so we can’t say too much.”

The first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without Malcolm Young on the recordings, “Rock Or Bust” follows the immensely successful “Black Ice”, which debuted at No. 1 in 31 countries upon release in 2008, and has gone on to sell nearly 8 million copies worldwide.

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Pete Berwick Live Dates Update

Pete will also be appearing at Toffler’s in New Glarus WI Saturday Dec. 13, 2014

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS

 

Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, and others Auditorium Theatre, 11/19, 7:30 PM, all-ages, Celebrating 75 years of Mavis Staples. On Sale Mon 9/29, 10 AM.

Marsha Ambrosius the Shrine, 10/27, 8 PM.

Breathe Carolina Concord Music Hall, 11/7, 5:30 PM, all-ages.

Centro-Matic Schubas, 12/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, noon.

Chromeo (DJ set) The Mid, 10/17, 10 PM.

Shemekia Copeland City Winery, 12/31, 7:30 and 11 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/25, noon.

Dads Beat Kitchen, 11/21, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Nicholas David City Winery, 11/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/25, noon.

Decapitated, Misery Index Cobra Lounge, 11/14, 8 PM.

Delhi 2 Dublin Abbey Pub, 10/14, 8 PM.

E-40 Double Door, 11/17, 8 PM, on sale Sat 9/27, noon.

Melissa Etheridge Cadillac Palace Theatre, 11/15, 8 PM, on sale Sat 9/27, 10 AM.

Ruby Fray Burlington, 10/28, 9 PM.

Bebel Gilberto Thalia Hall, 11/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

The Good Life Abbey Pub, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Justin Hayward City Winery, 11/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/25, noon.

Joe Henry City Winery, 1/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/25, noon.

John Hiatt, Andrew Ripp Thalia Hall, 11/22, 8 PM.

Hozier Riviera Theatre, 2/25, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Hunter Valentine Township, 10/15, 9 PM.

Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado Symphony Center, 2/12, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Juicy J, Childish Gambino, Migos Aragon Ballroom, 11/7, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Little Big Town Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 12/5, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Chris Malinchak Lincoln Hall, 11/7, 10:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, noon.

Jesse Marchant Schubas, 12/11, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, noon.

Musee Mecanique Empty Bottle, 10/29, 9 PM.

New Orleans Suspects FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 10/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 11 AM.
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Reggie’s Rock Club, 11/19, 7 PM.

Pelican, the Life & Times Subterranean, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Pianos Become the Teeth Beat Kitchen, 11/1, 10:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Gemma Ray Schubas, 10/28, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, noon.

Restorations Township, 11/5, 8 PM.

Screeching Weasel, Dwarves, the Queers Concord Music Hall, 11/22, 6 PM, all-ages.

Cat Stevens Chicago Theatre, 12/9, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/27, 10 AM.

Trampled Under Foot Beat Kitchen, 12/6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Kate Voegele Subterranean, 11/13, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Tommy Womack, Wild Ponies FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 10/24, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 11 AM.

The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Subterranean, 11/22, 6 PM, all-ages.

UPDATED LISTINGS

Tune-Yards the Vic, 10/22, 8:30 PM, moved from Riviera Theatre.
 

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