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Kurt Elling 25th Anniversary Virtual Concert Tour
Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 13, 2020
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 13, 2020
The “25th Anniversary Concert.” While the event will harken back to Close Your Eyes and undoubtedly feature some of the most beloved songs from that album, it won’t simply reprise the classics. Never one to keep his eyes in the rearview mirror, Elling is seizing the opportunity to dust off some old favorites in new forms as well as complement those songs with some new surprises. He’ll supplement the music with stories and reminiscences about the creation of the album and experiences in the studio. “It’s really about trying to skim the cream from the top,” Elling says, “revisit some things that I feel like I can expand upon or do better, and then try out some new ideas.”
Livestream Ticket ($15) Includes:
- Entry into select livestream
Livestream Ticket + Merchandise Bundle ($40) Includes:
- Entry into livestream concert
- Kurt Elling tour t-shirt
- Kurt Elling tour poster
Grammy-winning vocalist Kurt Elling returns to the stage of Chicago’s iconic Green Mill for his 25th Anniversary Concert Tour, a series of Livestream performances!
When he released his Blue Note debut, Close Your Eyes, in 1995, vocalist Kurt Elling could hardly have predicted the career that was to come: more than a dozen GRAMMY nominations, a fourteen-year run atop the DownBeat Critics Poll, eight Jazz Journalists Association awards for “Male Singer of the Year,” collaborations with such renowned artists as Branford Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Fred Hersch and Danilo Pérez, and universal recognition as one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists.
Perhaps the most unpredictable fact about that acclaimed album’s 25th anniversary, however, is that it would arrive in the midst of a global pandemic that’s silenced artists and shuttered venues around the globe. Facing such an unprecedented situation and unable to celebrate with audiences in person, Elling has decided to invite the world to join him at his longtime home base, Chicago’s iconic Green Mill. From that familiar stage in October and November, the singer will host a 25th Anniversary Virtual World Tour featuring five themed performances that look back on his rich career while continuing to surprise fans with the inventiveness for which he’s become known over the past quarter-century.
A 48 hour replay will be available for all shows.
Friday, October 9th, 3pm and 8pm
Kurt Elling Streaming Live: 25th Anniversary Concert
Online only: No one will be allowed into the Green Mill for these performances.
Time: Matinee: 3pm CT / 4pm ET / 9pm London / 6am (Saturday) Melbourne
Time: Evening: 8pm CT / 9pm ET / 1am (Saturday) London / 11am (Saturday) Melbourne