Don't miss your chance to see the smash hit Broadway musical in Chicago
Keith Moon died in 1978, John Entwhistle in 2002, but that hasn't stopped Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend from singing about their generation. The Who's latest tour arrives alongside new material from a forthcoming album, which contains the band's first batch of new tunes since its 2006 release, Endless Wire. Of course, anyone coming to hear hits like "Pinball Wizard" and "Baba O'Riley" won't be disappointed—after decades on the road, the Who is finely-tuned legacy rock and roll machine that knows which side of its bread is buttered.
Throughout much of her new album, Titanic Rising, it's clear that Natalie Mering (a.k.a. Weyes Blood) has the end of the world on her mind. But the looming threat of climate change doesn't stop Mering from writing love songs, even if they're unconventional ones that consider the purpose of and desire for intimacy in an age when people are content to stare at their phones and disconnect from reality. Channeling the lush arrangements of ‘70s folk-singers like Joni Mitchell and Carole King, Mering embraces the melancholy nature of her songs and finds comfort in nostalgia—but she doesn't lose sight of the future we're all barreling toward.
Between the tragic Manchester Arena bombing, the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and the very public end of her brief engagement to SNL star Pete Davidson, the past year has been a rough one for Ariana Grande. But amid the turmoil, the singer released Sweetner, her most impressive collection of songs to date, filled with empowering anthems and soaring R&B ballads (not to mention the inescapable single “God is a Woman”). The former Nickelodeon star will take her latest album on the road this spring, including a stop at the United Center, where Grande can fill the cavernous venue with her expansive vocal range. No word yet on whether or not her pet pig, Piggy Smalls, will make an appearance, but we're keeping our fingers crossed. Tickets for Ariana Grande's United Center show will go on sale Monday, November 5 at 10am.
Everyone's favorite vegan (remember when he shut down all of the hot dog, taco and burger stands at Riot Fest?) makes his first appearance at Raivinia, headlining the summer-long festival's penultimate performance (which will probably be mostly meat-free, unless security starts confiscating salami from picnic baskets). The former Smiths frontman is touring behind his recent album, California Son, a covers record on which Moz takes on tracks by the likes of Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Carly Simon. As usual, we can't be entirely sure that Morrissey will even show up—he's canceled several recent concerts in Chicago due to illness, and September is a opportune time to catch a sudden end-of-the-summer cold.
This tour visits the locations frequented by some of Chicago's most notorious gangsters along with many of the most haunted locations in Chicago
After debuting on Broadway in 2018, the musical version of Tina Fey's high school comedy Mean Girls is going to try to make "fetch" happen in Chicago. The James M. Nederlander Theatre will host the touring production of the stage adaptation for a five-week engagement from December 25, 2019 to January 26, 2020. Boasting a book by Fey, the Mean Girls musical follows home-schooled teenager Cady Heron as she begins attending a high school in the Chicago suburbs and contends with Regina George, the most popular (and meanest) girl in her class. Time Out New York theater critic Adam Feldman awarded the original Broadway production four stars, calling it "A canny crossbreed of Heathers and Hairspray... updated to reflect the new realities of smartphones and social media." Tickets for the Chicago production of Mean Girls will go on sale soon and, just like the touring production of Dear Evan Hansen, they're likely to sell out extremely quickly.
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