As the last snowflakes melt throughout the city, the live music scene is gaining momentum in Chicago, paving the way for what will certainly be an epic festival season in the summer. And while we can’t wait for festivals like Lollapalooza, the Windy City Smoke Out and more, there are some amazing shows coming to Chicago this month and at some historic venues.
From a couple big nights at the United Center with John Mayer, to Olivia Rodrigo’s highly anticipated 2-night residency at the Aragon Ballroom which sold-out in seconds, there are some huge shows coming to a venue near you in April.
Check out our list of the 5 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in April!
After a couple dry months for live music in the city, the concert train is gaining speed in the Windy City this month before festival season sneaks up on music fans everywhere. With huge arena performances to come from Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Demi Lovato and more, and some awesome shows from G-Eazy and Vic Mensa, to name a few, March is bringing some of the biggest names in music to Chicago.
Check out our list of our 10 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!
To celebrate the release of her new sophomore album, Melodrama (which is available now, worldwide), Lorde has shared the North American dates and locations for her 2018 Melodrama World Tour. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 23, 2017 (10:00AM local time), and fans can sign up for Lorde’s email list to get first dibs to pre-sale tickets.
Kicking things off on March 1st at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center, the ‘Royals’ singer will make stops in Dallas, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Oakland, Vancouver and many more, until the North American leg of the Melodrama World Tour will come to an end on April 15th in Nashville, just an hour west from where Lorde blew the crowd away at Bonnaroo last weekend.
For it’s 16th straight year Bonnaroo brought some of the biggest names in music for fans in Manchester, TN. With memorable sets from The Weeknd, U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Travis Scott, Lorde and Major Lazer, just to name a few, this was certainly another great year at The Farm.
Check out our second Bonnaroo Photo Series of 2017, of Lorde’s memorable performance.
Co-produced by the ‘Royals’ singer herself, Lorde has shared the new single from her forthcoming sophomore album, Melodrama. Titled ‘Perfect Places’, the new track sings about a carefree summer, and it couldn’t come at a better time.
And although Lorde has yet to announce a headlining tour in support of Melodrama, currently scheduled for a June 16th release, the Grammy-winning artist is set to headline a number of music festivals, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Land, Governors Ball, Glastonbury and more.
Stream Lorde’s new single ‘Perfect Places’ below and download the track now on various platforms.
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.
Last night, Lorde made her headlining debut on Saturday Night Live, delivering two amazing performances. Off her forthcoming album, Melodrama, her sophomore LP which is currently slated for a June 16th release, Lorde performed her track ‘Liability’ and Melodrama‘s upbeat lead single, ‘Green Light’.
And if you can’t get enough of Lorde’s newest song, be sure to pre-orderMelodrama now. Lorde will make appearances at a number of festivals this summer, and if fans are lucky, a headlining tour will be announced in just a matter of time.
Watch Lorde’s Saturday Night Live performances below.
In anticipation of her newly announced sophomore LP, Melodrama, ‘Royals’ singer Lorde has debuted a brand new pop sound with her new upbeat single, ‘Green Light’. Produced by Lorde, Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, Fun) and Frank Dunes, ‘Green Light’ is a great debut single for the New Zealand singer/songwriter’s second full-length album, the followup to her critically acclaimed debut, Pure Heroine.
While Lorde’s transition from indie/indie-pop to pop was unexpected to many, the singer couldn’t have put together a better production team, as Jack Antonoff played a big role in Taylor Swift’s full-on transition to pop with her Grammy winning LP, 1989. Due out this summer, Melodrama, is sure to be a pop hit that will also keep Lorde’s day one fan base entertained.
Watch the music video for Lorde’s brand new single ‘Green Light’ below.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (“Jazz Fest”) has announced its massive 2017 lineup, that rivals any 2017 festival lineup in terms of both diversity and star power. Headliners for Jazz Fest’s 2017 lineup will include Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Lorde, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Lorde and more.
Taking place at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course from April 28th – 30th and May 4th – 7th, if the festival’s big headliners weren’t enough to bring you to the Big Easy, also performing at Jazz Fest this year will be Nas, Pitbull, the Alabama Shakes, Wilco, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti LaBelle, Buddy Guy, Darius Rucker, Widespread Panic, Elle King, Leon Bridges and many more.
Tickets for Jazz Fest are on sale now at their official website, as well as its daily lineup. In a city like NOLA and with an epic lineup, it will be hard for music fans everywhere to find a reason not to attend Jazz Fest this year, so get your tickets before they are all gone.
From The xx to U2, there are already a ton of amazing tours scheduled for 2017. But needless to say, there are still a ton of potential tours for the new year, that we are patiently awaiting their announcement. While we are certainly speculating that a number of these artists will go on tour in 2017, we have a hunch that a number of our predictions will come true.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 Tour Announcements We’re Patiently Waiting for in 2017!