RedEye

Chicago wasn't The Fray's first choice for 'You Found Me' video, Robin Thicke coming to The Mid, D-Rose watches DePaul

The Fray’s Isaac Slade said filming the music video for “You Found Me” on the streets of Chicago was “really, really surreal,” but the 30-year-old singer admitted Chicago was not the piano rock band’s first choice.

“To be honest, our first pick was downtown Denver,” Slade told me. “We really wanted to shoot it in our hometown. But the (Democratic National Convention) was going on.”

The video for “You Found Me” -- the first single off of The Fray’s self-titled 2009 album -- features the band performing on a bridge off of lower Wacker Drive. The band rented a taxi and CTA bus for the shoot.

"We shot all night," Slade said. “We started around dinner time and shot until sunrise and basically took over the street. We had a lot of the ('Dark Knight') crew members. All of them wore their Batman shirts to show us how much cooler they were. I was like 'I get it -- (director) Christopher Nolan is much cooler than me.'"

Heads up: “Lost Without U” singer Robin Thicke will perform at The Mid Monday to promote his new album, “Love After War.” … The Cubs’ Kerry Wood and Marlon Byrd are expected to attend the private screening of “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” hosted by the Bears’ Charles Tillman, at ShowPlace Icon Tuesday. The screening will benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. … “Malcolm In The Middle” star-turned-DJ Chris Masterson will spin at the Hard Rock Hotel’s “A Starry New Year’s Eve” party. Click here for tickets.

On the record: "People have pitched many things over the years. In particular, they have kept wanting to remake the movie. But I think you only remake bad movies. Why would you want to remake a movie that has endured for more than 25 years?” – “A Christmas Story” star Peter Billingsley in an interview with the Tribune.

Sightings: The Bulls’ Derrick Rose took in DePaul’s game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Allstate Arena Monday. … Florence + The Machine band members stayed at The Wit hotel Sunday while in town for their show at Chicago Theatre. You can read the Tribune’s review of their show by clicking here. … The Kansas City Chief’s Tyler Palko and general manager Scott Pioli had dinner at The Florentine in the JW Marriott Saturday.

Twitter @aboutluisgomez

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
Related Content
  • Byrne Interchange work: Get ready for traffic heartburn

    Byrne Interchange work: Get ready for traffic heartburn

    The heavy lifting will begin this month on the overhaul of the Byrne Interchange near downtown Chicago, leading to anticipated expressway traffic tie-ups mostly over four weekends stretching into the fall, officials will announce Monday.

  • The best performances of Lolla 2015

    The best performances of Lolla 2015

    We saw a lot of great shows this weekend, but these were the best of the best. It’s gotta be Paul McCartney for me. The man is a legend and seriously an amazing performer who knows how to give the people what they want. Lolla wasn’t the first time I’ve seen Paul, and I really hope it won’t be my...

  • 3 dead, 37 wounded in weekend shootings

    3 dead, 37 wounded in weekend shootings

    Shootings across Chicago left three dead and 37 wounded over the weekend, including a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy who were injured in separate shootings about five minutes apart Sunday evening.

  • Lolla day 3: Best and worst, plus superlatives

    Lolla day 3: Best and worst, plus superlatives

    Somehow, Lolla’s all over already. This is what we loved and didn’t enjoy quite as much from day 3. Best: I gotta give it to Florence and the Machine. Seems like an obvious choice, but she was just so fun and engaged with the crowd (and the storms). Even her songs I wasn’t familiar with were exciting...

  • Red carpet report: 'The End of the Tour'

    Red carpet report: 'The End of the Tour'

    This past January I was lucky enough to be on the red carpet before the Sundance premiere of “The End of the Tour,” which opens Friday in Chicago and stars Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky, the journalist interviewing Wallace as they travel during the last...

  • Under Clubber: Porn and Chicken Monday

    Under Clubber: Porn and Chicken Monday

    We only have one pair of shoes—dancing shoes—which means they certainly aren’t reserved for weekends only. Said shoes sent us questing after places to boogie down every night of the work week (after all, one person’s Monday is another’s Saturday). What we found were five parties, recurring Sunday...

Comments
Loading
81°