Tunes Around Town – Legends Playing Locally at the MGM Grand Theater

Weekly I try to pick up a Providence Phoenix during my jaunts about town, always a good read and a great resource on local music. Aside from the great interview by Chris Conti of Monty Are I‘s Stephen Aiello highlighting their first major label release, last night’s epic CD Release party and their upcoming tour, I was taken aback by the advertisement for Foxwood‘s MGM Grand Theater (Warning: Inline Browser Sound), and the legends they had coming to Connecticut soon. 

Tomorrow, Sunday October 11th, Ian Anderson will be performing a solo show performing the acoustic songs of Jethro Tull. Wish I’d known about this one sooner, if you know me, you know Tull is one of my long standing favorite bands (actually listening to “Bursting Out” as I write this)!

Next Saturday, October 17th, Lenny Kravitz will be making an appearance in celebration of “Let Love Rule”’s Twentieth Anniversary. His recent performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon reminded me just how old I’m getting, as I really shouldn’t remember the release of albums having their 20th anniversary.

Thursday, October 22nd, none other than Stevie Wonder will be gracing the stage . Back in February of 2008, long before was started I blogged on Myspace, and listed “Songs in the Key of Life” in a post entitled “Double Albums You NEED to Own.” I’d add to that today, “Legends You NEED to See Live” if it is in your financial means!

Wednesday, November 4th, Don Henley (Warning: Inline Browser Sound), founding member of The Eagles will be performing. Certainly of legendary stature but I’ve never been a huge fan of either.

Saturday, November 7th, Roger Daltrey of The Who will be performing. Another of my long standing favorite bands (Brits just do it better) Sure to rock the house!  Speaking of albums you NEED to own, check out the opus, “The Who Live at Leeds,” complete with, as my father would say, “the best version of  ‘Magic Bus’ ever recorded!”

They also have some other big names in music, comedy and illusion appearing soon like Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Lionel Richie, Bill Engvall, and Toby Keith.

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