Tributosaurus is the Jurassic beast of multiple musical faces, and every month, the beast morphs into a different rock group. The finest musicians from Chicagoland join the core group to sit in…to sing and play songs they’ve wanted to cover all their lives.

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Dec3

Tributosaurus Becomes Jimi Hendrix

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60613

 

$20 Age limit: 21+

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Dec12

Tributosaurus Becomes The Beatles - Let It Be - ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 10AM

Copernicus Center, 5416 W Lawrence, Chicago, Il 60630

 

$40/$45/$50 Age limit: All ages

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Dec30

Tributosaurus Becomes David Bowie

Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Illinois, US

 

$30 Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

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Dec31

Tributosaurus Becomes David Bowie - NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW

Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Illinois, US

 

$40 Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

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New Year's Eve Belongs to Bowie! 


New Year's Eve is a time when we shed the old year and reinvent ourselves for the next - this year we are paying homage to the master of reinvention, David Bowie.

David Bowie has always been a shape shifter; a great innovator and appropriator.  He was the foremost purveyor of Glam, an inventor of Plastic Soul, a dabbler in Electronica, and a Spider from Mars.   Bowie is a ceaseless creator, and a worldwide artistic icon.

The man is many things, and we will try to be as many of them as possible on New Year’s Eve this year as Tributosaurus becomes David Bowie.  We know some of you have plans that cannot be changed, so you can also come and see us on the 30th if that suits you better.

Yes, we were inspired by the must-see art exhibit that bears his name at the Museum Of Contemporary Art.  But you know the songs are incredibly powerful in and of themselves.  These shows will be an eclectic party, filled with the sound and vision that’s been a part of your musical world for decades.

We’ll touch on Ziggy, the Berlin Trilogy, the 80’s superstardom, and some of his all-star collaborations.  You’ll hear the songs you know and love, and you’ll dig a few deep cuts we mix in as well.

Come ring in 2015 with us and see what is sure to be an epic celebration of a true cultural giant.

Tributosaurus Becomes DAVID BOWIE
Tuesday, December 30th - $30
Wednesday, December 31st (NEW YEAR'S EVE) - $40
at Wire - 6815 W. Roosevelt Road - Berwyn, IL 60402
Tickets available at WireIsMusic.com

 

The BEATLES PROJECT - The Final Chapter! 

The final show: LET IT BE, and the best of the orchestral catalog.

It’s time to complete the audacious Tributosaurus Beatles Project, an absurd undertaking to perform all of their recorded songs in chronological order start to finish. 

We hope we’ve passed the audition.

***TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 11/14/14 at 10AM***


 
On the heels of a triumphant performance of ABBEY ROAD, on December 12th Tributosaurus will re-create the 12th and final Beatles studio recording, LET IT BE.  LET IT BE was mostly recorded before ABBEY ROAD, as a live ensemble in Paul’s attempt to rekindle the band’s joy and chemistry.  But the project was scrapped; eventually re-visited and released later with Phil Spector as producer.

Set 2 of the Tributosaurus show at Copernicus on December 12th will be the album in its entirety, with the full orchestral power of the Spector arrangements.  Since we’ll have the full orchestra on stage, set 1 will be the best of the entire orchestral catalogue.  “I Am The Walrus.”  “Day In The Life.”  The Abbey Road Medley.  And so much more.

As always, the full recordings will be performed in their entirety, with meticulous, faithful re-constructions of the original arrangements.  The grandeur of “The Long and Winding Road.”  The simple acoustic perfection of “Two Of Us.”  Billy Preston’s many soulful contributions on electric piano and organ.  As always, Tributosaurus will treat this iconic music with the respect and care it deserves.

The Tributosaurus Beatles Project, follows the United Kingdom releases in order.  Improbably, the musical stars have aligned to help us see it through to fruition.  

We only wish there were a rooftop available.  

The Tributosaurus Beatles Project returns to the perfect place. The Copernicus Center Theater was the first movie palace in Chicago designed for talking pictures, and it has been restored to its’ original condition and outfitted for live performance. It is incredibly convenient - located just a block from the Kennedy on Lawrence, and 2 blocks from Metra and Blue Line stops at Jefferson Park Terminal. From the starry sky ceiling to the marble clad lobbies, everything about this theater impresses, and the acoustics are fantastic too. 

Tickets go on sale Friday November 14th at 10 AM, on Tributosaurus.com and CopernicusCenter.org, as well as at WXRT.com.

Tickets are ONLY available online (no box office sales before 12/12/14). Seating is assigned, so you’ll want to get yours ordered as soon as you can to reserve the section you want - and bring your kids to experience this - it is an ALL AGES show.

Tributosaurus Becomes THE BEATLES, VOL 8: LET IT BE, and the best of the orchestral catalog
The Copernicus Center Theater -  5216 W. Lawrence Ave. - Chicago, IL 60630

The Boss Returns! 

The night before Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest bar night of the year, and Tributosaurus always tries to bring something special to the party.  We love this show more than any other, and we’re going to keep bringing it to you as long as you want it - The Boss.  Springsteen is famous for his live shows, and we will strive to deliver that energy and joy to the crowd at Wire on Wednesday, November 26th. We will be visiting the raw early E Street jams, and the more thoughtful introspective Bruce of later years, and everything in between. This is a show for the dyed-in-the-wool Springsteen acolyte, as well as the casual fan - all of what makes him an American Icon is here, and it all rocks.  Horns, strings, multiple guitars and keys, and a few special guests to boot - all in a state of the art room designed for your comfort and fun - what could be better?
Tributosaurus Becomes Bruce Springsteen
Wednesday, November 26, 9PM  (Black Wednesday) - $20
at Wire - 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com
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