Ticket Line for Sept. 7, 2012
September 5, 2012 2:46PM
Prince will perform on Sept. 24 at United Center in Chicago. | AP Images for NPG Records 2012 photo
Updated: October 9, 2012 2:23PM
Here is a look at events with tickets already on sale or going on sale soon.
Gigs include Prince at the United Center in Chicago.
1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, (312) 455-4500, unitedcenter.com
Prince: Welcome 2 Chicago at 8 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets are $49.50-$149.50. Already on sale.
One of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of our time has announced his return to Chicago and his support of Rebuild the Dream.
Co-founded by Van Jones, Rebuild the Dream is a mobilization of hundreds of thousands of everyday people — from seniors to students, moms, dads, brothers and sisters — who come together to build strong, vibrant communities and to fix the economy from the ground up.
On-site at the United Center, Prince and Rebuild the Dream will offer opportunities to learn about, support and take part in rebuilding vibrant and sustainable communities.
Socially conscious businesses, technology start-ups, entrepreneur, and other innovators will offer specific tools that individuals and communities can use to improve their economic situation in the short as well as long term.
The collaboration is part of ongoing efforts of Rebuild the Dream to engage artists and the creative community in telling the stories of real people affected by the broken economy and lifting up new, innovative solutions to rebuild communities and create a better and fairer economic future.
“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with a legend like Prince,” said Jones, who is also president of Rebuild the Dream.
“Our economic system is broken. Rebuild the Dream exists to unite arts and organize into a potent force to support the dreams of our communities.
“There are few artists who have Prince’s unwavering commitment to a vision of a sustainable, fair economic future.”
Rebuild the Dream is a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the economy not just in the United States but globally as well.
Using 21st century digital technology, the organization advances inventive solutions that are designed to protect and expand communities while creating pathways to prosperity for those who are locked out of it.
The goal is to put people back to work and pull communities back together.
The upcoming Chicago date will mark Prince’s first return to the area since 2004.
With Prince’s Welcome 2 America New York show, Rolling Stone said, “He had the crowd panting as soon as he hit the stage. … It was unbelievably great.
“Do you go to a Prince show for predictable consistency? Ah, no. You go for moments of divinely inspired madness — and last night, he delivered as many of those as a fan could expect.”
The New York Daily News raved, “Prince worthy of all royal accolades. ... The hit-friendly show had a kinetic confidence and racing pace that spoke of his singular place in pop history.”
Meanwhile, The New York Times said, “It’s easy to envision Prince as another Chuck Berry or James Brown, barnstorming for decades to come.”
◆ Due to demand, Prince has added a second Welcome 2 Chicago show on Sept. 25. This show will be in support of Rebuild the Dream. Already on sale.
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AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, (800) 775-2000, broadwayinchicago.com
◆ “Sister Act” from Nov. 1- Dec. 2 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays (no matinee on Nov. 14), 7:30 p.m. Thursdays (no performance on Nov. 22), 7:30 p.m. Fridays (added 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 23), 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays (added 7:30 p.m. performance on Nov. 18). Individual tickets are $28-$103. A select number of premium seats also are available. Groups of 15 or more should call (312) 977-1710 for group tickets, which already are available. Single tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 9.
1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, (312) 666-6775, bottomlounge.com
◆ Riot Fest 2012 Aftershow with the Promise Ring at 11 p.m. (10 p.m. doors) Sept. 15. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. Already on sale at riotfest.org.
◆ Com Truise, Bonde Do Role and Poolside at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Oct. 18. Tickets are $15 for the 17-and-older show. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ New Found Glory at 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. doors) Dec. 1. Tickets are $28 in advance or $32 on show day for the all-ages gig.
Note: The Gym Class Heroes show slated for Oct. 18 has been canceled.
CADILLAC PALACE THEATRE
151 W. Randolph St., Chicago, (800) 775-2000, broadwayinchicago.com
◆ “Les Miserables” from Nov. 14-Dec. 2 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays (no matinee on Nov. 15), 7:30 p.m. Thursdays (added performance at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and no performance on Nov. 22), 7:30 p.m. Fridays (added 2 p.m. performance on Nov. 23), 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays (added 7:30 p.m. performance on Nov. 18). Tickets are $18-$95. A select number of premium seats also are available for many performances. Tickets are already available for groups of 15 or more at (312) 977-1710. On sale Sept. 7.
THE CUBBY BEAR
1059 W. Addison St., Chicago, (773) 327-1662, cubbybear.com
◆ Adam Ant with Brothers of Brazil at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Oct. 13. An additional 100 tickets have been released for this originally sold-out show. Tickets are $25. Already on sale.
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, (773) 489-3160, doubledoor.com
All shows are for ages 21 and older
Tickets will go on sale at noon Sept. 8 at Ticketfly.com or (877) 435-9849.
◆ 93XRT and Corona Extra present Everest at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. doors) Sept. 7. Admission is free.
◆ Smoking Popes playing “Born to Quit” in its entirety at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Oct. 20. Tickets are $15.
◆ The Hello Hello, Rah Rah and the Envy Corps at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Oct. 23. Tickets are $7.
◆ Shelly Miller, Kalispell and Little Light at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Oct. 24. Tickets are $5.
◆ RAW Natural Born Artists Showcase: Provocations at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Oct. 25.
◆ Shoeshine Boy presents Liza Day (CD release show), Jessica Robbins, Martha Berner and the Significant Others and Micah Walk (acoustic) at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Nov. 1. Tickets are $6 in advance or $9 on show day.
◆ Shoeshine Boy presents Workout Music, the Pimps, Polarcode, Mason’s Case and M.G. Bailey at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Nov. 10. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 on show day.
◆ Swearwords, Brave Ulysses and Two Houses at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Nov. 12. Tickets are $5.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118, fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
◆ Ralph Covert’s Acoustic Army at 9 p.m. Sept. 8 in the SideBar Music Room. Tickets are $10 for this rock show.
◆ Fred Eaglesmith Tin Can Tour with Roger Marin and Cordie Tentrees at 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 on show day for this country gig.
◆ Exposure with Dave Kay, Pipes and the Slide Rules at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 in the SideBar Music Room. Tickets are $5.
◆ Big Band Boom at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Tickets are $10 or $5 for ages 17 and younger for this jazz show.
◆ Democratic Party of Oak Park fundraiser and debate viewing party at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. This free event is sponsored by FitzGerald’s, the DPOP and state Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park).
◆ Trad Jazz Night with a band to be announced at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Tickets are $10 or $5 for ages 17 and younger.
◆ The Lost and Nameless Orchestra at 9 p.m. Sept. 29 in the SideBar Music Room. Suggested donation is $5 for this roots show.
◆ Presidential debate in high definition on a 16-by-9-foot screen at 7 p.m. Oct. 3. This free event is sponsored by the Democratic Party of Oak Park.
◆ Mike Mangione & The Union with Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts and Brooks Ritter at 9 p.m. Oct. 5. Tickets are $12 at TicketWeb.com for this rock show.
◆ Alligator Records party featuring Curtis Salgado at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the SideBar Music Room. Tickets are $15 at TicketWeb.com for this blues show.
◆ The Brienn Perry Orchestra at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. doors) Oct. 21. Tickets are $15 or $5 for ages 17 and younger at TicketWeb.com for this jazz show.
HORSESHOE HAMMOND’S THE VENUE
777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Ind., (800) 745-3000, thevenue-chicago.com
◆ Herb Kent Birthday Bash at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $35-$45. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ Cedric the Entertainer at 8 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are $35-$140. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ The Moody Blues at 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $45-$140. On sale Sept. 7.
HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO
329 N. Dearborn St., (312) 923-2000, hob.com/chicago
All shows are general admission.
◆ The White Panda at 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets start at $15 for the 17-and-older show. Already on sale.
◆ Yelawolf with Rittz, Trouble Andrew and DJ Vajra at 9 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets are $22.50 in advance and $25 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ CircuitMOM presents Circus Revolution: Evil Under the Big Top at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $40 in advance or $60 on show day for the 21-and-older gig. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ Walk off the Earth at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets are $20 in advance or $23 on show day for the all-ages gig. On sale at noon Sept. 8.
93XRT welcomes the Robert Cray Band at 8 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets are $30 in advance and $32.50 on show day for a 17-and-older gig. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ The Starting Line at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. This show was added due to demand. Tickets are $25 in advance or $27 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. On sale Sept. 7.
LOGAN SQUARE AUDITORIUM
2539 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, (773) 252-6179, logansquareauditorium.com
Empty Bottle presents Divine Fits and Cold Cave on Oct. 25. On sale Sept. 7.
3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 404-9494, martyrslive.com
◆ Frontier Ruckus, Great Divide and Water Liars at 9 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $10.
◆ The Good and Leah Druzinsky at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are $12.
◆ Tin Lynott at 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $5.
◆ Josh Rosen, Xoe Wise and Jetty Rae at 8 p.m. Oct. 17. Tickets are $7.
◆ Big Black Bird, Vanarays and Depravos de la Mour at 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets are $7.
◆ Big C Jamboree with guest host band at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 1. There is no cover charge for this show.
◆ Mr. Dave & the Space Cadets at 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets are $6 for this children’s show.
◆ Kinetix at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets are $12.
3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, (773) 549-4140, metrochicago.com
◆ JD McPherson on Oct. 12.
◆ State Radio on Nov. 29
◆ Of Montreal on Dec. 9.
600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, (312) 595-7437, navypier.com
◆ Tim Meadows, whose known for his work on the TV show “Saturday Night Live,” and his star-studded improv troupe Uncle’s Brother will headline the inaugural Four Star Comedy Fest on Oct. 6. The show will help Navy Pier celebrate the art form of improvisation as it was developed in Chicago with a full day of classes, discussion and performances by Chicago’s premiere talent. From 1-4 p.m., attendees will have the chance to participate in free workshops for the family. These sessions will be taught by some of Chicago’s most well-respected improv training centers including ComedySportz and iO. From 6-11 p.m., the historic Grand Ballroom will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting to host performances by some of Chicago’s most acclaimed improv performers including Meadows teaming with former the Second City main-stage cast members and iO alumni Brad Morris and Joe Canale to form Uncle’s Brother. Top Chicago improv troupes also scheduled to perform include the Improvised Shakespeare Company, Cook County Social Club, Improv Nerd featuring iO founder Charna Halpern, and Baby Wants Candy. Tickets are $39 for general-admission balcony (standing room only), $69 for general-admission main floor (seated) and includes one complimentary cocktail (choice of mixed drink, beer or wine), or $99 for preferred seating on the main floor in the first four rows from the stage and with table service available and one complimentary cocktail (choice of mixed drink, beer or wine). On sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 12.
24 W. Randolph St., Chicago, (800) 775-2000, broadwayinchicago.com
◆ “Big Fish” in its pre-Broadway world-premiere limited engagement from April 2-May 5. Tickets for groups of 15 or more are available at (312) 977-1710. The show will be part of Broadway in Chicago’s 2013 spring season, and 2013 season subscriptions will go on sale later in September. Individual tickets for “Big Fish” at the Oriental Theatre will be available at a later date.
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF ART & CULTURE IN EVANSTON
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, (847) 492-8860, evanstonspace.com
◆ Robyn Hitchcock on Oct. 14. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ Jeff Coffin Mu’tet featuring Futureman on Oct. 16. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ Kopecky Family Band on Oct. 18. On sale Sept. 7.
◆ Tim Reynolds TR3 — Halloween Night with the Dave Matthews Collaborator on Oct. 31. on sale Sept. 7.
51st Street and Payne Drive, Chicago, (800) 745-3000, universoulcircus.com
◆ UniverSoul Circus from Sept. 19-Oct. 14. Showtimes include 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; noon and 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$31 or free for ages younger than 1.
1032 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago, (773) 248-7663, wrigleyvillerooftops.com
◆ Seating for Bruce Springsteen’s sold-out Sept. 8 concert at Wrigley Field. Limited tickets are $100 and includes unlimited catered food (grilled rib eye, chicken, hot dogs, burgers, side dishes, desserts and more) from sister property Vines on Clark and unlimited beer, wine, soda and water. This seats offer elevated bleacher seating overlooking Wrigley Field and sound. Already on sale.
ZANIES COMEDY CLUB
5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484, zanies.com
◆ Norm Macdonald, the legendary comedian from TV show “Saturday Night Live,” on Dec. 7-8 (four shows). Already available.