September 21, 2015

Egyptian Theatre Announces The Buckinghams



The Buckinghams – Live in Concert

The Joy of Christmas Tour

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb, IL

DeKalb, IL – The Egyptian Theatre and ProSound Productions proudly presents legendary band, The Buckinghams, in an unforgettable evening, “The Joy of Christmas.”  Combining classic rock hits with beloved holiday songs, the Chicago natives present an evening of entertainment guaranteed to delight! You’ll hear your rock favorites “Kind of a Drag,” “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song,” “Don’t You Care,” and more.

The brass-infused rock recreates brilliant holiday memories as you’ll want to sing along with the band to “White Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock.” We dare you to stay in your seat when all you want to do is the Jingle Bell Rock. It’s the perfect gift for loved ones, and a great way to entertain family visiting during the holidays. Take the night off and amp up your Christmas spirit with us the last Saturday before Santa shows up.  The Buckinghams will be Live in Concert at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb on Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 PM.

One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene, The Buckinghams’ live concerts pack power into 60s pop rock. Bringing back great memories with their chart-topping 60s hits, The Buckinghams also perform popular 70s favorites in their powerful sets, electrifying audiences with dynamic vocals and solid harmonies. Since 1985, original Buckinghams Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna and their band have continued to deliver fast-paced, solid shows that bring crowds to their feet to dance along.

Their #1 song, “Kind of a Drag” is a standout favorite that first made them famous. Next came 7 national chart hits, 15 singles, and 8 acclaimed albums. When Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened to Band in America,” The Buckinghams became national favorites on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour, American Bandstand, and more.

Thousands of loyal fans remain devoted today, as their hits continue to be heard on oldies radio, classic rock stations, Sirius/XM satellite and Internet channels. Enthusiastic and effervescent as when their records began their ascents up national charts, The Buckinghams’ Giammarese and Fortuna deliver nonstop, high-energy performances that audiences appreciate and request in shows filled with longtime fans, as well as new friends—teens and young adults.

Today’s stage act is a crowd-pleasing favorite as they deliver a show packed with tremendous music and good humor. Audiences love The Buckinghams today as much as they first did in the 60s. With 3 songs on the Top 10 simultaneously, The Buckinghams enjoyed phenomenal success with hit singles including the powerful “Don’t You Care”, the soulful “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, and the national anthem of teenage love, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”, on the national charts simultaneously. In 1968, the Buckinghams debuted “Susan” on The Ed Sullivan Show. In concerts today, crowds still sing along, “I love you, yes I do,” as audiences love knowing the words to all their songs.


Tickets for The Buckinghams will go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 28 at 10:00 AM.  Ticket prices are $25 adults / $20 students & seniors; Premium $35 adults / $30 students & seniors; and $65 for gold circle.  Advanced ticket sales for Friends of the Egyptian Theatre members go on sale Thursday, September 24 at 10:00 AM.

Reserved tickets can be purchased at, over the phone at 815-758-1225, or in person at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office.  The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL and is owned & operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc.