For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by diverse musical styles, evolved into a unique musical hybrid. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it continues to evolve into its newest incarnation.
In 1979, The Fabulous Thunderbirds released their debut self-titled album. Primarily blues influenced, it went on to become a cult classic. In the group’s subsequent releases, The Fabulous Thunderbirds started to incorporate more influences into their sound, including Cajun, rock, and soul. In 1986, The Fabulous Thunderbirds reached a commercial peak with their smash album Tuff Enuff. The hit single of the same title, as well as the singles “Wrap It Up” and “Look At That,” all became major hits, charting in the Billboard Top 40.
The band continues to tour extensively, both in the U.S. and Europe. Wilson is currently writing songs on his own, along with band members and other writers.
“The thing about the T-Birds is that we can play both blues and rock venues,” Wilson comments. “We’re a diversified band now and everybody’s on the same page.”
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Know Before You Go
Patrons will receive important information prior to events in the Know Before You Go email that is sent to all ticket holders. It includes last minute details on road closures, safety & security measures, and availability of services such as valet. Information updates will be posted to our website and also to social media as appropriate. Please be sure we have your email.
Accessible Seating Areas
The beautiful and historic FIM Capitol Theatre presents some unique accessibility challenges. It is strongly recommended that you discuss your accessibility needs with your Patron Services Representative prior to purchasing your ticket. Capitol Theatre balcony is NOT accessible by elevator. Wheelchair and walker accessible seating is on the Main level only. The balcony is up two flights of stairs (21 steps), with an additional 15 steps down to the seating area.
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No Re-entry. Once your ticket has been scanned, please plan to stay and enjoy the entire performance. Patrons will not be allowed to re-enter.
Smoke/vape free zone
Smoke-Free Zones. All FIM venues are smoke-free. Per Michigan Law, Public Act 188, smoking is not allowed inside a venue or within 20 feet from the entrance to the building. Violators will be asked to leave. Vape-Free Zones. Vaping is not allowed anywhere within the venue. Violators will be asked to leave.
Weapon free zone
Weapon-Free Zones. Firearms and weapons of any kind, including concealed weapons and pocket knives are prohibited.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices are available at no charge. These devices are available from the FIM Capitol Theatre Main Bar. A driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another form of security deposit is required.
Familiarization tours are offered to all patrons. Take a tour of the seating area and facilities before purchasing tickets. Guided tours for the visually impaired are available by appointment. Contact FIM Ticket Center to schedule your tour.
Disruptive patrons, regardless of age, will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.
Please note some performances may contain adult themes. Please check the event listing age recommendations prior to purchase or call FIM Ticket Center.
Children & Families
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the venue. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, strollers and car seats are not allowed in the theatre. Regardless of age, disruptive patrons will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.