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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Previous events

Date Event Location
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus Becomes Led Zeppelin Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus Becomes Led Zeppelin Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus Presents: One Hit Wonders of the 80s Copernicus Center, Chicago, Il 60630 Copernicus Center, Chicago, Il 60630
Tributosaurus Becomes The Rolling Stones - New Year's Eve! Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus Becomes The Rolling Stones Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus becomes the Rolling Stones Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus Becomes Simon & Garfunkel Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Simon & Garfunkel Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus Becomes Bruce Springsteen - Black Wednesday Show Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Jackson Browne Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Jackson Browne Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus Becomes ELO Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes ELO Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus Becomes R.E.M. 210 Restauruant & Live Music Lounge, Highwood, IL 60040 210 Restauruant & Live Music Lounge, Highwood, IL 60040
Tributosaurus Becomes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
CANCELED: Tributosaurus Becomes Eric Clapton at Taste of Polonia Copernicus Center, Chicago, Il 60630 Copernicus Center, Chicago, Il 60630
Tributosaurus Becomes AC/DC Skokie, IL Skokie, IL
Tributosaurus Becomes Bob Dylan Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Bob Dylan Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613

Upcoming Events & News

At long last...U2! 

There are a couple of bands that Tributosaurus fans can not believe we have never become.  When those bands come up, perhaps in post-show conversation, it usually goes like this:  “How on earth have you guys been doing this for 17 years, and not done a night of _______?  What is wrong with you?!” 

Well in March, we erase a band from that very short list, as for the first time ever Tributosaurus becomes U2.  Man, we’re excited.  Their catalog is massive, the hits are innumerable, and the meaningful deep cuts are incredibly plentiful. 

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 Martyrs on March 6th or Wire on March 8th.  Toast to, dance with, and listen in praise of U2.

Tributosaurus Becomes U2

Wednesday, March 6 at Martyrs' - 7PM Show
3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613 
Tix Available at: Martyrslive.com

Friday, March 8 at Wire - 9PM Show
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com

The St Patrick's Day Van Morrison Shows Are On Sale 

Our St Pat's Tradition continues...2 big Van Morrison shows in one weekend!

It has become a Tributosaurus tradition on St Patrick's Day to pay tribute to Ireland's favorite son, Van Morrison.  One of the world's finest singer/songwriters, Van is always a ton of fun. Once again this year, we are giving you a couple chances to catch the show, and this year it all lines up for the whole St Pat's Day weekend! 

We will bring you music from many different eras of Van's catalog - from the meandering gritty self explorations to the pop hits,  and even a few traditional Irish songs.  We will be joined by some great guests - Kalyan Pathak, Tom McCarthy, the Paleolithic Horns, and of course the usual cast of characters. 

We'd love for you to come and celebrate with us. 

TRIBUTOSAURUS BECOMES VAN MORRISON 

Saturday, March 16th at 9PM AND Sunday March 17th at 7PM 
At WIRE - $25 Both Nights 
6815 W. Roosevelt Road - Berwyn, IL 60402 
Tickets available at WireIsMusic.com 

SLAINTE!

Zeppelin Shows are SOLD OUT 

The February Led Zeppelin shows are SOLD OUT.  

Thanks to all who bought tickets, and we hope to see the rest of you at the next one!

Tributosaurus will, as always, showcase meticulous, faithful re-creations of the original arrangements. Hear Theremin, as many guitars as needed, & all vocal harmonies or effects reproduced in style. 

Led Zeppelin is one of the most influential and impactful bands in the history of rock and roll. The blues was the basis for a collision of hard rock, folk, iconic wailing vocals, and guitar wizardry that continues to be evident in the sounds of music today. You can argue, effectively, that Zeppelin fathered heavy metal, set the template for decades of hard rock, and set a standard virtually no rock band has been able to match. 

Tributosaurus will delve deeply into the audaciously brilliant early records, and soar to the height of rock star excess in the famed mid 70’s period, all while striving to capture the majesty and epic beauty of the songs as originally recorded.

Tributosaurus Becomes Led Zeppelin

Wednesday, February 13th at Martyrs' - 7PM Show
|3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613 
Tix Available at: Martyrslive.com

Friday, February 15th at Wire - 9PM Show
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com

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