In response to high public demand, German superstar, Herbert Grönemeyer and his band, have just announced exclusive tour dates in 2013. On Saturday, February 23rd, the artist, who has sold over 18 million albums, will perform at The Chicago Theatre.
Initially, tickets to Groenemeyer’s concerts will be exclusive to WTTW11 viewers during the December 2012 pledge airings of his television special.
I Walk, the English-language debut in the U.S. for Groenemeyer, will be released on February 26, 2013 on Groenland Deutschland/EMI Label Services. For this album, Groenemeyer 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,” Groenemeyer 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,” Groenemeyer recalls) and guitarist James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers on “To The Sea.”
Over the course of the past three decades, Herbert Groenemeyer 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.
Traveling for the show? A special $149 rate has been set-up at Hard Rock Hotel, located within blocks of The Chicago Theatre, for those attending the Herbert Grönemeyer concert. Click here to reserve your room, the promo code and rate automatically populate through this link.