The Windy City seems to have been taken over by the top of the Billboard chart this month with a whole host of superstars from the worlds of R&B, hip-hop, teen-pop and country set to stop off on their respective world tours, not to mention the 20th annual Lollapalooza. Here’s a look at some of the biggest names who have released Chicago concert tickets for shows in July.
Ahead of the release of their much-anticipated big-screen debut, the most successful boyband of the 21st Century will take to the stage at Tinley Park’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 13 and 14. One Direction tickets are currently available on TiqIQ for both dates with the former’s get-in and average price at $41/$355 and the latter’s $40/$391. Supported by Australian pop-rock quartet 5 Seconds Of Summer, the early North American leg of their mammoth Take Me Home tour has seen performances of US Top 10 hits “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We’re Young” alongside a cover of Wheatus’ “Teenage Kicks” and their Blondie/The Undertones mash-up “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks).”
One of the biggest hit-makers of this decade will bring his Moonshine Jungle tour into town at the United Center on July 13 with Bruno Mars tickets on offer on TiqIQ at a get-in price of $72 and average price of $186. Expect a hit-packed show with renditions of his four US chart-toppers, “Just The Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “Locked Out Of Heaven” and “If I Was Your Man,” a solo version of his Travie McCoy collaboration, “Billionaire,” and renditions of Ginuwine’s “Pony” and Soul For Real’s “Candy Rain” all featuring on the first North American leg. While fans who get there early enough can also check out the talents of opening act, synth-pop chanteuse Ellie Goulding.
The United Center will then welcome the Queen of R&B on July 17 with Beyonce tickets on sale on TiqIQ at a get-in price of $173 and average price of $571. The Mrs Carter Show world tour has already wowed audiences across Europe with its dazzling array of special effects and choreography and journey through her iconic back catalogue. But alongside the likes of “Crazy In Love,” “Halo” and “If I Were A Boy,” Beyonce fans with tickets will also get the chance to hear several new songs (“Grown Woman,” “Standing On The Sun”) that have since been added to the spectacular show.
Making the most of their new working relationship, the kings of pop and hip-hop will join forces again later this month following the release of Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z tickets for a series of 15 joint shows. The Legends Of The Summer Stadium tour will stop off at Soldier Field on July 22 with tickets currently available on TiqIQ at a get-in price of $120 and average price of $363. Alongside recent Top 3 collaboration, “Suit & Tie,” fans should look forward to hearing some of the most anthemic hits of the 00s including “Cry Me A River,” “Sexyback” and “99 Problems” alongside material from their respective current albums, The 20/20 Experience and Magna Carta… Holy Grail.
Supported by UK singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, the ubiquitous Taylor Swift will also visit Soldier Field to showcase her confessional tales of celebrity ex-boyfriends on August 10. With her fourth LP recently scoring the highest first-week sales on the Billboard Top 200 since the early 00s, the Red Tour set-list has unsurprisingly focused on its winning blend of country and pure pop. But in addition to the likes of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble,” the 23-year-old has also revisited her earlier work on recent dates with performances of “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me.” Fans can get their hands on Taylor Swift tickets for a get-in price of $108 and average price of $225.
Arguably the most star-studded month on Chicago’s musical calendar, July’s live schedule should have something for everyone.