The Blues Brothers started out on Saturday Night Live in 1978. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi did a rendition on Sam Dave’s classic “Soul Man”, but their performance became a classic of its own. Dan stared as Elwood Blues while John stared as the lead vocalist, Jake Blues. They went on to have two platinum albums and stared in the film, The Blues Brothers.
On March 5, 1982, John Belushi died of an overdose at the young age of 33. After the tragic passing of John, the show has continued to go on. John’s younger brother Jim Belushi has picked up were his brother left off. Jim stares as the long-lost brother Zee with a South Memphis accent to spice things up. Together Dan and Jim continue to perform as The Blues Brothers in honor of John.
On August 9, The Blues Brothers are taking over the Paramount. Come down to the Paramount and enjoy Elwood and Zee Blues perform live. If you missed them back in 1978 on SNL, now is the perfect chance to catch them again! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the box office or through TicketMaster.