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October Concert Preview: Pop Music Takeover

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October Concert Preview: Pop Music Takeover

We’re now officially into fall, and it’s time for the biggest names in the business to entertain the Windy City. October is filled with popstars stopping in Chicago for their North American tours. You’ll be able to catch old favorites and new discoveries this month around the city.


Fleet Foxes

October 3-4 @ The Chicago Theatre


Photo Credit: The Chicago Theatre

After a six-year break, Fleet Foxes have returned with their third studio album, Crack-Up. They’ve stayed true to their folk sound but have also begun to branch out into a more avant-garde territory of music. This will be the band’s second Chicago appearance, with two nights to bring fans on an emotional journey after six years of waiting.

Listen to this now: Fool’s Errand





Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull

October 7 @ Allstate Arena

Photo Credit: Allstate Arena

Photo Credit: Allstate Arena

Mr. Worldwide and Enrique Iglesias are teaming up for another concert at Allstate Arena following their earlier visit this summer. Opened by CNCO, the two Spanish music stars and long-time friends are sure to play some of their most loved collaborations including “Let Me Be Your Lover” and high school dance classic “I Like It.”

Listen to this now: I Like It



October 12 @ Aragon Ballroom

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Photo Credit: Billboard

The new king of collabs is coming to the Aragon Ballroom this month. The Grammy and MTV Video Music Award-winning DJ stops in the Windy City on his national Echo Tour, where recent hits like “Stay” featuring Alessia Cara and “Get Low” featuring Liam Payne are sure to be on the track list.

Listen to this now: Get Low



October 18 @ Aragon Ballroom

Photo Credit: Kesha via Facebook

Photo Credit: Kesha via Facebook

The new and improved Ke$ha will be stopping by the Aragon Ballroom mid-month on her Rainbow Tour. After a tumultuous legal battle with her former producer, Ke$ha has risen from the ashes with a sound that’s different from the artist that broke out on the musical scene with “Tik Tok.” This concert is a must-see this fall if you’re looking for amazing live vocals from a strong female artist.

Listen to this now: Praying



Imagine Dragons

October 18 @ United Center

Following the release of their third studio album, Imagine Dragons is setting out on their EVOLVE tour this fall. The world tour is making its way to Chicago mid-October to fill the United Center with old and new favorites. Imagine Dragons’ alternative rock sound will be sure to leave fans’ ears ringing by the end of the night.

Listen to this now: Whatever It Takes



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Photo Credit: Billboard

October 22 @ Bottom Lounge

The two-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, and producer known for his signature auto-tuned sound brings the party to the West Loop for an intimate show. As part of his six-date Acoustic Tour, you can probably expect the superstar to play stripped down renditions of Top 40 hits like “Buy U a Drank,” “Can’t Believe It,” and “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper).”

Listen to this now: Buy U a Drank



Katy Perry

october concerts chicagoOctober 24-25 @ United Center

The larger-than-life pop star brings her reinvented, sophisticated image and top-notch vocals to the United Center – a fitting venue for this icon’s magnitude. Titled after her 2017 album, Witness, her world tour will undoubtedly be packed with the jams that have been dominating the radio lately, like “Swish Swish,” “Chain to the Rhythm,” and “Feels.”

Listen to this now: Swish Swish


Arcade Fire

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Photo Credit: NPR

October 30 @ United Center

After hitting the main stage at Lollapalooza this summer, the highly acclaimed Canadian indie rock band returns to Chicago for an arena-sized performance. The multi-member band took their Infinite Content Tour to Europe and Canada this summer and early fall, and will be circling back to the U.S. for the rest of this season. Look out for tracks from their latest album, Everything Now, and big-name openers like Phantogram, Wolf Parade, and Broken Social Scene.

Listen to this now: Everything Now


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