August 11, 2022

The Aristocrats: webcast from Reggie’s in Chicago

Jazz fusion prog rock trio The Aristocrats will offer a pay-per-view live stream from their show @ Reggie’s in Chicago on August 20 via Zuma Live. This is first for the band who are in the habit of asking their audience to turn of their smartphones and enjoy the show:

This is a total first for us, we’re excited about it, and there are a lot of good reasons why we felt as a band that this was the right time. First off, it’s super high quality audio and video, at a venue we know and love – Reggie’s – with Zuma Live who has done many successful high profile livestream shows. Second, we had to cancel our El Paso and Albuquerque shows on this tour due to COVID issues, and other folks couldn’t come to other shows for the same reason, so hopefully everyone affected by this unprecedented situation can check this out and see the actual tour show. Third, it’s been two years since we’ve been to Europe and six years since we’ve been to Asia or South America. We have a lot of fans around the world and it’s been difficult to get there lately, for obvious reasons. So we wanted to share our live show with them before next year – they’ve waited long enough!

Why did we wait so long to do something like this? Our longstanding belief as a band is that concerts are meant to be enjoyed in the moment, and it’s no secret that Guthrie Govan in particular is averse to ever-present phones and video shot from the crowd. At the same time, the COVID era has kept us off the road for a long time, and present-day touring is still challenging (evidenced by the two cancelled shows). This is a special circumstance, and so we wanted to make this high-quality livestream concert - with multi-track-mixed audio and 4-camera 6K video - a special event to connect with our fans wherever they may live. We’re looking forward to it and hope you can join us!
Live dates:
  • 08/11 Imperial Bell, Quebec City, QC
  • 08/12 Café Campus, Montreal, QC
  • 08/13 Café Campus, Montreal, QC
  • 08/14 Opera House, Toronto, ON
  • 08/16 This Is Red, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 08/17 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
  • 08/18 The Magic Bag, Detroit, MI
  • 08/19 Irving Theater, Indianapolis, IN
  • 08/20 Reggie’s, Chicago, IL
  • 08/22 Amsterdam Bar And Hall, St, Paul, MN
  • 08/23 xBk Live, Des Moines, IA
  • 08/24 RecordBar, Kansas City, MO
  • 08/26 The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 08/27 Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
  • 08/28 Mesa Theater, Grand Junction, CO
  • 08/29 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 08/30 The Shredder, Boise, ID
  • 09/01 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • 09/02 Neumos, Seattle, WA
  • 09/03 Star Theater, Portland, OR
  • 09/05 The Dip, Redding, CA
  • 09/06 Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
  • 09/08 1720, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/09 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA


HCTF review of The Aristocrats With Primuz Chamber Orchestra.

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