The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $59/$55/$50

Friday, December 27 at 8 p.m.

Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable 30-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock ‘n’ roll following like no other. Few would expect the band to still be going strong—so many years after Wisconsin’s favorite musical sons first formed—but BoDeans have proved as energetic and determined as they did on day one.

Best known for their catchy single “Closer To Free,” BoDeans’ accessible adult alternative sound has led to many a milestone, including a Rolling Stone Magazine reader’s poll for “Best New American Band” in 1987, and support slots with U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie and numerous others. Appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, ACL Festival and others followed, along with TV appearances on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, Imus, CNN and ESPN, to name a few.

After multiple chart-topping radio singles and TV placements, BoDeans have defined a generation that embraced songs like “Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” “If It Makes You,” “Closer To Free,” “Stay,” and “All The World.”

BoDeans signed their first recording contract with Slash/Warner Brother Records in 1985 and their debut record, Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams was released in May, 1986. Since then, they have released 12 studio albums with 10 records that hit the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and numerous singles on the Mainstream Rock, Top 40 and Triple A radio charts. BoDeans have a permanent installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland as part of their Midwest Artists Exhibit.

Their music is featured throughout the Netflix original series The Ranch which features Sam Elliot, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson and Debra Winger. They have major festival dates confirmed and a new single coming out that is sure to be a chart-topper.

BoDeans now reside in a small group of bands that have managed to survive the ups and downs of the industry, remaining true to their sound and their style, and show no signs of slowing down.