January 28, 2015
It's probably no surprise that anticipation is high for the Grateful Dead reunion shows at Soldier Field (July 3-5) but when they offered the first chance at tickets via the United States Postal Service, they received over 60,000 envelopes with 350,000 ticket requests. Because of that, the presale on Ticketmaster has been canceled and tickets will now go on sale two weeks later than originally announced: February 28 at 10 AM.
January 26, 2015
photo: Teen Suicide by Jess Rizzo
Maryland's disbanded-reunited-disbanded-again reunited noise punks Teen Suicide are teaming up with indie rocker Alex G for an upcoming tour across the eastern half of the US. They stop in Chicago on January 31 at Beat Kitchen with support from stellar New York rockers LVL UP and a full band showing from local songwriter Spencer Radcliffe. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream some stuff from all four bands on the Chicago show, below...
photo: Empire! Empire! at CMJ 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Michigan-based emo band Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) is heading out on a tour in support of the reissue of their 2009 debut, What It Takes To Move Forward. The run features the band playing the album in full and it brings them to Chicago on January 30 at Reggies with support from tourmates Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers (who have a split with Kind of Like Spitting on the way) and locals Bluebirds. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream What It Takes To Move Forward and a Warren Franklin song from the KOLS split, below...
As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, The Jesus & Mary Chain's debut album, Psychocandy, turns 30 old this year and the Reid brothers are celebrating by playing it on tour. North American dates were just announced, including Chicago's Riviera Theatre on May 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at 11 AM via Etix.
Six days before the Antlers and Death Cab For Cutie do it, Sufjan Stevens will play the Chicago Theatre (on 4/24). The show, part of a just-announced larger tour, will be in support of CARRIE & LOWELL, Sufjan's new album coming out at the end of March on Asthmatic Kitty.
After a series of presales on 1/27 and 1/29, tickets for the Chicago show go on general sale on Friday (1/30) at 11am. PRESALE PASSWORD IS "EUGENE" (WITHOUT QUOTES).
New album trailer can be watched below.
Screaming Females will scream back into Chicago to hit Empty Bottle on March 27th in support of their new album "Rose Mountain". Get your tickets before it's too late. Check out the full tour at BrooklynVegan. Listen to new burner "Ripe", below..
Death Cab For Cutle and The Antlers will play Chicago Theatre on 4/30 as part of a larger tour in support of their new album whose track "Black Sun" was released today. Tickets to the Chicago show go on sale Friday, 1/30, at noon, and an Internet Presale starts 26 hours earlier.