News Archives: Tour Dates

RevCo continues to celebrate Big Sexy Land

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.

11.11 LA / The Regent (Cold Waves)
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1502538

11.12 San Francisco / Mezzanine
https://revoltingcocksatmezzanine.eventbrite.com

11.14 Dallas / Gas Monkey Live
http://ticketf.ly/2rJrJf6

11.15 Austin / Elysium
http://www.secret-oktober.com/?page_id=11500

11.16 Denver / Summit Music Hall
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508086

11.17 Chicago / Metro
GA http://tinyurl.com/y9f362ee
VIP http://tinyurl.com/yadlac9k

11.18 New York / Gramercy Theater
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/000052D00FE2B006

11.19 Toronto / Danforth Music Hall
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/100052CEE3115C3D

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Sons of the Silent Age Perform at the Bowie Birthday Bash in Chicago

Friday, January 9, 2015 at Metro in Chicago, IL.
$18 in advance, $21 day-of
Doors: 8:00PM Show: 8:30PM
Ages 18+

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

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Sons of the Silent Age to perform at Pablove Benefit Concert 2015

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.

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Update: Ticket Information for Sons of the Silent Age

Connelly channelling Bowie

93XRT Welcomes…
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

Learn more about Sons of the Silent Age (PDF)

Sons of the Silent Age: A band honoring the music and aesthetic of David Bowie

Connelly channelling Bowie

“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

Want more ‘Artificial Madness’?

If you haven’t bought “Artificial Madness” yet, what are you waiting for? Your fellow CC fans are giving the album five stars. Buy it at Amazon.com or iTunes. In the meanwhile, download “Compatibility” from Epitonic for free!

And if you’re in Chicago on Tuesday, February 21, get tickets to see Chris perform tracks from “Artificial Madness” live — he’s opening for Zola Jesus at Lincoln Hall!

The next giveaway kicks off on Valentine’s Day, so be sure to follow Chris on Facebook or Twitter!

“Artificial Madness” continues to impress reviewers and fans

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!

In anticipation of the show, Time Out Chicago ran a concert preview and interview by Areif Sless-Kitain. The Chicago Tribune also ran a story, Chris Connelly keeps on searching for more blank canvases to explore.

Update: Time Out Chicago also named “Artificial Madness” as one of their top albums of 2011!

More blogs are reviewing “Artificial Madness” as well. Check out this review at Dawn of the Deaf and an interview at Chaos Control Digizine.

If you’re enjoying “Artificial Madness”, be sure to rate it on Amazon or iTunes!

RevCo at the Retrospectacle!

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!

Chris performing with RevCo

Here’s the set list:

  • Beers Steers and Queers
  • Attack Ships on Fire
  • Stainless Steel Providers
  • (Let’s Get) Physical
  • Something Wonderful
  • No Devotion
  • Do Ya Think I’m Sexy

More pictures and videos are available on Flickr. Enjoy!

WaxTrax! Records Retrospectacle in April!

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.

UPDATE (March 10): A third show has been added on Sunday, April 17! Tickets for this night only are $40 and go on sale Saturday, March 12 at noon.


WAX TRAX! RECORDS RETROSPECTACLE COMES TO METRO APRIL 15 & 16, 2011

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 VJ’s to commemorate the label and store. More information.

February performance, including DJ set!

Chris will perform an intimate acoustic set later this month in Chicago! Also performing will be Sinderella Pussie of the Thrill Kill Kult, doing a short set including acoustic TKK, and W.O.R.M. (acoustic).

Chris will also spin old-school WaxTrax-era industrial between bands!

Lucky Number (1931 N. Milwaukee, Chicago)
Saturday, Feburary 26, 2011
9:30pm
$7