See The Wallflowers at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove!
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Lin Brehmer just announced our XRT Show with The Wallflowers February 12 at Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove – and we’d love to see you there!
$45 General Admission tickets and $60 Premium tickets (includes reserved seating and limited edition concert poster) go on sale this Thursday at 10am thru TicketWeb.com. ** UPDATE ** Tickets Have Sold Out.
Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli Theatre is located at 5021 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove. Doors 6PM, Show 7:30PM.
Previous shows starred Poi Dog Pondering (2011), Mavis Staples w/JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound (2012). Both shows sold out almost instantly!
When the historic Tivoli Theatre opened on Christmas Day in 1928 the main attraction to the new theatre was sound. The Tivoli was built as one of the first “sound” theatres in the country, and early ads described its Vitaphone equipment. In fact, area newspapers called it the “Wonder Theatre of suburban Chicago.” Today, the theatre is home to many Chicagoland performing arts groups and offers current movies at a bargain price.
After being away for seven years, The Wallflowers knew they had to come back with a bang. The first thing the band decided was they needed to be inspired to write new music so they started talking about the artists they loved.
Keyboardist Rami Jaffee told CBS Local this was a process that they had used before and had even led them to make some of their biggest hits.
“With ‘One Headlight,’ I had said ‘Let’s add a little Motown, a little Al Green, a little Memphis in there,’” Jaffee explained. “Just to say that in the studio really just sets us off in a direction.
With this album they tried to expand their sound, even incorporating a few influences (like The Clash) that some fans might be surprised about.
Though lead singer Jakob Dylan questions whether their love of punk is really that unusual.
“They could be surprised by some stuff about us,” he joked. “Probably not about our musical choices though.”
The band eventually decided to call their latest release, Glad All Over.
“It sounds positive, it’s concise and it’s a statement,” he said. “We had a lot of other titles, probably more interesting ones, but I like the message especially right now. It’s something I’d be happy to sit behind.”
Jaffee especially liked that it could mean different things to different people.
“It has a couple of meanings,” he said. “Glad all over or glad all over again, which is always fun.”
But in the end, Jaffee says the title just represented the band’s feelings on their musical comeback.
“We are just glad all over.”
Thanks to our sponsors: Classic Cinemas Tivoli Theatre, Oakley Home Builders, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Two Brothers Brewing Company, D3 Financial Counselors, Chicago Area Volvo Dealers, and Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.