The Forge

22 W Cass St

Joliet, IL

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The Black Moods, The Dead Deads

Date: April 02, 2023
Doors: 6:00PM
Location: The Forge - Joliet, IL
Event Type: Tour
Audience: All Ages
About The Artist

Combining a bluesy hard rock approach with a bit of grungy swagger, the Black Moods rose from regional Arizona bar band status to major-label touring act with the release of their sophomore LP, Medicine, in 2016. A classic guitar-bass-drums power trio, the group took inspiration from a host of hard-hitting bands from Led Zeppelin to Foo Fighters, adding their own distinctive nuances to the rock & roll canon on subsequent releases like Sunshine (2020) and Into the Night (2022).

Singer/guitarist Joshua Kennedy initially migrated to the Southwest from Wheaton, Missouri, as a teenager to tech for another band. After a few years’ immersion in the Phoenix music scene, he met drummer Chico Diazand bassist Jordan Hoffman, and they began playing together as a trio. Nicking their name from an offhand comment made by Ray Manzarek describing one of Jim Morrison‘s stormy moods in a Doorsdocumentary, they self-released their eponymous debut in 2012 and began establishing themselves as a road band, touring the country and hitting classic clubs like L.A.’s The Viper Room and Whisky a Go Go.

A deal with Sony imprint Another Century put them back in the studio with producer Jim Kaufman, who had handled their first release. The result was 2016’s Medicine, a similarly rugged but more road-tested version of the classic hard rock approach they’d been honing since their formation. More touring and gigs with acts like Jane’s Addiction, Shinedown, Everclear, and Doors guitarist Robby Kriegerhelped boost their profile over the next couple of years. Third album Sunshine arrived in 2020 and yielded several charting singles including “Bella Donna” and the punchy title track. Working again with producer Johnny “K” Karkazis (3 Doors Down, Disturbed), the Black Moods returned in 2022 with the rousing Into the Night.

***Stage Left is 2 rows of 4 seats ground level with high back chairs and food / drink rail for concessions. Though right next to the stage, this location may be semi obstructed from seeing the entire stage depending on tour production.***

***All reserved seatingis along the balcony ledge and is first come first serve within each section. Padded seat stools are used and there are no backs to them. Sections A and K are alongside the PA system that is hanging from the ceiling and has a semi obstructed view. General admission ticket holders will be standing directly behind this seating, there is no barrier separating reserved seating and general admission***

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and / or consume alcohol.
  • You must have a valid form of Federal or State ID as proof of age, NO TICKETS.
  • Fake ID’s will be confiscated and you will be escorted out with NO REFUNDS.
  • 18 and under must adhere to local curfew laws or be accompanied by someone 18+.
  • Ear plugs are suggested for all concerts.
  • No weapons, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers or outside food / beverage allowed.
  • No crowd surfing is allowed.
  • No In and Outs, all re-entry’s will need a new ticket purchase
  • No smoking inside the building of any kind.
  • No Photography or Video
  • EVERYONE that enters is required to wear a wristband if designated by security
  • No fighting or aggressive behavior will be tolerated
  • By entering, you acknowledge the rules above and agree to their terms. The Forge
  • has the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide a valid ID, is intoxicated or appears to be under the influence.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings and of others around you at all times.
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