Brantley Gilbert and Aaron Lewis ‘Let It Ride’ in Madison

Brantley Gilbert and Aaron Lewis – 2014 ‘Let It Ride’ Tour
Alliant Energy Center – Madison, WI
10/16/2014

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Brantley Gilbert - 2014 Let It Ride tour

Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Let It Ride Tour’ made its way to Madison, Wis., on Thursday, October 16.  Gilbert brought along tour-mates Brian Davis, Chase Bryant and Aaron Lewis to the Alliant Energy Center to share the stage.  Nashville DJ Hish, located near the soundboard, spun country, pop, and rock tunes as the fans filtered into the coliseum.

Touring in support of his latest album, “Just as I Am,” Gilbert brought a solid performance to the Alliant for a 90-minute headline set. Always energetic, he worked every inch of the stage while frequently slapping hands with near the front. He hit the crowd early with hits “My Kinda Party,” “Kick It in the Sticks” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”

Aaron Lewis joined Gilbert on stage for “Dirt Road Anthem” with Lewis contributing during the chorus. Lewis provided a good pairing for the tour, and definitely brought in a handful of fans who know him as frontman for Staind. Gilbert and Lewis hugged to finish the song then Gilbert diffused a skirmish in the crowd, stating “if you can’t get along with the dude standing next to you move, we don’t fight indoors.” Openers Chase Bryant and Brian Davis later returned to the stage to assist on “Small Town Throwdown.”

Gilbert slowed thing down mid-set for a stripped down performance of “Grown Ass Man.” He prefaced the song with, “This next song means a lot to me, it’s about being who you are.”  He followed with a song for the ladies, “She’s My Kind of Crazy.” Gilbert also played hits “Bottoms Up” and “More than Miles” before closing the evening with “Country Must Be Country Wide.”

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Remaining 2014 Let It Ride tour dates:

Oct. 18 – Moline, Ill. – iWireless Center
Oct. 23 – Des Moines, Iowa – Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 24 – Cape Giradeau, Mo. – Show Me Center
Oct. 25 – Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center
Oct. 30 – Raleigh, N.C. – PNC Arena
Oct. 31 – Savannah, Ga. – Savannah Civic Center
Nov. 1 – Norfolk, Va. – Constant Convocation Center
Nov. 20 – Fresno, Calif. – Save    Mart Center
Nov. 21 – San Jose, Calif. – SAP Center
Nov. 22 – San Diego, Calif. – Valley View Casino Center

 

Scott Weiland rides Wildabouts into Madison’s Majestic Theater

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts – 2014 Tour
Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
5/5/2014

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Scott Weiland - 2014 Tour - Majestic Theater

Stone Temple Pilots’ original frontman, Scott Weiland, performed at the Majestic Theater in Madison, Wis., on May 5. Now touring as Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, the vocalist presented classic STP, Velvet Revolver and solo material in addition to a smoking cover of Bowie’s “The Jean Genie.”

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Twenty One Pilots turn Majestic Madison into ‘House of Gold’

Twenty One Pilots – 2014 Tour
Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
4/16/2014

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Twenty One Pilots - 2014 Tour

Relentless touring and electric performances have developed a strong following for alt-rock duo Twenty One Pilots. They pulled into the Majestic Theater in Madison, Wis., on April 16 for a midweek love-fest with 600 of their biggest fans.

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Joe Nichols performs free show in Madison

Joe Nichols – 2014 Tour
Red Rock Saloon – Madison, WI
3/6/2014

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Joe Nichols - 2014 Tour Red Rock Saloon

Joe Nichols is currently touring in support of his latest album, “Crickets,” having already spawned a pair of hit singles including the #1 hit, “Sunny and 75.” Madison’s Star Country 96.3 promoted a free show that featured Nichols at Red Rock Saloon in downtown Madison, Wis., on March 6.

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Dropkick Murphys rock Madison’s Orpheum

Dropkick Murphys – 2014 Tour
Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/21/2014

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Dropkick Murphys - 2014 Tour

The Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis., welcomed the Dropkick Murphys for a sold-out performance at the historic venue on Feb. 21. Joining the Celtic punk rockers were Lucero and the charming Skinny Lister.

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Megadeth hit Madison’s Orpheum with ‘Super Collider’

Megadeth – 2013 Super Collider Tour
Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI
11/24/2013

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Megadeth - 2013 Super Collider Tour

Metal juggernauts Megadeth rumbled into the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, Wis., for the second night of their 2013 tour in support of their 14th studio release, “Super Collider.” Fear Factory provided direct support while fans turned out early to catch Nonpoint open the show.

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Cyndi Lauper still ‘Unusual’ after 30 years

Cyndi Lauper – 2013 She’s So Unusual Tour
Capitol Theater – Madison, WI
10/29/2013

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Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual Tour

Cyndi Lauper is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her breakout debut album, “She’s So Unusual.” The tour rolled into Madison, Wis., on October 29, selling out the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts on Tuesday night. Female rock artist Hunter Valentine opened the show and drew a strong response from the capacity crowd.

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Billy Currington packs the Orpheum Theater

Billy Currington – 2013 “We Are Tonight” Tour
Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
10/11/2013

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Billy Currington - 2013 We Are Tonight Tour

Country artist Billy Currington brought his 2013 tour to the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis., on Friday, Oct. 11. The veteran star is touring on his first new music in three year, having released “We Are Tonight” a few weeks ago. The albums lead single, “Hey Girl” topped country radio and Currington drew a crowd that filled the theater.

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HardDrive Live tour brings Bullet For My Valentine to Orpheum

Bullet For My Valentine – 2013 HardDrive Live Tour
Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
8/10/2013

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Bullet For My Valentine - 2013 HardDrive Live Tour

WJJO and HardDrive Radio brought the 2013 HardDrive Live tour to the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 10. Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine headlined a mixed lineup that also included Black Veil Brides, Stars in Stereo and Throw the Fight.

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Madison’s Q106 ‘Storytellers Jam’ benefits American Family Children’s Hospital

Joe Nichols / David Nail – Q106 Storytellers Jam #14
Marriott West – Madison, WI
10/8/2013

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David Nail - Q106 Storytellers Jam #14

Q106 hosted the 14th edition of their Storytellers Jam on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Marriott West in Madison, Wis. Country artists Joe Nichols, David Nail, Brett Eldredge and recent The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery shared a stage and performed songs throughout the evening while proceeds benefited the American Family Children’s Hospital.

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Rachael Yamagata’s dark charm moves Madison

Rachael Yamagata – 2013 “Heavyweight” Tour
High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
6/10/2013

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Rachael Yamagata - 2013 Heavyweight tour

Fans of Rachael Yamagata were awarded with an intimate set at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wis. on Monday, June 10. The chill vibe at one of the city’s smallest venues meshed perfectly with the candlelit setting on the stage. She is currently touring on her latest EP release, “Heavyweight,” following 2011’s “Chesapeake.”

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Volbeat fans pack a resurgent Orpheum Theater in Madison

Volbeat – 2013 “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” Tour
Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
5/16/2013

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Volbeat - 2013 Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies tour

The Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis., has seen a plethora of sold-out shows since Frank Productions took over the troubled property in late 2012. Volbeat pulled into town on Thursday night, May 16, and played to a packed house with Eye Empire opening the show.

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Jason Aldean’s ‘Night Train’ rolls through Madison

Jason Aldean – 2013 “Night Train” Tour
Alliant Energy Center – Madison, WI
3/21/2013

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Jason Aldea - 2013 "Night Train" Tour

The Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. had a packed house for Jason Aldean and his 2013 “Night Train” tour on March 21. Fans realized they were in for a treat as a dozen tour semis lined the parking lot leading into the Alliant. Thomas Rhett opened the show with a fast-paced, 30-minute show. Jake Owen followed with a well produced, lively performance that ensured the crowd was primed for Aldean.

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Summer arrives early with Jake Owen at Madison’s Alliant

Jake Owen – 2013 Tour
Alliant Energy Center – Madison, WI
3/21/2013

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Jake Owen - Madison 2013 Tour

The monstrous 2013 “Night Train” tour chugged into Madison, Wis. at the Alliant Energy Center on Thursday, March 21. Jake Owen brought his sweet summertime vibe, hoping to kick-start a chilled crowd still frozen despite the arrival of spring. Opening for Jason Aldean, Owen did just that with great energy and songs about sunshine, bare feet and margaritas.

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Madison enjoys a ‘Hearthrob’ evening with Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara – 2013 Heartthrob Tour
Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI
2/24/2013

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Tegan and Sara - 2013 Heartthrob tour

Back to back nights of indie music were bestowed upon Madison, Wis., at the Orpheum Theatre this past weekend. Canadian artists Tegan and Sara enamored their fans on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, one night after Passion Pit crushed the sold-out venue with the help of Matt and Kim.

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Passion Pit tag team the Orpheum with Matt and Kim

Passion Pit / Matt and Kim – 2013 Tour
Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/23/2013

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Passion Pit - 2013 Gossamer tour

The Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis. welcomed another packed house on Saturday night, Feb. 23, 2013. This time, it was a trio of indie artists that grooved the sold-out Orpheum behind a wave of electronic jams and atmospheric lighting. Passion Pit, Matt and Kim, and Icona Pop energized the crowd and ensured they all left the building fully spent.

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Sevendust punish the Majestic Theatre in Madison

Sevendust – 2013 Tour
Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
2/19/2013

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Sevendust - 2013 tour

Sevendust bulldozed their way through Madison, Wis., as their headline tour pulled into the Majestic Theatre on Feb. 19. Touring in support of their forthcoming, “Black Out the Sun,” fans packed into the sold-out Majestic. Lacuna Coil, Avatar and 3 Years Hollow all contributed to the high octane show.

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Fans ‘Devour’ Shinedown in Madison

Shinedown – 2013 Amaryllis Tour
Alliant Energy Center – Madison, WI
2/2/2013

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Shinedown - 2013 Amaryllis tour 1

Shinedown have toured relentlessly since they released “Amaryllis” in March 2012. The album peaked at the top spot on Billboard’s Rock Chart and has since produced a trio of chart-topping singles. They also headlined the successful UPROAR Music Festival in addition to their own tour and a number of large summer festivals. The second night of their current tour rolled into the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisc. on Feb. 2, 2013. Three Days Grace co-headlined the bill with P.O.D. opening the show.

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Three Days Grace and P.O.D. energize Alliant in Madison

Three Days Grace – 2013 Transit of Venus Tour
Alliant Energy Center – Madison, WI
2/2/2013

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Three Days Grace - 2013 Transit of Venus tour 1

Three Days Grace and Shinedown rolled into frigid Madison, Wisc. on Feb. 2, 2013 for a co-headline gig that also featured P.O.D. The show was just the second night of the tour, which runs through the end of March while meandering across the Eastern U.S.

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“Some Night” at the Union was fun., and then some

fun. – 2013 Tour
Union South – Madison, WI
1/24/2013

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fun. - 2013 tour 1

The Wisconsin Union Directorate at UW-Madison welcomed back students from winter break with “Some Night” at the Union on Jan. 24, 2013. Grammy-nominated fun. performed at Varsity Hall to a sold-out and raucous crowd, limited to UW-Madison students. Most of the fans were in time with vocalist Nate Ruess for the entire 90-minute set.

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Halestorm shine brightly at Madison’s Majestic

Halestorm – 2012 Tour
Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
12/5/2012

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Halestorm - 2012 tour

2012 may have been the year of Halestorm, as their headline tour pulled into a sold-out Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisc. on Dec. 5. Their sophomore release, “The Strange Case of…,” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart earlier this year, while its first single “Love Bites (So Do I)” followed suit atop the Active Rock airplay ranking. By mid-set, Halestorm would add their first Grammy nomination for best metal song, “Love Bites,” to a long list of highlights.

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Barrymore Theatre packs the house for Band of Horses

Band of Horses – ‘Mirage Rock’ Tour
Barrymore Theatre – Madison, WI
12/01/2012

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Band of Horses - 2012 Mirage Rock tour

The Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wisc. welcomed Band of Horses on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Fans lined up outside the venue despite a light drizzle prior to doors to ensure a spot near the stage for the general admission show. They are finishing up their 2012 tour in support of “Mirage Rock” over the next couple weeks before heading to Australia for the 2013 Big Day Out music festival.

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Matisyahu delivers ‘Spark’ to Madison

Matisyahu – ‘Spark Seekers’ Tour
Capitol Theater – Madison, WI
11/13/2012

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Matisyahu - 2012 tour 1

Matisyahu and opening act, The Constellations, took charge of the Capitol Theater within the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisc on Nov. 13, 2012. Despite performing to a half-full venue, both acts brought their A-game to an appreciative crowd. Matisyahu is current wrapping up his headline tour in support of “Spark Seekers.” However, he just announced an acoustic tour and EP, “Spark Seeker: The Acoustic EP” for early 2013.

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The Flaming Lips close 2012 Pondamonium in Madison

The Flaming Lips – 2012 Pondamonium
The Duck Pond at Warner Park – Madison, WI
8/9/2012

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The Flaming Lips - 2012 Pondamonium

The Flaming Lips show began as though a traveling carnival and junior high school prom had just collided upon the stage. A massive disco ball swung gently in the wind above Coyne, while a number of pre-selected fans dressed as The Wizard of Oz characters danced at the extreme edges. Smoke drifted from the stage, and the crowd. Confetti, streamers and a smoking megaphone all appeared within the first five minutes of the show.

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Garbage brings Pondamonium to Madison

Garbage – 2012 Pondamonium
The Duck Pond at Warner Park – Madison, WI
8/9/2012

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Garbage - 2012 Pondamonium

Garbage walked away from music over seven years ago, smack dab in the middle of their 2005 tour. Road burn-out coupled with a loathing of their record label simply pushed them over the edge. A creative rumbling brought them back together in late 2010 for a self-produced, independent effort. The result was the same Garbage feel with a modernized, electronic vibe called “Not Your Kind of People” that was released in May 2012. Needless to say, their true-to-the-core Madison fan-base were more than ready for Garbage to hit the stage at Pondamonium.

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Theory of a Deadman invade Madison’s Orpheum Theatre

Theory of a Deadman
Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI
5/6/2012
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Theory of a Deadman is:
Tyler Connolly – Vocals/Guitar
Dave Brenner – Guitar/Vocals
Dean Back – Bass/Vocals
Joey Dandeneau – Drums/Vocals

 

Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman pulled into the historic Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI. on Sunday to entertain an eager crowd that were ready to close out the weekend with a bang. “Blame Canada,” the satirical song from South Park, was queued before the band took the stage and set the tone for the evening.

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Setlist

Gentleman
Got It Made
So Happy
All or Nothing
Bitch Came Back
Nothing Could Come Between Us
Not Meant to Be
The Truth Is… (I Lied About Everything)
Out of My Head (acoustic)
Easy to Love You (acoustic)
Better Off (acoustic)
Lowlife
Santa Monica
Cocaine (J.J. Cale cover)
Hate My Life
Encore:
Hurricane
Bad Girlfriend

Switchfoot finally perform in Madison

Switchfoot
Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
4/18/2012

It took roughly a decade, but Switchfoot fans finally saw their band perform live in Madison, WI on Wednesday night. The crowd took advantage of the all-ages policy at the Majestic Theatre as attendees ranged from pre-teen kids to their parental chaperones, with a little bit of everything else in-between. Switchfoot are presently touring in support of their successful 2011 release, “Vice Verses.” The album debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart at #8 and the first single “Dark Horses” is one of their strongest tracks to date.

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Setlist

Afterlife
Stars
Oh! Gravity
Company Car
Restless
Souvenirs
The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues)
Where I Belong
The War Inside
Your Love Is A Song
Mess Of Me
Dark Horses
Meant To Live
Encore:
Vice Verses
Dare You To Move

FIRST ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL KICKS OFF AUGUST 17

FIRST ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL KICKS OFF AUGUST 17 IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN AND WRAPS OCTOBER 4 IN MADISON, WI

TREK FEATURES STELLAR ROCK LINEUP INCLUDING:
DISTURBED
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
STONE SOUR
HALESTORM
HELLYEAH
AIRBOURNE, HAIL THE VILLAIN AND NEW MEDICINE
DISTURBED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, STONE SOUR AND HELLYEAH ALL SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUMS COINCIDING WITH TOUR

NATIONAL ON SALE SET FOR JUNE 12

The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is set to rock North America with a late summer trek featuring a stellar active rock lineup including multi-platinum headliners Disturbed andAvenged Sevenfold, along with Stone Sour and Halestorm featured on the main stage. The potent rock lineup for the touring music and lifestyle jaunt also features performances from Jägermeister Second Stage headliners Hellyeah, as well as Airbourne, Hail The Villain, New Medicine and the Jägermeister Battle of The Bands Winner in each city. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI.

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