Kicking off the second half of the 4-day festival, Chicago’s Lollapalooza is having a great 2019. With one of the best lineups of the festival season, Day 3 was as great (if not better) than the first two days of the Windy City festival, boasting performances from Lil Wayne, Tenacious D, Gunna and Twenty One Pilots to name a few.
Check out our favorite photos from Day 3 of Lollapalooza 2019 below.
It’s starting to get cold in the Windy City but the live music scene is getting hotter than ever. We’re months removed from the summer festival season, but Chi-town is bringing some of the biggest artists in the world to the city for some amazing shows.
From Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In Chicago” series, with concerts from Migos, Lil Yachty, 6LACK and the big reunion of the Big Tymers (to name a few), to some big headlining arena shows from The Weeknd, Halsey, Guns N Roses and more, Chicago (and the surrounding areas) are delivering some of the best concerts of the year in November.
Check out our list of the 12 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!
As the world continued to mourn the tragic attacks in Manchester, where a suicide bomber killed over 20 during an stop on Ariana Grande’s world tour, thousands of music fans in Chicago came out to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont to share a common love for music in an emotional setting. With heightened security efforts and nerves running throughout the crowd, fans were able to take a timeout from all the terror in the world as the curtains dropped for The Weeknd’s Chicago performance.
Dubbed the Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour, Canadian singer, The Weeknd, brought entertaining performances from his latest LP and a lot of supporting talent to the Illinois crowd. With opening performances from singer 6LACK (pronounced “black”), XO and Roc Nation rapper Belly and the always energetic duo of Rae Sremmurd, Chicago was set for a memorable night from the very beginning.
But as the house lights turned off, it was all about The Weeknd. Fans began to scream and the floor crowd rushed from their seats to the barricades of the long catwalk that extended across 3/4th of the arena’s length. As the tour’s production set up, which resembled a futuristic spaceship, began to lower towards the ground, Abel emerged from underneath the stage to greet his Chicago fans, opening with the title track to his new album Starboy. Continuing with tracks like ‘Party Monster’ and ‘Reminder’, both singles from the album, the headlining performance kicked off on a high note.
The energy levels stay high, as The Weeknd invited his tourmates back on stage for a number of guest performances. First, Belly joined The Weeknd for a great performance of their track, ‘Might Not’. Next, 6BLACK reemerged, to join Abel for 6LACK’s track ‘PRBLMS’. And last but not least, Rae Sremmurd picked up where they left off, to perform their mega single ‘Black Beatles’ for the Allstate Arena, with The Weeknd serving as the duo’s hype man.
Performing over 20 tracks for Chicago, which included the majority of tracks from Starboy, as well as a collection of tracks from the rest of his catalog, there was a plethora of highlights to choose from. Whether The Weeknd was performing hit singles from his Beauty Behind The Madness LP, or tracks from his critically acclaimed The Trilogy series, fans were entertained from start to finish. And after The Weeknd finished his performance with his hit Daft Punk-assisted track ‘I Feel It Coming’, the night wouldn’t have complete without an encore, where The Weeknd said goodbye to the Windy City with a perfect performance of his 2015 single, ‘The Hills’.
Last night was just what music fans needed, a reminder that live shows can still be a safe place to escape the rest of the world and enjoy some great music with friends and family. Except for heightened security levels, no terror attack will ever change that.
Check out our photos of The Weeknd’s Chicago stop on the Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour below and pick up your tickets for another stop on the tour at LiveNation.com.
Before he heads out to support The Weeknd on the Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour, Atlanta’s 6LACK has shared his new collaboration with singer Jhene Aiko. Titled ‘First F*ck’, the brand new Singawd produced track showcases the talents of 6LACK and shows us why there is no better supporting artist for a track than Aiko.
While 6LACK is still enjoying the success of his debut project, FREE 6LACK, which released this past November, ‘First F*ck’ is another song to get excited about. And if you like what you hear, be sure to catch the R&B newcomer on tour with The Weeknd, which kicks off on April 25 in Vancouver, with stops all throughout North America.
Stream 6LACK and Jhene Aiko’s ‘First Fuck’ collaboration below.