WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas is returning in 2019 and with one of it’s best lineups yet! With headlining sets from The 1975, Cage The Elephant, Mumford & Sons and more, all five nights of the holiday concert series are can’t miss. Returning to the Aragon Ballroom from December 11-15, some of the biggest names in rock will bless the stage for WKQX’s beloved series.
On Wednesday, December 11th, Cage The Elephant will headline opening night with support from Angels & Airwaves and The Federal Empire. For night 2, The 1975 will perform with opening acts Bob Moses and Allan Rayman. Next up, on December 13, Twenty One Pilots will perform with I Don’t Know How But They Found Me. On Saturday, December 14th, Mumford & Sons will perform with Local Natives. Last but not least, Highly Suspect and The Glorious Sons will open for the closing night’s headliner, 311 on Sunday, December 15th.
Get your pre-sale tickets for The Nights We Stole Christmas with code “STOLE” here!
Check out the promo video for WKQX’s 2019 The Nights We Stole Christmas below.
It’s been a snowy 2019 in Chicago so far, but as the temperatures slowly rise the selection of big name concerts throughout the city will increase as well. You won’t be able to ditch the winter jacket until April (we hope) but you can warm up with some of the hottest concerts of the year this March.
From huge arenas shows with KISS, Eric Church and Mumford & Sons to highly anticipated concerts from some of the biggest emerging names in music like Maren Morris and Nina Nesbitt, there are so many great shows to pick from next month.
Check out our list of the 8 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in March!
Less than a month removed from 2016, we have compiled our list of our favorite concert tours from the past year, before we drop our list of our “Most Anticipated Tours of 2017”. And from huge grossing tours like Beyonce’s Formation Tour, Drake & Future’s record breaking Summer Sixteen Tour and of course Kanye’s Saint Pablo Tour, to some of the more (but equally entertaining) B-side tours, 2016 was a great year for live music.
Hit the jump and check out our list of our 10 Favorite Concert Tours of 2016!
Perhaps the most underrated music festival in the U.S., Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival is returning in 2017. Kicking off on May 19th, and delivering amazing performances in Gulf Shores through the 21st, Hangout has just released its 2017 lineup and it is epic!
Not only will Hangout be one of the festivals to see the return of Frank Ocean, easily our most anticipated Hangout performer of the year, but Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots and Chance The Rapper will also join Frank as headliners.
The list of performers aren’t just top heavy either, as artists like MGMT, Weezer, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Tory Lanez, Lil Yachty, Band of Horses and many more will also hit the stage in Alabama this year. Mark your calendars and get your tickets fast. You definitely want to hangout in the Gulf Shores this year.
Check out the full lineup below and get your tickets before they are all gone at HangoutMusicFest.com.
Hours after the big announcement of their forthcoming mini-album, Johannesburg, British indie rockers Mumford & Sons brought their huge world tour to Madison, Wisconsin’s Alliant Energy Center. With approximately 10,000 fans in attendance, Mumford & Sons brought American singer/songwriter Blake Mills to help warm up the Midwest crowd and contribute to what would be a memorable night. The rockers mixed the old with the new tonight, performing a number of their fan favorites & B-sides with a number of new records, which we can now expect to hear on their forthcoming mini-album.
Kicking off the night was singer Blake Mills. Mills is certainly not new to music, as the singer has been consistently releasing music since 2010, however he certainly picked up a number of new fans tonight in Madison. A California native, Mills is perhaps best known for his record ‘Hey Lover’ or his work with Simon Dawes, a band Mills co-founded with his high-school friend Taylor Goldsmith. Notably Mills also stands out for his production skills, which grabbed him a “Producer of the Year” nomination for his work on Alabama Shakes’ 2015 album Sound & Color. Tonight though Mills’ set showcased his skills as a solo artist and performer. While Mills’ music, new and old, was new to many fans in Wisconsin tonight, his records certainly resonated well with the sold-out crowd.
Soon after Mills’ opening performance, it was time for Mumford & Sons to hit the stage. Despite their indie status, Marcus Mumford and company have a wide appeal, which is more than evident from their ability to sell out arena after arena on their current tour. While the guys joined forces in 2007, Mumford & Sons quickly rose to their elite status after the release of their 2012 LP, Babel, their second studio album and the follow up to their 2009 debut Sign No More, which brought fans singles like ‘Little Lion Man’ and ‘Winter Winds’.
Mumford & Sons opened tonight’s performance with their record ‘Snake Eyes’, a track from Mumford’s 2015 album, Wilder Minds, a project which debuted a new sound for the band which took their folk sound and traded their acoustic instruments for electric ones. Throughout the night the band jumped from album to album, performing an excellent mix from their three studio albums. Next, Mumford & Sons gave fans some new music with their record ‘Believe’. Throughout the night they made time to give fans a first listen as to what’s to come from the band, records that will likely find home on Mumford & Sons’ upcoming project, Johannesburg.
Highlights of the night were all over. Whether it’s a more upbeat performance or a slower record that turned the arena into an intimate performance, the crowd loved every moment. Of course though when fans had to wait for Mumford’s encore performance of their mega-hit ‘I Will Wait’, the energy levels were at an all-time high. Mumford & Sons have the ability to take intimate performances that you’d expect to hear at your local pub, and bring them to some of the biggest venues and music festivals throughout the world. Their live performances are certainly like none other.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and check out the remaining dates from Mumford & Sons’ current tour here.
Is it festival season already? Well… not quite yet, we still have winter to come, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start getting excited for the great musical festivals that 2016 will have to offer. And today fans in Delaware can be that much more excited as Firefly has released its 2016 lineup. The Dover, Delaware’s lineup this year doesn’t look too different from some major festival lineups from 2015, but it certainly sets the tone for what fans will likely see when Coachella, Lollapalooza, & Bonnarro begin to make their own announcements.
Taking place from June 16-19 this year, fans will see some great headlining sets from Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, deadmau5 and more. The strength of this festival isn’t just on the top row, as Firefly is inviting a number of great acts irregardless of what set-time and stage they play on. With performances from Ellie Goulding, Blink-182, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, Ludacris, Earth Wind & Fire, Fetty Wap, Vince Staples and many more, Firefly will have something for everyone.
Check out official lineup poster for Firefly 2016 below and be sure to get your passes when they go on sale this Friday (November 20th) at 11AM EST.
On Sunday we wrapped up our amazing experience during our first year at Bonnaroo. The weekend at The Farm was amazing, as music fans saw performances from Raury, Bleachers, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Alabama Shakes, Florence + the Machine, and many more! While we already posted a small selection of our favorite photos, to further share our experience with our readers, we will be posting new photo galleries from Bonnaroo until we run out.
Check out our fourth Bonnarooo Photo Series piece this year, of Mumford & Son’s performance below!