Germany’s Herbert Gronemeyer plays America

December 10 (Chicago, IL) – MSG Entertainment and Live Nation welcome Herbert Grönemeyer to The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, February 23, at 8:00PM.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 14 at 11:00am.

Over the course of the past three decades, Herbert Grönemeyer has established himself as Germany’s most successful recording artist of all time, with album sales surpassing 18 million copies, and two of his albums, 1984’s 4630 Bochum and 2002’s Mensch, becoming the biggest German-language releases in history. But for audiences in the United States -- and, in fact, to the English-speaking world at large -- his forthcoming album I Walk will be an introduction to an artist whose music is fervent, personal and passionate.


I Walk, the English-language debut in the U.S. for Grönemeyer, will be released on February 26 on Groenland Deutschland/EMI Label Services. For this album, Grönemeyer recorded some of the most impressive songs in his vast catalog in English, and wrote two new songs. On the album’s lead-off track, “Mensch,” Grönemeyer is joined on vocals by Bono, one of the special guests on the album, along with Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons on the dramatic “Will I Ever Learn” (“When he started singing, my skin went up,” Grönemeyer recalls) and guitarist James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers on “To The Sea.”


Working on an English-language album, Grönemeyer says, was less about dissatisfaction with his status outside the German-speaking world than about the challenge, the opportunity for self-discovery. “I have to find my own challenges,” he says. “This is one of those moments where I think, ‘OK, let’s try it.’ So let’s start here and see what happens. I try to reinvent what I’m doing in my limited way. And that’s the fun. That’s my joy. This is what I can do.”


WHAT:   HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER


WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD @ 8:00PM


WHERE: THE CHICAGO THEATRE


TICKETS ON SALE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH @ 11:00AM


TICKET PRICES: $39.50, $59.50, $79.50


Tickets are available at The Chicago Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster phone charge (1.800.745.3000)

Online: thechicagotheatre.com and ticketmaster.com.

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