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Blues icon Buddy Guy coming to Embassy

ALT also hosting party at Clyde, Pink Droyd to celebrate 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Buddy Guy will perform at Embassy Theatre on Feb. 23.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 26, 2022

Blues legend Buddy Guy has announced he will hit the road in 2023 aboard the Damn Right Farewell Tour, making a couple stops in the region, including Embassy Theatre.

The eight-time Grammy winner confirmed a slew of dates in February and March with more to come. One of these dates is a Thursday, Feb. 23, stop at the Embassy, as well as at Anderson on Feb. 25. 

Fans will hear hits from his lengthy career, in addition to his latest album, The Blues Don’t Lie

Guy has been one of the leading proponents of Chicago blues since the late ’50s and has influenced guitar greats such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Joining the 86-year-young Guy at the Embassy will be blues guitarist Eric Gales and blues singer-songwriter Ally Venable

Tickets are on sale now at fwembassytheatre.org, ticketmaster.com, and at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy. 

Celebrating Dark Side’s 50th anniversary

Along with booking Buddy Guy, the Embassy has added another worthy show to next year’s calendar with Pink Droyd performing Saturday, March 25. 

That evening, the band will celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd’s landmark 1973 album, Dark Side of the Moon. With the classics “Us and Them,” “Breathe (In the Air),” “Brain Damage,” and “Money.” Does it get any better? 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. 

ALT hosting Hullaballoo at Clyde

ALT 99.5/102.3 have announced their inaugural Holiday Hullaballoo at The Clyde Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m.

The event will feature a performance by the Boston-based funk pop group Ripe. Those of you not familiar with this seven-piece ensemble, they released their debut album, Joy in the Wild Unknown, in 2018 and received praise from the likes of The Boston Globe and Huffington Post and picked up a million fans along the way. They have found themselves on highly-acclaimed stages of Bonnaroo, Firefly, and BottleRock. If you like horns, guitar, and a kaleidoscope of unpredictable melodies and improvisation, don’t miss this event. 

General admission tickets are available at clydetheatre.com, by calling (800) 514-3849, The Clyde box office, all Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, and Sweetwater Sound. 

Trubble plans anniversary party

The night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest party nights of the year with it being the start of Thanksgiving weekend and with college students being home for the holidays. Some refer to it as Blackout Wednesday or Drinksgiving. 

In any event, it is one of the most revenue-generating Wednesdays of the year. So how will you celebrate? One place to consider is Trubble Brewing who will celebrate their seventh anniversary from 4-10 p.m. on Nov. 23. 

The evening will include drink specials and live music by Debutants and Hope Arthur’s Bloody Tambourine & The Musical Mafia

Y’s Guys opening for Rumours

If you have plans to attend Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute at The Clyde Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 5, you will want to show up on time due to The Y’s Guys being added as local support. 

Their signature energy and insane riffs will be perfect touch to begin the evening. 

This is a general admission show, so there’s plenty of room for dancing. Tickets are still available. 

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