Ticket Line for Dec. 14, 2012
December 12, 2012 3:13PM
John McVie (left), Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac will perform April 13 at the United Center in Chicago. | AP file photo
Updated: January 15, 2013 6:16AM
Here is a look at events with tickets already on sale or going on sale soon.
Shows include Fleetwood Mac at the United Center in Chicago.
1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, (312) 455-4500, unitedcenter.com
◆ Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 at 8 p.m. April 13. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 17.
One of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 34-city U.S. tour April 4.
Multi-Grammy-winning and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the band last toured in 2009 with the sold-out Unleashed tour.
Nationally promoted by Live Nation, the new tour marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the band’s classic “Rumours” (1977), one of the most successful albums in recorded history with sales exceeding 40 million singles.
“Rumours” planted itself at the top of the pop charts for more than 31 weeks and featured four top 10 singles.
To coincide with the tour and anniversary, a deluxe reissue of “Rumours” with previously unreleased studio and live tracks will be released in early 2013 from Rhino.
The current Fleetwood Mac lineup includes original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks who joined the band in 1975.
“Having started Fleetwood Mac with John McVie in 1967, it has always been so gratifying that despite the various incarnations, the band has survived,” Fleetwood said.
“Throughout the years, though, the one thing that has remained constant is our fans.
“I am looking forward to getting back behind the kit, reconnecting with the fans and sharing the stage with my fellow band members.”
Nicks added, “After spending four days at Lindsey’s house working on music and one really fun day doing a crazy photo session, I am quite excited about next year.
“Everything seems to be falling into place. 2013 looks like the year of Fleetwood Mac.”
“I’m really looking forward to going back on the road,” McVie said.
Nicks just completed a two-year tour coinciding with the release of her critically acclaimed “In Your Dreams” CD, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard pop charts.
“In Your Dreams” was released on Reprise Records in 2011 and was co-written and co-produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.
Nicks also produced and co-directed a documentary film of the recording of “In Your Dreams,” which received rave reviews at the Hamptons International Film Festival along with several other film festivals.
Buckingham has been touring to sold-out crowds during the last year in conjunction with his critically acclaimed September 2011 release of “Seeds We Sow,” his sixth solo studio album and first independent release, which debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Rock Album Chart.
He recently was honored with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Golden Note Award and also has received the Les Paul Award.
In August, Fleetwood opened his new restaurant, Fleetwood’s On Front Street, in Lahaina on Maui.
The grand opening included musical performances by himself, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang and more.
Fleetwood also founded Mick Fleetwood’s Private Cellar, which has produced more than 20 vintages and varietals, earning multiple medals in international wine tastings.
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for the album “Blue Again.”
McVie has spent the past three years enjoying his family and solitude at home in Hawaii.
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1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, (312) 666-6775, bottomlounge.com
◆ Chicago Music Magazine presents the Local Pulse Holiday Rock Show with Amrita, Trainwreck Symphony, Delightful Downfall, Tattoo the Devil and Boots with Spurs at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors) Dec. 29. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. Already on sale.
◆ Pound of Flesh, Vulgar, Project. 44 and the Obscene Kiss at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors) Jan. 4. Tickets are $10 for the 17-and-older gig. Already on sale.
◆ Hollywood Undead at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors) Jan. 15. Tickets are $20 for the all-ages show. On sale at noon Dec. 14.
◆ Every Time I Die, the Acacia Strain, Vanna and Hundredth at 5 p.m. (4:30 p.m. doors) Feb. 6. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 on show day for the all-ages gig. Already on sale.
◆ Allstar Weekend, Cute Is What We Aim For, Tiffany Alvord and Beneath the Sun at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. doors) Feb. 9. Tickets are $25 in advance, $27 on show day and $75 for VIP for the all-ages gig. Already on sale.
175 N. State St., (312) 462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com
◆ Jim Gaffigan on April 19. A third show has been added. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.
◆ Diana Krall on April 27. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 15.
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, (773) 489-3160, doubledoor.com
All shows are 21-and-older.
Tickets will go on sale at noon Dec. 15 at TicketFly.com unless otherwise indicated.
◆ Dirtroom comedy show with Jon Griffin’s Hilarity Will Hit Your Ear Tonight featuring Aaron Foster, Eliot Rahal, Mike Stricker, Kristen Toomey, Bryan Christopher, Anne Root and Joe Larkin at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Jan. 7. Tickets are $5.
◆ The Sleepers at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Jan. 18. Tickets are $8.
◆ Silver Wrapper presents the Soul Rebels with special guests to be announced at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Jan. 24. Tickets are $15.
◆ Sean Healy presents Cam’ron at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Feb. 8. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 on show day and $50 for VIP. Already on sale.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118, fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
◆ Gypsy Weed Beat Tape: Sounds by SeenMR (electronic, film, art) at 9 p.m. Dec. 26. Tickets are $5.
◆ Soul Vendor plus special guests (rock, soul) at 9 p.m. Dec. 28. Tickets are $10.
◆ New Year’s Eve Dance Party with the Becca Kaufman Orchestra (dance, pop) at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets are $25.
◆ Pezband and Tomorrow the Moon at 9 p.m. Jan. 4 (rock). Tickets are $10.
◆ Webb Wilder and Falling Stars at 9 p.m. Jan. 12 (rock). Tickets are $15 in advance through ticketweb.com or $20 at the door.
◆ Bad Sneakers Orchestra at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 (rock). Tickets are $10.
◆ Chicago Outskirts Big Band at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. doors) Jan. 20 (jazz). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 17 and younger.
◆ The SideBar Sessions with New Standard Quintet at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 (jazz). Suggested donation is $5.
◆ James McCandless with Ron Lazzaretti at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 (folk rock). Tickets are $10.
◆ Terrance Simien at 9 p.m. Feb. 8 (zydeco). Tickets are $15 at ticketweb.com.
◆ The SideBar Sessions with the Peter Lerner Quartet at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 (jazz). Suggested donation is $5.
◆ Deacon Blues at 9 p.m. Feb. 16 (rock, tribute). Tickets are $15 at ticketweb.com.
◆ Limited Edition Big Band (jazz) at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. doors) Feb. 17. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 17 and younger.
◆ Great Postmodern Nightmare Big Band (jazz) at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. doors) Feb. 20. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 17 and younger.
◆ The SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet (jazz) at 8 p.m. Feb. 20. Suggested donation is $5.
◆ The SideBar Sessions with BakerzMillion (jazz) at 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Suggested donation is $5.
HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO
329 N. Dearborn St., (312) 923-2000, hob.com/chicago
These are general-admission gigs.
◆ North Shore Pharmacy on Dec. 29. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on show day for the all-ages gig. Already on sale.
◆ Reel Big Fish at 6 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 on show day for the all-ages show. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.
◆ Olly Murs at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets are $25 for the all-ages show. Already on sale.
◆ One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute at 9 p.m. Jan. 30. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.
◆ To Write Love on Her Arms’s Heavy & Light Tour featuring Jon Foreman (of Switchfoot), Aaron Gillespie, Bryce Avary and more at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 on show day for the all-ages gig. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.
◆ Imagine Dragons at 6 p.m. March 4. Tickets are $25 for the all-ages show. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.
◆ The Mission UK at 9 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets are $30 in advance or $32 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. Already on sale.
2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 525-2501, lincolnhallchicago.com
◆ James Hunter on March 2. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 15.
◆ Lianne La Havas with Jamie N. Commons on April 1. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 15.
3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 404-9494, martyrslive.com
Tickets for these shows are already on sale.
◆ Sousaphenia 2 featuring Environmental Encroachment, Sanctified Grumblers and Lowdown Brass Band at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Tickets are $10.
◆ Twin Peaks and the UnGnomes at 6 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets are $5 for the all-ages show.
◆ Sousaphenia 2 featuring Four Star Brass Band, Black Bear Combo, Jefferson St. Parade Band and BS Brass Band at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets are $10.
◆ Bands for Bell 10: Los Borrachos, Katie Todd Band, Kong Fuzi and Open to Suggestion at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickets are $25.
◆ Burns Supper in memory of Gwen Sale at 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Admission is free.
◆ Tin Lynott at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets are $5.
◆ Purple Rain LIVE! at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Tickets are $15.
◆ Zach Deputy at 9 p.m. Feb. 13. Tickets are $10.
◆ Vaude & the Villains at 9 p.m. Feb. 15. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
◆ Pimps of Joytime at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $12.
◆ Simon Townshend at 8 p.m. March 3. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, (773) 549-4140, metrochicago.com
◆ The Airborne Toxic Event on Dec. 31.
4746 N. Racine Avenue, Chicago, (773) 275-6800 (inquiries on show day), rivieratheatre.com
◆ The Gaslight Anthem with Cory Branan and Bouncing Souls on March 1. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 15.
◆ Frightened Rabbit on March 23. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 15.
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF ART & CULTURE IN EVANSTON
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, (847) 492-8860, evanstonspace.com
Tickets for these shows are already on sale.
◆ Chicago supergroup the Flat Five featuring Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough and Alex Hall (pop and rock) at 6 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets are $15-$35.
◆ Genre-bending, roots-rocking Texan Alejandro Escovedo performing with the Sensitive Boys a full band set featuring backup singers and an opening set from Nicholas Tremulis (roots rock) at 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets are $65-$95.
3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, (773) 472-0449, victheatre.com
◆ Jim Jefferies on Feb. 16. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.
◆ G. Love and Special Sauce on March 23. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.
◆ Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band on April 27. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.