As the weather warms, the shows come back to Chicagoland in full effect. The upcoming months are armed to the teeth with some of biggest stars in the music world right now, so don’t miss them if you can help it. Check out these six upcoming Chicagoland concerts.
Rihanna & Travis Scott
April 15 at the United Center
It doesn’t get much bigger than Rihanna. Coming off last summer’s smash hit, “B—- Better Have My Money,” and the more recent “Work,” with Drake – the singer is returning to Chicago to put on a massive show at the UC. Up-and-comer Travis Scott will open for the pop megastar.
April 22 at the Allstate Arena
After a few rocky years, Justin Bieber has returned to the forefront of pop, and Beliebers everywhere are losing it over his new album. After making headlines for plenty of reasons outside the music world, all anyone seems to focus on these days is his maturing sound as an artist. Of course, it helps when you put out some of the catchiest hits on the radio. Not a bad transition.
Ellie Goulding With Years & Years
May 6 at the Allstate Arena
Grammy-nominated artist Ellie Goulding might not have the name recognition of the others on this list, but she can pack a crowd with the best of them. Her pop-electronica blended sound is perfect for the radio, and we’re willing to bet her live shows carry the same mystique and bravado.
May 17 at the Allstate Arena
Country artist Carrie Underwood propelled herself to a level of unprecedented success for an American Idol winner a long, long time ago. Since then, she’s done nothing but cement her status as one of the top modern-day country artists. Go see her and get your twang on this May.
May 27 and 28 at Soldier Field
Coming off the heels of her Super Bowl halftime performance, Queen Bee is at it again. This time, she’s playing back-to-back nights at Chicago’s Soldier Field – keeping the 50-yard line busy once again.
July 28-31 at Grant Park
The Granddaddy of them all, Lollapalooza, is back for its 25th anniversary this year. In celebration, the festival has added on an additional day of shows. Headliners include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Lana Del Ray, Future, and Ellie Goulding (in case you miss her show in May).