THE IDES OF MARCH WITH STRINGS ATTACHED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATELINE BERWYN, IL 17 MAY 2022
LEGENDARY ROCK GROUP GOES ORCHESTRAL
The Ides Of March to appear “with strings attached” in Addison, IL June 16th Chicago’s own THE IDES OF MARCH never run out of surprises. After all, how many rock groups have lasted 58 years with all the original members, including their Grammy-Winning, Multi-Platinum driving force Jim Peterik?
This coming June 16th, however, might be the best one yet, for on that evening, THE IDES OF MARCH will take the stage in Addison, Illinois alongside The Eye Of The Tiger Pops Orchestra, conducted by ED VODICKA; for a celebration of the Jim Peterik classic hits everyone knows and loves.
The IDES are well known for their brassy drive and heavenly vocal harmonies, but they’ve always wanted to take it one step beyond by adding violins, violas and cellos to the mix. Not to mention a few more folks on brass and woodwinds behind theirpowerhouse brass section, and added percussion to keep the show rocking. Jim Peterik’s uncanny knack for melody lends itself to this treatment, and their long-time Chicago pal, conductor/arranger Ed Vodicka made this dream come true composing the scores bringing a new air to Ides hits like “Vehicle” and “L.A. Goodbye”, and hits Jim has written or co-written for .38 Special and Survivor such as “High On You”, “Hold On Loosely”, “The Search Is Over” and the song the Orchestra is named for: “The Eye Of The Tiger”. Many more of Jim’s hits will round out the program.

Ed Vodicka has even composed an “Overture” based on the hit songs the Ides regularly perform.

It is going to be a grand evening.

“The Ides Of March…with Strings Attached” accompanied by “The Eye Of The Tiger Pops Orchestra-arranged and conducted by Ed Vodicka”. THURSDAY JUNE 16th, 2022; showtime 8 pm, at Friendship Plaza in Addison, Illinois; as part of their “Rock’nWheels” series. Admission is FREE.