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U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 - Buffalo, New York

September 5, 2017

The clouds cleared just in time at New Era Field in Orchard Park when U2's Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to town on Sept 5. The Buffalo date was one of a handful added in the US, Mexico and South America after the huge response to the original tour dates through the spring and summer. I... (Read More)

Make American Rock Tour 2017

August 26, 2017

The end of the summer is a time where I just want to enjoy what is left of the season. And with that, I make it essential to witness a lot of outdoor festivals as possible in 2017.

I've had the opportunity to cover the "The Make America Rock Again Tour 2017" a few times. The ... (Read More)

John Mellencamp: Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Tour 2017

August 27, 2017

With a clear sky and crisp breeze in the air, the popular outdoor venue of Ravinia was nearly sold-out as the crowd waited for John Mellencamp to take stage. He brought along on tour Carlene Carter as his opening act. Daughter of Carl Smith and June Carter, Carlene held her own on stag... (Read More)

Allegheny County Music Festival 2017

September 3, 2017

Labor Day typically marks the end of the summer for most people and the end of the summer concert series at Allegheny County Parks. There was a lot of great music this summer in the parks and it ended with a great show. This charity event benefits the children of Allegheny County and is... (Read More)

Alice Cooper and Deep Purple Together in Concert in New Jersey

August 24, 2017

It is always a pleasure to sit center stage with in feet of one of the greatest co-headlining shows during the summer of 2017 and that is the Alice Cooper and the Deep Purple rock experience of a life time. Each of these artists have a rich history dating back to the early seventies ... (Read More)

Styx and R.E.O. Speedwagon Comes to the US and Canada Border

August 18, 2017

The band Styx formed together out of Chicago, IL originally with Wooden Nickel recordings in 1972 releasing albums Styx (1972), Styx II (1973), The Serpent is Rising (1973) and Man of Miracles (1974. They later signed with A&M records in 1975 releasing Equinox. With new guitarist Tomm... (Read More)

Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young in Chicago

August 19, 2017

Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young - You Look Good World Tour

It was packed summer Chicago night at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, where country music lovin' fans were blown away by the performance of Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Yo... (Read More)

Chicago Open Air 2017: Slayer and Ozzy Osbourne Part 2

July 6, 2017

The final day of Chicago Open Air 2017 with the last two bands of the evening Slayer on the second stage and then the one and only "The Prince of Darkness" Ozzy Osbourne on the main stage with his fellow brother on his left once again Zakk Wylde. Ozzy will reunite with longtime guitarist ... (Read More)

The Dead Daisies: The Dirty Dozen Tour

August 10, 2017

The Dead Daisies were formed by Jon Stevens and David Lowy in 2012 which has seen its revolving door of many talented musicians. John Corabi was hired in 2015 to replace founding member Jon Stevens as lead vocalist. In January 2016 it was announced that Richard Fortus (20132016) and ... (Read More)

Santana Live at Ravinia Festival

August 12, 2017

Legend Carlos Santana Performs in Chicago on a Beautiful Summer Night Mexican born Carlos Santana and his band brought the fusion and Latin style music to the grounds of Ravinia Festival on a beautiful summer night. Santana made their debut at Ravinia back in 2012 and finally found the... (Read More)

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