Bill Murray, the singer, performs in Minneapolis Friday night

It's the same Bill Murray, but he's putting on an entirely different show.
Author:
Publish date:

Legendary actor and comedian Bill Murray will be joined by cellist Jan Vogler as they bring their New Worlds music tour to the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis Friday night. 

Music? Yes, music. 

Think of Murray as the lead singer with Vogler on cello, his wife Mira Wang on violin and Vanessa Perez playing the piano. 

Confused? Don't be. It's supposed to be an amazing performance. 

The Chicago Tribune has a great description of what the audience in Minneapolis can expect. 

"As conceived by Vogler and Murray, the show was about building bridges between New and Old World cultures, about celebrating the connections, often unexpected, between literature, poetry and music, and how top-flight performers from different artistic disciplines, bonded in friendship, can illuminate those connections."

Their tour was in Houston earlier this week and it drew a rave review from Houstonia Magazine, which described it as a show that "has to be seen to be believed," while adding: 

"All told, the nearly two-hour set ranged from a group singalong of Gershwin’s “It Ain’t Necessarily So” to sidesplitting excerpts of James Thurber to renditions of Ravel, Piazzolla, Shostakovitch, Mancini, and Bernstein. Murray even tangoed with Wang."

Murray will probably make the audience laugh, but don't expect the star of Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day to put on a comedy show. 

And remember, if Murray can handle being the official team psychologist of the St. Paul Saints (in addition to part owner), he can certainly handle a little artistic history and classical music. 

Tickets are still available, ranging from $45 to $125. You can buy them here

Next Up

police lights

Police recover more than 14 pounds of meth, 4,000 pills during drug bust

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection to the drugs.

Gopher hockey

Gophers respond to drop in rankings with 10-goal outburst

It had been 17 years since the Gophers last scored 10 goals in a game.

snow

Winter storm watch issued where snow could exceed 6 inches in MN

Snow will spread from west to east starting Saturday morning in western Minnesota.

covid

President Biden signs more COVID executive orders: here's what they are

The new president has set a target of administering 100 million doses in 100 days.

police tape, crime scene

1 dead in stabbing, another dies in separate shooting in Minneapolis

One person has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

Gary Kubiak

Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak announces retirement

Kubiak wraps up a career that has spanned nearly four decades.

alphaMPD

Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

coronavirus testing

Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

Family Dollar

Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

Related

Justin bieber

Justin Bieber to perform in Minneapolis during summer tour

Bieber's "Changes" tour begins in May and wraps up in late-September.

icehouse mpls

Icehouse releases digital album of live performances

The album consists of 18 tracks from more than seven years of performances.

Bill Murray crashed a Lupe Fiasco show

Bill Murray's surprise attendance at a Lupe Fiasco show resulted in two encores.

4th-grader's performance of John Lennon song is a viral sensation

The video from his school talent show has nearly 4 million views.