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  • Billy Joel Madison Square Garden Residency 2014 By the Numbers

    Billy Joel Madison Square Garden Residency 2014 By the Numbers

    2014 in Review On Dec. 18, Billy Joel completed the first year of his Madison Square Garden residency, but the New York native has just scratched the surface of his potential at the arena. With monthly concerts already booked through fall 2015, Joel is set to break two notable records at the landmark venue in the coming months. On Jan. 9, he’ll surpass his own MSG mark for “longest run of a… more

  • Vivid Seats Live Year in Review: Ringo Starr at Chicago Theatre

    Vivid Seats Live Year in Review: Ringo Starr at Chicago Theatre

    2014 in Review As part of our end-of-the-year blog series, Live Year in Review, Vivid Seats staffers will be looking back on some of the best live events attended in 2014. In this installment, Alyssa reviews the June 28 Ringo Starr concert at the Chicago Theatre. More than four decades after The Beatles released their final album, Ringo Starr is still delighting music fans around the world with his … more

  • Vivid Seats Live Year in Review: Arcade Fire at the United Center

    Vivid Seats Live Year in Review: Arcade Fire at the United Center

    2014 Concerts As part of our end-of-the-year blog series, Live Year in Review, Vivid Seats staffers will be looking back on some of the best live events attended in 2014. In this installment, Alyssa reviews the Aug. 26 Arcade Fire concert at the United Center in Chicago. I’ve been lucky enough to attend lots of live events this year, but one of the best by far was indie rock band Arcade Fire&… more

  • U2 Tour 2015 Plots Multiple Nights in Nine North American Cities

    U2 Tour 2015 Plots Multiple Nights in Nine North American Cities

    Innocence and Experience Tour Nearly three months after the surprise release of U2’s new album, Songs of Innocence, the Irish rock outfit has confirmed its touring plans for 2015 with a Dec. 3 announcement. The outfit’s Innocence and Experience Tour (stylized as iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour) is set to launch in mid-May and will visit at least nine cities before the first confirmed North American leg d… more

  • Fitz and the Tantrums Concert Review: Live at Chicago's Riviera Theater

    Fitz and the Tantrums Concert Review: Live at Chicago's Riviera Theater

    Concert Review Nov. 23 marked the end of Fitz and the Tantrums’ winter 2014 tour, and the thriving neo-soul outfit closed the venture with a boundless energy at its second and final show of the weekend at Chicago’s Riviera Theater. In spite of the rain--and it being a Sunday night--both the audience and the band were in high spirits that carried on well after the electrifying three-hour con… more

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