by Josh Gross
When the 2,200-person capacity Revolution Concert House opens its doors at Glenwood Street and Chinden Boulevard in August, it will do so with a lineup of acts better categorized as "classic" than "revolutionary."
In fact, not a single one of the bands booked rose to prominence in this century.
The venue's long-anticipated grand opening Wednesday, Aug. 22 will feature a rare small-venue performance from Joe Walsh of The Eagles. A few days later, Tuesday, Aug. 28, Michael Franti and Ziggy Marley will take the stage. And Wednesday, Sept. 26 you can order one bourbon, one scotch and one beer to drink while watching Mr. Bad-to-the-Bone, George Thorogood and the Destroyers. And finally, Wednesday Nov. 21, Alice Cooper, the elder statesman of shock-rock, will make a chicken blood and feather pillow mess of the 38-foot by 50-foot stage.
Tickets for those shows will all go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at ticketfly.com.
There will also be a performance of The Music of Abba by Arrival from Sweden Friday, Oct. 5, a dance party with DJ Steve Aoki Wednesday, Oct. 24, and non-music events such as the Northwest Tactical Expo Saturday, Sept. 22 and a cooking seminar by Food Network chef Robert Irvine Sunday, Nov. 18. More info on those shows will be announced soon.