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Other Upcoming Shows
Wyclef Jean: The Carnival Tour
George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Demetri Martin: Let’s Get Awkward Tour
Five For Fighting with String Quartet
Colin Quinn: One In Every Crowd
Chefs – A Sizzling Kitchen Showdown
The Musical Box: “50th Anniversary Celebration of Genesis”
Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour
An Evening with Ray Allen
This Is Us Star Chrissy Metz
Neo Soul presents Song Dongye
Stuff You Should Know
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live : Starring Rachel Bloom
Piff The Magic Dragon
Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady
David Foster: HITMAN Tour
Roy Wood Jr.
Festival of Praise
The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts
Dweezil Zappa: Choice Cuts!
Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games
The Bodega Boys Live Ft. Desus Nice & The Kid Mero
Dark Star Orchestra
The Fab Faux
Bonnie Prince Billy
Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl
The Second City: Made in America
Blood, Sweat & Tears – 2018
“People should expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” says Mike Scott, a grin in his voice. It’s a mission statement which has inspired three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, and one which yields thrilling results on The Waterboys’ magnificent eleventh album.
Here comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute closer, “Long Strange Golden Road”, already destined to become a Waterboys’ classic. A mythic quest-song encompassing Druid colleges, dim-lit motel rooms and the “bright-lit neon canyons” of Tokyo, it features walk-on cameos from Aphrodite, Venus and the ghost of Jack Kerouac’s Dean Moriarty. Along the way it also captures something of Scott’s own compelling journey: from post-punk seer, raggle-taggle roustabout and spiritual seeker to the mercurial spirit of today, full of fire and attack. “Keep the river on your right / And the highway at your shoulder,” he sings as the music roars around him. “And the front line in your sights / Pioneer.” Modern Blues is the glorious, inimitable sound of The Waterboys driving forward once again, stretching up and out to the higher ground.