Early Concert Announcements
FULL SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT COMING MARCH 15
John Legend: Darkness and Light Tour
Saturday, June 10, 2017
John Legend's Darkness and Light Tour comes to Ravinia in support of his new album of the same name, his fifth studio recording. Grammy-nominated artist Gallant will open.
Friday, June 23, 2017
It has been 30 years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions to a unique blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually nonstop to the farthest-flung corners of the planet and sold almost 20 million albums, with their most recent, Savor Flamenco, winning a Grammy.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By any standard, five-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall is one of the most accomplished musicians in the world today. She has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling and most beloved performers of her generation, one whose recordings thus far have earned her nine gold, three platinum, and seven multiplatinum albums.
The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed
Friday, June 30, 2017
The Moody Blues return to Ravinia as part of their live tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic, landmark album, Days of Future Passed. The band will reflect back on five decades of some of the most well-loved music in pop culture history this summer, when they perform live onstage, for the first-time ever, their epic album that marked the first time a rock band had fused their sound with a symphony orchestra. The tour will bring the excitement of seeing the band perform their greatest hits on the first half of the night, finishing with Days of Future Passed in its entirety on the second half.
Blondie and Garbage: The Rage and Rapture tour
Saturday, July 22, 2017
At the dawn of the new wave era, Blondie helped push punk onto the dance floor and introduce hip-hop sounds a wider audience, building a catalog of enduring pop hits along the way. The band shaped and continues to inspire the world of music; frontwoman Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein keep their ears to the ground, creating trends, never following them. Blondie’s cross-pollinating past flies back in on the wings of Pollinator, due to be released in May.
Post-grunge alt-rockers Garbage won fans and acclaim around the world with their debut album and the singles “Stupid Girl,” “Queer,” and “Only Happy When It Rains,” leading the band to record “#1 Crush” for Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and the title song to the Bond film The World Is Not Enough. Garbage followed up with the hits “Special,” “Push It,” “Why Do You Love Me,” “Bleed Like Me,” “Blood for Poppies,” and “Girls Talk.”.