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Stage Buzz: Corey Taylor, Duran Duran, North Coast Fest, Last Fling

| August 29, 2023


Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor is best known as the crazed masked leader of Slipknot, but lately, he’s been pulling double duty, performing with the Masked Nine, and breaking out on his own for a new solo career. Taylor returns this year with his second album, CMF2. Hear cuts from his upcoming album and from his previous solo effort, along with some Slipknot favorites, when he performs at the Riviera Theatre with special guests Wargasm and Oxymorrons on Thursday, August 2023, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available here.

Many new wave bands from the 80s were a flash in the pan, never to be heard from again. That’s not the case with Duran Duran. With over 100 million records sold, 21 top 40 singles, and recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, they’re one of the most successful bands of the era. Hit singles like “Girls on Film,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” and “Rio” are now considered classics. And with their latest album, Future Past, dropping last year, the band proves they’re more than just a nostalgia act. Expect a night of iconic hits and new cuts when the band brings the “Future Past” tour to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Friday, September 1st, with Bastille and Nile Rodgers & Chic. Find tickets here.





A west suburban tradition, Last Fling is back in Naperville this coming weekend, featuring 4 days of music. Some of Chicago’s top cover bands are headlining this weekend, commencing Friday September 1 including, Hairbanger’s Ball (Friday), Too Hype Crew (Saturday), 16 Candles (Sunday) and Hi Infidelity (Monday). Hosted by the Naperville Jaycees, Last Fling features food and beverage vendors, a family-fun area, a carnival, unique special events, a business expo, a parade and more!

North Coast Music Festival returns this Labor Day weekend for three days of music, dance, and fun. Marshmello, Zed’s Dead, and Fume headline this year’s event. Other acts on the bill include Alesso, Alison Wonderland, DJ Snake, Liquid Stranger, Zomboy, A Hundred Drums, Chris Lake, and more. It all goes down at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeport, IL, starting Friday, September 1st and wrapping up Sunday, September 3rd. Get all the details and tickets here.

ARC Music Festival also makes its return this weekend, kicking off Friday, September 1st. Playing this year’s edition are The Blessed Madonna, Akki, Adam Beyer, Black Coffee, Fatboy Slim, Dax J, AME B2B Dixon, Hotpretty, and more. Check out the festival at Union Park on Friday all the way through Sunday, September 3rd. Tickets are still available here.

-Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

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