As the inevitable autumn chill descends upon Chicago, a lot of folks will be looking for indoor activities as the temperatures start to drop. There are some amazing concerts coming to Chicago this fall that are just the thing to keep you warm and entertained in the coming months, and we’ve picked some of the best ones we think are worth seeing. From huge stadium and arena tours, to smaller theater shows, to everything in between, this city’s got everything a music lover could want. Check out our list of some of the best concerts coming to the Windy City, complete with artist bios, live performance videos, seating charts, ticket pricing information, and more, and if these don’t satisfy you, take a look at more upcoming concerts in Chicago.
WGCI Big Jam: Kendrick Lamar, Future, Meek Mill, & moreTickets
Sunday, October 25, 2015
If you want to attend THE hip-hop and R&B concert of the season, then you should definitely attend the WGCI Big Jam. Slated to perform are Kendrick Lamar, Future, Meek Mill, Omarion, Monica, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Durk, Dej Loaf, Twista, Do Or Die, Crucial Conflict, and Vic Mensa.
with Kali Uchis
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Texas native Leon Bridges is a singer/songwriter who blends Southern soul and gospel. His sound has been compared to that of ’60s-era crooners like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Bridges built up a local following in his hometown of Fort Worth before signing with Columbia Records in December of last year. Having impressed the masses by performing around the festival circuit this summer, Leon Bridges has made himself known as an up-and-coming artist. His debut album Coming Home came out in June.
Starting on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Halsey is the stage name of New York’s Ashley Frangipane. In true hipster fashion, the New Jersey native took the name of a Brooklyn L train stop to use as her musical alias. She self-released her first single, “Ghost,” and based on the strength and popularity of that song alone she signed a deal with Capitol Records-owned electronic/dance label Astralwerks in 2014. Currently, the young singer is burning up the charts with her newly-released debut album Badlands, which dropped in at #2 on the Billboard 200.
with Randy Houser & Dustin Lynch
Starting on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Country superstar Luke Bryan is coming to Chicago this fall as part of his Kick the Dust Up Tour. The Georgia native has had so many number one singles over the last few years that it’s hard to keep track, and his live shows are said to be nothing short of amazing, so attending this show is a no-brainer for any country fan.
Unbreakable World Tour
Starting on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Making a stellar comeback this year is none other than Janet Jackson, whose Unbreakable World Tour kicked off at the end of August. There’s no doubt in our minds that Ms. Jackson is a downright superstar, and that’s not just because she shares DNA with the King of Pop himself. The youngest Jackson sibling has released ten studio albums since her self-titled debut back in 1982, six of which peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Janet just released her a new album, Unbreakable, under her own label, Rhythm Nation Records.
with BANKS & Travis Scott
Friday, November 6, 2015
Canadian musician Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, surfaced in 2011 with his nine-track mixtape House of Balloons. Soon he was championed by Drake, which set his career in motion and paved the way for further success. He then issued a series of mixtapes that were received favorably by critics before the arrival of his debut album Kiss Land 2013. In the few years that he’s been in the spotlight, The Weeknd has risen to superstar status, with his latest album Beauty Behind the Madness being his most successful yet. With every. single. track. on the album charting at some point (including a few that perched atop the Billboard Hot 100), The Weeknd has emerged as one of the hottest artists of 2015.
with Alex Calder & The Courtneys
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Last time I saw Mac Demarco perform, highlights from his set included camouflage overalls, crowd surfing, and an ironically weak attempt at a Coldplay cover, so you can expect just about anything from this Canadian goofball when he comes to Chicago this month. Though known for his stage antics, Demarco’s music alone is reason enough to see him. He’s a great guitarist with quite the voice and a talent for songwriting, having earned the attention and respect of some of the biggest music critics out there, so he’s one artist you should definitely check out.
with Icy Demons
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Indie folk band Beirut, led by Santa Fe’s Zach Condon, rose to popularity in 2006 with the release of their acclaimed debut album Gulag Orkestar. Critics praised their whimsical and worldly sound that uniquely blends traditional Eastern European musical styles with more straightforwardly accessible folk rock. Several albums later, the band is still at it, having just released a new record titled No No No in August. Attending a Beirut show is like traveling the world without leaving the room, so don’t miss them when they come to Chicago this November.
Stars and Strings: Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, & moreTickets
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
This Veterans Day, CBS Radio will host Stars and Strings, an acoustic country music benefit concert that will honor our nation’s veterans. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town, and The Band Perry.
Minus the BearTickets
with Murder By Death & Aero Flynn
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Minus the Bear emerged on the Seattle music scene in 2001. The band released several hilariously titled albums in the early 2000s, including Bands Like It When You Yell “Yar” At Them! and They Make Beer Commercials Like This. Minus the Bear has a lot of fantastic song titles as well, such as “Hey! Is That a Ninja Up There?,” “Monkey!!!Knife!!!Fight!!!” and “Pantsuit…Uggghhh.” Though the wacky song titles might suggest otherwise, Minus the Bear’s tunes are actually quite refined and expertly arranged, and it’s obvious that the band takes their music seriously.
Friday, November 20, 2015
James Bay is an up-and-coming soulful folk pop singer/songwriter who hails from England. The 24-year-old musician toured with Hozier last year and recently received the Critics’ Choice award at the 2015 BRIT Awards. His debut full-length, Chaos and the Calm, came out on March 23, and features the popular single “Hold Back the River.”
with Nicole Dollanganger
Starting on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Canadian synthpop artist Claire Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, is gearing up to release a fourth album this year, titled Art Angels. The Vancouver native has maintained her indie cred with a refreshingly DIY take on production, with one album released on cassette and another produced entirely using GarageBand. The critics love it, and the record companies do too, as she’s struck deals with esteemed labels like 4AD and Roc Nation.
Starting on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The Arcs is the latest side project of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. What began as a solo project evolved into a collaboration with musicians Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon. Fans of Auerbach’s main band will find that The Arcs’ sound doesn’t stray far at all from that blues-heavy rock which they know and love. The Arcs released a debut album, Yours, Dreamily, in September.
Twenty One PilotsTickets
Thursday, December 3, 2015
High school friends Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun formed Twenty One Pilots in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. They put out two self-released albums before their grassroots efforts paid off and they signed with alternative rock label Fueled By Ramen. They released their first label-issued album called Vessel in 2013, after which they took their rap-infused pop sound on an international tour. This year, Twenty One Pilots released a new record called Blurryface.
93XRT Holiday Concert: Death Cab For CutieTickets
with Best Coast
Thursday, December 3, 2015
This year, Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Death Cab For Cutie is back with their first album in four years, Kintsugi. Despite the recent amicable departure of lead guitarist and founding band member Chris Walla, the band remains intact with frontman Ben Gibbard still at the helm after all these years. Known for earnest lyrics across several stunning and emotional albums, highlights of which include 2003’s Transatlanticism and its 2005 follow-up Plans, Death Cab For Cutie has made an indelible mark on indie rock history.
101WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas: BastilleTickets
with The Wombats and Circa Waves
Friday, December 4, 2015
For a band that has only really put out one album so far, the popular English rock outfit Bastille is doing pretty well to say the least, having sold millions of records internationally. Bastille began as the solo project of frontman Dan Smith (whose birthday is on Bastille Day, hence the band’s name), but it became a full band in 2010 with the addition of Chris Wood, William Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons. Their debut record, Bad Blood, came out in 2013 and quickly became an international success with a number of hits, including the anthemic singles “Pompeii” and “Flaws.” Bastille has since earned a number of accolades, including a 2014 BRIT Award for Best Breakthrough Act and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2015.
Starting on Monday, December 7, 2015
Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird will be playing a four-night residency at Chicago’s First Presbyterian Church in early December. Bird, a Chicago native himself, uses loops and other innovative techniques to make this one-man band sound like a whole orchestra. It’s an amazing process, and I can say with certainty that he’s one of the best and most interesting performers I’ve ever watched. These shows are all a part of his Gezelligheid concerts, the name of which he takes from a Dutch word with a meaning similar to “cozy,” so attendeees can expect an intimate concert setting.
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Past Concerts in Chicago
with Morning Teleportation
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Formed in 1993, indie rock band Modest Mouse would grow to become one of the most successful acts of the 2000s. The band released a few albums before really hitting it big with their 2004 commercial breakthrough Good News For People Who Love Bad News. For their next album, 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, they recruited former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to record with them. Marr eventually became a full member of the band, touring in support of the record, although he ultimately left shortly afterward to join The Cribs. Modest Mouse underwent a bit of a lull in activity after that, other than releasing an EP in 2009 and playing a few shows here and there. However, the band came back in full force in 2014, issuing the single “Lampshades On Fire” ahead of their long-awaited sixth album, Strangers to Ourselves. The new album is the band’s first full-length since ’07, but it is proving to have been worth the wait.
with Hot Sugar
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
New York-based electronic rock duo Ratatat features programmer and multi-instrumentalist Evan Mast and guitarist Mike Stroud. After coming together in the early 2000s and issuing their first single, Ratatat eventually signed with XL Records, where they released their self-titled debut LP in 2004. Soon enough they were a critical and commercial success, with several acclaimed albums over the last decade. Ratatat’s latest album, Magnifique, just came out earlier this summer.
The MTrain Tour
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Last year, pop singer Meghan Trainor became an instant sensation with her catchy, body-positive single “All About That Bass.” After the song’s music video became a huge hit on YouTube, it eventually climbed the Billboard 200, and the rest was history. Now barely a year in the spotlight, the 21-year-old already has platinum album sales, #1 hits in several countries, and two Grammy nominations to her name.
Zac Brown BandTickets
Jekyll + Hyde Tour
Friday, September 11, 2015
The three-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum-selling Zac Brown Band is back with a fourth studio album titled Jekyll + Hyde, released earlier this year on April 28. The band has earned astounding critical and commercial success, which has led them to work with many big-name artists like Dave Grohl, Jimmy Buffett, and Alan Jackson among others. Over the years, the band has had more than ten singles reach number one on the Billboard country charts, solidifying their status as country superstars.
with Bebe Rexha
Monday, September 14, 2015
As of last year, the youngest Jonas brother officially stepped out on his own, releasing a self-titled album in late 2014. The new record helped him somewhat shed his Disney-approved image and spawned huge Top 40 hits like “Chains” and the multiplatinum single “Jealous.” Now a pop star in his own right, he is touring this year with big acts like Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, and recently announced that he is set to embark on his own headlining tour starting this fall.
Rock or Bust World Tour
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
One of the best-selling acts of all time, Australian rock band AC/DC, is back on the road this year for their Rock or Bust World Tour. Formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, AC/DC underwent plenty of lineup changes in its formative years, the most devastating being the loss of lead singer Bon Scott in 1980. Later that year, the band replaced Scott with Brian Johnson, after which they recorded Back in Black, their highest-grossing album and one of the best-selling albums of all time. AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and to this day continues making music and touring around the globe. The band released a new album, Rock or Bust, in 2014, just after the departure of Malcolm Young. Their upcoming world tour will serve to promote their new album as well as celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary.
with The Lovely Bad Things
Friday, September 18, 2015
Best Coast is an indie rock duo consisting of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno. After gaining some attention for their initial recordings, the band signed with Mexican Summer and released their debut album Crazy For You, a collection of lo-fi, surf rock-inspired songs that was met with surprising commercial success. They followed that up two years later with their sophomore effort The Only Place, which had a much more polished sound quality than their debut. Best Coast issued an EP on Cosentino’s new label in 2013, and just released a new album called California Nights in May.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Halestorm was formed in Pennsylvania in the late ’90s by siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale. With Lzzy on vocals and Arejay on drums, the Hales soon added guitarist Joe Hottinger and bassist Josh Smith to complete Halestorm’s lineup and the group released an eponymous debut album in 2009. Their sophomore album, The Strange Case Of… followed in 2012, with its single “Love Bites (So Do I)” earning the band their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance the following year. As of this year, Halestorm has just released their third studio album, titled Into the Wild Life.
Keep America Growing!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
The 30th annual Farm Aid benefit concert, originally organized in 1985 by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young to raise money for family farmers in the United States, will be held in Chicago this year. In addition to Nelson, Mellencamp and Young, the concert will feature performances by Dave Matthews, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mavis Staples, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Holly Williams, Insects vs Robots, and Blackwood Quartet.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Stromae is the stage name of Belgian singer, songwriter, and producer Paul Van Haver. He has established himself as a successful artist in both the hip hop and electronic music genres and is known for his clean-cut style and signature bow tie. Though already hugely popular in Europe, Stromae’s international fame was jumpstarted in 2010 when he collaborated with rap icon Kanye West on a remix of his original track “Alors on Danse.”
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space ShiftersTickets
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Robert Plant, best known of course as the frontman of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, is currently touring with his new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, which he debuted in 2012. In addition to Plant himself, rounding out the band’s lineup are Liam “Skin” Tyson, Justin Adams, Billy Fuller, John Baggot, Dave Smith, and Juldeh Camara. After performing at festivals like Bonnaroo and Sasquatch, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters are taking their show on the road this year, and are scheduled to hit Chicago on September 23 for the last stop of the tour.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Rock band Breaking Benjamin formed in the late ’90s in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Named after an incident in which frontman Benjamin Burnley broke a microphone, the band eventually caught the attention of a local radio DJ who agreed to finance their debut EP. From there, they signed with Hollywood Records and released their debut record Saturate in 2002. Since then, Breaking Benjamin has released three more full-length albums, the latest of which just came out this summer.
A$AP Rocky & Tyler the CreatorTickets
Rocky and Tyler Tour
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Revered rappers A$AP Rocky and Tyler the Creator are teaming up this year for their co-headlining Rocky and Tyler Tour in support their recent albums, both of which came out this spring. A$AP Rocky released At.Long.Last.ASAP in May, while Tyler the Creator’s Cherry Bomb dropped in April. Also joining them on the road are Danny Brown and Vince Staples.
Rebel Heart Tour
Monday, September 28, 2015
Still flawless at 57, pop icon Madonna is back on tour this year in support of her latest album Rebel Heart. The upcoming tour will see Madonna on the road for the first time since her 2012 MDNA Tour, which was the highest-grossing tour of that year, and moreover became one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. Stats like that obviously speak wonders for her live performances, and we have no doubts that she’ll be just as spectacular this time around. Though the Rebel Heart tour hasn’t begun yet, we’re excited to see what tricks Madonna has up her sleeve. That being said, you can definitely expect a career-spanning set list, elaborate costumes and stage design, and great choreography.
with The Babe Rainbow
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
California-based band The Growlers consists of Brooks Neilsen, Matt Taylor, Scott Montoya, Anthony Braun Perry, and Kyle Straka. Since their formation in 2006, the band has released several albums, across which they’ve presented their unique fusion of garage, surf, and psychedelic rock that they describe as “beach goth.”
Lollapalooza AfterShow: Of Monsters and MenTickets
Saturday, August 1, 2015
The indie folk five-piece Of Monsters and Men hails all the way from Iceland. Formed in 2010, the band centers around the talents of vocalists/guitarists Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and Ragnar Thorhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, bassist Kristjan Pall Kristjansson, and drummer Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson. Of Monsters and Men first came into the spotlight in 2011 with their hit single “Little Talks,” which was getting airplay on radio stations all over the world and quickly propelled them to international fame. The next year, they released their debut album, My Head Is An Animal, which rapidly climbed the charts and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The band is back this summer with their sophomore record, Beneath the Skin, which they released on June 9.
Lollapalooza AfterShow: KygoTickets
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Kygo is a Norwegian DJ and record producer best known for his insanely popular track “Firestone.” He initially built up his popularity through the internet by accumulating over 80 million views on his Soundcloud and YouTube pages. His internet fame soon attracted the attention of big-name artists like Swedish DJ Avicii and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Since 2013, Kygo has had 3 singles reach #1 in Norway, and he is gaining more and more international fame each year.
Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn MansonTickets
The End Times Tour
Friday, August 7, 2015
Relive the angst of the nineties with two acts who helped define that decade in music. ’90s alt-rock legends Smashing Pumpkins are teaming with metal superstar Marilyn Manson this summer for their co-headlining The End Times tour. On Friday, August 7, they’ll be making a stop in Chicago at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion for what’s sure to be a great show.
with Springa Sonic Droogs
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Rock band Dinosaur Jr. was formed in 1984 by vocalist/guitarist J Mascis, bassist/vocalist Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph. After releasing three independent albums, the band experienced tensions that led up to a complete breakup in 1997. Before their official disbandment, Barlow was fired from the band (and would later go on to form the groups Sebadoh and Folk Implosion), while Murph eventually quit. However, the original members have since put their differences aside and reformed Dinosaur Jr. in 2005, after which they released three more albums together.
with Drag the River & Nikki Lane
Starting on Sunday, August 9, 2015
Punk rock band Social Distortion formed in Los Angeles in 1978, led by vocalist and guitarist Mike Ness. By the mid-’80s, Social Distortion was a big name in punk music. Between lineup changes, several hiatuses, Ness’ struggle with drug addiction, and the death of guitarist Dennis Danell, the band has been through a lot over the years. Nonetheless, Social Distortion is still an active band, though Ness is the only original member left. They released an album, “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,” in 2011, and are currently said to be working on new music.
Sublime with RomeTickets
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ska-punk band Sublime was without a doubt one of the biggest acts of the ’90s, but the band unfortunately met an early demise with the untimely death of frontman Bradley Nowell. The group’s surviving members initially carried on by forming the Long Beach Dub All-Stars, but returned to the Sublime catalog in 2009 when they collaborated with singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez to form what is now called Sublime with Rome. The group originally just played Sublime songs before signing with Fueled By Ramen and releasing their debut album, “Yours Truly,” in 2011. The band’s live shows now feature a mix of new, original material and old Sublime favorites.
On The Road Again Tour
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Even if you’ve been living under a rock without an internet connection for the last few years, chances are you’re probably still familiar with One Direction. They’re undoubtedly the biggest boy band in the world right now, with throngs of screaming preteen fans all across the globe to prove it. Even with the recent departure of band member Zayn Malik, which left plenty of young Directioners in tears, 1D is still setting out on their On the Road Again Tour this summer. The boys are touring after having recently released a fourth album, the oh-so-creatively titled Four, which came out in 2014. If you’ve got kids, or if 1D is your secret guilty pleasure (we won’t tell anyone), don’t miss them when they come to Soldier Field on August 23.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
As a six-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Joel without a doubt has one of the biggest tours of the year. He is among the best-selling recording artists of all time, with hits spanning several decades, and has achieved iconic status as a musician. In 2014 he signed on to be the first-ever music franchise at Madison Square Garden, agreeing to play one show per month at the venue with no established end date. In addition to his endless stream of MSG shows, The Piano Man is once again taking himself on tour this year, and he’ll be making a stop at Wrigley Field on Thursday, August 27.
The Black LipsTickets
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Atlanta’s rowdy garage rockers the Black Lips first came together in 1999. They have developed a reputation as one of Georgia’s wildest bands, known for their rowdy and chaotic live shows. The Black Lips released their latest album, Underneath the Rainbow, in 2014. The Southern rock-influenced record, which was co-produced by The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, is the group’s seventh studio album to date.
Sonic Highways Tour
Saturday, August 29, 2015
One of the most revered acts in the music world today, the Foo Fighters, are back with their first album in three years, the highly anticipated Sonic Highways. Each track on the album was inspired by and recorded in a different U.S. city, though not once on the record does the band stray from their own sound. It’s been a big year for the Foo Fighters in addition to Sonic Highways. With the release of the album also came an eight-episode HBO series of the same name, directed by Dave Grohl himself. The band also recently announced a 2015 North American tour that kicks off in July, and they are (as usual) selling out huge stadiums nationwide.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Superstar rapper and singer Drake has made a name for himself in the last few years as one of the biggest stars in music. Known initially for his role on the Canadian television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” Drake segued into rapping in 2006. When he was starting out, there was so much buzz surrounding him that labels were fighting with each other to sign him, and his debut album featured rap royalty like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Jay-Z. With a multitude of chart-topping hits, Grammy Awards, and critical acclaim galore, Drake has cemented his status as a megastar in the music world.
My Morning JacketTickets
The Waterfall Tour
Starting on Tuesday, June 9, 2015
My Morning Jacket formed in the late ’90s in Louisville, KY. Led by frontman Jim James, whose ethereal voice and incredible range are impressive to say the least, the band is known for amazing live performances. Though rooted in alt-country and rock, My Morning Jacket often delves into different genres and experiments with their sound. The band just released their new album, titled “The Waterfall,” this May, and they are now touring North America to support it. When they come around to Chicago this June, they’ll be playing THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW at the Chicago Theatre, and you can purchase tickets for individual nights or buy a 3-day pass.
40th Anniversary Tour
Friday, June 12, 2015
On Friday, June 12, legendary rock band Rush is making a stop at Chicago’s United Center as part of their R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour. After some hesitation as to whether or not to tour this year, the band decided to give it a go, and their 2015 tour is now underway. Celebrating 40 years as a band, Rush will be playing hits from their extensive catalog that spans the last four decades. The band announced that this will be their last tour of this magnitude, so now may be your last chance to see them!
Mumford and SonsTickets
with The Maccabees & Son Little
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
British folk rock group Mumford & Sons rose to fame shortly after the release of their hit debut album “Sigh No More.” The band formed in 2007, and is made up of members Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, and Ted Dwane. Mumford & Sons has been very influential in recent years, inspiring a movement of bands with a similar style to their own. Their mainstream success has paved the way for the rising popularity of other artists with folk and bluegrass influence.
The Divine Miss M
Thursday, June 18, 2015
This year, Grammy Award winner Bette Midler returns to the spotlight for her first tour in a decade. The tour is in support of her latest album “It’s The Girls!” The record came out in 2014 and is her first new release since 2006’s “Cool Yule.” Miss M is bound to perform a mix of old and new material, and like all of her performances, it’s sure to be excellent.
INNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour
Starting on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
As part of their INNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, world-famous rock band U2 is coming to the United Center this summer for a string of five shows, the first of which is on Wednesday, June 24. Having just released their thirteenth album “Songs of Innocence,” Bono and company will be sure to perform some songs from the new record in between old favorites.
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead
Starting on Friday, July 3, 2015
Chicago is one of just two lucky cities chosen as a setting for the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary shows. As part of their upcoming Fare Thee Well Tour, the band’s original members are getting back together to play three jam-packed nights at Soldier Field on July 3-5, almost 20 years to the date after the last show they played there. Special guests will include Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, and Bruce Hornsby. As these are the original bandmembers’ last-ever performances together, this tour is huge, and unsurprisingly sold out instantly. However, TickPick still has a selection of no-fee Grateful Dead tickets left, so if you’re a Deadhead, don’t wait! Read up on how to find cheap Grateful Dead tickets, and get yours while they’re still available!
with Vance Joy & Shawn Mendes
Starting on Saturday, July 18, 2015
Calling all lonely Starbucks lovers: Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated 1989 World Tour is officially underway, and it includes TWO nights at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Swift recently left her country roots behind and emerged as a full-fledged pop singer. Having begun as a country artist, she was able to effortlessly cross over into the mainstream over the years by moving closer to a poppier sound with each album release. Her transition into a bona fide pop star is now complete, as evidenced by her latest album, “1989,” which is chock-full of catchy, radio-friendly hits like the smash singles “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space.” With multiple Grammy Awards, platinum album sales, millions of views on YouTube, a number of film and television roles, and a ubiquitous presence on Top 40 radio stations, there’s no doubt that Swift has successfully achieved diva status. Haters gonna hate hate hate, but it looks like that’s not about to change anytime soon.