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Stage Buzz: Guns N’ Roses, The Offspring, Haunt, Arctic Monkeys

| August 22, 2023

Arctic Monkeys


Guns N’ Roses is one of the most successful and notorious rock bands out there. Their rebelliousness, unapologetic hedonism, and penchant for drawing up controversy earned them the title of “the most dangerous band in the world.” Nearly 40 years after its formation, the band is still going strong and can still pack stadiums around the world. These legendary rockers will grace Wrigley Field with an unforgettable performance this Thursday, August 24, with special guest The Pretenders. You can still get tickets here.



If a night of raging heavy metal is your cup of tea, then look no further than the smorgasbord of metal offerings that Reggies is serving up Friday, August 25. California’s Haunt and Hell Fire bring their “No Sleep Til Death” Tour to town for a night of hell-raising mayhem. Haunt is out in support of their new release, “Golden Arm.” Along for the ride are Detroit-based Midas making their return to Reggies, as well as local Joliet metallers Munition playing tracks from their 2023 debut record Visions. Opening the festivities from the Land of Cheese is Tantivy. (-Pat Michaels)


For the past three decades, Boyz II Men have captivated worldwide audiences with their unbelievable harmonies. Known for timeless ballads like “I’ll Make Love To You,” “End of the Road,” and “On Bended Knee,” they remain one of the most influential R&B groups in music history. Don’t miss their show with soul icons The Isley Brothers at Ravinia Pavilion in Highland Park on Saturday, August 26th. Find tickets here.


The explosion of ’90s alternative rock brought many bands to the forefront, but The Offspring is one of the few who have stood the test of time. Their unmistakable sound, biting social commentary, and tongue-in-cheek nature continue to earn them a worldwide audience. With their latest album, Let the Bad Times Roll; they show no signs of stopping any time soon. Catch these punks with Sum 41 and Simple Plan at Tinley Park’s Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre this Saturday, August 26. Tickets are available here.

Arctic Monkeys are fearless when it comes to music. Earning widespread acclaim with albums Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, and AM, they’ve never been afraid of getting out of their comfort zone and shaking things up, playing with everything from lounge pop to psychedelic rock. In support of their new album, The Car, the band will play United Center on Sunday, August 27. Get tickets here.

-Ashley Perez Hollingsworth


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