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.
La La Land in Concert
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra!
Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
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.
Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ’70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What a Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots, and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winner McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.
“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding recent album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.” You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s 12 tracks. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’s musical sensibility.
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.
OneRepublic & Fitz And The Tantrums
Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, 2017
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated quintet OneRepublic announced they will return to Ravinia for back-to-back shows on July 14 & 15 when they embark on their 2017 tour. Featuring support from chart-topping Fitz and The Tantrums and opener James Arthur, season eight winner of British The X Factor.
OneRepublic’s third studio album Native, was released in March 2013 and produced their biggest song to date Counting Stars, which reached #1 in 54 countries and has sold over 10 million downloads. Their newest album Oh My, featuring the hit singles “Wherever I Go,” “Kids” and new single “Let’s Hurt Tonight,” was released in the fall of 2016 and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.
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.”.
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers
I'm With Her and Julian Lage
Monday, August 14, 2017
Chris Thile brings together an eclectic, diverse group of musicians--including his own band, Punch Brothers, a mix of bluegrass and classical styles, I'm With Her, a female folk trio comprised of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan, and jazz/folk guitarist Julian Lage--for a program of musical surprises.