Early Warnings
Chicago’s essential months-ahead music calendar

See previously listed Early Warnings.

New listings

Animals as Leaders

House of Blues, 4/4, 8 PM, on sale Fri 1/21, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Baile De Los Enamorados featuring Gerardo Ortiz, La Fiera De Ojinaga, El Coyote, Alacranes Musical

Aragon Ballroom, 2/12, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Eric Bellinger, Sammie

Park West, 3/24, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Broods, Ella Vos

Park West, 6/5, 8 PM. Buy Tickets


Empty Bottle, 2/12, 8:30 PM, sold out. Buy Tickets

Patrick Droney

Lincoln Hall, 2/20, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Fontaines D.C., Just Mustard

The Vic, 5/6, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Ghostly Kisses, Blake Ruby

Schubas, 2/13, 7:30 PM. Buy Tickets

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Aragon Ballroom, 8/13, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 1/20, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Head and the Heart, Shakey Graves

Huntington Bank Pavilion, 10/1, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Wed 1/19, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Jaewon, Ripley, Kasia

Schubas, 2/7, 8 PM, free.

Jawbreaker, Built to Spill, Smoking Popes, Irene Tu

House of Blues, 4/13, 7 PM; 4/14, 6 PM, on sale Wed 1/19, 9 AM. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Joan, Sawyer

Lincoln Hall, 2/22, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

King Hannah

Schubas, 5/31, 7:30 PM, on sale Thu 1/20, 10 AM. Buy Tickets


Aragon Ballroom, 6/2, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Lil Durk

United Center, 5/2, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets


House of Blues, 4/11, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Live Band Tribute featuring Brandon James (as the Temptations) and Alysha Monique and Family (as the Isley Brothers)

The Promontory, 1/28, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Lucius, Celisse

Riviera Theatre, 5/20, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Magdalena Bay, Cecile Believe

Lincoln Hall, 2/24, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets


House of Blues, 3/31, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

North Coast Festival featuring Armin Van Buuren, Illenium, Porter Robinson, Fisher, Gryffin, Jai Wolf, Seven Lions, Kaytranada, Slander, Tchami, Malaa, Svdden Death, Eptic, Cid, Deorro, Dombresky, Jason Ross, Mustdie!, Sango, Subdocta, and more

SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, 9/2, 2 PM; 9/3, 2 PM; 9/4, 2 PM. Buy Tickets

Ocie Elliott

Schubas, 2/8, 7:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Okey Dokey, Nordista Freeze

Schubas, 2/11, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Omar Apollo, Deb Never

Riviera Theatre, 5/5, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 1/21, 10 AM. Buy Tickets


Concord Music Hall, 3/1, 6:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Parkway Drive, Hatebreed, Black Dahlia Murder, Stick To Your Guns

Wintrust Arena, 5/25, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

A Place to Bury Strangers, Glove, Ganser

Empty Bottle, 2/6, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Rebelution, Denm, DJ Mackle

Aragon Ballroom, 7/22, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Saba, Lute, Amindi

Aragon Ballroom, 5/5, 6:30 PM. Buy Tickets


Lincoln Hall, 4/1, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Satori presents Maktub, Sora

Concord Music Hall, 4/23, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Sevendust, Tetrarch, Dead Poet Society

House of Blues, 3/23, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Short Fictions, Your Arms Are My Cocoon, Mush

Schubas, 2/5, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Shout Out Louds

Subterranean, 5/14, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Spoon, Margaret Glaspy

Riviera Theatre, 4/19, 8 PM, on sale Fri 1/21, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Chris Stapleton, Highwomen, Mavis Staples, Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell

Wrigley Field, 7/23, 4 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Subtronics, 12th Planet, Riot Ten, Boogie T, Dirt Monkey, Rusko, Level Up, G-Space

Navy Pier, 3/19, 5 PM. Buy Tickets

Sweet Cobra, Birdhands, Documa

Empty Bottle, 2/10, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Weston Estate

Bottom Lounge, 2/19, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Young Man in a Hurry, Otherpeace

Schubas, 2/10, 7:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Zac Brown Band, Robert Randolph Band

Wrigley Field, 7/9, all-ages, on sale Fri 1/21, 10 AM. Buy Tickets


Empty Bottle, 2/19, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Updated listings

Brian Fallon & the Howling Weather, Dirty Nil, Worriers

Park West, 1/25, 7:30 PM, canceled. Buy Tickets

Andy Grammer, Alt Bloom

Park West, 2/17, 7:30 PM, lineup updated. Buy Tickets

Cody Johnson, Ian Munsick

Riviera Theatre, 2/3, 9:30 PM, canceled. Buy Tickets

Nora En Pure presents Purified featuring Nora En Pure, Eli & Fur, Cassian, Paige

Radius Chicago, 4/8, 9 PM, rescheduled. Buy Tickets

Spits, Timmy’s Organism, XO’s

Empty Bottle, 2/11, 10 PM, lineup and start time updated. Buy Tickets

Think Floyd USA

Park West, 3/11, 8 PM, all-ages, rescheduled. Buy Tickets

Matthew Logan Vasquez, Nathan Graham

Schubas, 1/25, 7:30 PM, lineup updated. Buy Tickets

See previously listed Early Warnings.