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Of Monsters and Men at the Riviera

See those lads and ladies of Iceland, the Indie folk pop band, Of Monsters and Men, at the Riviera Theatre May 12 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Of Monsters and Men is currently touring to promote their new album, “Beneath the Skin,” which soared to the top of the charts in the US and other countries. Many of their songs have popped up on such TV series and movies as “The Walking Dead,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

You know you’ve got a great band when you can’t pronounce a single band member’s name: lead guitarist Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir, guitarist Ragnar “Raggy” Porhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson, and bassist Kristjan Pall Kristjansson! (My Spell Check just died.)

Of Monsters and Men’s first album, “My Head is an Animal, went gold and platinum. Their big break came when appearing at the Newport Folk Festival, Chicago’s Lallapalooza, in 2012 and the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee, in 2013. They made their TV debut on “Saturday Night Live.”

The Rivera Theatre is a great venue for music. It is located at 4647 North Racine Avenue in Chicago. For tickets and more information, call (855) 550-9026 or go online to

Make your Of Monsters and Men concert experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.