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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St. Patricks Day Weekend is....U2! 

For so many years we have lost track, every St Patrick's Day, we have become Van Morrison...until this year.

We decided it's time to give Ireland's favorite son a breather and instead become Ireland's biggest band - U2!  We doing Friday AND Saturday to plow through this iconic catalog in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and we hope you will come and join us at Wire.

 

Raise your hand if you realized they formed in 1976.  1976!  “BOY” came out 4 years later, and “I Will Follow” was eventually played by every high school rock band in America.  It was the 5th album, “THE JOSHUA TREE,” that made them the biggest band in the world in 1987.  The brilliant “ACHTUNG BABY” heralded a much needed reinvention in 1991, and somehow in the 2000’s U2 would still rank in the upper echelons of mainstream pop. 

All along, they have stayed together.  4 guys, who met when a 14 year old drummer put a flyer on his Dublin school’s notice board seeking musicians for a new band.  Their perseverance alone is remarkable. 

Thankfully, so is much of the music.  Can’t wait to see Curt and the guitarmada attack the electronic ingenuity of The Edge.  Maybe our drummer Dan would dye his hair blonde and spike it if we ask nicely.  Jon Paul is going to date all of the supermodels.  And we’ll all channel Bono’s flippant, sociopolitical, eternal cool. 

You know that one anthemic U2 song that perfectly encapsulates a transcendent moment from your adolescence?  God I hope we play that one for you.  There are probably several that come to mind.  We’ve picked the set list with extreme care, hitting multiple eras while making sure to dwell on the best albums. 

Come to Wire and celebrate St Patrick's Day with us.  Toast to, dance with, and listen with U2.

Tributosaurus Becomes U2

St Patrick's Day weekend - March 13th and 14th - 9PM
at Wire - 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, 60402
Tickets available at:  Wireismusic.com

In March...RUSH 

****The Rush show on March 4th at Martyrs' is now SOLD OUT.  
Tickets still available at Wire on Friday, March 6th.****

Preparations began in earnest in late December for Tributosaurus to finally tackle one of the musical “white whales” that has loomed over us for 18 years.

Then we, like you, were blindsided by the untimely passing of drummer Neil Peart. After much deliberation, we have decided to go ahead as planned, to celebrate the legacy of one of the greatest, most uncompromising bands in history, while giving proper respect to the late Professor himself. 

Respect and thanks are the order of the day.

Please join us in March, as Tributosaurus finally becomes Rush.

Tributosaurus Becomes RUSH

Wednesday, March 4th at Martyrs' - 7PM Show
6855 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
SOLD OUT

Friday, March 6th at Wire - 9PM Show
6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL
Tickets available at: WireIsMusic.com

Special Bee Gees Show in February at Theater on the Lake! 

***The Bee Gees show is now SOLD OUT***

We are so excited to return to Theater on the Lake, and we wanted to bring another special show. So, we looked at what you have been asking for, and found the perfect music.  This catalog is full of huge arrangements and complex harmonies, and belongs to one of the most popular bands ever - The Bee Gees.

Tributosaurus Becomes The Bee Gees 
at Theater on the Lake 
2401 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60614 
Friday, Feb 21 2020 - 8PM 

SOLD OUT

Sure, we all know them from the incredible disco success of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and the 9 albums beyond, but let's not forget about their careers as psychedlic and soft-rock artists from 1969 through 1976 - a period that produced 14 top selling albums, and 19 of their 30(!) Top-40 Hits. We always like to pick hits and deep cuts, but frankly it was hard to find cuts that did NOT chart somewhere, so we ask your indulgence as we fill the night with really popular material from the full range of their 36 year career. 

That means a huge band - strings, horns, multiple keyboard and guitars, and of course a gaggle of singers to complete the Bee Gees sound - and that means rich flowing psychedlic melodies and funky orchestrations to the ultra-slick sheen at the height of the disco era - and everything in-between. You'll know more of these songs than you even realize (and you probably realize a lot) - and you love more of them than you think, too. 

Don't miss it!