After being dissed by the City Of Chicago earlier this year when their request to play the city's majestic Millennium Park was denied in favor of a Grant Park Orchestra rehearsal, Windy City fans like myself were heartbroken. While reporting on this tragic turn of events in January, I was justifiably upset. I may have called a spokesperson for the Cultural Affairs Department of Chicago evil and subsequently claimed that she eats kitty cat brains. However, if Radiohead fan site AtEaseWeb is correct, then it seem all might be right in the universe again.
The site claims to have an inside source that confirms Radiohead has signed on to play two shows at the ornate Auditorium Theatre on June 19 and 20. The beautifully restored 3900 seat venue has hosted the White Stripes and Wilco in the past, but the thought of Radiohead gracing the stage there is a dream come true. Besides the perfect acoustics of the large theatre, the frescoes, stained glass, gold leaf, and marble sculptures that adorn the venue will provide a surreal backdrop for what is sure to be a legendary performance.
This info has yet to be officially announced/corroborated, but damn, it's making my day just thinking about it.
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