Concerts in Chicago in October
This Fall in Chicago is a great time for concert goers. There are some heavy hitter visiting this month. Along with the heavy hitters are some fantastic indy acts that are worth checking out. Be sure to check out our Chicago Events page to find more activities going on in Chicago in October 2015.
Arianna Grande @ United Center
One of the biggest acts of October, Arianna Grande is playing at the Black Hawk’s an Bulls home at the United Center. If you miss her this month she will be back in Chicago in March
Chris Cornell @ Chicago Theater
Lead singer of Soundgarden takes the state on the 6th of October to perform acoustic version of his old and newer songs. Like this one
Not a huge act, but a big in the indy alternative world. Blitzen Trapper will be bring their banjos and guitars to Lincoln Hall in Lincoln park on the 7th of October touring their new album All Acroos This Land. If you find you’re way over there grab a drink at Barrel House Flat, the cocktails are fantastic.
Hanson @ House of Blues
yes that Hanson, the Hanson from the 90’s and yes it’s at the House of Blues. Have some adult beverages get loose and let your nostalgia take over along with the booze. Hanson will be m’bopping at the House of Blues October 7th.
FFS @ Vic Theater
You probably haven’t heard of this band, but you will know most of the members since half of the band is Franz Ferdinand. This band is a collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and the band called Sparks. They have some catchy tunes and are playing at the Vic Theater October 8th.
Darius Rucker @ Allstate Arena
Lead singer of Hootie and the blowfish has a solo career. Surprisingly enough it’s big enough for a show at the Allstate Arena. Nice work Hootie! You might hear some Blowfish songs, but if you do it probably will be a country version since that’s what kind of music Darius plays now. Check him out at Allstate Arena October 8th.
Ricky Martin @ Allstate Arena
There’s not much more to add from the title. It’s Ricky Martin. You should know who and what you’re getting into at this concert. If you’re into it, have a blast, if not, don’t Judge. The man is a national treasure. Ricky will be living the crazy life at Allstate Arena October 11th. The same day as the Chicago Marathon!
Stevie Wonder @ United Center
The legendary pop star Stevie Wonder makes his way through Chicago this October. Listen to the classics like isn’t she lovely, superstitious along with songs from his most recent album Songs in the Key of Life (the one he is currently touring) Stevie takes the stage at United Center October 16th.
Neon Indian Thalia Hall
Indy music’s beloved Neon Indian is touring their newest album titled Night School. You should probably bring your dancing shoes to the concert. Neon Indian Performs at Thalia Hall in Pilsen October 17th.
Youth Lagoon @ Thalia Hall
Thalia Hall has been booking some fantastic acts for the coming months. Youth Lagoon is one of them. The dreamy indy pop act comes to Chicago October 21st to tour their 3rd album Savage Ballroom.
Garbage @ Riviera Theater
Another 90’s act comes to Chicago this October. It’s been 20 years since Garbage released their first album. To celebrate this anniversary is not only touring, but playing the album in full at each concert. Garbage comes to Chicago’s Riviera Theater October 17th.
Kurt Vile @ Thalia Hall
Again Thalia hall hosts another fantastic act. Kurt Vile and his crew (the Violators) are stopping by Chicago October 22.
Chvrches @ Metro Chicago
Pronounced “Churches” this Scottish electric pop band visits The Metro in Wrigleyville (Go Cubs!) to promote their new album Every Open Eye