We’re excited to announce these three phenomenal shows are coming in 2018!
JAZZ AT THE EGYPTIAN
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018 AT 7 PM
The Egyptian Theatre is proud to present “Jazz at the Egyptian” featuring performances by the DeKalb High School Jazz Ensemble, the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble, the NIU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz In Progress. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind concert featuring performances by the area Jazz ensembles. Proceeds from the event will support the individual music programs.
SAIL ON: THE BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 AT 8 PM
Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute focuses on performing songs by America’s Band, The Beach Boys, to sheer perfection. Members of Sail On have performed with musicians from Brian Wilson’s band, The Zombies, Earth Wind and Fire, Cheap Trick, Mark Lindsay and produced recordings for Micky Dolenz.
RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 AT 8 PM
Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. AC/DC meets the poet Robert Burns. Where rock anthems sit comfortably alongside the great tunes from the glens and the mountains of Scotland.
It’s The Red Hot Chilli PIPERS – (NOT the Peppers!) — a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers — who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless. The band has four music degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and all the pipers and drummers have played at the top level in bagpiping.
Since they walked away with the top prize on the primetime TV talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in the U.K. in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes! Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature ‘Bagrock’ sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres. Their trademarked sound is a unique fusion of traditional pipe tunes – like “The Flowers of Scotland”, “The Hills of Argyll”, and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style, of course!) — and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams, and a fantastic rock medley of “Deep Purple”, “Smoke on the Water”, and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.
Special pre-sale for Friends of the Egyptian Theatre members starts Tuesday, November 21 at 10:00 AM.
Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, November 24 at 10:00 AM.