Chicago Welcomes Jay-Z, Drake and Kanye West This Fall/Winter


From Elton John to John Legend, Chicago’s live music calendar this fall/winter can boast a whole host of superstars from the worlds of pop, R&B, rock and hip-hop. Here’s a look at nine major acts who have released Chicago concert tickets for shows over the next few months.

John Legend

Fresh from the success of his fifth consecutive US Top 10 album, Love In The Future, John Legend will visit the Chicago Theatre on Nov 10 as part of his North American ‘Made To Love’ tour. Joined by Braxton Family Values star Tamar Braxton, the soul man will perform recent singles “Who Do We Think We Are” and “All Of Me” alongside classic hits “Save Room,” “Ordinary People” and “Used To Love U” and stripped-back renditions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” and Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much.” John Legend tickets are still available for this show on TiqIQ at a get-in price of $190 and an average price of $337.

Pink

Having stopped off at the United Center twice during its mammoth nine-month run, Pink’s The Truth About Love world tour will return to the Chicago area on Nov 20 at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena ($125/$253). Fans with Pink tickets can look forward to a spectacular Cirque Du Soleil-inspired show featuring her US number ones “So What,” “Raise Your Glass” and “Just Give Me A Reason,” a medley of her earlier R&B hits (“There You Go,” “Most Girls,” “You Make Me Sick”) and a cover version of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.”

Selena Gomez

The Allstate Arena will then welcome the former Disney Channel tween idol to its stage when her first solo tour rolls into town on Nov 22. Alongside several of the hits she recorded with backing band The Scene (“Naturally,” “Love You Like A Love Song,” “A Day Without Rain”), those with Selena Gomez tickets should also expect to hear covers of Lorde’s “Royals” and Katy Perry’s “Roar” and all the highlights from her recent chart-topping album, Stars Dance. There are plenty of Chicago concert tickets remaining for this date with a get-in price of $42 and an average price of $115.

Elton John

Just before concluding the US leg of his The Diving Board tour with a two-night run at Madison Square Garden, Elton John will take to the stage at the Allstate Arena on Nov 30 ($46/$251). Alongside several tracks from his first solo studio effort in seven years, the pop legend treated fans with Elton John tickets for his recent European summer shows to a hit-packed journey through his back catalogue, covering everything from his 1970 self-titled breakthrough (“Your Song”) right up to 2010’s Leon Russell collaboration The Union (“Hey Ahab”).

103.5 Jingle Ball

Hosted by 103.5 KISS FM, iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Ball national tour will stop off at the United Center on December 9. Alongside performances from recent chart-toppers Robin Thicke and Flo Rida, the star-studded Christmas celebration will also include sets from R&B star Chris Brown, Swedish electro duo Icona Pop, Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy, Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne, Latin heartthrob Enrique Iglesias and X-Factor finalists Fifth Harmony. 103.5 Jingle Ball tickets are available on TiqIQ at a get-in price of $33 and average price of $189.

Drake

Featuring support slots from Atlanta rapper Future, neo-soul vocalist Miguel and OVO Sound label signing PartyNextDoor, the hip-hop/R&B star’s ‘Would You Like A Tour’ tour stops off at the United Center on Dec 12 with Drake tickets still up for grabs on TiqIQ at $105/$278. Alongside material from his new Billboard number one album, Nothing Was The Same, fans with Chicago concert tickets can also look forward to hearing earlier hits “Headlines” and “Crew Love” and solo versions of his Lil Wayne collaborations “The Motto” and “HYFR,” while recent dates have also featured guest appearances from the likes of Jhene Aiko and Wiz Khalifa.

Beyonce

Now coming to the end of her lengthy 107-date Mrs Carter Show world tour, the R&B superstar will visit the United Center for the second time this year on Dec 13 with Beyonce tickets still available at a get-in price of $113 and average price of $343. The 32-year-old has wowed audiences across the globe this year with a set-list featuring previews from her long-awaited fifth solo album, Destiny’s Child classic “Survivor” and a catalogue of hits spanning from 2003’s Dangerously In Love (“Crazy In Love”) right up to 2011’s 4 (“Love On Top”).

Kanye West

Forced to postpone his original dates at the United Center on Nov 7 and 9 after a 60-foot LED screen ‘central to his creative vision’ was damaged in a truck accident, Kanye West will now instead head to Chicago on Dec 17 ($32/$118) and 18 ($66/$164). Supported by Kendrick Lamar, the hip-hop superstar will no doubt be hoping to make it up to those who had bought Kanye West tickets to see him this month with a show featuring the entirety of his sixth consecutive US number one album, Yeezus, the best of his back catalogue and an array of elaborate visuals.

Jay-Z

Returning to the live stage alone following joint tours with Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, the Roc Nation mogul will visit the United Center on January 9 as part of his Magna Carter tour. Fans with Jay-Z tickets can look forward to hearing a set-list covering everything from 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt (“Dead Presidents II”) right up to 2009’s The Blueprint 3 (“Empire State Of Mind”) alongside all the highlights from his new twelfth studio album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail. There are still thousands of Chicago concert tickets waiting to be snapped up for this date with a get-in price of $37 and average price of $244.

Be sure to keep checking back on TiqIQ for the latest information on Chicago concert tickets for what promises to be an exciting season of live music ahead.

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