Kiss / Def Leppard / The Dead Daisies
“You wanted the best, you got the best!”, so is the classic stage intro for Kiss, who come to town alongside fellow hard rock legends, Def Leppard. At least two of the best anyway, as Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons lead the now-Rock Hall inducted band in what will no doubt be a highly pyrotechnic and entertaining show.
Though Def Leppard’s guitarist Vivian Campbell continues to bravely battle Hodgkin's lymphoma, he refuses to let it sideline him and expect him and the band to play all the 80s/90s classics during their hour+ set.
Down Under-formed band The Dead Daisies begins the evening, featuring ex-INXS singer Jon Stevens and an A-list of supporting players.
Best of all, KISS and Def Leppard jointly are supporting members of the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations for the tour.
08/16/14 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/17/14 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
08/20/14 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
08/22/14 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
08/23/14 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/24/14 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
08/26/14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
08/28/14 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
08/29/14 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
08/31/14 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
Summer Set Music Festival, not to be confused with the band The Summer Set, is wrapping itself up over the weekend (August 15-17), in, where else?, Somerset, Wisconsin.
Too many bands on the bill, but the big headliners that played were recently-reformed Wu-Tang Clan, Chromeo and Cults.
Chance The Rapper
Kids Like Us
The Main Squeeze
CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
The Polyphonic Spree
Time to “reach for the Sun”!
Dallas-based choral symphonic rock band The Polyphonic Spree is back on the road for their Psychphonic Tour in support of last year’s Yes, It's True and just-released remix album Psychphonic (Kirtland Records). Expect a gang of robed singers to crowd the small Cedar Cultural Center stage and an unavoidable feeling of glee to fill the audience.
The oddly named Catbath opens, composed of former members of Nightosaur, Hot Rash, and Skipper, as well as a current member of MiddlePicker—what’s that mean?—arrive early to find out.
08/16/14 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
08/17/14 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
08/18/14 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
08/19/14 Evanston, IL SPACE
08/21/14 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
08/22/14 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
08/23/14 Cleveland, OH Music Box Supper Club
08/25/14 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
08/26/14 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
08/27/14 Philadelphia, PA Prince Music Theatre
08/28/14 Washington, DC Black Cat
08/29/14 Carrboro, NC ArtsCenter
08/30/14 Atlanta, GA Loft At Center Stage
08/31/14 Jefferson, LA Southport Hall
11/01/14 Dallas, TX Gilley's Dallas