ENJOY FAVORITE HITS INCLUDING "COUNTING STARS", "GOOD LIFE" and "APOLOGIZE"
AURORA–OneRepublic, the American pop rock band best known for their ubiquitous 2013 single “Counting Stars,” and fresh off their live performance on NBC’s Today Show, will make their debut at Aurora’s Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park on Saturday, August 11. Gates open at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43-$395. Options include general admission and reserved seating. Fees not included.
RiverEdge Park is located at 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, right across from Metra’s Aurora Transportation Center. For tickets and information, visit www.RiverEdgeAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by in-person at RiverEdge’s satellite box office, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday–Saturday. RiverEdge Park box offices will also open on-site at noon on day of show.
RiverEdge Park is an idyllic summer outdoor concert venue, serving up live music, delicious festival food, cool beverages and a great time, all overlooking the gorgeous Fox River. It’s also easy to get to from Chicago via Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) line. Paid parking is available in the Metra lot, with more private lots around the park and in downtown Aurora.
Guests who purchase general admission are encouraged to bring folding or bag chairs or ground blankets. Concessions at RiverEdge include a diverse menu and bar with domestic and craft beers, wine, sodas, bottled water and more.
More about OneRepublic
Unabashed emotion and indelible melody have always propelled the music of OneRepublic. Their first album Dreaming Out Loud in 2007 included the Colorado Springs-bred band’s debut single “Apologize”—a Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum-selling track that long held the distinction of being the biggest radio airplay hit (only to be beat by another Tedder-penned song, “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis) in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Their second album Waking Up in 2009 produced three brilliant singles: “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life” (which reached #1 on Hot AC radio format, and led a longtime Disney campaign throughout 2012). Native followed in 2013 and featured the hits “If I Lose Myself,” “Love Runs Out,” “I Lived” and “Counting Stars.” With more than 10 million units of “Counting Stars” sold, the song’s video has racked up more than 2 billion hits on YouTube.
After releasing Native, OneRepublic spent more than two years traveling the world in a series of sold-out tours, hitting 154 cities in 26 countries—true to their standing as a singularly global rock band. Lead singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder transformed that inspiration into new songwriting material and their fourth album, Oh My My, came to life in nearly 20 cities around the world. From track to track, OneRepublic parallel the extraordinary scope of the album’s creation by blending alt-rock, gospel, synth-pop, nu-disco and folk, with an abundance of sweeping, stadium-ready anthems featuring such flourishes as clap patterns recorded in Moscow’s Red Square, the percussive footwork of flamenco dancers in Madrid, and the bells of Big Ben in London. Oh My My also boasts a dazzling lineup of guest artists, including Peter Gabriel, Santigold, French electronic duo Cassius, and Romy Madley Croft of The xx.
OneRepublic, featuring Ryan Tedder, bassist Brent Kutzle, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, and drummer Eddie Fisher, wrapped 2017 supporting U2 across multiple dates of The Joshua Tree Tour, headlining The Honda Civic Tour, selling out a run in Asia and releasing several more songs, including the T-Bone Burnett collaboration “Truth to Power,” featured in the Al Gore film An Inconvenient Sequel. Currently the band is back in Asia visiting India, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and China before its summer U.S. dates including RiverEdge Park. For more, visit OneRepublic.com.
This concert is sponsored by Dolan & Murphy Real Estate, Hampton Inn & Suites, Unilock and Bud Light Music. 101.9 The Mix is the radio partner.
Tickets also are on sale for the following summer concerts at RiverEdge Park:
Downtown Alive! Heartache Tonight
Friday, July 27 – free plus fireworks
2018 Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Fest
Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29
George Thorogood & The Destroyers with special guest Foghat
Saturday, August 4
Chris Young with Brown & Gray and Travis Denning
Friday, August 17
Gladys Knight & The O’Jays
Saturday, August 18
Get The Led Out
Friday, August 24
Events at RiverEdge Park take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. Concertgoers are advised to follow RiverEdge Park on Facebook and Twitter for all concert updates, or call the RiverEdge Park Weather Line, 630.723.2480, to check status if inclement weather is pending. Patrons can also text REPARK to 888777 for weather alert updates.
About RiverEdge Park
RiverEdge Park debuted in 2013, and was renamed Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park in 2016 in honor of former Aurora Mayor Thomas J. Weisner. It is a beautiful outdoor summer concert venue with a capacity of up to 6,000 boasting state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting, a warm community feel and gorgeous views on the banks of the Fox River. The park is anchored by the contemporary John C. Dunham performance pavilion.
RiverEdge Park is managed and programmed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), which also oversees operations for Aurora’s historic Paramount Theatre. The RiverEdge Park 2018 Season is sponsored by the Dunham Fund, Superior Beverage and the City of Aurora.