May 2022

A Family Affair starring Al Jardine of The Beach Boys and Carnie & Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips

Al Jardine is a founding member of The Beach Boys.  He still tours worldwide alongside original Beach Boys front-man and long-time song-writer Brian Wilson.     Carnie and Wendy are Brian’s daughters.  The ladies are founding and current members of Wilson Phillips.  The group has earned five Grammy Award nominations, two platinum albums, five Billboard #1 singles, and eight Billboard top 10 singles.   Also on tour will be Al’s son, Matt Jardine, who was a long-time falsetto vocalist and percussionist for The Beach Boys (and also tours with Al and Brian).    This tour will feature the music of both The Beach Boys and Wilson Phillips.  There will be one backing band – The Endless Summer Band – which is comprised of musicians from both groups. ...
Friday, May 27
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Freddy Jones Band

For more than three decades, Freddy Jones Band has been one of America’s most noteworthy and revered roots rock acts. In 2022/23, the band will mark the 30th Anniversary of their biggest hit, “In a Daydream,” which topped the AAA charts at #1 in the mid-90’s. To commemorate the milestone, Freddy Jones Band will release a brand new version of the song in mid-2022! Despite the band’s name, none of the members are named Freddy Jones. Freddy Jones Band is fronted by founding member, guitarist, and songwriter Marty Lloyd, who is joined by an all-star lineup that includes longtime band member and noted bassist, Rich Ross, who has also spent many years touring with The Samples. In addition to “In a Daydream,” Freddy Jones Band is known for other popular singles including “Take the Time,” “One World,” and many others. The band’s most recent release, “Never Change,” was produced by three-time Grammy-winning producer and engineer Justin Niebank (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley). Niebank stated that “Never Change” was “the best record I’ve worked on in years.” Freddy Jones Band is currently touring to promote the 30th Anniversary of “In a Daydream,” as well as the release of their newest single, “Connected.” Another new single from Freddy Jones Band, “Mirror Ball,” will be released before the end of 2022! ...
Saturday, May 28
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
June 2022

REO Speedwagon Nite with Richrath and special guest Voyage

Michael Jahnz started the REO connection when he became lead vocalist and front man for the legendary Gary Richrath, former lead guitarist and song writer for REO Speedwagon. They toured together for over a decade as the Gary Richrath Band playing the songs Gary had written for REO Speedwagon as well as original Richrath tunes and songs Michael had written with Gary. Michael and his band Richrath Project 3:13 continue to honor the memory of the late Gary Richrath at every show and are now excited to announce the worldwide release of their brand new album, "L.A. Is Mine"!  ...
Friday, Jun 03
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Debbie Gibson – The Body Remembers Tour VIP Meet & Greet ADD-ON

Debbie Gibson is hitting the road on her much-anticipated solo U.S. tour to celebrate her 35-year career with her nostalgic hits and songs off her new critically acclaimed album ‘The Body Remembers.’ Debbie Gibson burst onto the music scene at 16 and instantly became the youngest artist in history to write, produce and perform a number one hit, "Foolish Beat.". Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums and has starred in 17 musicals in 17 years, from Broadway's Les Miserables to the West End's Grease.  Hear your favorites, "Lost In Your Eyes", "Only In My Dreams", "We Could Be Together", and MORE!  ...
Saturday, Jun 04
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Debbie Gibson – The Body Remembers Tour

Debbie Gibson is hitting the road on her much-anticipated solo U.S. tour to celebrate her 35-year career with her nostalgic hits and songs off her new critically acclaimed album ‘The Body Remembers.’ Debbie Gibson burst onto the music scene at 16 and instantly became the youngest artist in history to write, produce and perform a number one hit, "Foolish Beat.". Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums and has starred in 17 musicals in 17 years, from Broadway's Les Miserables to the West End's Grease.  Hear your favorites, "Lost In Your Eyes", "Only In My Dreams", "We Could Be Together", and MORE!  ...
Saturday, Jun 04
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Music of Randy Travis

The Music of Randy Travis Tour featuring country singer and his co-star in The Price, James Dupré. The Country Music Hall of Fame member’s long-time touring band, consisting of Steve Hinson, David Johnson, Lance Dary, Bill Cook, Joe Van Dyke and Herb Shucher along with longtime tour manager Jeff Davis will rejoin “Hoss,” as they affectionately call Travis, on the road for the first time since right before his stroke in 2013. The show will consist of Dupré and the band performing all 16 of his iconic number ones including “On The Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Three Wooden Crosses.” Randy Travis will make a special appearance “We are incredibly excited to be back on the road and give Randy’s fans a chance to hear his music live again, and who better to sing his many hits than James Dupré?” said Mary and Randy Travis. ...
Sunday, Jun 05
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Musical Box: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

The greatest rock opera ever created, The Lamb lies down on Broadway, the last collaborative effort between legendary Peter Gabriel and Genesis, is to be revived one last time… The end of an era. The Musical Box, the only group in the world granted a licence from Peter Gabriel and Genesis, will recreate in its entirety the original 1974-75 performance in painstaking details, right down to the original slide show. One final chance to witness this unique live experience. ...
Thursday, Jun 09
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

BoDeans

Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, The BoDeans continue to tour year round and continue to deliver amazing, high-energy performances. Chart topping songs like “Fadeaway”, “Only Love”, and “Dreams” won them Rolling Stone‘s readers poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and they were part of a small contingent of bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative Album Rock. Their reputation for delivering a dynamic live show garnered support slots with U2/"Joshua Tree" Tour, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie, and appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, and ACL, among others. They’ve been featured on SNL, Letterman, Today, Imus, CNN, ESPN, and many more. In the nearly 30 years that followed, the band released several albums which embody multiple more songs played heavily at radio, in TV shows, and movies, and defined a sound that a generation embraced–songs like “Good Things”, “You Don’t Get Much”, “Idaho”, “If It Makes You”, “Closer to Free”, “Stay”, “American”, and “All the World”, which was recently featured on CMT. ...
Friday, Jun 10
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Bill Engvall – 7PM Show

Bill Engvall!  Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Bill can regularly be seen in a recurring role on the hit FOX sitcom Last Man Standing, playing Reverend Paul. “Casino Comedian” of the year at the 2019 Casino Entertainment Awards in Las Vegas!  Bill’s latest comedy special “Just Sell Him For Parts” is currently available on VUDU streaming service. Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. ...
Saturday, Jun 11
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Bill Engvall – 9PM Show

Bill Engvall!  Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Bill can regularly be seen in a recurring role on the hit FOX sitcom Last Man Standing, playing Reverend Paul. “Casino Comedian” of the year at the 2019 Casino Entertainment Awards in Las Vegas!  Bill’s latest comedy special “Just Sell Him For Parts” is currently available on VUDU streaming service. Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. ...
Saturday, Jun 11
9:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Denise Tomasello…Judy, Liza, Barbra & Me

Denise Tomasello in Concert With Her 17 Piece Orchestra - Judy, Liza & Me  Winner of Chicago's 1998 After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" Denise Tomasello is the singer that the Chicago Tribune has called the consummate cabaret singer. She has headlined with Jackie Mason, Don Rickles and Alan King. Her Chicago appearances have included capacity crowds at Park West, The Pump Room, Chicago Theatre, Gentry, Davenport's & the Metropole Room in the Fairmont Hotel. On the Coasts, she's a featured performer at NYC's Cabaret Convention, Eighty Eight's in Manhattan, Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, and The Gardenia in L.A.. ...
Sunday, Jun 12
3:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Samples

Best known for his high voice, unique guitar playing and songwriting (“Nature”, “Feel Us Shaking”, “Did You Ever Look So Nice”) rock, reggae and folk singer/songwriter is Sean Kelly, front man for The Samples, began playing guitar and composing his own songs. After moving to Colorado in 1987 to start a band, Kelly became a fixture on local club stages as the front man for The Samples, playing original songs with a variety of rock, reggae and folk. Kelly’s songs have been featured in Perks of Being a Wallflower and more recently in television’s Younger and in ads for MSNBC’s midterm election coverage. ...
Friday, Jun 17
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Shaun Cassidy, Magic of the Midnight Sky Tour

Shaun grew up in Los Angeles and New York City. While still in high school, he signed a contract with Warner Brothers records. This led to three multi-platinum albums and numerous top ten hits including "Da Doo Ron Ron", "That's Rock n' Roll", "Hey Deanie", and "Do You Believe In Magic?" ...
Saturday, Jun 18
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

“Dance with my Father” Luther Vandross Night starring Terry Steele

Terry Steele is a Two-Time Grammy Awards Nominee / a Two-Time ASCAP Award Winning Songwriter and has toured internationally as a professional recording artist ... with concert performances in Russia, Japan, China, Germany, Brazil, Jamaica, Israel, England as well as the USA ... touching the hearts and souls of millions of people around the world! As a professional songwriter, Terry has written for -or- has collaborated with such megastar artists as Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Starship, Hiroshima, Patti Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Spinners, Barry White, The Pointer Sisters, Arif Mardin, Natalie Cole, George Duke, and saxophonist Richard Elliott. As the principal writer of the blockbuster hit, Here And Now, (recorded by the late Luther Vandross) - Steele garnered a Grammy nomination for “Best Rhythm and Blues Song” in 1990. Terry Steele has recorded three (3) internationally released solo albums/CDs and has recorded six (6) albums/CDs as lead singer for the renowned world-music band Hiroshima. Terry has also commanded the worldwide stage with leading roles in theatrical dance-plays and musical productions such as: Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Russia), Mama, I Want To Sing, The Names Quilt, The Living Legends Concert Series (European Cast), and in 2007 he took his first leap into the starring role of the hugely successful off-Broadway Production, Here And Now: The Legacy of Luther Vandross. ...
Sunday, Jun 19
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

$10 Silent Film Night: Steamboat Bill Jr.

Buster Keaton plays the whimpy son of 'Steamboat Bill' Canfield, a salty tugboat captain, in this silent classic. The younger Bill spends most of his time trying to live up to his father's tough expectations. Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with the daughter of the old man's fiercest rival--only to end up coming to everyone's rescue in the movie's heroic ending. Contains one of the most famous (and dangerous) scenes in silent film history--that of Keaton escaping the crush of a collapsing building when he happens to stand in the same exact spot as the window frame. ...
Wednesday, Jun 22
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Samantha Fish

Over the course of her career as an award-winning artist, singer/songwriter/guitarist Samantha Fish has brought extraordinary power to her self-expression, capturing her inner world in combustible riffs, visceral rhythms, and spine-tingling vocal work. For Fish, one of the greatest joys of making music is the powerful exchange of energy at her incendiary live shows. “I fell in love with music from going to shows, and I know how cathartic it can be. It heals your heart,” she says. “Anytime I play live, I just want to want to make people forget about everything else in the world and feel that same joy that I feel on stage.”  ...
Thursday, Jun 23
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Leonid & Friends

Leonid & Friends…all the way FROM RUSSIA!!!  If the hits of CHICAGO, one of the most popular bands in history, aren’t enough, add to it a bunch of additional songs you wouldn’t normally hear at a tribute show…PLUS an energy very few bands have!  These guys are incredible!  A sell out every time! ...
Friday, Jun 24
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: A Tribute To The Beatles’ RubberSoul & Revolver – VIP Tour Upgrade

Collectible tour poster autographed by Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Badfinger featuring Joey Molland and Danny Laine Exclusive It Was Fifty Years Ago Today VIP merchandise pack Commemorative tour laminate  Commemorative ticket Limited availability * Upgrade package only, does not include a ticket to the concert; admission must be purchased separately. ...
Saturday, Jun 25
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Tesla

Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. Celebrating 30+ years of Rock ‘n’ Roll gives their audience a musical journey that keeps the loyal fans coming back and has newcomers realizing, “Wow, I didn’t know they did that song!" “Modern Day Cowboy”, “Little Suzi”, “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)”, “Love Song”, “The Way It Is”, and MORE!  ...
Sunday, Jun 26
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
July 2022

Village People

Village People is one of the most iconic music groups in the world. Their music has become part of the international songbook. The group’s hits are featured in dozens of major motionpictures, on Broadway, in commercials and in “Village People Party” slot machines. Of course, Y.M.C.A (along with its dance) is played at almost every party, wedding, bar mitzvah, and sporting event in the universe. Current Village People members include:  Victor Willis (Cop/Admiral), Angel Morales (Native American), James Kwong (Construction Worker), Chad Freeman (Cowboy), James Lee (G.I.), and James J.J. Lippold (Leatherman). Don't miss your favorites!  "YMCA", Macho Man", "In the Navy", and more! ...
Friday, Jul 01
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Dialogue Tour: Howard Jones/Midge Ure/All Hail The Silence – MEET & GREET PACKAGE

Includes: Meet & Greet and Photo with Howard Jones One (1) Merch Pack Designed Exclusively for VIP Purchasers One (1) Commemorative VIP Laminate Venue First Entry (Where Applicable) MEET & GREET UPGRADE DOES NOT INCLUDE A CONCERT TICKET. MUST HAVE CONCERT TICKET TO ATTEND MEET & GREET UPGRADE. MEET & GREET UPGRADE LIMITED and ONLY available for purchase until June 26, 2022 at 10PM. ...
Saturday, Jul 02
6:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Dialogue Tour: Howard Jones/Midge Ure/All Hail The Silence

HOWARD JONES HITS INCLUDE: NEW SONG, WHAT IS LOVE? • PEARL IN THE SHELL • HIDE AND SEEK LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU WELL • LOOK MAMA THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER • EVERLASTING LOVE • NO ONE IS TO BLAME MIDGE URE HITS INCLUDE: VIENNA • DANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES • IF I WAS • DEAR GOD ALL HAIL THE SILENCE Featuring BT Grammy nominated Producer/DJ/Film Composer ...
Saturday, Jul 02
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

SONIC SLAM: Tom Keifer, LA Guns, and Faster Pussycat

Rock fans rejoice! It’s been far too quiet the past couple of years, and it’s finally time for the return of a tour that cranks it to the max! “Sonic Slam” with Tom Keifer #keiferband, L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat will head out on the road together. Tom Keifer says, “#keiferband is amped for the ‘Sonic Slam’ 2022 tour with our friends L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat! Get ready for a 100% live, raucous, loud & slammin’ rock show. Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2022.” L.A. Guns’ Tracii Guns agrees, "I’m excited L.A. Guns will be heading out on the road with Tom Keifer. We are really looking forward to touring again.” Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe adds, "Faster Pussycat has toured with Tom’s band and L.A. Guns before, but never all of us together. The shows were always amazing, and you can expect the same this summer. There’s going to be three decades of friendship and great music all under one roof, ‘Sonic Slam’ is going to be a blast!” ...
Friday, Jul 08
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

ABC

Fusing electro-pop, funk and a unique post-punk vision, original lead singer Martin Fry faithfully delivers hits that span the 80’s which included: WHEN SMOKEY SINGS BE NEAR ME THE LOOK OF LOVE (PART ONE) (HOW TO BE A) MILLIONAIRE POISON ARROW ...
Saturday, Jul 09
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Pasquale Esposito at Casa Italia in Stone Park, Illinois

PLEASE KNOW THIS SHOW IS AT CASA ITALIA IN STONE PARK, IL Pasquale Esposito is an Italian-born American tenor.  He has released ten albums and has toured internationally.  Esposito is a lyric tenor whose work focuses on operatic pop with occasional forays into traditional opera.  Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime performance! ...
Saturday, Jul 09
8:00 PM
Casa Italia in Stone Park

School of Rock on Tour

School of Rock Park Ridge, Arlington Heights and Mokena are proud to welcome School of Rock on Tour: featuring Housebands from Bentonville AR, Eden Prairie Mn, Fayetteville AR, Huntington NY, Pearland Tx, Rockville Centre NY, Roslyn NY, and Syosset NY. The evening includes classic rock sets from each group, an All School Jam featuring the Foo Fighters, and a tribute to Neil Peart (planned for 9:00 to 10:00). School of Rock is fostering the next generation of great artists and redefining music education. Through a unique performance-based approach, students are guided from the lesson room to the stage where they play real shows at authentic venues with their peers. With more than 300 locations worldwide, School of Rock inspires the world to rock on stage and in life. The Housebands on tour represent the top 5% of the student body. Come and see just how hard these kids rock! ...
Wednesday, Jul 13
6:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Robby Krieger of The Doors

Robby Krieger, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and member of The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, is best known as the guitarist of The Doors.  Krieger co-wrote many of the Doors' songs, including the hits “Light My Fire”, “Love Me Two Times”, Touch Me”, and “Love Her Madly” After The Doors dis-banded, Krieger continued his performing and recording career with other musicians including former Doors bandmates John Densmore and Ray Manzarek.  He was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time ...
Friday, Jul 22
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Five for Fighting with Special Guest The Verve Pipe

Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. With the past six albums by Five For Fighting, the hockey moniker stage name under which he performs, Ondrasik has seen multitudes of successes. Five For Fighting's breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song “Superman,” and John’s performance at The Concert For New York. Ondrasik proceeded to become part of the American songbook with the iconic hit “100 Years,” "World," "The Riddle,” “Chances,” and “What If.” John’s music has been featured in over 350 films, TV shows, and advertisements ranging from The Blind Side to The Sopranos. In 2018 John was the musical voice for the CBS hit show Code Black. With a reputation for spectacular live performances, the genesis of multi-platinum artist The Verve Pipe can be traced back to the early 90s when the principal members of two rival Michigan bands joined forces. After releasing two independent albums, I’ve Suffered A Head Injury and Pop Smear, the group quickly garnered a regional following for its textured rock songs distinguished by innovative arrangements, soul searching lyrics and layered vocals. We are the band behind the hits The Freshmen, Photograph and Colorful. Still making music after twenty-nine years. Live show loving and fan friendly.  Join us for the fun! ...
Sunday, Jul 24
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Ted Nugent

The “Motor City Madman” makes his debut at the Des Plaines Theatre for a night of All American Rock!  The show is all about the music with five decades of multi-platinum hits!  Classics including “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough,” and cult classic “Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), MUST be seen live at least once! ...
Monday, Jul 25
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

$10 Silent Film Night: Exit Smiling

A maid who works for a traveling theatrical troupe wants desperately to be an actress, and manages to get some small roles in the company's productions, but is determined to do anything she can to show that she deserves a shot at the big time. ...
Wednesday, Jul 27
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Hellzapoppin

Named after the most successful Broadway Musical and Movie from the late 30’s and 40’s, Hellzapoppin is the world's largest international touring rock-n-roll circus sideshow. This Super-Group vaudeville freak show of wonder has performed well over 3,000 shows and in 16 countries. They've toured with some of the biggest and most famous rock bands on the planet. Spectators will experience one of the world’s last authentic circus sideshows featuring death defying stunts using the human anatomy and demonstrations of mind over matter, yet with no blood and no pain. You’ve seen theses world famous performers on AMC’s Freak Show, Ripley’s Believe It Not, Guinness World Records, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, America’s Got Talent and more. Hellzapoppin features record breaking LIVE stunts like fire eating and fire breathing, magic and illusions, acrobatic stunts, hand balancing, foot archery, sword swallowing, juggling, unicycling and more. You'll see human curiosities such as a real live half-man that is cut in half at the waist and walks bare-handed on razor sharp broken shards of glass...while on fire! ...
Thursday, Jul 28
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Scott Stapp of Creed

SCOTT STAPP is a Grammy award-winning songwriter, solo artist, and lead vocalist of the rock band Creed. Stapp has sold over 53 million records, been streamed over 1 billion times, and has eleven #1 singles. He’s currently in the studio recording the follow-up album to The Space Between The Shadows (2019), which debuted at the top of Rock and Album charts in the US and UK. ...
Friday, Jul 29
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
August 2022

Garth Brooks Tribute: The Garth Guy

Calling all Garth Brooks fans!!! Dean Simmons now celebrates 24 years of giving audiences across the country THE most popular Garth Brooks experience, resulting in sing-a-longs and standing ovations night after night!  “(I’ve Got) Friends In Low Places”, “Thunder Rolls”, "The Dance", and so many more!  Wear your Cowboy Hat! ...
Friday, Aug 05
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Spinners

The Spinners are Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductees, American Music Award winners, and six-time Grammy Award nominees.  The group has earned five (5) gold albums, eight (8) gold singles, thirty-four (34) Billboard top 40 singles, and nine (9) Billboard #1 singles.   The Spinners hits include “I’ll Be Around”, “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”, “One of a Kind”, “Mighty Love”, “I’m Coming Home”, “Then Came You” ft Dionne Warwick, “The Rubberband Man”, “Games People Play”, “Working My Way Back to You”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Cupid”, “It’s A Shame”, and “Sadie”.  ...
Sunday, Aug 07
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Lou Gramm – ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER / FOUNDING MEMBER OF FOREIGNER

LOU GRAMM – founding member of Foreigner – one of the greatest singers in Rock music, LOU GRAMM’S unique vocals and hit songs have placed FOREIGNER™, among Billboard’s Top Artists of all time. Their 16 Billboard Top 40 Hit Songs defined an era. “I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS” “DOUBLE VISION” “COLD AS ICE” “HEAD GAMES” “JUKE BOX HERO” “BLUE MORNING” “HOT BLOODED” “FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME” “URGENT” “SAY YOU WILL” “I DON’T WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU” “WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU” ...
Saturday, Aug 20
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

America – VIP TOUR UPGRADE PACKAGE

$99 Package includes: "HITs” 40th Anniversary Edition CD Holiday Harmony CD Specially designed America tour shirt America tote bag Set of America guitar picks America keychain bottle opener Exclusive America VIP merchandise item Commemorative VIP laminate Commemorative ticket Limited availability CONCERT TICKET NOT INCLUDED WITH VIP UPGRADE.  Must have concert ticket to purchase VIP Upgrade. ...
Friday, Aug 26
6:30 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

America

Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song "A Horse With No Name." Fifty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. America's journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 1970's Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Gerry Beckley's melodic porgy of his hometown’s rich musical heritage. Combining the melodic pop-rock sensibilities of Cheap Trick and a will to evolve worthy of Wilco, "Freedom" also doffs its cap to Fuller’s love of classic English bands such as The Hollies and the Rubber Soul and Revolver-era Beatles.p rock and Dewey Bunnell's use of folk-jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric imagery contrasted well with Dan Peek's more traditional country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics. ...
Friday, Aug 26
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
September 2022

The PettyBreakers…National Tribute to Tom Petty

The PettyBreakers are the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert. All the classics… American Girl…Break Down… Free Fallin’… Mary Jane’s Last Dance…Refugee… Runnin’ Down a Dream… and so many more... perfectly reproduced. ...
Friday, Sep 09
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Stephen Pearcy the Voice of Ratt, with special guests Quiet Riot & Autograph

As the founder, lead singer and songwriter of the metal rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy is credited with having been a pioneer of the early 80's Sunset Strip rock scene. Having led his creation to Mega Multi-Platinum Success Year after Year from 1984 to 1991. Capturing critical acclaim for his performances, style and uniquely salacious vocals. Pearcy formed RATT in Los Angeles in 1982 from his previous band Mickey RATT. Known for their overtly sexual appearance, rebellious attitude and take no prisoner approach to metal, Atlantic Records recognized RATT’s potential and star power thus signing the band to a contract resulting in the 1984 album “Out of the Cellar”, which became one of many multi-platinum successes. RATT climbed up the charts with singles from “Out of the Cellar”, soaring past Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”, Van Halen’s “Panama”, Madonna’s “Borderline” and David Bowies “Blue Jean”. Autograph left an everlasting imprint on Rock ‘N’ Roll. The platinum-selling Southern California hard rock juggernauts gave the world the ubiquitous hit “TURN UP THE RADIO”, seminal albums such as Sign In Please, That’s The Stuff, and Loud and Clear as well as unforgettable sold out shows alongside everybody from Mötley Crüe and Ronnie James Dio to Van Halen and Aerosmith. Given those accolades, when they disbanded in 1989, they never left the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the globe. Simply put, a reunion was both inevitable. Legendary bassist and Metal Health founding member RUDY SARZO has returned to the band after almost a 20 year absence. As per the wishes of Frankie Banali who passed away in 2020, and the Banali estate QUIET RIOT continues its historic journey in 2022. The lineup is composed of QUIET RIOT guitarist ALEX GROSSI, vocalist JIZZY PEARL and is now joined by Type O Negative drummer JOHNNY KELLY. QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album Metal Health. ...
Saturday, Sep 10
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry

Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry recently released "Outskirts," a seven-song EP. With 20 plus charted singles, the Kentucky native has earned CMA, ACM, and GRAMMY awards and nominations with undeniable blue collar anthems like “Hell Yeah,” “My Town,” and “Hillbilly Shoes." They’ve notched five No. 1 singles, "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something To Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll With Me." They were inducted as Grand Ole Opry members in 2009 and were inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2015. ...
Friday, Sep 16
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Music of Cream – Disraeli Gears & Clapton Classics Tour

More than fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, family members of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream's legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s. The Music Of Cream features family members Kofi Baker (son of Ginger Baker) on drums and Will Johns (Eric Clapton’s nephew) and son of Zeppelin/Stones engineer Andy)on guitar and vocals. EXPERIENCE a Once-In-a-lifetime concert salute to the most innovative and explosive super group of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best. WATCH as they interplay live with their fathers on the big screen; classic moments in rock history brought back to life. LISTEN as they share personal insights and stories, complete with rare, yet to be seen family footage and photographs. A backstage pass like no other. ...
Sunday, Sep 18
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Andrew “Dice” Clay

ANDREW DICE CLAY is proud to be one of America's most controversial and outrageous comics. When he released his debut album, Dice, the parental advisory label simply read “Warning: This album is offensive.” Dice’s rise to fame was nothing less than meteoric; he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row and was the only performer ever “Banned For Life from MTV.” Dice has released numerous best-selling DVDs (No Apologies and Dice Rules!) and a string of multi-gold and platinum selling CDs (The Day The Laughter Died and Face Down, Ass Up). Dice also starred in several one-hour HBO and Showtime stand-up specials including: The Diceman Cometh and Indestructible. Over the last few years, Dice’s career has experienced a resurgence, most notably when he starred to great critical acclaim alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, his recurring role on the final season of Entourage, Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl and most recently in the award winning, blockbuster hit, A Star Is Born. His other notable TV credits are The Celebrity Apprentice, where he is proud to have been the first celebrity thrown off the show and his Showtime series, Dice. Also, in 2015, Simon & Schuster published Dice’s brutally honest autobiography “The Filthy Truth.” For decades, Dice continues to be a comedy force to reckon with so don’t miss this Undisputed Comedy King ...
Saturday, Sep 24
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
October 2022

Tower of Power

In the realm of power funk and jazz-rock, Tower of Power was an original voice, one carved from a unique place within an exceptionally heady moment. And this convergence of forces, clearly, has yet to cool some 53 years hence. ...
Saturday, Oct 01
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Michael Schenker’s 50th Anniversary Tour with special guests Eric Martin “The Voice of Mr. Big” and Images of Eden

Michael Schenker laid the foundations for one of hard rock’s most glorious solo careers of all times. And while nobody expected anything less from a former guitarist for Scorpions and UFO, it’s close to impossible mentioning everything Michael has built over the past 50 years, or the countless people he influenced or played with. This, truly, is the stuff that hard rocking myths are made of. I never looked back, is how Michael dryly sums up an extraordinary career. Due to this mindset, he only realized much later what a huge impact his playing had made on the world of metal and hard rock. Very few guitarists can be cited as a primary influence for the likes of James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell, Slash or Kerry King. ...
Friday, Oct 07
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Killer Queen featuring Patrick Myers

Killer Queen formed back in June 1993, at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier. By 1995 Killer Queen's UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage - the first tribute to have a show in the West End. The band's reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999 they returned from a tour of and Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced they had won the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band” Lead singer Patrick Myers said “It's been an amazing journey. That first show back in June 1993 changed my life. We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it's a very addictive thing performing these songs! The concerts grew, and we've ended up playing and selling out the same arenas that Queen played at their peak. It's been quite a surreal ride." ...
Saturday, Oct 08
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Peabo Bryson

Peabo Bryson is still belting out soulful ballads such as the Disney classic "Whole New World", "Tonight I Celebrate My Love", "Beauty & The Beast", "If Ever You're In My Arms Again" among other hits.  He's the consummate performer. He is a two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award winner.  He has earned five gold albums, twenty top 10 singles, and eight #1 singles. ...
Sunday, Oct 09
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents. They have accomplished this due to a forward-looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles. "Morning Dance", "Shaker Song", "Catching The Sun", "Cafe Amore", "Percolator", and MORE! ...
Saturday, Oct 15
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Richard Marx

Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album spawned four Top 5 singles, including “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. His follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting No. 1 and going quadruple-platinum with two No. 1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” He has since made history as the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. ...
Friday, Oct 21
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Craig Morgan

A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Loving You,” and the four week No. 1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” Last year, Morgan released his first new music in over three years – God, Family, Country. The album combines five new songs – including “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost,” Craig’s faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, with remastered versions of some of the most powerful tracks he recorded for Broken Bow from 2002 to 2008, combining his past hits mixed with future signatures. Craig offers his take on Gavin DeGraw’s smash, “Soldier.” He also teamed up with active duty Army Airborne Rangers Justin Wright and Andrew Yacovone to offer up the summery “Sippin’ On The Simple Life.” ...
Saturday, Oct 22
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
November 2022

Tony Orlando with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

Tony Orlando is one of America’s most endearing and enduring iconic stars. Few entertainers have excelled in so many realms as Tony has: a top selling recording artist, songwriter, concert headliner, network television star, Motion Picture actor, Broadway performer and author. A 2016 review says it best, “The truth is: Tony Orlando is more than a singer. He has the ability to reach an audience, touch us inside, and connect with us on a higher level with his voice, style, and values.” Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received 7 Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records,and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. They have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. As lead vocalists of one of the top singing groups of the late 60's and early 70's, The 5th Dimension, they recorded such classics as "Up, Up & Away", Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In", Wedding Bell Blues", "One Less Bell To Answer", and "Stoned Soul Picnic" to name a few. ...
Saturday, Nov 05
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

An Intimate Evening with Michael Feinstein – Ambassador of the Great American Songbook

Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe – in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House – his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. ...
Wednesday, Nov 09
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Uncle Louie Variety Show with Frank Spadone

The Uncle Louie Variety Show is composed of two hilarious Italian American comedians, Carlo Russo and Lou Greco. For many years, they have been making people laugh through their unique brand of comedy that brings memories on how it was like to grow up as an Italian. Their live shows always exceed the audience's expectations. They perform different acts as the lovable Uncle Louie and Pasqualino characters. From stand-up comedy acts, original songs, and hilarious sketches, this Italian-American comedy duo can do it all.  Frank Spadone is a top Italian Canadian comedian, possibly the best in his field. After several years of comedy and making people laugh on stage, Frank had the opportunity to act in a few movies. He draws large crowds and his fans travel far and wide just to see him. His ability to leverage his audience has benefited and helped many, including Franks soft spot, children. ...
Sunday, Nov 13
3:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
December 2022

Top Of The World…A Carpenters Christmas

Top Of The World is The World’s Premiere Tribute to The Carpenters! Fronted by singer Debbie Taylor, her Karen Carpenter vocal resemblance is absolutely astonishing. She is backed by a seven piece band consisting of top-notch, professional industry musicians who have had amazing careers in their own right. The band members are all multi-instrumentalists and at times use 3 keyboards to recreate the incredibly complex arrangements created by Richard Carpenter. The attention to detail paired with saxophone, trumpet, flute and many more instruments complete every song to perfection! This show does not use tracks or pick up musicians like other shows. This is an 8 piece band that travels and performs all shows together.  Additionally, they have a multi-media slideshow. Who can forget the incomparable music of the Carpenters? The popular brother/sister duo of the 70’s and early 80’s gave us some of the most unforgettable ballads and melodic pop songs of all time. This Carpenters Tribute Band brings the most authentic versions of the Carpenters music to the stage. No doubt, you will be singing along as they perform hits like; “Close To You”, “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Rainy Days And Mondays”, “Please Mr. Postman” and “Yesterday Once More”, to name a few. Debbie captures the warm tones and contralto range that made Karen’s voice so unique. Sit back and enjoy as Debbie and her band take you on a nostalgic journey through the Carpenters greatest hits while sharing some of the backstories behind the music. ...
Saturday, Dec 17
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
March 2023

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour

Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical and even country. Inevitably E.J. says it best himself in sharing. “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day,” he explains. “If it doesn’t have that it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.” ...
Friday, Mar 10
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
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