Heavy Metal

May 2024

Parental Advisory Tour – Saliva, Trapt, Adema, Tantric, One Day Alive

The Parental Advisory Tour will feature Josey Scott’s Saliva, Trapt, Adema, Tantric & special guest One Day Alive. Josey Scott is best known as the former lead vocalist of the rock band Saliva. In addition to Saliva, Scott co-wrote and performed "Hero" with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. With 4 Grammy nominations, and millions of records sold, as well acting in television, and movies he brings a level of entertainment to the stage with his band few can parallel. Trapt is an American rock band formed in Los Gatos, California in 1997 with eight studio albums that have been recorded to date. Their upcoming ninth album The Fall (2024) is set for release in May. The lineup for all studio recordings consisted of Chris Taylor Brown (vocals) and Pete Charell (bass), with various members filling over the course of their career. Their 2002 debut single, "Headstrong" became a crossover hit to the pop charts and peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Adema is a post-grunge, alternative metal band with heavy electronica influence who began their musical adventure together in 1998 in Bakersfield, California. Their original lineup of Dave DeRoo, Kris Kohls, Mike Ransom, Tim Fluckey, and Mark Chavez released full-length albums Adema, Unstable, and EP Insomniac’s Dream. Throughout those years, they found themselves sharing the stage alongside some of rock’s biggest acts at the time. Tantric is an American rock band from Louisville, Kentucky founded in 1999 by former "Days of the New" members Todd Whitener, Jesse Vest and Matt Taul, and Hugo Ferreira. Tantric has released six studio albums and one EP; Tantric (2001), After We Go (2004), The End Begins (2008), Broken Down...Live in the Poconos (2008), Mind Control (2009), 37 Channels (2013) and Blue Room Archives (2014). One Day Alive originated in Cincinnati, OH and has performed throughout the country sharing the stage with the likes of Fuel, Hinder, Smile Empty Soul, Days of the New, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Bobaflex, Taproot, Saliva, and many others.Their blend of thick guitar riffs, melodically driven vocals, and signature feel provides the recipe for their distinct version of new age rock.
30 May
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
June 2024

Lita Ford

Lita Ford is an English-born American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. She was the lead guitarist for the all-female rock band the Runaways in the late 1970s, before embarking on a successful glam metal solo career that hit its peak in the late 1980s.  The 1989 single "Close My Eyes Forever", a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, remains Ford's most successful song, reaching No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
14 Jun
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
August 2024

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”. 
16 Aug
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!
17 Aug
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.
29 Aug
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
September 2024

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.
20 Sep
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.”
20 Sep
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".
04 Oct
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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