Chicago is known for its rich musical heritage and its vibrant live music scene, and this February is no exception. From the biggest names in R&B and rock to the hottest up-and-coming acts, there is something for everyone this month. Here are the most anticipated concerts happening in Chicago this February:
Check out our list of the 5 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in February below!
SZA, the Grammy-nominated R&B singer and songwriter, has announced her highly-anticipated arena tour in support of her sophomore album “SOS”. The tour is set to kick off February 2023 and will take the singer to some of the biggest venues across North America, giving fans a chance to experience her music live and up-close.
“SOS” is SZA’s second studio album and follows her critically acclaimed debut, “Ctrl”. The album features a mix of R&B, soul, and hip-hop, and showcases the singer’s unique style and powerful vocals. It includes hits such as “Kill Bill” and “Nobody Gets Me”, both of which have received widespread praise and become fan favorites.
SZA has been praised for her ability to craft intimate and honest songs that touch on themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery. Her powerful voice and emotional performances have earned her a loyal following, and her live shows are known for their energy and passion. With her arena tour, fans will have the opportunity to see her perform these songs on a larger scale, in some of the biggest venues in the country.
The tour will feature a mix of new and old music, giving fans the chance to hear SZA’s latest tracks, as well as some of their favorites from her first album. The singer has promised to bring her signature energy and passion to the stage, and to create a memorable experience for each and every fan.
Fans who want to experience her powerful voice and emotional performances in person are encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible, before they sell out. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 16 at 12pm local time on szasos.com.
Check out the dates for SZA’s North American tour below.
THE S.O.S. NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Tue Feb 21 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Wed Feb 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Fri Feb 24 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Sat Feb 25 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Mon Feb 27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Tue Feb 28 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Thu Mar 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center*
Sat Mar 04 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Tue Mar 07 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Thu Mar 09 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Fri Mar 10 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) is on top of the world right now. With superstar names like Kendrick Lamar and SZA and exciting emerging artists like SiR and Lance Skiiwalker, TDE is owning the rap game.
So fans today were excited to learn that TDE will bring it’s all-star roster to a city near your for The Championship Tour. With Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, SZA, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiwalker, the tour will kick off on May 4th in Vancouver and will make stops in Oakland, Chicago, Houston, New York and more, until the North American tour concludes on June 16th in Pittsburgh.
Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, January 26th at 12:00PM (local time), with an AMEX pre-sale beginning on Tuesday.
Check out the tour dates for TDE’s The Championship Tour below.
Singer/rapper D.R.A.M., most famously known for his record ‘Cha Cha’, is currently on a huge tour with Chicago’s Chance The Rapper. But don’t think a big tour is going to stop him from putting out new music, as today he released his new record, titled ‘Caretaker (Extended)’. Featuring TDE singer, SZA, this collaboration is a extended version from Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment’s album Surf and it is awesome! You’ll be able to find this one on D.R.A.M.’s forthcoming EP GAHDAMN!, which drops in just a few days on October 23rd.
Stream ‘Caretaker (Extended)’ below and peep our photos of D.R.A.M. and Chance’s Milwaukee stop on their Family Matters tour.
One of our favorite things about Lollapalooza is its aftershows. The aftershows not only allow fans who weren’t able to score wristbands to the actual festival to also see some great sets, but it showcases the beautiful intimate local venues (Aragon, The Mid, The Riviera and more) of our nation’s Second City, Chicago. This year’s Lollapalooza Aftershows are just as great as ever, with a number of performances that we recommend catching. Performing official Lollapalooza Aftershows this year are Alesso, Tove Lo, Gary Clark Jr., The War on Drugs, Glass Animals, alt-J, SZA, Mick Jenkins, Marina and the Diamonds, Logic and many more!
Last night singer Jhene Aiko performed at Chicago’s legendary House of Blues, accompanied by Odd Future‘s The Internet and TDE‘s SZA as part of her Enter The Void Tour. Jhene performed a beautiful set for the sold-out crowd, closed by her Sail Out single ‘The Worst’. Coming off a recent Grammy nomination for her debut album Souled Out, Jhene is definitely having one of the best years in R&B. Check out our photos below!
Ferg’s long awaited debut solo mixtape is finally here. The Gangsta Grillz project contains 19 tracks and is hosted by DJ Drama. Big Sean, SZA, YG, Twista, M.I.A., Crystal Caines, and more are featured on the tape and production comes Big K.R.I.T., Clams Casino, and more!
Top Dawg Entertainment‘s SZA shares her new track ‘Sobriety’ which features a slew of producers (Chris Calor, Cody, Thundercat, LoveDragon, and Sounwave). In the track SZA beautifully sings about breakups and how they put her sobriety under question, showing that TDE is about much more than just West Coast rap. You can catch her on tour with The Internet for Jhene Aiko’s upcoming Enter The Void tour this December.