Genre Archives: Concerts

Joe Satriani

Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are no longer required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event. Other events on our calendar may still have specific health and safety requirements based on artist requests.  Be sure to check our venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change. 

Joe Satriani had an admirably productive workingman’s holiday, forced time away from the road that ultimately produced his 19th studio album, The Elephants of Mars, as the final result.

The guitarist challenged himself to create a “new standard” for instrumental guitar albums to be measured against, one which would work from “a new platform of his own design,” as he terms it. “I want to show people that the instrumental guitar album can contain far more complexity of creative elements than I think people are using right now.”

Satriani and his touring band, all recording remotely in separate areas of the world during lockdown, answered that challenge in spades. The Elephants of Mars crackles with an exciting new energy, briskly traveling through stylistic roads that feel freshly updated, viewed through new eyes.

From the gripping, sci-fi madness of “Through A Mother’s Day Darkly,” to the isolation felt in a decaying urban landscape, as depicted in “Sahara,” to the general endorphin levels that peak as the elephants finally roar in the title track, The Elephants of Mars offers up an album length journey that never dulls.

It’s one that, thanks to the pandemic and no constraints, truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. “We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen.”

Ron White

Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are no longer required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event Other events on our calendar may still have specific health and safety requirements based on artist requests.  Be sure to check our venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change. 

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from
the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a
feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a
classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to
sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. He has sold
over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and
has consistently been one of the top grossing stand up comedians on tour in America.

Ron White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison
and Jeff Foxworthy. While eventually making the rounds as a comedy club headliner, in 2000, White was
asked to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy.
The show toured for over three years to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities and grossed more than $35
million. In 2003, Warner Brothers filmed the show, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie for a
theatrical/TV/DVD/CD release. The film premiered as the most-watched movie in Comedy Central’s history. In
2005, the video Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again was filmed and released on TV and DVD/CD.

In November of 2003, White released his breakthrough comedy CD Drunk In Public followed by his first onehour
TV comedy special They Call Me Tater Salad. The special had the highest viewership for a Sunday
program in Comedy Central history. The DVD version reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. White’s
second one-hour special You Can’t Fix Stupid aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers, making it the
third largest audience in Comedy Central’s history and the #1 show on primetime basic cable. The CD
reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts and remained there for 9 consecutive weeks. This success
also earned White his first Grammy nomination. Ron received his second Grammy nod for the show Blue
Collar Comedy Tour – One for The Road. In June 2006, Penguin Books released Ron’s first book Ron “Tater
Salad” White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn’t Have the Ability, which landed him on the New
York Times Best Seller List. In 2009, Ron released his 3rd album Behavioral Problems, which reached #1 on
the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. In 2013 Ron’s 4th album, A Little Unprofessional, also reached #1 on the
BillboardTM Comedy Chart. Never one to rest on his laurels, Ron White partnered with Netflix to release his
most recent effort- the highly successful comedy special, “If You’d Quit Listening, I’d Shut Up.”5As an actor, Ron White has had supporting roles in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the
City 2. He also had a principal role in Jayne Mansfield’s Car (written/directed by Billy Bob Thornton), He was
a co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth–Thomason documentary, which debuted at the
2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award. In 2016, Ron White’s acting talents were
showcased alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots, in music-industry veteran Cameron
Crowe’s Showtime series, Roadies. White played road-tested tour manager Phil in a critically praised
performance.

Tig Notaro: Hello Again

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. In addition, all patrons will be required to wear masks while attending this show. More details available here.

Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actor as well as a favorite on numerous talk shows, including “Ellen,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and “Conan.” Rolling Stone named her one of the “50 best stand-up comics of all time.” Notaro currently appears in Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” and “Star Trek: Discovery”; she wrote and starred in the groundbreaking TV show “One Mississippi” and hosts an advice podcast, Don’t Ask Tig as well as the documentary film podcast Tig and Cheryl: True Story.

Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour

Please note, Randy Rainbow is requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. This performance also requires all patrons wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour at Orpheum Theatre on October 23, 2021 is rescheduled to Friday, April 1, 2022 . All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to point of purchase.

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY VACCINATION CARD OR WILL A PHOTO / PHOTOCOPY SUFFICE?

You can show an original vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a picture of your vaccination card that will be matched with your ID. Your records from the WI Immunization Registry are also acceptable.

ARE MASKS REQUIRED?

Masks are not required but are encouraged.  Vaccination or testing requirements are still in place for this show.

WHAT KIND OF COVID-19 TEST IS CONSIDERED A DIAGNOSTIC TEST?

A PCR or antigen COVID-19 test will be accepted – please be sure to bring proof of your negative test result, dated and time-stamped.

WILL AT HOME COVID-19 TESTS BE ACCEPTED?

At-home covid test results will only be accepted if the test works in conjunction with an app or website to display timestamped results with your name.

I HAVE RECEIVED MY FIRST COVID-19 VACCINATION DOSE, WILL MY FIRST DOSE VACCINATION BE ACCEPTED AT ENTRY?

Proof of full vaccination requires the last vaccination dose to be administered at least two weeks prior to the event date. If your dose is from a vaccine series that requires two doses, full vaccination status requirement would be met only 14 days after the second dose. For those guests who have only received the first of two doses, proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test will be required and taken within 72 hours prior to the event date.

HOW CLOSE TO THE EVENT DATE SHOULD I TAKE A COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TEST?

For events that require proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test, most events are requiring the test to be taken within 72 hours prior to the event date. Check the event details page for Health Check requirements for your specific event.

WHO WILL CHECK VACCINATION STATUS OR NEGATIVE COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TEST AT ENTRY?

At entry, Event Staff will validate your negative COVID-19 diagnostic test results OR vaccine proof.  Test results must be dated and time-stamped to be accepted.

WILL EVENT STAFF FOLLOW THE SAME HEALTH CHECK PROTOCOL AS FANS?

Yes. All venue staff and vendors will be required to follow the same onsite Health Check requirements as fans. We are all in this together and working by the same guidelines.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFO REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS?

You can find information about where to get vaccinated in Dane County by visiting https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine

WHERE CAN I GET A COVID-19 TEST?

You can find more information about where to get tested in Dane County and surrounding areas by visiting https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/testing

WHAT IF I WOULD RATHER GET A REFUND?

Refunds will be available for anyone who submits confirmation of a positive test result 72 hours ahead of the show. For tickets purchased through any resale or third-party site, please reach out to your point of purchase directly.

 

America’s favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow, is taking his act on the road! On The Pink Glasses Tour, the two-time Emmy-nominated singer, writer, and comedian will take on the hottest topics and skewer politicos of the day as only he can, as he brings his most viral video song parodies to life onstage. Featuring live accompaniment by some of Broadway’s finest musicians, the show will also include personal stories, an audience Q&A, and brand new original songs written by Rainbow with Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Mary Poppins Returns) and Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast).

SmartLess Tour Live with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett

This performance will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. A negative COVID-19 test result will not be accepted. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. More details available here.

Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett celebrate the first anniversary of their highly successful podcast,
“SmartLess,” announcing that they will be bringing their show and their friends on the road with SMARTLESS
TOUR LIVE. The limited run will kick off on February 2nd in Toronto’s Massey Hall followed by stops in Boston,
Brooklyn, Chicago and Madison (WI) before wrapping up in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre on February
12th.

Will said, “I wish nothing but the best for Sean and Jason on this.” To which Jason and Sean said, “Wait, what?”

“SmartLess,” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from
all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice
surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues
is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the
SmartLess mind. The passion project of three friends has turned into a wildly successful podcast, named one of
the Best Shows of 2020 by Apple as well as consistently ranking Top 5 Comedy Shows and Top 10 on overall
shows on iTunes. As of August 1st, new episodes will be released exclusively for one week on Amazon Music and
Wondery+ before they are widely available on all other platforms.

Guests have included Vice President Kamala Harris, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Ricky
Gervais, Bryan Cranston, Paul McCartney, Tina Fey, Awkwafina, W. Kamau Bell, Stacey Abrams, Billie Eilish and
Megan Rapinoe.

Website: https://www.smartless.com/

Facebook: @SmartLess

IG: @smartless

Twitter: @smartless

Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Yzd0g8NYmn27k2HFNplv7?si=zKTDh4rMQ5ydsm118dPvgQ&nd=1

Charlie Berens

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee  are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

CHARLIE BERENS is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more.

Charlie began his career working for MTV News’ Choose or Lose. In 2012, Tribune Media tapped Charlie to host the comedic news show Nightcap. In 2013, he won an Emmy for “The Cost of Water” while reporting for KDAF, a television station in Dallas, TX.

In 2014, CBS Sports Network hired Charlie to host the sports gameshow You’re So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Charlie the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians.

Charlie is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more than 13 million views.

In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content. He currently has over 550,000 Facebook followers. After garnering millions of views, he’s toured the United States selling out venues within minutes.

Most recently, Charlie’s Midwest-focused sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views. In addition to sketch comedy and the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID.

Brian Regan

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee  are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

The Brian Regan live experience proves hilarious, yet intimate for everyone in the crowd, even at large venues. Stand-up comedian Brian Regan entertains audiences with self-deprecating humor and minimal off-color jokes. He enjoys shedding light on the absurdities of everyday situations, such as preparing Pop Tarts for breakfast. He utilizes ample physical comedy by entertaining fans with unusual facial expressions. He balances this emphasis on the physical out with sophisticated writing. No two shows are exactly alike; Regan regularly incorporates new jokes, many inspired by the latest foibles in politics. Rather than focus exclusively on well-known routines, he uses live shows as an opportunity to test out new jokes and physical gags, thereby keeping his material fresh for both new and longtime fans. Sometimes, however, he includes better-known bits upon fan request, often as part of his encore. His show follows no discernible plot, but transitions from one topic to the next make sense and feel natural. With perfect timing, fresh material and relatable subjects, Regan’s performances are sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

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Having sold over four million tickets in concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in demand touring entities currently operating; The Times described them as “The Gold Standard”. This act is so good they were even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!

In 2008 the band celebrated its twentieth year as the shows kept rolling and the band kept on doing what they love. The tours continued to extend, the audiences increased and the venues became larger, with the band playing Wembley Arena for the first time in 2009, followed by London’s O2 Arena in 2010. The 2011 dates saw the debut of some remarkable 3D projections, the first time this had been attempted extensively by any touring band. This Year also saw the band enlist the talents of David Domminney Fowler, Alex McNamara and the backing vocalists Emily Lynn, Lara Smile and Lorelei McBroom. Lorelei was also one of the backing vocalists who performed on Pink Floyd’s ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder Tour’ In the same year Guy Pratt made a guest appearance with the band at Hampton Court Palace.

The following 3 years saw the band perform at major European rock festivals and go on to produce 3 DVDs of their shows. In 2013, the 40th anniversary of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” was celebrated with a brand new tribute to the classic album, performed to capacity audiences in Europe and at the band’s first ever concerts in Russia.

TAPFS have constantly striven to seek out new audiences and turn in jaw-dropping performances to reconnect people with the music that they love. Next year will bring more innovation, hard work, and great crowds, demonstrating that it is still all about the great music of Pink Floyd and delivering the absolute best performance each and every night.

Pints & Punchlines: Rose Comedy Club

Pints & Punchlines comedy showcase is back! This monthly comedy showcase features hosts Rob Harris and Michael Yetman with some of the area’s finest comedians. We have special guests from STL and Chicago this month! From the hardened veterans to fresh faces, performers come ready to show their best material as audiences get a chance to learn about Columbia’s best kept secret!

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