If you follow Chris on social media, you’ll probably have noticed mention of an album release gig scheduled for November. Yes, it’s true! Chris has a new album coming out!
Entitled EULOGY TO CHRISTA: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC & MYSTIQUE OF NICO, the album will be released in both the US and the UK on double CD and available as a digital download. More details will be announced soon!
In the meanwhile, don’t wait to get your tickets to the album release gig, scheduled for Thursday, November 10th, 2022 at 7:30 PM at Gman Tavern. Tickets are $22 in advance, or $37.50 for a ticket and merch bundle (which includes the double CD set and a poster).
Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the Wax Trax! Records classic “Big Sexy Land”, and to celebrate, Richard 23, Luc Van Acker, Chris, and Paul Barker embarked on a short tour, playing the album in its entirety, as well as many later barnyard oddities and fan favorites.
The band were just in the UK, where they wowed audiences with their energetic performances. And the mayhem continues in North America this November, as RevCo goes out on tour with Front Line Assembly! Tickets on sale now.
Friday, January 9, 2015 at Metro in Chicago, IL.
$18 in advance, $21 day-of
Doors: 8:00PM Show: 8:30PM
93XRT Welcomes A Bowie Birthday Bash:
SONS OF THE SILENT AGE: playing the music of David Bowie featuring CHRIS CONNELLY (Ministry, Cocksure) & MATT WALKER (Smashing Pumpkins, Morrissey) + More
MICHAEL SHANNON with ROBBIE FULKS and JASON NARDUCY (Bob Mould Band, Split Single) playing the music of Lou Reed
ANGELA EVE and EVE’S PARLOR EXTRAVAGANZA
DJ Set by HEAVEN MALONE
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI. Doors at 6 PM, show at 7 PM.
Playing the music of David Bowie: Sons of the Silent Age, starring Shirley Manson (of Garbage), Chris Connelly, and Matt Walker. Also performing: Pleased to Meet Me: Replacements Tribute, GGOOLLDD, The Salford Lads Club: Morrissey and The Smiths Tribute, and Rebecca Hron.
Tickets are $20 (or $50 for VIP) and benefit the Pablove Foundation, which fights childhood cancer with love.
A Benefit for Pablove Foundation/Rock For Kids… SONS OF THE SILENT AGE: playing the music of David Bowie, featuring SHIRLEY MANSON, MATT WALKER, CHRIS CONNELLY and more
WACO BROTHERS: playing T.REX
DEATH ON THE AUTOBAHN: playing KRAFTWERK
Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 17 at 12 PM
$20 in advance or $25 day of
Show date: Friday, January 11, 2013
Doors: 6:30PM | Show: 7:30PM
This is an all ages show
Tickets and venue: Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago
“Why have we never put a band together to play Bowie songs?” a mystified Chris Connelly asked his friend and collaborator Matt Walker. “I don’t know… I’ve thought about it so many times”, came the equally mystified reply.
…And that is exactly what they did: a unique opportunity arose to organize a benefit show for the Pablove Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research and to the empowerment of the families of young cancer patients.
Messrs. Connelly & Walker are both 30+ year veterans of the music business. Amongst their many other projects, Chris was a member of both the Revolting Cocks and Ministry, while Matt was a member of Filter, Smashing Pumpkins and Morrissey’s band. After assembling an impressive band of musicians to join their cause, songs were selected with care and integrity from the amazingly eclectic and extensive canon of David Bowie. The band has worked them, making them their own, perhaps in the same way Bowie would have-embracing the icon’s lifelong thirst for experimentation, collaboration, and above all, change.
This performance is set to take place at Metro in Chicago on the 12th of January 2013, the week of Bowie’s 66th year on Earth. The band will be augmented by their close friend and peer, Garbage’s Shirley Manson, bringing her own breathtaking skills and aesthetic to some of the greatest songs ever written.
SONS OF THE SILENT AGE are:
CHRIS CONNELLY – vocals
MATT WALKER – drums
SHIRLEY MANSON – vocals
ROBERT BYRNE – guitar
RICH PARENTI – vocals, percussion, sax
CLAIRE MASSEY – vocals, percussion
CAROLYN ENGELMANN – keyboards, vocals
ALAN BERLIANT – bass
STEVE GERLACH – guitar
Chris and his band put on a fabulous show at The Hideout last week. More footage will be coming, but check out this video of Classically Wounded or this photo gallery. If you have any footage of the show, post a link here or on Facebook!
The Friday and Saturday night WaxTrax! Records Retrospectacle shows were a wonderful way to honor the memories of Dannie and Jim and the years of wonderful music they brought us. Chris performed a set of Revolting Cocks songs with Paul Barker and Luc Van Acker on Saturday night and did it up right, complete with horseshoe mustache and cowboy hat!
Here’s the set list:
Beers Steers and Queers
Attack Ships on Fire
Stainless Steel Providers
(Let’s Get) Physical
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy
More pictures and videos are available on Flickr. Enjoy!
Chris will be reuniting with Luc Van Acker and Paul Barker to perform as the Revolting Cocks at this special two-night event! Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 19 at noon via the Metro Box Office or online at www.metrochicago.com.
In honor of the 33 1/3 year anniversary of Wax Trax! Records and the legacy of its creators Jim Nash & Dannie Flesher, The Nash family is producing a 2 night multimedia concert event that will celebrate the legendary Chicago record label and store on April 15th & 16th. The event will feature friends & artists of the Wax Trax! label and store including Front 242, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Luc Van Acker, Paul Barker, Chris Connelly, En Esch, Guenter Schultz, Raymond Watts, Rights of The Accused and more. In addition to the live performances, there will be special guests as well as an all star cast of Chicago DJ and VJâ€™s to commemorate the label and store. More information.