New Artists Announced at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire

Tonic, Elliot Yamin, Nektar with Brainticket and Huw Lloyd-Langton

Just added to the schedule of artists at Viper Alley!

Come to Viper Alley for the best national and local artists. You'll love the boutique-concert atmosphere and the top-quality sound. Get there before the show for great food, drinks and free bowling. For more information and tickets, visit www.viper-alley.com Note: Must be 21 or older to attend all shows.

Saturday, July 2, 8:30 pm
Ordinary Outcast
This local party band will rock your world singing hits you know and love

Thursday, July 7, 8:30 pm
Tonic
Tonic is a two time Grammy nominated band -- one for Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal for "Take Me As I Am" and Best Rock Album. For the recording of their debut album, producer Jack Joseph Puig (Jellyfish, the Black Crowes) gave Tonic a decidedly rootsy feel, with the addition of lap steel and mandolin. The band contributed to soundtracks including Scream 2, The X Files, and Clay Pigeons before returning in 1999 with Sugar. Three years later, Tonic returned with Head On Straight. Tickets $20-40

Saturday, July 30, 7:30 pm
The Tragic Loss of Veronica Lake
This Chicago band plays rock/darkwave/metal music.
Tickets: $10

Friday, July 8, 8:30 pm
He Said She Said
He Said She Said set list is filled with diverse songs that everyone loves spanning from the 80's to today's current hits such as classic rock gems like The Who's "Baba O'Riley"and Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" to dance party hits like Dee-Lites "Groove is in the Heart" and Pink's "So What.". The band just as easily pulls off big Arena sing alongs like Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and Bon Jovi's "Living on A Prayer." The shows aren't staged; everything is free flowing and spontaneous keeping each performance fresh. Tickets: $5-$12

Saturday, July 9, 8:30 pm
Expo '76
AM radio singles, roots rock chestnuts, new wave janglers, campfire classics, TV show themes, early `60s rave-ups, songs your parents know and love, made-up-on-the-spot idiotic jams and more. It's the full package from four dudes of the same age and hairline called Expo'76. Tickets: $5

Saturday, July 23, 8:30 pm
Vertigo USA- The U2 Tribute Band
Vertigo USA is an incredible live tribute to U2. The attention to detail is well beyond what most people expect. Onstage you will see much of the same musical equipment U2 uses to create their signature sound, as well as costumes, backdrops, and special effect lighting. They will have you singing along to hits such as "With Or Without You," "Where The Streets Have No Name," "One," "Beautiful Day," and many other anthems spanning the U2 catalog. Tickets: $6-$15

Thursday, July 28, 8:30 pm
Libido Funk Circus
Awarded for Best Dance Cover Band of the 2011 Chicago Rocker Awards, Libido Funk Circus is known for their covers of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, The Jackson 5, Prince, Cee Lo Green, the Bee Gees, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Salt N' Pepa, Britney Spears, AC/DC, P!n. Tickets: $5

Saturday, August 6, 8:30 pm
Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time is a dynamic rock and blues jam band with a bit of folk in the mix. Come enjoy their collection of the best classic rock and folk music from the 60's and beyond. Tickets: $7

Friday, August 26, 8 pm
Nektar with Brainticket and Huw Lloyd-Langton
NEKTAR is probably the most German-like of the Seventies British bands. They formed in 1969 by Allan Freeman, Roye Albrighton, Derek Moore and Ron Howden. Their earliest albums were hard rock that drew heavily from the space-rock and PINK FLOYD styles of the same period. The 70's gave them the occasion to issue some masterpieces, like for example "A Tab in the Ocean (1972) "Remember the Future" (1973) and "Recycled" (1975). The new millennium saw the long awaited reunion tour of the classic line up, to rave reviews and fantastic receptions. Tickets on Sale June 18 at 12 pm.

Wednesday, September 7, 8:30 pm
Elliot Yamin
In 2006, Elliott Yamin introduced himself as a performer, becoming one of the best-loved "American Idol" contestants in the show's highest-rated season to date. The following year, he proved his mettle as a recording artist: his self-titled debut entered as the highest independent debut by a new artist in Billboard chart history - at #3 on the Top 200; his single, "Wait For You," was a Top 5, platinum-certified smash. Fight for Love is his latest release, and it marries timeless R & B to cutting-edge, contemporary production. Tickets: $15-$35, on sale June 25 at 12 pm

VIPER ALLEY SUMMER SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 16, 8:30 pm
Hit or Miss
Hit or Miss has been quoted as "a much needed breath of fresh air" in Chicago's cover band scene. Their high energy rock show consists of songs from Billy Idol to Madonna, the Killers to Lady Gaga, and even as far a stretch as Del Shannon back to Lil Wayne. Tickets: $5

Friday, June 17, 8:30 pm
The Dave Matthews Tribute-Trippin Billies
Tickets on sale May 14 at 12 pm
The" Dave Matthews Band tribute band is Trippin Billies. The experience captures the essence of Dave Matthews and play only original Dave Matthews Band material and songs Matthews has covered. This is the closest thing to being at a Dave Matthews Band concert. Tickets $12-25

Saturday, June 18, 8:30 pm
The Spazmatics
Influenced by Devo, Human League, Modern English, Depeche Mode and A-Ha, The Spazmatics are the ultimate new wave 80's show. Their spastic performance is complete with their geeky charm, style and dance moves. Tickets $6-$20

Thursday, June 23, 8:30 pm
Black Cadillac
Covering songs by Aerosmith, The Killers, Billy Joel and Poison, Black Cadillac is a culmination for four musicians who demonstrate passion, presence, and dedication through their music. Tickets: $5

Friday, June 24, 8:30 pm
Josh and the Empty Pockets
Josh and the Empty Pockets, who once shared a stage with Jennifer Hudson at the Chicago House of Blues, are a group of friends who formed into a rock and roll band. They have toured extensively, including a showcase at SXSW, and were able to pique the interest of legendary manager David Spero (Joe Walsh, the Eagles, Cat Stevens, Dicky Betts, Funk Brothers, Nelson Brothers) who agreed to manage the band in late 2009. Tickets: $6

Saturday, June 25, 8:30 pm
A Led Zeppelin Tribute: Kashmir
Led Zeppelin tribute performed by Kashmir creates an authentic experience of a 70s Zeppelin show. Don't miss out on their vintage stage gear, costumes, and special effects. Tickets: $8-$25

Thursday, June 30, 8:30 pm
Libido Funk Circus
Awarded for Best Dance Cover Band of the 2011 Chicago Rocker Awards, Libido Funk Circus is known for their covers of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, The Jackson 5, Prince, Cee Lo Green, the Bee Gees, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Salt N' Pepa, Britney Spears, AC/DC, P!n. Tickets: $5

Friday, July 1, 8:30 pm
Love in Stockholm with Tumbleweed & Co.
On sale May 14 12 pm
Rock n' Soul band Love in Stockholm have been awarded for "Download of the Week" and Best Music on Campus from MTVU. This Boston based band was raised in the house parties and dive bars of Allston and gained a reputation for their wild live performances. Tickets: $10

Saturday, July 2, 8:30 pm
Ordinary Outcast
This local party band will rock your world singing hits you know and love

Thursday, July 7, 8:30 pm
Tonic
Tonic is a two time Grammy nominated band -- one for Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal for "Take Me As I Am" and Best Rock Album. For the recording of their debut album, producer Jack Joseph Puig (Jellyfish, the Black Crowes) gave Tonic a decidedly rootsy feel, with the addition of lap steel and mandolin. The band contributed to soundtracks including Scream 2, The X Files, and Clay Pigeons before returning in 1999 with Sugar. Three years later, Tonic returned with Head On Straight. Tickets $20-40

Friday, July 8, 8:30 pm
He Said She Said
He Said She Said set list is filled with diverse songs that everyone loves spanning from the 80's to today's current hits such as classic rock gems like The Who's "Baba O'Riley"and Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" to dance party hits like Dee-Lites "Groove is in the Heart" and Pink's "So What.". The band just as easily pulls off big Arena sing alongs like Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and Bon Jovi's "Living on A Prayer." The shows aren't staged; everything is free flowing and spontaneous keeping each performance fresh. Tickets: $5-$12

Saturday, July 9, 8:30 pm
Expo '76
AM radio singles, roots rock chestnuts, new wave janglers, campfire classics, TV show themes, early `60s rave-ups, songs your parents know and love, made-up-on-the-spot idiotic jams and more. It's the full package from four dudes of the same age and hairline called Expo'76. Tickets: $5

Wednesday, July 13, 8:30 pm
Little Feat
An unconventional Southern blues band, Little Feat combine elements of R&B, country, blues and rock & roll. Technically gifted and with a surrealist sensibility, Little Feat give a show to be remembered. Top songs include "Waiting for Columbus," "Down on the Farm," and "Time Loves a Hero." Tickets start at $35.

Friday, July 15, 8:30 pm
Ryan Star
From the 2006 summer series Rock Star: Supernova, Ryan star was auditioning to front a super group containing Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee, ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, and ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. The Long Island native was a favorite of fans and producers and was invited back to perform on the series' finale.

His career didn't take off until 2009, when he opened for American Idol winner David Cook on tour and released the Last Train Home EP on Atlantic Records. The EP is highlighted by the award-winning track "Brand New Day", which is featured as the main theme to FOX's hit series, Lie To Me. Tickets: $10-$30, on sale June 11 at 12 pm.

Saturday, July 16, 8:30 pm
Weezer Tribute: Our Name is Jonas with special guests The Buckleys
Playing a wide variety of hit songs from Weezer's popular debut The Blue Album up to their most recent release Hurley, Our Name Is Jonas is Chicago's only Weezer tribute band. Expect nothing less of the full Weezer experience including their extremely authentic =w= sign serving as the backdrop to every show to their "Buddy Holly" cardigans. Tickets: $6

Friday, July 22, 8:30 pm
According to Andrew
Lead singer of According to Andrew, Andrew Blake, is also known as the lead singer of the Spazmatics and World Famous Aphrodisiacs. According to Andrew blends classic covers from the last 30 years, current day pop music and his own original material. Tickets: $8-$25

Saturday, July 23, 8:30 pm
Vertigo USA- The U2 Tribute Band
Vertigo USA is an incredible live tribute to U2. The attention to detail is well beyond what most people expect. Onstage you will see much of the same musical equipment U2 uses to create their signature sound, as well as costumes, backdrops, and special effect lighting. They will have you singing along to hits such as "With Or Without You," "Where The Streets Have No Name," "One," "Beautiful Day," and many other anthems spanning the U2 catalog. Tickets: $6-$15

Thursday, July 28, 8:30 pm
Libido Funk Circus
Awarded for Best Dance Cover Band of the 2011 Chicago Rocker Awards, Libido Funk Circus is known for their covers of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, The Jackson 5, Prince, Cee Lo Green, the Bee Gees, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Salt N' Pepa, Britney Spears, AC/DC, P!n. Tickets: $5

Friday, July 29, 8:30 pm
John Waite
Lead singer of Bad English and the Babys John Waite is best known for his power ballads and driving arena rock. His song "Missing You" and "When I See You Smile", from his time with Bad English, are radio staples. Tickets $22-$40

Saturday, July 30, 7:30 pm
The Tragic Loss of Veronica Lake
This Chicago band plays rock/darkwave/metal music.
Tickets: $10

Wednesday, August 3, 8:15 pm
Jon Anderson -The Voice of Yes
Jon Anderson is known for having the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. He co-authored the group's major hits "I've Seen All Good People," Roundabout," and "Owner of a Lonely Heart." Tickets: $35-$50

He released several solo albums such as the Celtic the Promise Ring, EarthMotherEarth and The More You Know. There have also been several releases featuring his vocal talents. Among them were 4Him's album Streams, Yes' The Ladder, and Steve Howe's Portraits of Bob Dylan. Tickets: $35-$50

Saturday, August 6, 8:30 pm
Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time is a dynamic rock and blues jam band with a bit of folk in the mix. Come enjoy their collection of the best classic rock and folk music from the 60's and beyond. Tickets: $7

Tuesday, August 9, 8:30 pm
Uriah Heep
One of the most popular hard rock groups of the '70s, Uriah Heep is classic progressive heavy metal at its best. With five Billboard 100 songs and an astonishing 15 Billboard 200 albums, Uriah Heep has done it all. Tickets $30-$60

Friday, August 12, 8:15 pm
Vertical Horizon
Pop-rock group Vertical Horizon is best known for its double platinum breakout album "Everything You Want". Hear your favorite classics and material from their newer albums! Tickets $30

Saturday, August 20, 8:30 pm
Modern Day Romeos
Modern Day Romeos, based out of Chicago's Northwest Suburbs, provide you with a high energy show and take you on a musical journey playing past and present hits. MDR has shared the stage with Vince Neil, Slaughter, Jimmy Van Zant, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Lucky Boys Confusion, and countless other local bands. Tickets: $8-$25

Thursday, August 25, 8:30 pm
Columbus
Columbus is an authentic 70's funk/soul band paying homage to funk pioneers like James Brown, George Clinton, and Sly & The Family Stone. The band formed at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA., where they were all students. Whether you're into horn sections, soulful vocalists, top-notch musicality, or simply a dance party, Columbus can provide you with a great night of music that will surely get you on your feet at night. Tickets: $12

Friday, August 26, 8 pm
Nektar with Brainticket and Huw Lloyd-Langton
NEKTAR is probably the most German-like of the Seventies British bands. They formed in 1969 by Allan Freeman, Roye Albrighton, Derek Moore and Ron Howden. Their earliest albums were hard rock that drew heavily from the space-rock and PINK FLOYD styles of the same period. The 70's gave them the occasion to issue some masterpieces, like for example "A Tab in the Ocean (1972) "Remember the Future" (1973) and "Recycled" (1975). The new millennium saw the long awaited reunion tour of the classic line up, to rave reviews and fantastic receptions. Tickets on Sale June 18 at 12 pm.

Wednesday, September 7, 8:30 pm
Elliot Yamin
In 2006, Elliott Yamin introduced himself as a performer, becoming one of the best-loved "American Idol" contestants in the show's highest-rated season to date. The following year, he proved his mettle as a recording artist: his self-titled debut entered as the highest independent debut by a new artist in Billboard chart history - at #3 on the Top 200; his single, "Wait For You," was a Top 5, platinum-certified smash. Fight for Love is his latest release, and it marries timeless R & B to cutting-edge, contemporary production. Tickets: $15-$35, on sale June 25 at 12 pm

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