The Dude is coming to Minneapolis. Don’t know if he’ll abide, drink White Russians or bring the Coen Brothers with him. But he will sing his “Crazy Heart” songs and other material.
Jeff Bridges, the Oscar-winning actor who does music on the side, will appear Aug. 24 at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis – one of 14 concerts on his summer schedule.
Bridges has released two solo albums as well as the soundtrack for 2009’s “Crazy Heart.” He won an Oscar for best actor for his performance of washed-up country star Bad Blake in that movie.. His most recent album is 2011’s “Jeff Bridges,” produced by T Bone Burnett. Bridges is reportedly working on a new album.
He does have a new film, “The Giver,” due on Aug. 15. It’s a sci-fi drama based on the novel of the same name by Lois Lowry.
Bridges earned raves and award nominations for his work in such movies as “The Last Picture Show,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman,” “The Contender,” “True Grit” and “The Big Lebowski.”
Bridges will perform with his band, the Abiders. Ticket details for the Pantages show have not been announced yet.