2015-07-24 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL

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April 19, 2015 at 9:12 am Quote #44876

guitard
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:mrgreen:


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April 19, 2015 at 10:23 am Quote #44881

steecoe
(1953)

I’m going. I have semi almost OK seats. Section 103 row BB :)


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July 7, 2015 at 7:02 pm Quote #46664

dokkendude
(3018)

Cousin scored us 4 seats in the luxury box, so I guess we’re gonna make the Chicago show



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July 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm Quote #46792

unclehomey1
(22)

Found tix yesterday on Ticketbastard for Sec 103 row R – but didn’t buy – waiting for……………..

MZ


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July 10, 2015 at 11:58 am Quote #46849

steecoe
(1953)

just had 5th row seats pop up on ticketmaster for regular price & theres a few pairs of paltinum that are pretty good too, if you haevnt already bought tix hop on it!


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July 11, 2015 at 9:10 pm Quote #46908

mrmojohalen
(5434)

steecoe: just had 5th row seats pop up on ticketmaster for regular price & theres a few pairs of paltinum that are pretty good too, if you haevnt already bought tix hop on it!

Are you going ?


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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July 11, 2015 at 10:58 pm Quote #46916

steecoe
(1953)

Im going to be there but too broke to upgrade to the good seats


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July 11, 2015 at 11:00 pm Quote #46917

steecoe
(1953)

I’m taking the video camera for sure, I’m torn about audio. Part of me wants to not even bother, but I think I might do audio at one show at least.


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July 15, 2015 at 7:16 am Quote #47067

ron
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/lifestyles/ct-sta-van-halen-st-0717-20150714-story.html

Go Van Halen this weekend

As Van Halen heads into Tinley Park, we’ve put together a list of things to do based on songs from the David Lee Roth era.

By Vickie Jurkowski Daily Southtown
July 14, 2015 6:50 P.M.

Go Van Halen this weekend: You can be a bum in the sun with a drink in your hand and your toes in the sand.

You know how certain songs can make you fall in love or drive fast or fall out of love or play air guitar or scream, cry or dance?

Van Halen’s lyrics are suggestive enough. But with the rock icons’ tour coming to Tinley Park’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre July 24 and the albums “Women and Children First,” “Fair Warning,” “Diver Down” and “Van Halen II” remastered and released on CD and vinyl July 10, we thought it’d be fun to offer a list of things to do based on David Lee Roth-era song titles.

“Ice Cream Man” — Like you need a song or an excuse like National Ice Cream Day July 19 to indulge, right? You can wait for a neighborhood truck to pass you by and hope all his flavors are guaranteed to satisfy. Or you can better your flavor at landmarks like the Original Rainbow Cone at 9233 S. Western Ave. in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood (773-238-7075 or rainbowcone.com) and the original Plush Horse at12301 South 86th Ave. in Palos Park (708-448-0550 or theplushhorse.com).

“Everybody Wants Some!!” — Remember John Cusack in “Better Off Dead” as Beth-obsessed Lane Meyer working at Pig Burgers and daydreaming he’s akin to Frankenstein creating Claymation burgers that sing and dance to this tune? If you haven’t seen this 1985 classic, you’re more unforgivable than spandex pants ever were. If you have seen it, you know you want to again so rent it, stream it, do it.

“Take Your Whiskey Home” — Make a toast to another cut from 1980′s “Women and Children First” with a trip to Frankfort Spirits, makers of Emil Stimple Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Barrel Strength Bourbon. The distillery is located in the loft of CD & ME, 23320 S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort, and open Sundays for tastings ($10). Liquor sales are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 815-200-1192 or visit frankfortspirits.com.

“Light Up the Sky” — Fire up the “Van Halen II” album and watch fireworks at local festivals such as WeishFest on Saturday in Crestwood (708-489-2255 or weishfest.com), Ridge Fest July 26 in Chicago Ridge (708-425-7700 or chicagoridge.org) and Lynwood Fest Aug. 22 in Lynwood (708-758-6101 or lynwoodil.us). Or light up the sky with colorful language as you take a private flying lesson at Lewis University Airport near Route 53 in Romeoville (630-357-3040 or 1flightinstructor.com).

“Panama” — Supposedly written about a piston-poppin’ car named Panama Express, the double-entendre single from the “1984″ album can steer you toward a local cruise night for rides currently burnin’ down the avenue.

“Jump” — Ah, you might as well jump from an airplane someday. Contact Skydive Chicago in Ottawa at 815-433-0000 or skydivechicago.com. For a tamer experience, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, with open jump and dodgeball courts and a foam pit for adults and kids, is coming to Orland Park this fall (skyzone.com).

“Dance the Night Away” — Come on g-girl, dance, dance, dance and pay tribute to Van Halen’s first Top 20 hit with a night class at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 19840 LaGrange Road in Mokena (708-478-5722 or fredastaireillinois.com).

“Beautiful Girls” — We can’t promise any sweet talkin’ honey, but you can be a bum in the sun with a drink in your hand and your toes in the sand on the South Side at 63rd and 57th street beaches and Calumet, Oakwood, Rainbow and South Shore beaches (cpdbeaches.com and chicagoparkdistrict.com).

“Dirty Movies” — Well, you can come up with your own material for this one from “Fair Warning.”

“Hot for Teacher” — Relax, we are not about to pull a sexist Roth-like move and announce locales of good-looking teachers, but we can suggest where to take hot classes. Heat things up with a stained glass class at Vogt Visual Arts Center, 17420 S. 67th Ct. in Tinley Park (708-614-6503 or tinleyparkdistrict.org), solder away in a non-credit jewelry and metalsmithing class through Joliet Junior College (815-729-9020 or jjc.edu) or make an 8-ounce soy candle at VIP Paints, 1907 S. Halsted St. in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood (773-980-9766 or vippaints.com). Or heat up your bod with classes like 14-day Fat Furnace or Dance Heat at Heatwave Bootcamp, 9712 W. 191st St. in Mokena (815-401-0915).

“Runnin’ with the Devil” — Take a stab at devilish diseases and other ills of society by grabbing your running shoes and participating in a race for charity. Christian Life Center in Tinley Park, for example, holds its inaugural Friends for Families Run/Walk/Jog 5k for Together We Cope, benefitting families in crisis, on Aug. 15 (708-257-7496).

“Chinatown” — Of course a visit to Chicago’s Chinatown is in order in honor of this track from the 2012 album “A Different Kind of Truth” by the current lineup. Events include a Chicago Philharmonic concert Aug. 1 and Salsa Mambo Bachata Sept. 3 at Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th St. (312-326-5320 or chicagochinatown.org.)


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July 17, 2015 at 11:25 am Quote #47207

ron
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-tinley-concert-venue-st-0717-20150716-story.html

Tinley Park music theater gets new name, again

It opened in 1990 as the World Music Theatre, then became the New World Music Theatre and later the Tweeter Center. Since 2006, it has been the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.

Now, Tinley Park’s outdoor music theater is going to be called the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

The owner of the theater, Live Nation Entertainment, has sold the naming rights to Hollywood Casino of Aurora and Joliet in a multi-year agreement, Live Nation announced Wednesday. The two casinos Aurora are owned and operated by Penn National Gaming.



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July 18, 2015 at 9:41 pm Quote #47234

steecoe
(1953)

steecoe: I’m taking the video camera for sure, I’m torn about audio. Part of me wants to not even bother, but I think I might do audio at one show at least.

Gonna try out a new mic setup at this show. Kinda hoping for good results with a setup I have been contemplating for years…. :idea:


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July 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm Quote #47511

guitard
(7354)

I moved these video clips from the live audio thread to the tour thread:



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July 25, 2015 at 1:11 pm Quote #47518

steecoe
(1953)

I recorded the whole show, but were were so many tall drunks in front of me that I had a hard time keeping a clear shot. I doubt I’ll release it as is but if anyone is going to do a multicam I’ll offer it up for use in a project like that…


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July 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm Quote #47542

mrmojohalen
(5434)



When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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July 25, 2015 at 10:08 pm Quote #47543

mrmojohalen
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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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