- $25 for one ticket to see Mike + The Mechanics (up to $57.17 value)
- When: Thursday, March 19, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Pabst Theater
- Seating: second-floor balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Mike + The Mechanics
- Who Mike is: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mike Rutherford, who helped found Genesis before launching Mike + The Mechanics as a hugely successful spin-off
- Who The Mechanics are: currently, soulful crooner Andrew Roachford (“Cuddly Toy,” “Family Man”) and Tim Howar, heard as Stacie Jaxx in the London production of Rock of Ages
- Hits that dominated MTV in the ’80s: “All I Need Is a Miracle,” “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground),” and the trophy-laden “The Living Years”
- What you’ll see onstage: all the hits, plus material from latest record The Road and an opening set from Genesis and Phil Collins sideman Daryl Stuermer
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.