Nothing beats live music in the Windy City in the summer months, so it’s no surprise that a number of big concerts are coming to your favorite Chicago venues. From 5 Seconds of Summer’s lakeside performance in the middle of the month, to Little Big Town’s Ravinia Festival Performance in Highland Park, we have five big shows that you need to catch this month.
Check out our list of the 5 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in July!
Train’s ‘Play That Song’ was easily one of the most catchy tracks of 2016, and the song’s engine hasn’t lost any steam in 2017. So it’s only right that the track got its own tour in 2017, as Train has announced their “Play That Song Tour” which will kick off later this year.
Opening in Las Vegas, NV on May 12th, Train will make stops all over the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Fresno and many more, until the tour concludes July 15th in Seattle. The guys aren’t traveling alone either, as O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield will join the ‘Drops Of Jupiter’ group.
Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages go on sale Monday (1/23), with tickets being release to the general public on Friday, January 27th. Train’s forthcoming album, a girl a bottle a boat, is currently scheduled for a January 27th release.
Check out the dates for the “Play That Song Tour” below.
Last night ‘Honey, I’m Good’ singer Andy Grammer and the Patrick Monahan-led Train opened up their two-night residency at The Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL. Performing for a sold-out Chicago crowd, both Train and Grammer delivered with high energy and performances of some of their best records.
Kicking things off for the night was Andy Grammer; a great singer, a talented songwriter and someone we dubbed as “music’s easiest guy to root for.” Grammer opened his performance on a high note with performances of his breakout single ‘Keep Your Head Up’, as well as his records ‘Fine By Me’ and ‘Kiss You Slow’. Whether he was thanking fans for their votes on “Dancing With The Stars”, even having the crowd get up and dance themselves, or whether he was performing some creative mashups of his tracks mixed with some current radio hits, like a mix of his new single ‘Fresh Eyes’ with The Chainsmoker and Daya’s hit record ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, Grammer found a way to entertain the crowd throughout his whole set. Other highlights of Grammer’s set included his performance of ‘Forever’ (with some hilarious acting in the background from his band), and his closing performance of his big single, ‘Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)’. Just days away from his co-headlining tour with Gavin DeGraw (another Ravinia Festival alum), Grammer delivered for Chicago tonight.
Next up were the night’s headliners, San Francisco roots rock band, Train. Perhaps known best for their record ‘Drops Of Jupiter’, Train’s engined is powered by much more than just one train track. ‘If It’s Love’, ‘Meet Virginia’ and ‘Bruises’ are just a few songs from the beginning of their set that instantly reminded fans of Train’s star power. Since their debut self-titled album in 1998, Train has been a staple in rock music and tonight was a reminder of just that. Tonight was also a treat for Illinois, because it was a hometown show for the ‘Hey Soul Sister’ performers, as Train guitarist Jimmy Stafford hails from Morris, IL. Highlights of Train’s night-one performance included Monahan performing in the crowd, spanning across the entire pavilion, walking on seats and taking selfies with fans, and of course their encore performance of ‘Drops of Jupiter’. It will be hard for tonight’s performance to top last night’s show, but we’re sure that Train and Andy Grammer are up for the challenge.
Check out our photos from last night’s performance below.