Whether you're down for some folk rock or ready to scream like a teenybopper, there's a Chicago concert you won't want to miss this fall.
Ryan Adams will rock out at the Chicago Theater this month.
For: The Pop Rockers
Lovatics rejoice! The Disney veteran turned rock songstress will bring her giant vocals, emotional ballads, and upbeat head bangers to the United Center (1901 W. Madison St.) as part of the DEMI World Tour. “A Thousand Years” singer Christina Perri and boy duo MKTO (“Classic") will open the show. With Lovato’s massive tween fan base, this concert’s sonic levels are sure to reach ear-splitting heights. Parents: don’t forget your earplugs. October 14 at 7 p.m.; Find tickets here
For: The American Poet
Following the September release of his 14th solo album, this North Carolina-born “Heartbreaker” (Adam’s debut album) will take the stage at the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State St.) for his first electric tour in years. Adams’ two-hour long show will feature intricate guitar riffs, heavy percussion, and a set list full of his latest folk rock songs mixed with a few tried-and-true hits. October 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Find tickets here
For: The Raver
If you missed him at Lollapalooza, here’s your chance to catch electronic music superstar Skrillex at the Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand) with an adrenaline-pumping show that promises to be wild. Dance all night to opening acts A$AP Ferg, Kaytranada, and Valentino Khan before the six-time Grammy winner takes the stage. Glow sticks required. October 18 at 5:30 p.m.; Find tickets here
For: The Motown Maniac
Revisit the vinyl vault with this soul music legend, who will perform his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life (“Isn’t She Lovely”, “Sir Duke”) at the United Center as part of an 11-stop arena tour. Songs spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and earned Wonder four Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. If history is any indication, this is one show you don’t want to skip. November 14 at 8 p.m.; Find tickets here
For: Patrons of Pop
Ready for a night of killer dance moves? The Confessions hit-maker will bring the UR Experience to the United Center for his first headlining tour in three years. Expect songs from his eighth studio album set to drop this fall. November 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Find tickets here
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