In the News: TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM SINGER LISA FISCHER TAKES CENTER STAGE AT CITY WINERY CHICAGO

October 30, 2014 by

Her astonishing range, her spot-on intonation, her mastery of the stage, the way her tone wraps itself around your heart and won’t let go . . .

Lisa Fischer

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, is proud to announce singer and composer Lisa Fischer – The Rolling Stones’ powerhouse backup vocalist since 1989 – headlines her own show with a full band for two shows, Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30pm and 9pm. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 17 at noon.

Featured in the 2013 movie Twenty Feet from Stardom, Fischer is renowned for her astonishing range. She has toured, recorded and made music with Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Bobby McFerrin, Alicia Keyes, Lou Reed, Louie Vega, Aretha Franklin, John Scofield, George Benson, Laurie Anderson, Lee Ritenour, Jackie Evancho, Sting, Chris Botti and Nine Inch Nails. The YouTube version of her duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter” has millions of hits.

In 1992, Fischer won a solo Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Performance for her hit single “How Can I Ease the Pain” in an unlikely tie with Patti LaBelle (on whose song, “Burnin’,” she also sang backup). For this solo tour, Fischer has put together a brand new band to explore some new territory.

Lisa Fischer
Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30 & 9pm
$40-50 at 312-733-WINE (9463) or http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/.

All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8pm, unless noted.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 17 at noon. Only members of City Winery Chicago’s signature VinoFile™ program now have access to ticket sales, in addition to receiving: a waiver of ticket service fees; 50% off valet parking; Restaurant Loyalty Rewards, such as a free pair of VIP concert tickets for every $500 spent on food & beverage in the restaurant; exclusive membership-only events; and access to the proprietary City Winery Virtual Sommelier™, which helps make suggestions for wines one might enjoy based on past consumption at the venue.

To purchase concert tickets or for more information on becoming a VinoFile™ member, please call (312) 733-WINE (9463) or visit www.citywinery.com/chicago/.

Lisa Fischer joins a diverse mix of the most respected names in pop, rock, jazz, blues, world music, live lit and comedy presented at City Winery Chicago, including previously announced headliners and supporting acts: The Talisman Project with Sammy Figueroa and Glaucia Nasser (Oct. 16);Carbon Leaf with Marie Miller (Oct. 17); Pat McGee with Keaton Simons (Oct. 18, 7:30pm); Live New’d Girls burlesque show (Oct. 18, 11pm); Sinéad O’Connor (Oct. 19, 20, 22); Willie Watsonand Mikaela Davis (Oct. 21); Amel Larrieux (Oct. 23); Paula Cole with Anne Heaton (Oct. 26);Fear No Art presents The Dinner Party with Chef Paul Virant (Oct. 27); Las Guitarras de España (Oct. 28); Hot Buttered Rum and Zach Deputy (Oct. 29); Duncan Sheik (Oct. 30); Mary Black – “The Last Call” (Oct. 31); Eric Roberson (Nov. 1-3); JC Brooks: Music of “The 27 Club”(Nov. 4); Donna the Buffalo with Adam Levy (Nov. 5); Booker T. Jones (Nov. 6); Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series: Feel the Beat! (Nov. 9, noon); Langhorne Slim with Ali Sperry & the Family Vacation (Nov. 9-10); Dave Davies and Brad Cole (Nov. 12-13); Ryan Bingham (Nov. 14); David Grisman & Del McCoury (Nov. 15-16); Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues with Mike Dawes (Nov. 17, 7pm); Nicholas David CD release show with Todd Kessler (Nov. 19); Mike Doughty (Nov. 20); Joshua Redman Trio (Nov. 21, 7:30 & 10pm); Larry Graham and Graham Central Station (Nov. 22, 7:30 & 10pm); Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers(Nov. 23); Rhett Miller (Nov. 25); Songs & Stories – An Evening with Art Alexakis of Everclear(Nov. 26); Ronnie Baker Brooks (Nov. 28); Joseph Arthur (Nov. 29); DakhaBrakha (Nov. 30);Lisa Loeb with Zachary Scot Johnson (Dec. 3); Suzy Bogguss – A Swingin’ Little Christmas(Dec. 4); Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series: American Songbook (Dec. 7, noon); Griffin House and Clarence Bucaro (Dec. 7, 8pm); Lisa Fischer (Dec. 8); Rich Robinson (Dec. 9); The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show (Dec. 11); The Bad Plus (Dec. 14); Delbert McClinton(Dec. 16); Los Lobos (Dec. 17-19); Tab Benoit (Dec. 20); Michael McDermott’s Mischief & Mistletoe Christmas show (Dec. 22-23); Poi Dog Pondering (Dec. 26-29); Shemekia Copeland(Dec. 31, 7:30 & 11 pm); Howie Day (Jan. 9-10); Mary Fahl with Rachael Sage (Jan. 16); Joe Henry (Jan. 19); Robert Randolph & the Family Band and friends (Jan. 23-24); Jeff Daniels (Jan. 29); Kevin Nealon (Jan. 30, 7:30 & 10pm); 10,000 Maniacs (Feb. 14, 5:30 and 8pm); Ed Kowalczyk – Throwing Copper Unplugged (Feb. 28 – Mar. 1); and Kathleen Madigan (May 8).

City Winery Chicago, a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space, is located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Crowne Plaza is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit www.citywinery.com.


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