U2 And One Republic To Play Cleveland First Energy Stadium!

CLEVELAND, OH (TM216) — It is official, U2 has chosen Cleveland and First Energy Stadium (home of the Browns) as one of the limited dates for The Joshua Tree Tour 2017! Playing in support of the music legends will be One Republic.

Saturday July 1st just added a little more rock to the home of Rock and Roll as U2 celebrates the 30th Anniversary of The Joshua Tree! Playing every song off of the album, at every show.

If you recall, this was U2’s first #1 album in the US and brought such timeless hits as “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “ With Or Without You”.

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In a release, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic recalls this album, “The Joshua Tree is the first album I ever heard from U2 because it came out when I had just started my love affair with music as a young kid… it’s the album that made me want to write songs and start a band. Joining them for this tour will be the experience of a lifetime, leaving the bucket list fully checked.”

Bono himself is ready to look back with the tour, Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years… it’s quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats… I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them. I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night.”

This announcement coming just day’s after Billy Joel Announced his tour stop in Cleveland at Progressive Field for this Summer. 

The Tour is set to kick off in Vancouver on May 12th before hitting North America and Europe.

As it relates to Cleveland, tickets will go on sale  Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00 AM.

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People: Interview “The Modern Electric”

While preparing to take the stage of the Grog Shop this Friday, Matthew of The Modern Electric sits down with That’s My 216.

CLEVELAND, OH (TM216) — Their names may not be draped across nationwide marquees just yet, but  there is a good chance that their album becomes the new soundtrack to the next six months of your life.

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When Cleveland’s own, The Modern Electric, rocks the Grog Shop on Friday, December 23rd, do yourself a favor and inject some live music into your holiday plans, you won’t regret it. 

The Modern Electric is a hidden gem in the city of Cleveland, boasting tracks that can appeal to fans in any genre of music. Why? One phrase, “cinematic rock”.

“There’s great kind of orchestral movement throughout the song.” says Matthew Childers, the drummer for Modern Electric, in an interview with That’s My 216. “Even though we’re just using piano and traditional rock instrumentation, we generally try and feel the arch of the movie throughout our song.”

Matthew Childers is the drummer for Modern Electric. Along side band mates Garrett Komyati, Holden Laurence, and Michael O’Brien the band has become just the latest Cleveland product to define a renaissance of local music and athletics that highlight 2016 in the 216.

The four products of Willoughby South High School have now been have been playing for several decades. Matthew and Garrett first began performing together in the fifth grade. Now four years removed from college the group is still on the go.

“It’s always boring in the suburbs and you have to find ways to entertain yourself, you know playing music is great way of getting together with friends, collaborating on something unique and special, and it all kind of stemmed from that.”

Even though the bright lights of big cities have played host to our native cinematic rockers, North East Ohio is still home. This coming Christmas show in particular becoming a staple in their show plans over the last half decade.

“It’s always a big crowd. It’s a lot of friends that have travelled home for Christmas, a lot of people that haven’t seen us perform in a while. When we play shows in Columbus, or New York City, or Chicago, it’s always great but it’s best to play shows in the venues where you grew up watching bands. .”

Their latest album “Original Motion Picture Sountrack” merges innovation with their cinematic style, writing and directing a short film to accompany each track on the album.

Hear our full interview with Matthew of The Modern Electric right here:

The Modern Electric brings “Cinematic Rock” to center stage of the Grog shop this Friday, December 23, 2016 for Northcoast Christmas. Also featured on the lineup is Nick D & The Believers, as well as Teddy Boys. Tickets are just $12 and an additional $2 at the door for those under 21.

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