RIOT FEST ANNOUNCES FULL-ALBUM PLAYS FOR 2018
This year’s Riot Fest will see Bad Religion, Cypress Hill, Digable Planets, Fear, Lagwagon, Spitalfield and Suicidal Tendencies perform iconic albums from beginning to end. The Chicago festival’s annual tradition of artists playing seminal albums, mostly for anniversaries, will continue at Douglas Park from Sept. 14-16. The full-album performances will be Bad Religion playing 1988’s Suffer (30th anniversary), Cypress Hill playing 1993’s Black Sunday (25th anniversary), Digable Planets performing 1993’s Reachin’ (25th anniversary), Fear doing 1982’s The Record, Lagwagon playing 1998’s Let’s Talk About Feelings (20th Anniversary) , Spitalfield performing 2003’s Remember Right Now (15th Anniversary), and Suicidal Tendencies doing their 1993 self-titled album (35th Anniversary).
PEABODY OPERA HOUSE GETS A NEW NAME
Stifel Financial Corp. has entered into a 10-year agreement to rename Peabody Opera House. The opera house, opened in 1934, will now be known as Stifel Theatre due to the new partnership with the financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Originally opened in 1934 as Kiel Opera House, the venue’s stage has hosted many of the greatest performers in history, including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. In 2010, the venue underwent a $78.7 million renovation.
KILLERS TO PERFORM FIRST CONCERT AT MILWAUKEE BUCKS ARENA
The Killers will play the grand opening concert at the recently named Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Sept. 4. The first-ever show at the former Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center will be the band’s only midwest performance this fall. Milwaukee natives Violent Femmes will open for The Killers at the new home of the NBA’s Bucks. “Grand Opening is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are so excited to make this an experience to remember with a stellar performance by The Killers and Milwaukee natives Violent Femmes,” said Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin in a release. “This is just the beginning. We are committed to bringing the best of sports and entertainment to Milwaukee.” Tickets go on sale here on Aug. 3.