Two Brothers Concert Series
The Tragically Hip
This event has been cancelled.
Due to a weather related incident at their show in Buffalo last night, The Tragically Hip contacted us and had to cancel their show tonight. They will try to reschedule; but in the meantime, we will be issuing full refunds. You may call the box office at 630-896-6666 starting at 10 a.m. today. The box office will also be contacting patrons regarding refunds. Sorry for any inconvenience.
ed anderson AND SCOTT TIPPING FROM BACKYARD TIRE FIRE 6:30 PM – CANCELLED
Ed Anderson and Scott Tipping have been making music and mayhem together since the late ’90s, when they hosted an open mic featuring drunken jazz artists, angry poets and puppeteers. Ed moved on to found roots rock trio Backyard Tire Fire in 2001. Through the 2000s, the band toured relentlessly, recording 5 albums and 2 EPs. Scott went on to become a mainstay of the Chicago music scene, playing and touring with bands like Mighty Blue Kings, Peter Himmelman and The Steak House Mints. Their paths crossed again in 2008 when Ed asked Scott to join Backyard Tire Fire on tour to round out the band’s sound. BTF’s album Good To Be, produced by Steve Berlin, saw them touring the country, headlining shows and opening for the likes of Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, ZZ Top and Cracker. In back alleys, dank hotel rooms and a van that at least once tried to kill its masters, a new music partnership was formed, and when Backyard Tire Fire decided to take a break from touring, Scott and Ed chose to bring together some of their favorite Chicago musicians to work on new songs: Steve Gillis (drums), Scott Stevenson (keys and vocals) and Matt Thompson (bass). The new project features songs by both Ed and Scott, staying true to the rock-and-roll tradition of BTF while transitioning into a more dynamic, harmony-oriented sound.
THE smithereens 7:30 PM – cancelled
Dressed in leather, brandishing heavy guitars, and exhibiting an unabashed fetish for British Invasion pop, the Smithereens were an anomaly in the American college rock scene of the late ’80s. Lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Pat DiNizio stood out not only with his strange beatnik goatee, but also because his catchy hooks were haunting, not punchy, and because his lyrics were morose. As time wore on, the group became more straightforward, turning into an excellent bar band, one that attacked pop songs with the weight of AC/DC. A few hits followed, but the Smithereens seemed hopelessly out of date in the alternative rock explosion of the early ’90s, and they quietly faded into a working cult band. http://officialsmithereens.com/
The tragically Hip 9:00 PM – cancelled
The Tragically Hip was founded in 1984 by five friends in Kingston, Ontario. Three years later, they released their self-titled EP and the Canadian music world has never been the same. They produced 12 studio albums – 9 of which hit No. 1 on the Canadian charts – 54 singles and 14 Juno Awards. They’ve sold out stadiums throughout Canada and have played to millions around the world with their powerful live performances…all on their way to being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Their latest release, Now for Plan A, which was nominated for Rock Album of the Year, continues to prove why The Hip is not just one of Canada’s great musical groups, but one of the greatest musical groups on the planet. For more on The Tragically Hip, visit http://thehip.com/.
Seating Details and Policies
Sky Deck opens 1 hour prior to show time and includes ticket, all-you-can-eat from 6 - 9 p.m., five complimentary beverages, private restrooms and elevated views of the stage. Must be 21 or over to drink alcohol.
Outside of the Sky Deck, there is no reserved or preferred seating to this show. Limited number of benches will be set up throughout the park that are first-come-first-serve. General admission ticket holders are allowed to bring low back bag chairs (shoulder height) or a small blanket. Please be considerate of your neighbors when setting up chairs and blankets. Children 2 years of age and under are admitted free. For a full list of RiverEdge Park policies, click here.