Chicago Concerts: April Through May

Chicago Concerts: April Through May

Springtime is here and outdoor venues will begin reopening their doors to welcome performances from new faces and old. Chicago’s winter confines most concerts to your typical indoor venues such as Chicago Theatre, Riviera, The Vic, United Center, Allstate Arena etc. Soon we will be able to rejoice in fields and dance under the sun in such venues as Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Charter One Pavilion, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Union Park, and Grant Park. Unfortunately, these venues won’t test our crazy weather patterns until June, so for now here is the road to summer concerts.

A few key shows between now and summertime Chi.

Creed – Chicago Theatre, April 13th-14th

Human Clay and My Own Prison will be performed in their entirety as alternative rock gods Creed occupy the Chicago Theater for two nights in mid April.

Bassnectar – Congress Theatre, April 14th-15th

Electronic/Dubstep sensation Bassnectar brings his head banging beats to Congress Theater for two nights of what will surely be raging dance parties.

Death Cab For Cutie – Chicago Theatre, April 16th-17th

A more low key night will find you at one of the two Death Cab For Cutie shows at Chicago Theater.

Childish Gambino at Riviera Theatre, May 9th (Rescheduled from March 30th)

If rap is more your thing Donald Glover is a must see, he is a rising star in the rap game. Warning: Explicit Content

Steve Winwood at Chicago Theatre, May 15th

Multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has won numerous Grammy Awards and is acclaimed as the #33 best singer of all time in Rolling Stone magazine. Now if someone could only get him and Michael McDonald on stage at the same time for a set I could die a happy man.

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Allstate Arena, May 28th

Legendary alternative rock and funk artists Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform what will surely be a sold out show at Allstate Arena in late May. They return after a lengthy hiatus with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. A John Frusciante protege with some big shoes to fill. Some rumors are abound that they might headline Lollapalooza, but in case they don’t, you probably want to make sure you catch them at the Allstate.

These are just a few of the notable shows coming through in April and May, be sure to visit our calendar page for a whole list of all the concerts, theater, and sports performances in the upcoming months.


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