He'll never give you up, let you down, run around, desert you, make you cry, say goodbye or tell a lie and hurt you. But one thing '80s pop star and famous internet prank Rick Astley will do is come to Milwaukee to perform at The Pabst Theater on Thursday, April 26.
The distinctive British voice first hit the big time in 1987 with his smash song, "Never Gonna Give You Up." The pop hit climbed all the way to the top of the worldwide charts, but the song became an even bigger pop culture sensation two decades later when "rickrolling" became a massive internet meme.
Despite his reputation as a one-hit wonder, Astley's done much more than just "Never Gonna Give You Up." Since his debut album, "When You Need Somebody," in 1987, the singer has released six albums – including 2016's "50," which debuted at number one on the United Kingdom music charts. For more proof of the pop star's prowess, you have to read what Bobby Tanzilo thought of Astley's last performance here in Milwaukee.
Tickets for the show go on sale beginning Friday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. For more information on the show and tickets, visit The Pabst Theater's website here. And as for The Pabst's behavioral policies at the concert, you know the rules ... AND SO DO I!
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.