Milwaukee’s Summerfest ended on a high note tonight as the world’s largest music festival was headlined by the Win Butler-led, Arcade Fire. Performing at 21-song set, with tracks like ‘Everything Now’, ‘No Cars Go’, ‘Wake Up’ and more, the Canadian indie rock band was a perfect choice to close out the 2018 festivities.
From making their way to the stage through the crowd, to even taking a photographers camera to snap a photo of his own, Win Butler and company put on a show full of highlights that Wisconsin will not soon forget.
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!
From their forthcoming album, Everything Now, Arcade Fire has shared the LP’s title track, as well as a North American tour in support of the upcoming album, which is due out July 28th.
The follow-up to their 2013 album, Reflektor, Arcade Fire’s new project is available now for pre-order. Physical copies of Everything Now will come with one of 20 different album artworks, with “Everything Now” appearing in different languages. The album will also be available digitally and on cassette and vinyl.
And if you want to catch performances from Arcade Fire’s fifth studio album live, the band’s North American tour will kick off on September 5th in Quebec, and the tour will make stops in New York, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and many more, until things wrap up on November 3rd in Toronto.
Watch the official music video for ‘Everything Now’ and peep the dates for Arcade Fire’s North American Tour below.
Fans were quick to do everything possible yesterday morning to secure their 4-day wristbands for Lollapalooza’s 26th anniversary. And you can surely bet that those same fans set their alarms for 6AM as Lollapalooza revealed its big 2017 lineup early this morning. And yet again, all those who bought their tickets early instantly saw a huge return in their investment as Lolla’s lineup this year is stacked.
Headlining the 4-day festival on its opening day this year will be Muse, Lorde and Cage The Elephant, who will be supporting by artists like the Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Wiz Khalifa, Porter Robinson, Liam Gallagher, Spoon, Jon Bellion, George Ezra and more.
For the second day of Lolla, fans will enjoy performances from big name bands like The Killer and Blink-182, while also catching sets from DJ Snake, Foster The People, Ryan Adams, Run The Jewels, Phantogram, Little Dragon, Majid Jordan and Crystal Castles to name a few.
On Saturday, Chicago’s own, Chance The Rapper, will again headlining his hometown festival, while The xx, Alt-J, Vance Joy, 21 Savage, Mac Demarco, Russ, Banks, The Head And The Heart, Kaskade and many other artists are scheduled to perform.
Last but not least, Arcade Fire, Big Sean and Justice will all headline the last day of the festival. And to close out their epic weekend, fans will also be treated to performances from Zeds Dead, The Shins, Tove Lo, Rae Sremmurd, Noname, Milky Chance, Grouplove, Lil Yachty, London Grammar and many more.
Tickets are practically all sold out by this point but certainly check Lollapalooza’s official website for more information and ticket packages! This year Lollapalooza will again take place in downtown Chicago at Grant Park, this year from August 3rd to the 6th.