9 Can’t Miss Concerts in Chicago This October: A$AP Mob, Katy Perry & More


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Don’t think just that summer is over that great live music also has to end. As the festivals wrap up and the leaves fall in the Windy City, the concerts move indoors to some of the best venues and arenas in Chicago. And October especially is a great month to catch a concert or two in Chicago, with stars and legends like Katy Perry and Janet Jackson set to visit and artists like Hoodie Allen, Jon Bellion and the A$AP Mob scheduled to tear up the stage with headlining shows of their own.

Check out our list of the 9 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Jon Bellion @ Aragon Ballroom (Oct. 17)

You wonder if Jon Bellion pays rent or a mortgage somewhere, because the talented rapper/singer/writer has been living on the road since we can remember. Bellion was just in Chicago for a couple shows this summer and now he is returning to the city again, for a packed live show at Chicago’s historic Aragon Ballroom. Get your general admission tickets now before they are all gone!

Katy Perry w/ Noah Cyrus @ United Center (Oct. 24-25)

Katy Perry is bringing her Witness: The Tour to the United Center for two entertaining shows near the end of the month. The ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ singer isn’t traveling alone either, as Perry recruited the talents of the emerging pop star, Noah Cyrus, who has already blown fans away with singles like ‘Stay Together’ and ‘Make Me (Cry)’. Catch the two this month at the United Center on October 24th and the 25th (tickets here).

Imagine Dragons @ United Center (Oct. 18)

Imagine Dragons are set to bring their arena EVOLVE Tour with K. Flay to the UC on October 18th. Known for their entertaining performances, there will surely be no better way to spend your Wednesday night. Only single seats remain, but you can check Ticketmaster.com for official and verified resale tickets.

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

A$AP Mob @ UIC Pavilion (Oct. 11)

The A$AP Mob are set to takeover the Midwest as they are scheduled to hit the stage at the UIC Pavilion on October 11th and The Rave in Milwaukee on October 12th. So if you’re a big fan of Rocky, Ferg and the rest of the A$AP Mob, you may even want to consider a double header. The whole A$AP Mob always puts on a wild show, so you won’t want to miss out. Get your tickets to either dates at ASAPMob.com.

Misterwives @ Riviera Theate (Oct. 15)

The Mandy Lee-led Misterwives are set to bring their fall tour with Smallpools and Vinyl Theatre to The Riviera on October 15th. The entertaining pop band is no stranger to the area, so expect Chicago to show some major love to the group, as they support their new LP, Connect The Dots. If you haven’t already you can grab your tickets at Misterwives’ official website.

Kesha @ Aragon Ballroom (Oct. 18)

Kesha has dropped the $ sign and totally rebranded herself and her sound, and fans couldn’t be more excited. Expect her to blow fans away with a live performance of her new single ‘Praying’ and much more. Get your tickets to Kesha’s show at the Aragon Ballroom, and the rest of her tour dates, at Ticketmaster.com.

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Hoodie Allen @ The Vic (Oct. 12)

Hoodie Allen is one of the most entertaining young performers in rap today, and he surely knows how to work a crowd. We caught his show at The Riviera a few years ago, and Hoodie is returning to the Windy City once again, this time bringing his fall tour to The Vic.

UPDATE: Hoodie’s show has been moved to November 16th, so while it now technically isn’t one of our most anticipated October shows, you still won’t want to miss out come November.

Janet Jackson @ Allstate Arena (Oct. 26)

Janet Jackson is an absolute legend, and no one will disagree. And while she originally had to postpone her tour, including her Chicago performance, the anticipation for the show has only increased. Ms. Jackson will put on a show that you won’t forget at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena on October 26th, so make sure you don’t miss out and get your tickets now for her State of the World Tour.

Arcade Fire @ United Center (Oct. 30)

Last, but certainly not least, Arcade Fire is set to return to the Second City after putting on an amazing headlining set at Lollapalooza this past summer. The Win Butler led band is set to his the stage for a Halloween Eve show at the UC on October 30th, so whether you’re in the nose bleeds or on the general admission floor, you will have the time of your life. Tickets for their Infinite Content tour are on sale now.



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