Prog. Rock

January 2022

Martin Barre celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull

At the center of Jethro Tull’s unique sound was guitarist Martin Barre, renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. Martin, along with a fabulous band including Jonathan Noyce and Clive Bunker; both of whom performed with Tull for many years, do all the biggest Tull hits! The show will also feature a special multi-media presentation highlighting the 50 years of Jethro Tull! This is a much-awaited return to The Arcada! The ONLY legitimate Jethro Tull show out there! "Thick As A Brick", "Aqualung", "Songs From The Wood", "Locomotive Breath" and so any more! ...
20 Jan
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

POSTPONED: A Flock of Seagulls

A Flock Of Seagulls may well be known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as much as their hit single ‘I Ran’. A Flock of Seagulls were one of prime movers in the 80’s new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new romantic movement. Hairdresser Mike Score (lead vocals, keyboards) formed A Flock of Seagulls with his brother Ali (drums) and fellow hairdresser Frank Maudsley (bass) in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later. The group released its debut EP on Bill Nelsons Cocteau Records early in 1981, and while the record failed to chart, its lead track, ‘Telecommunication,’ became an underground hit in Euro-disco and new wave clubs. The group had a string of international hit singles including "I Ran (So Far Away)" "Space Age Love Song", "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)", and "The More You Live, the More You Love". Their video for "I Ran (So Far Away)" received airplay on MTV during the Second British Invasion. The band won a Grammy Award in 1983 for their instrumental "D.N.A.". In 2018 the members of the original lineup came together to record an album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra entitled Ascension. ...
21 Jan
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
February 2022

The Neal Morse Band

Neil Morse, founder and lead in the Super-Progressive Rock band Spocks Beard, is one of the most prolific Prog Rock performers of our day. Dream Theater and Winery Dogs (among several other supergroups) power drummer Mike Portnoy joins Neil and his band for an annual Prog-Rock nite at The Arcada. ...
19 Feb
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
March 2022

Wishbone Ash 50th Anniversary Tour

A 50th Anniversary concert with deep cuts, hits and the incredible twin-lead guitar harmonies that made the band famous! Another "Songs and Stories" night at The Arcada for TRUE Rock fans! ...
04 Mar
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Kasim Sulton’s UTOPIA

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kasim Sulton will be honoring his longtime association with the ground-breaking progressive rock band Utopia and their legacy by performing a limited run of full band shows consisting entirely of Utopia music.  Billed as "Kasim Sulton's Utopia," the shows will be comprised of songs hand-picked by Sulton, spanning the 10 albums he appears on, including deep cuts as well as many more familiar songs. ...
10 Mar
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Pink Floyd Nite with Echoes of Pompeii

Echoes of Pompeii returns to the Arcada Theater with hits like "Another Brick in the Wall", "Hey You", "Dark Side of the Moon", "Money", "Wish You Were Here", "Welcome to the Machine", and many others! ...
19 Mar
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
April 2022

Nektar Meet & Greet Experience

Meet & Greet Experience. Must have show ticket also. For more than 50 years, Nektar has taken legions of fans on audio-visual journeys to far reaches of the universe and the depths of the ocean with their immersive blend of sight and sound. These prog-rock pioneers have been champing at the bit to get back on the road and are excited to announce they will tour America’s Northeast and Midwest this autumn. The “Vinyl Sides Live” Tour marks Nektar’s eagerly awaited return to the road, spotlighting some of the best-loved “album sides” from their evergreen catalog, as well as 2020’s acclaimed release, “The Other Side,” plus new material. Nektar has captured the imagination and admiration of listeners the world over with their multi-media concerts, melding a jam-band vibe with superb musicality and a visual cornucopia that perfectly complements the performance. A Nektar show is an unparalleled feast for the senses. ...
07 Apr
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nektar

For more than 50 years, Nektar has taken legions of fans on audio-visual journeys to far reaches of the universe and the depths of the ocean with their immersive blend of sight and sound. These prog-rock pioneers have been champing at the bit to get back on the road and are excited to announce they will tour America’s Northeast and Midwest this autumn. The “Vinyl Sides Live” Tour marks Nektar’s eagerly awaited return to the road, spotlighting some of the best-loved “album sides” from their evergreen catalog, as well as 2020’s acclaimed release, “The Other Side,” plus new material. Nektar has captured the imagination and admiration of listeners the world over with their multi-media concerts, melding a jam-band vibe with superb musicality and a visual cornucopia that perfectly complements the performance. A Nektar show is an unparalleled feast for the senses. ...
07 Apr
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Transatlantic

Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – are pleased to announce tour dates for North America and UK/Europe to take place in 2022.  The tour will be in support of the group’s epic release ‘The Absolute Universe’ which was released earlier this year in multiple versions.   ...
21 Apr
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
May 2022
June 2022

The Rush Tribute Project Special Salute to Neil Peart

This band has performed all over the world re-creating a RUSH concert experience like none other! Using vintage instruments and clothing, The RUSH Tribute Project truly captures the look and the unique sound both vocally and instrumentally that takes fans through a forty-year career journey. There will also be a special salute to RUSH icon and drummer, the lat Neil Peart. ...
11 Jun
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
August 2022

A Flock of Seagulls // Wang Chung

A Flock Of Seagulls may well be known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as much as their hit single ‘I Ran’. A Flock of Seagulls were one of prime movers in the 80’s new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new romantic movement. Hairdresser Mike Score (lead vocals, keyboards) formed A Flock of Seagulls with his brother Ali (drums) and fellow hairdresser Frank Maudsley (bass) in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later. The group released its debut EP on Bill Nelsons Cocteau Records early in 1981, and while the record failed to chart, its lead track, ‘Telecommunication,’ became an underground hit in Euro-disco and new wave clubs. The group had a string of international hit singles including "I Ran (So Far Away)" "Space Age Love Song", "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)", and "The More You Live, the More You Love". Their video for "I Ran (So Far Away)" received airplay on MTV during the Second British Invasion. The band won a Grammy Award in 1983 for their instrumental "D.N.A.". In 2018 the members of the original lineup came together to record an album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra entitled Ascension. ​WANG CHUNG, the duo of Nick Feldman and Jack Hues, came out of the post-punk, New Wave scene in the UK going on to achieve global success selling millions of records. Throughout their 39 year career they have released 6 studio albums and 2 greatest hits collections. They have had 6 US Top 40 hits including a massive Number 1 single. In the process of all of this (and somewhat unintentionally), Wang Chung became part of the contemporary culture of North America. Their huge smash, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight", with its now famous line, "Everybody Wang Chung tonight", saw the invention of a new US verb – "to Wang Chung". Icons such as Homer Simpson and Frasier Crane name-checked the band on TV. Wang Chung even achieved punch-line status in the movie The Spy Who Shagged Me. The band became a multi-media sensation with urban lexicon cache that will entertain and confound for generations. You will find their decade-defying hits as part of the soundtracks to dozens of commercials, films, video games, TV shows, and more. Now, when you're at any social gathering and someone asks, "Can you tell me what a Wang Chung is?", you can amaze and astound everyone around you with the details to formulate the perfect informed answer. ...
20 Aug
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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