Entries tagged with: Allstate Arena
by Andrew Sacher
Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden in April (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Fleetwood Mac are making a pretty solid comeback this year with the reissue of their classic album, Rumours, and their first new music since 2003, Extended Play, which is actually a not-bad harkening back to the band's late '70s period (albeit without Christine McVie). They've also been on a tour for a while which brought them to Chicago for a United Center show back in April. You'll have another chance to catch the band in the area when they play Allstate Arena on June 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Fleetwood Mac's tour was recently expanded to include European and Australian dates later in the year. Updated dates are listed, along with a Spotify stream of the new EP, below...
As seen on BrookylnVegan, Green Day have rescheduled a bunch of North American tour dates that were originally postponed to allow frontman Billy Joe Armstrong to attend rehab. A January 8 performance at the Allstate Arena was among those postponed dates, which is now scheduled for March 28. They'll also play the I Wireless Center in Moline, IL on March 29. More tickets for their Allstate Arena show will be on sale soon; same for their I Wireless Center show are on sale now. Best Coast were originally opening this tour, but we're not quite sure if that's still the case. All original ticket purchases will be honored.
An updated list of tour dates and a stream of their new-ish song "Fuck Time" (yes, "Fuck Time") are below...
Smashing Pumpkins at Allstate Arena on 10.19.2012
Billy Corgan returned to Chicago on Friday night (10/19) with his latest iteration of the Smashing Pumpkins. The return was part of a larger tour in support of the band's latest album, Oceania. Oceania was released this past summer and is a part of the large musical project Teagarden by Kaleidyscope.
Rosemont's Allstate Arena was slow to fill up as the stage got set for Anberlin, the opening act. In my experience, opening bands tend to have something similar with the groups they open for, be it the style of music or just a shared sense of punk ethos. But Anberlin couldn't have been more different than the Pumpkins. The band took the stage with a collective high energy but quickly fizzled-out as the set wore on. Anberlin's sound could best be described as "epic" pop punk in the vein of 30 Seconds to Mars (but maybe if Jared Leto was replaced by George Michael). I use punk loosely as there was nothing really punk about the band; their music sounded over-produced... even in the live setting. The lead singer seemed to be aware of this and tried to compensate by hopping around the stage in what could only be described as cliché 80s glam-rock posturing. The crowd was not impressed and didn't even appear to be moving except for the occasional zombie-like head-bobs and a couple of hands punching the air.
Once Anberlin was off, the techies jumped in and began to set the stage up for Corgan and his new Pumpkins. I counted roughly twenty guitars on stage. The lights dimmed and a WXRT representative gave the band a "let's get ready to rumble" speech, calling the event a "homecoming" (for Corgan anyway). With that, the Smashing Pumpkins walked up on stage to face a roaring applause. Everyone who had been sitting in the bleachers stood up, and continued to stand for the remainder of the show. As soon as the band began to play, the curtains behind the stage dropped to reveal a giant inflated ball onto which glitchy CG visuals were projected. The Pumpkins started things off with their new song "Quasser" and continued to perform Oceania in its entirety, only stopping around the fourth song to thank the crowd. With about seven songs under their belt, Corgan told the crowd they planned to play "the classics" as soon as they finished up Oceania.
A well-received cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" served as a transition to the Pumpkins' "classic" catalogue. Oceania appeared to have built-up a dam of anticipation because the crowd exploded when Corgan started to play "X.Y.U." and "Disarm." After that they played a combo of "Tonite Reprise" and "Tonight, Tonight" which was accompanied by a remixed video of the 90s classic. Corgan seemed to be in a good mood, playing extended solos on many songs. Near the end of the set he took a break to catch his breath but continued to engage the crowd with humorous banter that went from talking about his wrestling organization to mentioning that his birth was unplanned. He sarcastically gave some life advice, before making a quick quip at Mitt Romney. "I wasn't planned and that's how I've lived my life. I don't recommend it. Always have a plan. Like Romney." The band's lineup may have changed, but Corgan hasn't. Age hasn't mellowed him out a bit.
Rick Ross' new mixtape, dubbed The Black Bar Mitzvah (that's its cover art above), appeared on free tape hosting site DatPiff last night. The 19-track effort features guest appearances from new Maybach Music Group signee Rockie Fresh, Drake, Lil Reese, 2 Chainz, Pharrell, and more. You can stream The Black Bar Mitzvah in its entirety at the bottom of this post and/or download it HERE.
Ross is also slated to headline WGCI Radio's Big Jam at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL on November 16. The show will also feature Fat Joe, Keyshia Cole, and Kelly Rowland with more acts TBA. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday (10/13) at noon CST. A presale will also be active starting this Thursday (10/11) at 11AM; the password is WGCI.
Stream Rick Ross' The Black Bar Mitzvah below...
Smashing Pumpkins @ iHeartRadio Theater in June (NYC) (more by Theo Wargo)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, the Smashing Pumpkins-- Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder, Nicole Fiorentino, and Mike Byrne-- are heading out on a fall North American arena tour. That tour has now been announced in full, and includes a Chicago-area show at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL on October 19. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 8 at 10AM CST. A Citi Cardmember presale begins on Tuesday, September 4 at 10AM, as does an artist presale (the password for the artist presale is: TEARGARDEN).
All Smashing Pumpkins dates are listed below...
The Who in England in 1973
The Who are getting ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their sixth studio album, Quadrophenia, in 2013 and will head out on a North American tour in November. That run, which will sadly only feature two band members who recorded the album (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend), will make its way to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for a show on November 29. Tickets go on sale next Friday (7/27) at 10AM CST, with an AmEx presale beginning on July 23 at 10AM.
The 1979 film adapation of Quadrophenia is receiving the deluxe DVD/Blu-Ray treatment from Criterion on August 28. The edition includes a newly-restored digital transfer of the uncut version, a new 5.1 surround mix, and a lot of other bonus features.
A list of all Who dates, and a stream of/the movie Quadrophenia are below...
Little Dragon @ MHoW in August (BKLYN) (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sweden's Little Dragon are currently on tour supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers, a run which reaches the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Monday (5/28). Tickets are still available for the Chicago-area show and we've also added a Little Dragon DJ set in the city, at Lincoln Hall, happening after the Appart show! Tickets are on sale NOW.
All Little Dragon tour dates are listed below, alongside some choice videos.
As seen on BrooklynVegan, System of a Down and the Deftones are teaming up for a summer North American tour, which includes a performance at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL on August 15. Tickets go on presale TODAY, at 10AM (password: soad). Tickets then go on sale to the general public this Saturday (May 5), at 10AM CST. All dates are listed below.
If you follow the Deftones on Twitter/Instagram, they've been documenting the recording process of their new record. The band currently features ex-Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega while longtime bass player Chi Cheng recovers from his car accident. Cheng is doing well but needs to raise money for a (very expensive) medical flight home. Read more on that at BrooklynVegan.
All 2012 tour dates and some videos below...
Brian Posehn sporting a Van Halen t-shirt @ SXSW
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Van Halen (minus Michael Anthony) played a very intimate show at NYC's Cafe Wha? last night (1/5). They've also just announced a full 2012 North American tour, which will reach Chicago's United Center on February 24th and Rosemont, IL's Allstate Arena on April 1st. Tickets go on AmEx presale this coming Tuesday (1/10) at 10AM CST, and are up for general sale next Saturday (1/14) at 10AM CST. There are also VIP ticket packages available.
All 2012 dates and a new album/tour press release, below..
Furthur have a fall North American tour coming up, which doesn't exactly hit Chicago, but does hit Rosemont, IL's Allstate Arena on November 18th. Pre-sale tickets are available until 10PM CST tonight (9/15).
Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow (9/16), at 10AM CST.
According to JAM Productions, "This will be Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and their band mates' only Chicago-area stop this year." All of their dates are listed below.
As recently mentioned, The National have announced their last run of High Violet shows happening throughout the fall/early winter. They'll play Chicago's massive Aragon Ballroom on December 6th with Wye Oak and Local Natives. Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10AM to 10PM CST tomorrow (9/16). Password: violet. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday (9/17), at 10AM CST.
Tim Minchin is playing the Vic on November 10th.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday (9/17), at 10AM CST.
Maria Taylor, Dead Fingers, and The Grenadines are playing Sub-t on November 11th.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday (9/17), at 10AM CST.
Wilco are playing the Civic Opera House on December 24th. Tickets will be on sale on Saturday, 9/24, at 10AM CST. Stay tuned for info on a 9/23 pre-sale as well.