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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Money Where Your Mouth Is: U2 tribute Vertigo

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 12:41 PM

The Scene Music Department is lost, wandering in a downtown blizzard, and they’re down to their last PBR. So U2 tribute Vertigo USA will do its own talking regarding why you need to see them this weekend. Band: “Vertigo USA -- the U2 tribute band.” Web: and www.MySpace.com/VertigoU2tribute Hometown: Chicago Sounds like: “U2.” Recommend for fans of: “U2, Bono or The Edge.” Fun fact: “U2's tour operator OTX (Ovation Travel Experience) selected and hired Vertigo USA 15 times to perform for VIP events on the '05/'06 U2 tour, including shows in Mexico and Hawaii. Vertigo USA has won a Nike battle of the band competition and is nominated yearly for best tribute act in Suburban Nitelife and Midwest beat magazines. The band has appeared in The Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times as well. Vertigo USA performs over 100 shows a year.” Playing Where/When: 9 p.m. Saturday, January 19 at House of Blues (308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2683) Why you need to see them: “As our slogan reads: ‘A Celebration of the music and spirit of U2.’ Vertigo USA recreates not only the sound of U2 live, but captures the spirit and emotion that is a U2 concert, on a smaller and much more affordable scale.” -- Greg Flamm, guitarist

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