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Lollapalooza 2019, Tame Impala
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Concerts in Chicago in May 2020

May's Chicago concert lineup brings the heat, including sets from BTS, Juice WRLD, Weyes Blood and more

By Zach Long

Summer is still a few weeks away, but when it gets warm in Chicago we immediately take advantage of it by heading to concerts in Chicago. When you're not enjoying Chicago parks or relaxing on a Chicago beach, you should be seeing some of the amazing artists who start pouring into the city throughout the month of May. Just before summer music festival season begins in earnest, you can catch gigantic gigs headlined by BTS, the Who and Jusice WRLD. Plus, the Hives take over the Vic, Weyes Blood turns in a set a Lincoln Hall and Empire of the Sun plays a three-night stand at Metro. Explore our picks of the best concerts in Chicago in May.

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Concerts in Chicago in May

Tame Impala
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Tame Impala + Perfume Genius

Music Rock and indie United Center | Chicago, IL, United Center

Kevin Parker sees himself as a pop producer, collaborating with the likes of Kanye West and Lady Gaga while creating his own extremely popular music under the name Tame Impala. His latest album, The Slow Rush, is more of the same—but in a good way. Pulsing beats, swirling synths and undulating basslines populate Parker's psych-pop soundscapes, which are somehow equally appropriate for late night toking and dentist waiting rooms. If Tame Impala's previous festival apperances are any indication, you can expect lots of fog, trippy visuals and plenty of lasers at this arena performance, which features an opening set from singer-songwriter Perfume Genius.


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