Pabst Group announces Cat Power, Belle and Sebastian shows
The Pabst Theater Group announced two shows Tuesday: one featuring an artist who remade a classic piece of music history and another featuring a band who needed a makeup date after postponing a Milwaukee show earlier this year.
Cat Power: March 2 @ The Pabst Theater
Chan Marshall, who performs under the name Cat Power, has never shied away from honoring artists she loves in album form. After releasing her third collection of cover songs in January 2022, Marshall followed it up with this year’s Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert — her recreation of the famous “Dylan goes electric” show.
In a somewhat circuitous situation, Marshall will bring her live performance of the recorded performance of Dylan’s original live performance to The Pabst Theater on March 2. Tickets will be available starting with a presale (code: TURKEY) at noon this Thursday, Nov. 16, followed by a general sale at 10 a.m. Friday online and at the Pabst/Riverside box offices.
You can also get an early taste of the show courtesy of Cat Power’s appearance on The Tonight Show from earlier this week:
Belle & Sebastian: May 7 @ Turner Hall Ballroom
On the makeup side of things, Belle & Sebastian were scheduled to be in Milwaukee this past April as part of a global tour in support of A Bit of Previous, which ended a seven-year gap between studio albums. Unfortunately, the band had to cancel their plans due to Stuart Murdoch’s myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, which he’s lived with for many years.
At the time of the cancellation, he said in a statement that, “While I am hoping that I will improve over the coming months, we felt it would be a safer route to cancel this tour and leave a clear path to recovery, rather than take a risk and have to cancel at the last minute. We had a great plan in place, to release our second LP in six months and hit America up again! While the record made it out, we’re going to have to wait a bit longer until we can tour it.”
The wait will turn out to be roughly a year, as Belle & Sebastian will finally make it to Turner Hall on May 7 for a show that also includes opener Haley Heynderickx. Like the Cat Power concert, there’s a presale (code: TURKEY) at noon this Thursday and a general sale the next day starting at 10 a.m. online and at the Pabst/Riverside box offices.