“You’re about to see the worst Jukebox the Ghost concert of all time.” – Ben Thornewill
Last Saturday night I dragged 6 of my friends to the historic Metro concert hall just north of Wrigley Field in Chicago to see a band none of them had heard of until the day before. I promised them it would be worth it and that they were in for an amazing show and Jukebox the Ghost delivered and then some, despite lead singer Ben Thornewill’s quote above. By the end of the show my friends were thanking me for making them come and couldn’t wait to hear more.
The concert got off to a late start as Thornewill’s piano was experiencing some technical difficulties that prompted him to proclaim that this concert would be “the worst Jukebox the Ghost concert of all time.” When one of the crew pulled out a roll of ducktape the crowd cheered loudly and began chants of “USA! USA! USA!” As would be expected, the ducktape fixed the issues and the band started off the concert with their hit song “Postcard” as the chants of “USA!” continued in the background. And so commenced one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. Jukebox the Ghost brought a ton of energy the whole night and their passion and love for their music really shone through. They certainly made the most of their 2nd sold out show at the Metro Chicago.
Jukebox the Ghost is currently touring the US and is joined by Twin Forks for the first half and Little Daylight for the second half of the tour. I highly recommend checking out both Twin Forks and Little Daylight if you haven’t already. Jukebox the Ghost will be in Columbus, Ohio at Skully’s with Little Daylight on February 13th. Their Chicago show was so good you better believe I will be there in Columbus!