Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jimmy Buffett Show Announced For August 23 2014 | Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Buffett 2014 Alpine Valley Show
Jimmy Buffett fans will be fired up to know that he's coming back to Wisconsin on August 23. How could he even think about passing up one of the best places to perform? He probably doesn't. The Parrotheads will not let him down. It's sure to sell out.  Are you a fan? If you see Buffett perform just once, you will surely be one for a lifetime.

Jimmy Buffett has been performing his own special brand of music for the past 40 years. Country music was his first calling, but soon after that he found the Florida Keys more to his liking.  The warm sun and cool waves inspired Buffett to switch to a style of music that he's never stopped playing. 1977 was the year when he hit it big with the song Margaritaville.  Buffett parlayed his early success into a mega corporation.  Selling everything from clothing, to cheeseburgers. He still loves to tour, and perform.

Buffett Tickets For Alpine Valley Show

Jimmy Buffett tickets are available after April 15. Tickets to the show range in price, depending on the section and seat location. Keep in mind that the lawn section at Alpine Valley is not under cover. Rain or shine, the show will go on. It's best to try your luck with reserved seats, unless you don't mind getting a soak in the rain, should it come. Buffett will most likely perform all the best of his catalog, including some new songs from the 2013 release titled Songs From Somewhere.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Kiss With Def Leppard Alpine Valley August 15 | Heros Tour Starts This Summer



Kiss 2014 Alpine Valley
Two of the most legendary classic rock bands in history will make a stop at East Troy's Alpine Valley Music Theater this summer. KISS and Def Leppard havejoined forces to host the 2014 Heroes Tour across over 40 locations in the United States and Canada, kicking-off the event on June 23rd in Utah.

The duo make their way to Alpine Valley on August 15th. It will be Def Leppard's first time back in Wisconsin since headlining Rockfest in 2012, and KISS's first time back since hosting the same festival  last summer.

Other Midwest stops for the KISS and Def Leppard 2014 Heroes Tour include the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, the Target Centre in Minneapolis, the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, and the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston.

Highlighting the 2014 Heroes Tour are partnerships with a number of military organizations including the USO, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Hiring Our Heroes. Part of the profits earned by the tour will be donated to charities serving current and former military members, and all service men and women, as well as their families, receive special ticket prices. Earlier this month, members from both groups joined active military personnel in Los Angeles to participate in a live-streamed launch announcement that featured a question and answer session from an in-house audience and Internet users.

The summer tour will commemorate KISS's 40th year in music. Formed in 1973, the group has remained a consistent presence in popular culture and music, touring with almost every major name in the classic rock scene. This April, the band will appear for the first time ever on the cover of Rolling Stone.

DefLeppard was founded in 1977 as part of the new wave of British heavy metal. Enjoying immense success throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the band has slowed down in recent years, though remains one of the best-selling acts of all time.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Alpine Valley 2013 Concert History

Alpine Valley Concert History 2013
What was your favorite moment of the Alpine Valley 2013 concert season?  What’s in store for music fans that can’t wait for next year? With a venue like Alpine, you never know what the summer line up will look like. With that, we reflect on this past summer.

Since early February of 2013, Dave Matthews fans were excited to know that the band was coming to Alpine. On top of that, they were scheduled to play two shows, July 5 and 6. Even though the band had not put out a new disk in nearly three years, the fan base paid no mind to the fact that the band would be playing older songs. In fact, they probably liked it.

Announced later in the spring, but performing a month before DMB, was the Zac Brown concert.  Zac Brown fans came to Alpine looking to hear any one of the dozen or so hit songs that the band has mustered up. At the time of the concert announcement, the band was up for Band of the Year honors at CMA.  The honor went to Little Big Town, but that didn’t deter fans from coming to see Zac Brown in the thousands. Better luck next time guys.


In early May, it was announced that Jimmy Buffett would once again return to East Troy Wisconsin.  The date was set for August 29, and the show went off without a hitch. As always, Jimmy Buffett played a very long set, and then a nine song encore set. Fans are already hoping for a return in 2014.  In the meantime, the venue has shuttered what it can.  We might get lucky with a few concert announcements in early spring of 2014.  In the meantime, we’ll just have to reflect upon the good times of this past summer. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Jimmy Buffett Apine Valley 2013 Show | Buffett Song List For The Evening

Jimmy Buffett Set List 2013 Alpine Valley
Jimmy Buffett comes to Alpine on August 24. Leading up to that show, we have information from previous show dates that might give clues to what songs the band might perform when they hit East Troy Wisconsin. Judging from this cool song list website that I found online, there might be a few surprises as to which songs will be performed and in what order.

It looks like Buffett will open with Kinja, as he's done that for three of the last shows.  Landfall and Stars On The Water come next. It's Five O'clock Somewhere is listed as song number four on the set. From there, it looks like Knees of My Heart would come next, but Jimmy mixed it up once in July, and performed Something About A Boat on one night. Weather With You, and Come Monday are played early in the set.  What song ends the first half of the show?  Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Jimmy Buffett Acoustic Set 

From there, Mr. Buffett will play an acoustic set that is roughly nine songs long. That set includes songs like All Night Long, Fins, One Particular Harbor, and A Pirate Looks At Forty.  The "acoustic" set generally runs about nine or ten songs, and the first encore is usually Brown Eyed Girl, Knee Deep, and finally Margaritaville.  These songs may change without notice, but it sure looks like fans can expect the band to play all the hits. See you at Alpine! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dave Matthews Alpine Valley 2013 | DMB Comes To East Troy

Dave Matthews Band Old Picture
Next up for Alpine Valley fans is the Dave Matthews Band. DMB will perform on July 5 and 6. At the time of this post it looks like lawn seats are the only option for you latecomers. Roll out a blanket, and hope that it's a clear night. Tickets for reserved seats are only available in the secondary market.

Dave is nearly a month into this tour. It all started back in Saratoga Springs, and as the weather warms up, the band will be heading through the northern United States. It's been nearly a year since the band released "Away From The World." Prior to that, the band was supporting their 2009 recording titled "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King."  It's been 22 years since Dave started this crazy thing, and he's still going strong.
They have come a long way from that first show way back when.  The photo above is from their very early days.