June 2024

The Gilmour Project – All-Star Band exploring the music of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” & 1974 Tour

The 5-piece, All-Star ensemble, quickly gained a reputation for flipping the ‘Tribute Band’ script on its head, with exploratory performances of iconic and deep cut Pink Floyd classics, David Gilmour-centric and solo compositions, and pulling other surprise classic rock masterpieces out of their hats. Their version of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ appeared in their sets, weeks ahead of its ‘Stranger Things’ buoyed resurgence to the top of the charts and worldwide press … making the band appear spookily prescient. The Gilmour Project is: Jeff Pevar (lead guitar with CSN, David Crosby/CPR, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ricki Lee Jones, Marc Cohn), Berry Oakley (bass & vocals with Allman Betts Band, North Mississippi All-Stars, Blue Floyd & The Doors), Mark Karan (guitar & vocals with Bob Weir, RatDog, The Other Ones, Dave Mason), Scott Guberman (keyboard & vocals with Phil Lesh & Friends, Keystone Revisited), and Angie Scarpa (drums with Black Sabbitch).
Saturday, Jun 29
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
July 2024

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Whether you’ve lived your life with this music as the soundtrack or are a modern concert enthusiast, ‘Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam’ is bound to leave you much more fulfilled, delighted, and buoyant— and that much closer to the brilliance of the music of Dave Mason. To see this extraordinary guitar player, a soulful singer LIVE guarantees an evening of music as astonishing as the legend Dave Mason himself. ‘Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam’ is a must see concert that includes fan favorites and deep cuts from Traffic, Dave Mason, and other surprise songs that share the story and important milestones in an undeniably powerful era of rock n’ roll history.  ‘Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam’ brings this all to life with multimedia visuals, dynamic set lists, along with first-hand stories and memories that can only be shared authenticity by a man who has lived it. In this concert, there are many songs you will enjoy, coming from 50 years of performing and writing, not to mention collaborations and tunes that have inspired Dave Mason. Since each show is live and authentic, you never know what the set list will be. Yet we guarantee you’ll love it. THE BAND:  Dave Mason: Guitars & Vocals Mark Stein (Hammond B3) Johnne Sambataro – Guitar & Vocals Marty Fera – Percussion Ray Cardwell – Bass & Vocals
Saturday, Jul 13
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Winger with Special Guest Hoodlum Johnny

Kip Winger and the boys are “Rockin’ Regulars” at The Arcada!  The show is just so good!  The band’s top singles including “Seventeen”, “Headed For A Heartbreak” and “Miles Away” are just three of the Metal rock tunes that make it a night when everybody stands the entire show!  In 2023, Winger celebrated their 35th Anniversary – come celebrate 35 of Winger with us!!! Midwest rockers, HOODLUM JOHNNY, will be opening for Winger!
Friday, Jul 19
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Big Suit, All-Star Tribute to Talking Heads

Big Suit is a collective of nine musicians drawn to the cerebral adventures, infectious rhythms, and pioneering music known to the world as the Talking Heads. This funk–rock ensemble of stellar musicians offers up a truly inspirational, once-in-a-lifetime connection. If you wish to experience the Talking Heads, this is a must; An all-hits show including “Burning Down The House,” “Take Me To The River,” “And She Was, ” and many more.
Saturday, Jul 20
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

PRE-SHOW SOUNDCHECK UPGRADE: ASIA

Does NOT include admission to concert. Must have concert ticket to attend Soundcheck Package Package includes: VIP early entry into the venue  VIP access to Asia’s preshow soundcheck, with  Geoff Downes  Thijs Van Leer  Martin Turner  Sonja Kristina  Collectible tour poster; autographed by Asia Specially designed Asia tour shirt Exclusive Asia VIP merchandise item  Commemorative laminate and lanyard  Limited availability
Tuesday, Jul 30
4:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ASIA with very special guests Curved Air, Focus and Martin Turner (formerly of Wishbone Ash)

2024 is the Year Of The Dragon…Asia 2024 is Geoffrey Downes, Virgil Donati, John Mitchell and Harry Whitley. In the Summer of 2023, Geoff Downes spear-headed a memorial concert to remember and celebrate the life of his late, much-loved friend and Asia co-founder member, the great John Wetton.  At the concert, he invited rock n roll veteran John Mitchell – who had played with both Wetton and Downes in Icon and in Wetton’s own band – to join him on stage, taking on lead guitar duties.  The duo were joined by new-comer Harry Whitley, who Downes had discovered and whose vocal talents so closely resembled that of Wetton’s it was nothing short of spine-tingling.  Together they played a number of Asia’s chart-topping hits.  The reception was uproarious and It became clear that something magical was happening.  Perhaps, thought Downes, it was time to bring the songs of Asia to a whole new audience? The dragon began to stir once more. In 1982 John Wetton, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe became the founding fathers of super group Asia, responsible for a string of multi-million selling albums and chart topping hits across the globe. Asia’s self-titled1982 debut album was the biggest selling album in the world. The band dominated the airwaves and for many “Heat Of The Moment”, “Only Time Will Tell” and “Sole Survivor”, amongst others, were the soundtrack to their youth. Another multi-million seller, “Alpha” followed in 1983 and in 1986 “Astra” competed the trio of MTV era hits.  Greg Lake briefly joined the band for a Japanese tour where Asia’s show from the fabled Budokan was the first inter-continental simulcast.  In 2006, the founder members reformed and released several new albums before John Wetton’s untimely passing in 2017.  Since John’s passing, Geoff and Carl have toured with Sam Coulson, Billy Sherwood, Ron Bumblefoot Thal and Steve Howe guesting, and had a tour planned with Marc Bonilla on vocal duties that did not materialize due to Covid. Busy touring the globe, the great Carl Palmer is immersed in a project very dear to his heart, the Return Of Emerson Lake & Palmer.  The legendary Steve Howe remains at the helm of progressive rock legends, Yes.   So it was that Geoff made the decision to take a fresh, new-look Asia back out on the road, recruiting Mitchell and Whitley as new members and bringing in the drumming excellence of the incomparable Virgil Donati, who had played with Wetton in UK. Asia has entertained and delighted a multitude of audiences and millions of people over the last 40 years.  Some of the world’s greatest musicians have taken up the Asia baton during that time.  However Geoff Downes believes that the time is right to bring a fresh, new-look Asia out into the light. The Year of the Dragon foretells good fortune, abundance and prosperity.  The Dragon blessed 1982, the year Asia was first unleashed into the world – and here we are again.  The journey has come full-circle.  Time for the dragon to take flight once more.
Tuesday, Jul 30
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
August 2024

Aldo Nova // Bullet Boys

After four decades, dozens of classic songs, and hundreds of shows, multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist ALDO NOVA can finally be seen live and kicking with his band after a long self-imposed hiatus. Aldo Nova took the world by storm when his first multi-platinum, top ten self-titled debut album, Aldo Nova, gave the world the definitive Rock Anthem “Fantasy.” Other hits include “Foolin’ Yourself”, “Ball and Chain”, and more!
Friday, Aug 02
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Stephen Pearcy of Ratt with Special Guest Roxanne

As the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the metal rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy has captured critical acclaim for his performances, style, and uniquely salacious vocals. RATT climbed up the charts with singles from “Out of the Cellar”, soaring past Prince’s “Lets Go Crazy”, Van Halen’s “Panama”, Madonna’s “Borderline” and David Bowies “Blue Jean”. Throughout RATT’s nearly four decades of success with Pearcy at its helm, they released 8 albums and played thousands of shows worldwide all the while selling over 20 million records.​ The Pearcy legacy is here to stay. His fans are loyal and always wanting more of him…after all, he is the original “Wanted Man”. 
Friday, Aug 16
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Buckethead

Buckethead wears a “Jason” mask, a KFC bucket on his head, and is one of the most mesmerizing, super-fast guitar shredders ever!  He has received critical acclaim for his innovative virtuoso electric guitar playing. His music spans several genres, including progressive metal, funk, blues, bluegrass, ambient, and avant-garde music. Buckethead was also a member of Guns N’ Roses from 2000 to 2004. He has also written and performed music for major motion pictures, including Saw II, Ghosts of Mars, Beverly Hills Ninja, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Last Action Hero, Falling, and contributed lead guitar to the track “Firebird” featured on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie soundtrack. Buckethead was credited by Guitar World as ushering in a new era of virtuosity while ranking the release of his 1992 debut album Bucketheadland the 45th greatest moment in electric guitar history.  The magazine has also listed him among the “25 all-time weirdest guitarists”] and the “50 fastest guitarists of all time”. A SERIOUS must-see!
Saturday, Aug 17
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Vixen // Jack Russell’s Great White

There’s only ONE all-female hard rock band from the 80s who:  Sold over a million albums, Had six #1 videos on MTV, and Had four songs in Billboard’s Top 100!! Vixen’s band includes Lorrane Lewis on vocals, Roxy Petrucci on…
Friday, Aug 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Adrenalize – The Ultimate Def Leppard Experience

Drawing their name from Def Leppard’s fifth studio album, ADRENALIZE – The Ultimate Def Leppard Experience recreates the chart-topping, chest-thumping anthems that made Def Leppard the iconic and dominant force in arena rock of the ‘80s and beyond. You’ll hear the hook-laden radio and MTV mega-hits like “Foolin'”, “Rock of Ages,” “Photograph,” “Hysteria,” “Rocket,” “Animal,” “Armageddon It,” “Love Bites,” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” along with deep cuts like “Wasted,” “High ‘n’ Dry,” and “Switch 625!”   No rock band epitomized the spirit of the ‘80s more than Def Leppard. Fusing the hard edge of heavy metal to a melodic pop sensibility, the British rockers dominated that decade with two classic albums- 1983’s Pyromania and 1987’s Hysteria- whose massive sales were fueled by the band’s near-constant presence on MTV.   See the road tested and accomplished stage performers of ADRENALIZE – The Ultimate Def Leppard Experience embody the swaggering, electrifying stage personae of the Lads from Sheffield, and their undeniable intensity will captivate you and leave you singing, fist pumping, and screaming for more!
Saturday, Aug 24
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Mike Tramp – The Songs of White Lion with Full Band

Mike Tramp, legendary White Lion singer, is getting the band back together!  White Lion was a glam metal band of the 80s and early 90s. Known for top 40 rock hits such as “When The Children Cry”, “Little Fighter”, “Radar Love”, and so many more! Current band members are:  Marcus Nand: Guitar – Vocals, Jerry Best: Bass – Vocals, Brentt Arcement: Drums – Keyboards -Vocals, and Mike Tramp: Vocals – Guitar.
Thursday, Aug 29
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
September 2024

VIP UPGRADE PACKAGE: Femmes of Rock

Does NOT include admission to concert. Must have concert ticket to attend Meet & Greet Femmes of Rock VIP UPGRADE includes:  -Early access to the Femmes and band pre-doors -A special customized and autographed gift from the Femmes to you -Photo with the Femmes and band -An opportunity to chat and ask questions -First dibs on other merchandise
Saturday, Sep 14
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Femmes of Rock

FEMMES OF ROCK, led by rock violinist and arranger, Nina DiGregorio, has rocked audiences worldwide with their blistering solos, unique arrangements—not to mention their beauty and charm. FEMMES OF ROCK features the music of Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, The Who and more!  The girls have performed with some of the biggest names in the business: Beyonce, Rod Stewart, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, The Killers, Michael McDonald, Andrea Bocelli, Pitbull, and more! 
Saturday, Sep 14
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Prognosis – Tribute to YES, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Peter Gabriel, ELP, and Genesis

PROGNOSIS is The All-Star Tribute to Progressive Rock –– the entire genre. PROGNOSIS is performing music of the artists that made the genre famous, including Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Genesis, YES, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, Jethro Tull, and King Crimson, among others. Another “British Invasion” if you will!
Thursday, Sep 19
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

VIP UPGRADE EXPERIENCE – Stryper – 40th Anniversary Tour

Join us for a special experience in honor of Stryper’s 40th Anniversary Tour! As our VIP guest, you’ll enjoy early entry, exclusive swag, and hassle-free merchandise shopping, all followed by a private, pre-show event with the guys. Guests will have access to the venue approximately 2 hours prior to general doors; you will also receive commemorative 40th Anniversary Tour swag, to be dispersed during the check-in process. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the merchandise booth before convening in the main auditorium for a 45-minute session with the band. During this time, guests will enjoy an exclusive screening of a short, narrated film featuring archival footage and photos. Session will conclude with a brief Q&A and special thanks from the band. A handful of Stryper Bibles will be tossed to attendees! The Stryper Pre-Show VIP Experience is presented in partnership between Stryper and the Arcada Theatre. This will be the ONLY opportunity for attendees to have such an experience, as we will not be offering a standard meet and greet at this show. If you are interested in purchasing a standard meet and greet, please go to Stryper.com/tour for a list of our “To Hell With The Amps: The Unplugged Tour” dates.
Friday, Sep 20
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Stryper – 40th Anniversary Tour

Today, close to 40 years after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, Stryper continues to record, tour and perform for devoted fans around the globe. Comprising three original members including brothers Michael Sweet and Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar) and newest bandmate, veteran bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse), the group finds itself continuing to create their finest, most powerful music yet. When it comes to groundbreaking bands in the Christian hard-rock genre, Stryper is renowned for its distinctive brand of “heavenly metal,” extraordinary crossover success and venerable endurance. The group ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits like “Calling on You,” “Honestly” and “Always There for You.”
Friday, Sep 20
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Mr. Speed – The World’s Best KISS Tribute

With nearly 30 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. Their passion for KISS is real. It’s an awesome experience when parents and kids alike stand in unison to sing along to such classics like “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock And Roll All Nite”.
Friday, Sep 27
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
October 2024

Firehouse // Nelson

Firehouse is taking the stage to give you a long dose of metal.  Get pumped for a night of wild rock n roll that will leave your ears ringing for days to come. You’ll hear all of your favorites like, “Don’t Treat Me Bad”, ”Love of a Lifetime”, “All She Wrote”, “When I Look Into Your Eyes”, and MORE!  Multiplatinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the twin brothers behind the iconic music group NELSON, embody the enduring legacy of America’s most extraordinary show business family. As the seventh generation of entertainers, they continue the traditions of excellence and integrity that have characterized their family for over 120 years. Unforgettable hits include “After The Rain,” “(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection,” and “More Than Ever”.
Friday, Oct 04
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Richie Kotzen // Orianthi with guest Mark Daly

Richie Kotzen, of The Winery Dogs, has always been on a clear, laser-focused mission as an artist. While he is rightfully acknowledged worldwide for being a stellar guitar player, an emotive singer, and, frankly, a balls-out dynamic live performer to boot, Kotzen is quite aware he must maintain an ever-vigilant eye on ensuring one particularly important creative arrow in his artistic quiver continues to be properly nurtured — and that is his songwriting. As a vocalist, Kotzen’s impassioned style exists at the crossroads where the likes of Paul Rodgers, Terence Trent D’Arby, and Rod Stewart meet.  With The Winery Dogs now headed back into a musical rest cycle, Kotzen is primed for what’s next. Orianthi’s first major solo artist success, as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, was with the Geffen Records release of “According To You,” which is now RIAA-Certified Platinum® and has over 29 million streams on Spotify. Her music’s ability to transcend time and remain relevant cannot be clearer than its recent resurgence on TikTok. There are over 110 million views on the “According to You” hashtag making it a viral trend that is introducing Gen Z to Orianthi for the first time in a big way. Career-long fans are used to seeing their favorite world class guitarist playing arenas with rock royalty and global superstars like Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana, Carrie Underwood, Alice Cooper and more. The juxtaposition of her newly arrived online popularity and her lifelong pursuit of artistic credibility shows the transcendence of this shining star.
Saturday, Oct 05
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Musical Box: 50th Anniversary of Selling England by the Pound

The Musical Box is proud to announce that it will be bringing its world-renowned Selling England By The Pound 50th Anniversary Tour to the Arcada Theatre! The Musical Box, the only group in the world granted a licence from Peter Gabriel and Genesis, will “take a little trip back” to the imaginative world of early Genesis as they recreate the legendary concerts of 1973-74 with acute attention to detail complete with sets, costume, lighting, staging and period instruments. “Firth of Fifth”, “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight”, “The Cinema Show”, “The Battle of Epping Forest,” and so many more!
Friday, Oct 11
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Kings X // Vinnie Moore

After a sold-out show in 2023, King’s X is an Arcada Theatre favorite that returns with its powerful progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups.  With a cult-following, deep-meaning lyrics and rockin-loud riffs, King’s X was ranked No. 83 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock! Notable hits include “Out of the Silent Planet”, “Lost In Germany”, “Life Going By”, and so many more!  Once Vinnie Moore picked up his first guitar at the age of 12, he became, as he describes it, a “guitar freak.” His earliest influences included – among others – Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Queen. As a performer, Vinnie Moore’s resume is impressive! A member of Alice Cooper’s band, he toured the U.S. on the Operation Rock ‘N Roll tour, and also performed on Alice’s album Hey Stoopid. Vinnie’s own band has toured extensively as a headliner and also was chosen as opening act for legendary rockers Rush on the Northeast leg of their Roll The Bones Tour. In 2003, Vinnie joined the legendary group UFO and remains with the group today.  
Saturday, Oct 12
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Yngwie Malmsteen – The 40th Anniversary Tour with Special Guest Kurt Diemer

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen is a world-renowned guitarist, with a career spanning over 40 years with over twenty albums to his name. Drawing influence from classical composers such as Bach, Paganini, and Vivaldi, Yngwie is responsible for birthing the neo-classical genre to the world of rock. Do not miss a chance to be held spellbound by one of the greatest guitarists of our time. With hits like “Triology Suite Op: 5”, “Black Star”, “You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget”, “Dreaming”, and MORE!!! Kurt Deimer has been recognized for his work with musical giants like Green Day, James Brown, and the Rolling Stones. Deimer’s journey into the music industry saw him catch the attention of Brian Wheat of TESLA, who discovered Deimer during one of his opening performances for the iconic band. Kurt embarked on a nationwide tour supporting Geoff Tate, showcasing tracks from his debut EP released on November 19, 2021. In a whirlwind initial two years of touring, Deimer has graced the stage alongside esteemed acts like TESLA, Drowning Pool, Skid Row, Buckcherry, and Yngwie Malmsteen.
Sunday, Oct 13
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Rick Wakeman: His Music & Stories

Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman is bringing his Music & Stories tour to the Arcada Theatre!  His show will combine spellbinding piano music with sidesplitting jokes and revealing insights into his 50-plus-year career. Expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from YES, Rick’s own solo epics and early David Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of BEATLES tunes, and much, much more!
Wednesday, Oct 16
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

SAGA – It Never Ends Tour

For nearly 50 years, SAGA has led the way in music innovation and audience interaction. Get ready to hear all the hits, including “Wind Him Up”, “On The Loose”, “Humble Stance”, and  “Don’t Be Late”.
Thursday, Oct 17
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Great White // Slaughter

For Great White to continue to thrive 40 years in the music business, the mantra must be, these songs are bigger than any one member. GRAMMY nominated hard rock legends, Great White, are adding onto that line with the saying: expect the unexpected. It’s rock and roll, baby. The peaks and the valleys haven’t stopped– nor has the music. Great White’s ride runs deep and its passion for the music goes beyond any depth. To experience their hits live in concert – “Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations. Audiences might also hear tracks like “Stick It”, “The Angel Song”, “Big Time” or one of the many deep cuts from Great White’s 13 studio albums. 1990 SLAUGHTER hit radio, MTV and the U.S. touring circuit like a tornado- coming seemingly out of nowhere to roll through everything in its path and turn it upside down. Touring the world with bands that they loved, Kiss, Ozzy, and others meant the good times were just a song away, and their first hit single, “Up All Night” certainly fit into that mold, their second chart-topper, “Fly To The Angels” was more representative of the spirituality and awareness that goes into most of the band’s music and lyrics. But never were SLAUGHTER more accurately represented that live onstage in front of their legions of devoted fans over the last ten years!  SLAUGHTER has shown that with perseverance and sheer talent, a band can survive and win over the support of fans, regardless of what others may say about the quality of their music. What’s most important is that their music is still here and the vast majority of critics who panned them in the past are not, and that’s as good as gold.
Friday, Oct 18
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
November 2024

W.A.S.P. Album One Alive 2024 World Tour with Special Guests Death Angel and Unto Others

W.A.S.P.:  Few Bands in the history of Rock N’ Roll have ever incited the love, the hate, the raw emotional effect this Band has had on the world. From the very beginning, in the small venues of Los Angeles California, and later to the numerous countries worldwide that banned these Winged Assassins from performing live, the Band’s unique style of Shock and Rock caused Religious organizations, Local City Councils, Parliaments, and the Washington D.C. Senate to hold hearings in an effort to bar this group from selling records and trashing stages everywhere they played. The band’s founding member, frontman Blackie Lawless, has led the group as its lead vocalist and primary songwriter since its beginning.  His unique brand of visual, social and political comment took the group to worldwide heights and sold millions of records alongside a legacy of sold out shows across the globe for 4 decades. Joined by bassist Mike Duda and guitarist Doug Blair, whose tenures in the band span 26 and 18 years respectively, along with drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester, will take the Band and the Fans back to where it all started. Complete with the stage show extravaganza that many fans never saw live. DEATH ANGEL: Not every band can live up to a legacy, but every once in a while a group exceeds expectations by pushing boundaries in a genre they’ve helped create. DEATH ANGEL is one such band and with Killing Season they have raised the bar for themselves as well as maybe even creating a new genre most aptly described as “thrash n’ roll”. Among the youngest bands ever to storm the metal genre, DEATH ANGEL have come to be known as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the thriving Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene in the early 1980s. UNTO OTHERS: Unto Others is a metal band from Portland, Oregon that was originally formed in 2017 under the name Idle Hands by former members of Spellcaster. The band’s sound is a mix of heavy metal, goth rock, and new wave, with influences from The Sisters of Mercy, Killing Joke, and The Mission. Gabriel Franco, the band’s vocalist and guitarist, cites Spanish rock band Héroes del Silencio as his biggest influence. Franco’s gothic-style vocals are said to complement the band’s emotional and melodic guitar work.
Friday, Nov 08
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

W.A.S.P. Album One Alive 2024 World Tour with Special Guests Death Angel and Unto Others

W.A.S.P.:  Few Bands in the history of Rock N’ Roll have ever incited the love, the hate, the raw emotional effect this Band has had on the world. From the very beginning, in the small venues of Los Angeles California, and later to the numerous countries worldwide that banned these Winged Assassins from performing live, the Band’s unique style of Shock and Rock caused Religious organizations, Local City Councils, Parliaments, and the Washington D.C. Senate to hold hearings in an effort to bar this group from selling records and trashing stages everywhere they played. The band’s founding member, frontman Blackie Lawless, has led the group as its lead vocalist and primary songwriter since its beginning.  His unique brand of visual, social and political comment took the group to worldwide heights and sold millions of records alongside a legacy of sold out shows across the globe for 4 decades. Joined by bassist Mike Duda and guitarist Doug Blair, whose tenures in the band span 26 and 18 years respectively, along with drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester, will take the Band and the Fans back to where it all started. Complete with the stage show extravaganza that many fans never saw live. DEATH ANGEL: Not every band can live up to a legacy, but every once in a while a group exceeds expectations by pushing boundaries in a genre they’ve helped create. DEATH ANGEL is one such band and with Killing Season they have raised the bar for themselves as well as maybe even creating a new genre most aptly described as “thrash n’ roll”. Among the youngest bands ever to storm the metal genre, DEATH ANGEL have come to be known as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the thriving Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene in the early 1980s. UNTO OTHERS: Unto Others is a metal band from Portland, Oregon that was originally formed in 2017 under the name Idle Hands by former members of Spellcaster. The band’s sound is a mix of heavy metal, goth rock, and new wave, with influences from The Sisters of Mercy, Killing Joke, and The Mission. Gabriel Franco, the band’s vocalist and guitarist, cites Spanish rock band Héroes del Silencio as his biggest influence. Franco’s gothic-style vocals are said to complement the band’s emotional and melodic guitar work.
Saturday, Nov 09
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

PRE-SHOW VIP UPGRADE EXPERIENCE: Wishbone Ash

The classic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoy a unique place in popular musical history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways, Britain had already experienced the Blues Boom, and Psychedelia had made its impact. The creative possibilities were infinite. Wishbone Ash embarked on the nascent Progressive Rock scene in 1969, taking full advantage of a fertile musical environment where they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions and American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim. Fifty plus years later, having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, Wishbone Ash has gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. The band includes founding member Andy Powell, who handles lead vocals and trades licks with Yorkshire’s Mark Abraha, Bassist Bob Skeat, a 25-year veteran of the band, drives the rhythm section along with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers. Recording highlights are, of course, the multi-million selling 1972 album “Argus,” considered to be one of the all-time classic rock albums, together with “Pilgrimage” (1971) and “New England” (1976). More recently, “The Power of Eternity” (2007), “Elegant Stealth” (2011) and “Blue Horizon” (2014) garnered enthusiastic praise. It was not until 2019 that the album Coat of Arms was to be released and that has proved to be a real career-capper. The band’s biggest seller, the double album “Live Dates” (1973), is one of the most highly rated live albums of the 1970s.
Friday, Nov 22
6:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Wishbone Ash: “Wish List Tour”

The classic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoy a unique place in popular musical history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways, Britain had already experienced the Blues Boom, and Psychedelia had made its impact. The creative possibilities were infinite. Wishbone Ash embarked on the nascent Progressive Rock scene in 1969, taking full advantage of a fertile musical environment where they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions and American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim. Fifty plus years later, having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, Wishbone Ash has gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. The band includes founding member Andy Powell, who handles lead vocals and trades licks with Yorkshire’s Mark Abraha, Bassist Bob Skeat, a 25-year veteran of the band, drives the rhythm section along with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers. Recording highlights are, of course, the multi-million selling 1972 album “Argus,” considered to be one of the all-time classic rock albums, together with “Pilgrimage” (1971) and “New England” (1976). More recently, “The Power of Eternity” (2007), “Elegant Stealth” (2011) and “Blue Horizon” (2014) garnered enthusiastic praise. It was not until 2019 that the album Coat of Arms was to be released and that has proved to be a real career-capper. The band’s biggest seller, the double album “Live Dates” (1973), is one of the most highly rated live albums of the 1970s.
Friday, Nov 22
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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