Hard Rock

February 2018

Marillion

You may not have heard of Marillion but either directly or indirectly, however, you have almost certainly felt the influence of one of the UK music scene’s best-kept secrets. Today, any musician, artist, writer, or budding entrepreneur can quickly set up a crowdfunding campaign using established specialist companies like PledgeMusic and Kickstarter. Of course, this wasn’t always the case and previously, artists in need of finance and exposure had little choice but to sign their rights away in often exploitative and one-sided business deals. It can be argued that every artist today owes Marillion a debt of gratitude because now there is another way forward. ...
19 Feb
07:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
March 2018

Y&T

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe. ...
03 Mar
08:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. They have had the same lineup since 2013: lead and rhythm guitarst Mick Box, keyboardist Phil Lanzon, lead vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook and bassist Davey Rimmer. ...
11 Mar
05:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Foghat with Savoy Brown

Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want. This band truly is timeless. Constant touring is part of their DNA and the band just loves to play. Their live show is as intense as ever with the incredible energy and musicianship that one would expect and hope for from a seasoned band with such a long musical history and they are bringing their fans along for the ride. 2016 finds them ready to release a great new album called “Under the Influence” which they’ve had a terrific time recording along with some special guests and old friends. ...
16 Mar
08:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Mr. Speed Tribute to KISS

With nearly 23 years of experience under their spandex MR. SPEED continues to forge ahead writing their own chapter in KISStory. Their passion for KISS is real. This show combines a lot of the elements that are reminiscent of an original KISS performance. ...
30 Mar
08:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Sweet with Special Guests House of Lords

Sweet epitomized the UK 70s Glam Rock movement with their trademark glitter and glam make-up. Sweet were also a force to be reckoned with in pure rock music terms too. The hits stand the test of time and the current line-up with original bassist Steve Priest still keep the audiences shouting for more! ...
31 Mar
08:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
April 2018

Black Star Riders – Former members of Thin Lizzy

Black Star Riders is a hard rock band formed in December 2012, when members of the most recent line-up of Thin Lizzy decided to record new material, but chose not to release it under the Thin Lizzy name. The band is fronted by Ricky Warwick, and features guitarists Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, bass guitarist Robbie Crane, and drummer Chad Szeliga. ...
06 Apr
08:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ann Wilson of Heart

Ann Wilson’s musical gifts are legendary. As a songwriter and lyricist, she has created a truly impressive body of work (“crazy on you,” “barracuda,” “magic man,” “dog & butterfly,” “straight on”, “even it up,” “mistral wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing. Her voice is considered to be among the best ever, with its vast range, amazing power and sheer musicality. It has inspired legions of great singers, across every genre of music. ...
08 Apr
07:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Last In Line

Former Members of Dio Featuring Vivian Campbell from Def Leppard and Vinnie Appice of Black Sabbath. ...
21 Apr
08:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
May 2018

Gene Simmons Band

Brace yourself, America: Gene Simmons is going solo. The provocative and over-the-top showman is famous worldwide for his on and offstage antics as a member of KISS, where he became notorious for his fire-breathing, tongue-waggling performances as his rock alter ego The Demon and sang lead vocals on hits like "Rock and Roll All Night," "Calling Dr. Love," "I Love it Loud" and "A World Without Heroes." Now out of makeup, Simmons is embarking on his first-ever solo tour with a red-hot backing band to perform some high-octane rock hits. ...
03 May
07:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass

Dweezil sits in a chair with his guitar and practice amp. People taking the class are encouraged to bring their guitars, but they don’t play through amps. Entry to Masterclass does not include ticket to 8 PM concert. ...
06 May
03:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
June 2018

Queensrÿche

The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. Queensrÿche built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants. Queensrÿche won’t relent. In fact, they are in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence. ...
22 Jun
08:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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