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Tributosaurus Becomes Lionel Richie & The Commodores

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60613


$20 Age limit: 21+

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Tributosaurus Becomes Lionel Richie AND The Commodores in Feb! 

February is Black History month, and Tributosaurus has always taken the opportunity to honor a band we’ve been dying to become.  Well this month we, and you, get two for the price of one. Join us on Wednesday February 4th at Martyrs, and Saturday February 6th at Wire, as we become The Commodores and Lionel Richie.

 Listing them in that order is intentional, as there is no Lionel without his original band's formation and success.  The Commodores met in college in the late 60's, and started playing a funky brand of soul that led to an opening gig on tour with The Jackson Five.   They were signed to Motown Records in 1972 and hit the charts with the instrumental "Machine Gun."  You know it, even if you don't think you do; think "Boogie Nights" soundtrack.  Their catalog of pop-funk is seriously under-appreciated.  We'll pull songs from their 5 top ten albums, and play many of their 10 top ten hits.  Heavy duty grooves with a killer horn section will be mixed with the iconic radio ballads that made them famous.   

 And then oh yeah, their main singer went solo to become one of the best-selling artists of all time.  Lionel Richie's debut album had three top five hits.  He made you dance All Night Long, said You Are the sun, and he probably had you at Hello.  100 million record buyers aren't wrong; the man could write a piano-driven love song with the very best of them.  Bring someone you dance close with, or would like to.  

We couldn’t resist the chance to combine both eras into one soulful, ballad laden but funk-filled evening that we bet will make for a Truly great show.

Tributosaurus Becomes The Commodores and Lionel Richie

Wednesday, Feb 4th at Martyrs' - 7PM - $20
3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613

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Friday, Feb 6th at Wire - 9PM - $20/$40 (VIP)
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402

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