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Nikki Glaser: One Night with Nikki Glaser

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 20th - 7:30PM
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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 20th - 10:00 PM
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Ms. Pat

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 21st - 7:00PM
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PRICE:
$25 - $35

Anthony Rodia: The Road Rage Tour

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Simu Liu: WE WERE DREAMERS Tour

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jun 1st - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Ed Bassmaster

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 2nd - 7:30PM
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PRICE:
$38 - $70

Jerrod Carmichael

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 3rd - 7:30PM
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PRICE:
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JR De Guzman

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 4th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$26 - $35

Brian Glowacki

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 4th - 9:45PM
PRICE:
$27

Christina P.

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jun 5th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Debbie Gibson: The Body Remembers Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 9th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $199

Welcome to Night Vale

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 10th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 11th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $152

Betches U Up? Live

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jun 14th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $69.50

Citizen Cope

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jun 15th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$52 - $128

JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums!

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 16th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32- $40

Nick Swardson

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 17th - 07:30 PM
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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 17th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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The Musical Box

"Genesis" The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 18th - 8:00PM
PRICE:
$45 - $65

Corinne Bailey Rae

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jun 21st - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $65

Gordon Lightfoot: The Legend in Concert

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jun 22nd - 7:00PM
Openers: Jeff LeBlanc
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $75

Yeti Film Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 23rd - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 24th - 8:00PM
Openers: w/ Special Guest Philadelphia Freedom: A Tribute to Elton John
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50 - $79.50

Ron Funches

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 25th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $40

How to Raise an Antiracist – Book Tour with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Jun 27th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Kevin Hart: Reality Check

TD Garden Show

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jul 28th - 7:00PM

The Dialogue Tour: Howard Jones & Midge Ure

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jul 13th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $172

CANCELLED – Gus Johnson

This show is cancelled. Purchasers will be refunded automatically.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jul 14th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$41.50 - $62

The Kirk Minihane Show presented by Barstool Sports

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 16th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 16th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $100

Nimesh Patel

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 23rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Maria Bamford

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jul 24th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $39

Tim Heidecker Live!

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jul 27th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$41.50 - $101.50

CANCELLED – Nicole Byer – THOT: The Happiest Out There

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 30th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Neal Brennan: Unacceptable

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jul 31st - 7:00PM
PRICE:
$40

Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 12th - 8:00PM
Openers: Erin Rae
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $89

Girl Named Tom

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Aug 16th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $45

Amy Schumer: Whore Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Aug 17th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Aug 17th - 10:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Aug 18th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Aug 18th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$71 - $82

Bill Burr @ Fenway Park

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 21st - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated

Steve Hofstetter

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 3rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Donnell Rawlings

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 4th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $35

Tony Baker

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 11th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $42

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes: Who Do I Think I Am? Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 16th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50 - $139.50

SIBLING RIVALRY: Starring Bob and Monét

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 22nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$42 - $102

Christopher Titus

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 24th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated

Andy Borowitz: The Profiles in Ignorance Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Sep 28th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$60.50 - $176

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Search for Life in the Universe

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 29th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$70 - $252

Tom Papa

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 1st - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Preacher Lawson

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 7th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

Billy Bragg

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 8th - 8:00PM
Openers: Alice Phoebe Lou
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$50 - $75

Corey Holcomb

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Oct 9th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $50

Nurse Blake: The PTO Comedy Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 12th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Oct 13th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$58 - $68

Rob Schneider

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 21st - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $77

Steve Vai: Inviolate Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Nov 3rd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$47 - $1565

Richard Marx

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Nov 6th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $65

Maz Jobrani

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 11th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $102

The Sixties Show

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 12th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $55

Joe Pera: Summer in the Midwest and Rustbelt Tour Part III: Fall Everywhere Else

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Dec 2nd - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

Bob Marley Comedian

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Dec 29th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$44.50

Sinbad

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jan 13th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour (2023)

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 28th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Bio

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band Fever Breaks, the tenth studio album from acclaimed singer and songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released April 26th. Produc

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band

Fever Breaks, the tenth studio album from acclaimed singer and songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released April 26th. Produced by Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Isbell, the 10-song record was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A.

“It’s classic Ritter on Muscle Shoals-bred steroids.” – Rolling Stone

Penny and Sparrow:

There are things that we ought to be afraid of.  Things that, rightfully, send cold sweat nightmares.  For kids it can be anything from the darkness under a bed, or strangers, or crossing a busy street.  For adults it might change face a bit and become things like sickness, job security, or heartbreak.  And sometimes, when you point the flashlight right at the thing you’re terrified of, you declaw it.  You take its mask off and it returns to being an empty, boring closet with nothing inside to harm you.  Or maybe the light shows an unexpected beauty in the place of what you thought was horrific. Other times, though, you aim the beam straight into the pitch black and the thing that you prayed wasn’t real, the one with all the teeth, is right there smiling at you.

Texas born duo Penny and Sparrow know these things, and on their 2017 release Wendigo they turn the lights off on purpose and hunt for what’s really there in the dark.  With a musical maturity that has been honed over half a decade and hundreds of live shows, Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are presenting their most sonically diverse & ambitious album yet.  Rejoined by Chris Jacobie (producer and engineer of their albums Creature, Tenboom, Struggle Pretty & Christmas Songs) Penny & Sparrow delve into numerous new and eclectic soundscapes throughout Wendigo, without sacrificing the sharp and deep reaching honesty that’s accompanied their body of work thus far.

 

From the quarter kick laden “Salome and Saint Procula”, to the pitched-down vibe of “Kin” and all the way to the hypnotically instrumental portion of “There’s a lot of us in here”, it’s obvious that Penny and Sparrow have again expanded their musical palette.  Thematically, Baxter’s word bank reaches further than on previous albums.  From the trilogy of songs humanizing the Grim Reaper (“Visiting” “Smitten” “Moniker”) and cascading down to the Urban Legend love song “Wendigo”, the intersection of daily grit and supernatural fable is analyzed in depth.  On the back half of the record, Jahnke’s melodic leadership extends even deeper into beauty and surprise.  With seamless transitions marking the tracks from  “A Kind of Hunger” to “Let Me Be Crucial”, Jahnke arranged a six song musical terrain that is both complex in its varied offerings and impressive in its execution.

Trademark witticism and playfulness stitch together a Penny and Sparrow live experience. Baxter and Jahnke possess the unique ability to make a large venue, such as a recent opening slot at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, feel as intimate as a cozy listening room.  The enthusiastic standing ovation the duo received that night exhibits the connection Penny and Sparrow make, even with a new audience.  This is due, in no small part, to the aforementioned levity they bring to stage each night.  As it turns out, the juxtaposition of introspective lyrics with comedic asides in between has proven a winning cocktail.  Listeners find themselves vacillating between thought provoking consideration and well earned laughter at any Penny and Sparrow performance.  When asked why this flow accompanies their live performance, the duo nonchalantly replies, “Because that’s honest. Life is not all simple ease or heavy gloom. To laugh and cry back and forth is pretty true assessment of how this life goes.”  Both Baxter and Jahnke know the value of cathartic music, yet, with seeming ease they read a room and know when it’s time to speak joy and lead an audience to laughter.

Arriving a year and a half after Let a Lover Drown You, their Muscle Shoals recorded, John Paul White produced 2015 album, Wendigo was born from healing and heat.  Having moved to Florence, Alabama to record in the Single Lock studio, Baxter and Jahnke found themselves with time off in their first boiling Alabama summer. Exhausted from touring and life-weary in general, the duo turned to songwriting for catharsis.  A makeshift recording rig was set up in the living room of their shared home and the duo began workshopping song after song.  Over the course of that summer, while their wives (and a dog named Gator) bustled around the microphone during sessions, the bones of the record were set.  The original plan was to listen to the rough tracks and eventually redo everything cleaner.  That desire changed though as they fell in love with the honest sounds of cooking, old door hinges, silverware clinking, and the rest of their Alabama home noise.  As affection for the demo’s grew, Baxter and Jahnke realized that they wanted to keep as much of them as possible. Thus, listening to Wendigo is hearing the honest soundtrack for a real season in the life of two families.  The footsteps, the creaking and the din of supper prep heard throughout the songs all reinforce the sense of integrity that has long been a staple of the band.  Wendigo will be Penny and Sparrow’s 5th full-length album.  Beginning as therapeutic demos in northern Alabama and ending as a fully realized project at Jacobie’s home studio in San Antonio,TX, this record leaves the duo smirking and feeling accomplished.

The creature with which this album shares its name is a shape shifter.  One moment it looks completely normal and the next it’s all fangs and gore.  In an instant it can slip it’s skin and go back and forth from ominous and ugly to hope and lovely.  Life can be like that. Hell, all of us can be like that.  Knowing this, Penny and Sparrow offer Wendigo as the flashlight you can arm yourself with.  Use it to see what’s worth fearing and what was actually beautiful all along.  Shine it into whatever patch of darkness scares you.  For better or worse, at least you’ll know what’s there.

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  • joshritter

    @kenidowa @JaniceMcGeachin Hahaha!

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    @MarkErelli I actually think that the album format is more for the creator. It’s nice to have a pragmatic timeframe… https://t.co/94ZcGtULIo

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    @MikeRussell517 I just can’t help myself.

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    I would! We were both there!!! https://t.co/erWEmIwsZz

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    RT @atsquadofsquids: @joshritter I was seven, watching Pink Panther and trying to reconcile why the morning cartoon was on when it was gett…

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