Written by Jack McCarthy
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:00
Tickets now on sale for Poi Dog Pondering's return to Aurora
Fresh off two sold-out shows at Chicago's new City Winery in December, Poi Dog Pondering next plays one of suburban Chicago's best live music venues, the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, one-night-only, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Tickets to Poi Dog Pondering (PDP) live at the Paramount are only $35 to $45. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com, call the Paramount box office, (630) 896-6666, or visit the box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours prior to evening performances.
"Poi Dog rocked the house last year at the Paramount and now they're coming back for more," said Paramount's President and CEO Tim Rater. Rater also pointed out "PDP is celebrating the release of Live at Metro Chicago Dec 2-3 2011, a new 51-song, four-CD box set and a 32-song two-DVD retrospective concert film, so we're anticipating a house full of fans grooving in the aisles to their fantastic live music."
Poi Dog Pondering, voted "Best Rock/Pop Act" in the Chicago Reader's 2009 Reader's Poll, started playing for change in front of the Woolworth's building on Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Over 25 years later, Frank Orrall and his band have traveled the world playing their cool fusion of folk, rock, electronica and funk while building legions of avid fans.
From bohemian street buskers to impossible to market major label sacrificial lambs, PDP have ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers. They have let every sound that excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever-changing colors - rock, soul, orchestral, acoustic and electronic textures, Americana, disco and international musics - all threaded along the way with lyrics that embrace the beauty and pain that life can bring.
'Idol' winner McCreery coming March 28
Country superstar Scotty McCreery, winner of Season 10 of American Idol in 2011, is coming to Aurora's Paramount Theatre for a one-night-only country music treat, Thursday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
Advance tickets go on sale to Paramount Broadway and General Subscribers only on Friday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Tickets are $35 and $40. A limited number of VIP tickets, including the concert and a Meet and Greet with McCreery, are also available. VIP tickets are $100. VIP tickets must be purchased in person or by calling the Box Office at 630-896-6666.
From Jan. 11 through Jan. 15, tickets will only be available exclusively for Paramount's Theatre's 21,000+ subscribers by calling 630-896-6666 or visiting the Paramount Box Office.
Starting Jan. 16, the general public may also purchase tickets online at paramountaurora.com, in person during regular Box Office hours, or by calling the Box Office, 630-896-6666.
The Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Paramount is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd, in the heart of downtown Aurora. For more information, visit paramountaurora.com.
His deep voice and undeniable charm took this small-town teenager to a country superstar. America first met McCreery when he won not only the hearts of millions, but also the grand prize and ultimate title on Season 10 of American Idol.
Immediately following American Idol, McCreery hit the ground running with his first country album Clear As Day, which went platinum in just three months and became the highest selling country solo album in 2011, selling over 1 million albums.
It's debut single, "I Love You This Big," placed on the Top 15 list and was the highest-charting debut single for a new artist in over 25 years.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:11