September 2021

Al Di Meola Meet & Greet

A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.
Tuesday, Sep 21
4:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Al Di Meola – Acoustic Show

A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.
Tuesday, Sep 21
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Freddy Jones Band

Freddy Jones Band is one of America’s premiere roots rock bands (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones). Freddy Jones Band is fronted by founding member and guitarist Marty Lloyd who plays alongside longtime member/bassist Rich Ross. The lineup rounds out with veteran musician Goose LaPoint- drummer. Freddy Jones Band is best known for their number one hits including “In a Daydream” and “One World”.
Thursday, Sep 23
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Robby Krieger of The Doors and Vanilla Fudge

Robby Krieger, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and member of The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, is best known as the guitarist of The Doors. Krieger co-wrote many of the Doors’ songs, including the hits “Light My Fire”, “Love Me Two Times”, Touch Me”, and “Love Her Madly” After The Doors dis-banded, Krieger continued his performing and recording career with other musicians including former Doors bandmates John Densmore and Ray Manzarek. He was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time Heavy starts with Vanilla Fudge. There was nothing, even in 1967, like the 10-ton shock of this Long Island quartet’s cover of the Supreme’s You Keep Me Hanging On, with the lava-flow sustain of Mark Stein’s Hammond organ and Carmine Appice’s rapid-cannon-fire drum fills. Beginning in 1967, Vanilla Fudge rocked the world with a new sound, influencing a generation of musicians and creating a legion of loyal fans.
Thursday, Sep 30
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
October 2021

Last In Line – Former members of DIO, Black Sabbath and Def Leppard

Last In Line was formed in 2011, when Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, (Ronnie James Dio’s co-conspirators and co-writers on the “Holy Diver”, “Last In Line” – the album from which they took their name, and “Sacred Heart” albums) teamed up with esteemed vocalist Andrew Freeman. The debut album “Heavy Crown” was released in February 2016, landing at #1 on the Billboard Heat-Seekers Chart. Initially, the release had been preceded by tragedy when bassist Jimmy Bain unexpectedly passed away at the age of 68 on January 23, 2016. Last In Line, honoring what they knew would be Bain’s wish to keep the band moving, brought in renowned bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne) and committed to sustained touring in support of the album, hitting festivals, headlining clubs, and sharing the stage with metal luminaries such as Saxon and Megadeth.
Saturday, Oct 02
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

POSTPONED: Nektar, Rescheduled for 4/7/22

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.
Thursday, Oct 07
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Quiet Riot with The Outfit

The Arcada Theatre has announced the long-awaited return of the iconic Heavy Metal Band QUIET RIOT!  Quiet Riot was the first heavy metal band to hit #1 on the Billboard Charts with its legendary album “Metal Health” featuring the million-selling single “Bang Your Head” and a true Rock anthem, “Cum On Feel The Noise”. The Outfit, from Chicago have been creating a buzz since coming on to the rock scene. Their first single “Soldier Boy” released in 2018, secured the #34 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart. The three words to describe the band is original, bold, rock. 
Friday, Oct 08
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Winger with special guest Heart 2 HeartBreaker

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!
Saturday, Oct 09
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

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.
Thursday, Oct 14
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Queensrÿche

This is by far, one of the most influential Heavy Metal bands in the world! “Silent Lucidity”, “Operation Mindcrime” “Queen Of The Reich” “Eyes Of A Stranger”…they will play them all!  Hard, heavy rock, at its finest!  The band’s triumphant return to The Arcada is long awaited!
Saturday, Oct 16
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

A Tribute to AC/DC and Black Sabbath with “THUNDERSTRUCK” and “SABBATH”

This is a replay of a show at The Arcada from 2019. It was so amazing, we brought back BOTH bands because the crowd left the theatre just shaking their heads! “THUNDERSTRUCK”, returns for another incredible night of all AC/DC hits including “Highway To Hell”, “Hells Bells”, “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back In Black”. Joining them will be SABBATH, the premier Black Sabbath tribute group that brings OZZY and the boys to life on The Arcada stage!!
Saturday, Oct 30
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
November 2021

Cactus – 50th Anniversary Tour

“Nearly five decades after I formed this band, the time has come to re-invent Cactus once again,” says Appice, who also still drums for Vanilla Fudge, The Appice Brothers, and The Platinum Rock All Stars. Adds Appice: “The music remains the same and Cactus is still a ‘hot and sweaty’ band. The level, quality and consistence of the band’s musicianship is as strong as ever.”
Friday, Nov 05
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary of Empire Tour

Can’t you feel it coming? EMPIRE! Can’t you hear it coming? EMPIRE! GEOFF TATE and his band, Operation: Mindcrime, will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of EMPIRE. Released in August of 1990, the album spawned six singles (“Empire,” “Silent Lucidity,” “Best I Can,” “Jet City Woman,” “Another Rainy Night (without you)” and “Anybody Listening?”) and is Queensryche’s best- selling album to date with sales over three million units, achieving triple-platinum status. GEOFF and the band — currently comprised of Kieran Robertson on guitar, Jack Ross on bass, Scott Moughton on guitar and Felix Bohnke on drums — will be performing all eleven songs from the album back-to-back, in its entirety. 
Thursday, Nov 11
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The FIXX / English Beat

It’s on!!!! The The FIXX / English Beat 2021 Tour! The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. The style and substance of the band has always created a special connection with its audience. The Fixx’s themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it’s also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in the Top Five, a dozen reaching the Top Ten and millions of albums sold worldwide. Instantly recognizable, The Fixx sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. Songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples on the playlists of the radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired the era that The Fixx helped to define. It is rare for an audience to experience a band that has continued to thrive for three decades. The Fixx were then, and still are – Cy Curnin on vocals, Rupert Greenall on keyboards, Jamie West-Oram on guitar, Adam Woods on drums, and bassist Dan K. Brown. The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band’s unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.
Saturday, Nov 13
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

“The Musical Box” Genesis Extravaganza, Part 2

A spectacular re-creation of the Peter Gabriel era of the iconic band, “GENESIS”. Direct from Montreal, the band is fully authorized by Peter Gabriel and the band GENESIS. The show uses original charts, vintage instruments, stage theatrics and original costumes to perform the best from seven of past Musical Box productions including “Foxtrot”, “Nursery Cryme” and “Selling England By The Pound”. A two-night Prog-Rock extravaganza and an annual event at The Arcada!
Friday, Nov 19
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

“The Musical Box” Genesis Extravaganza, Part 2

A spectacular re-creation of the Peter Gabriel era of the iconic band, “GENESIS“.  Direct from Montreal, the band is fully authorized by Peter Gabriel and the band GENESIS.  The show uses original charts, vintage instruments, stage theatrics and original costumes to perform the best from seven of past Musical Box productions including “Foxtrot”, “Nursery Cryme” and “Selling England By The Pound”.  A two-night Prog-Rock extravaganza and an annual event at The Arcada!
Saturday, Nov 20
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
December 2021

Warrant – Cherry Pie 30th Anniversary Tour

WARRANT’s sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990. This album, which spawned the MTV & Radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red,” all reached the Top 10 in the United States and went on to sell 3 million copies, reaching Platinum sales in Canada and Australia. The band played 200 shows in support of Cherry Pie and finished the tour headlining sheds all over the USA and ended up being one of the top grossing tours of 1991. Over the course of their career, WARRANT has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The song “Cherry Pie” has taken on a pop culture life of its own, being featured in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and the hugely popular video game Guitar Hero II.
Friday, Dec 03
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
March 2022

Dokken & Lynch Mob

If having DOKKEN, one of the hardest rocking metal bands on our stage isn’t enough, how about adding The Lynch Mob to the bill? OK, then how about adding The Lynch Mob AND George Lynch, DOKKEN guitarist during the “Classic” years to do a reunion set with the band? WHAT A RARE AND INCREDIBLE NIGHT!
Friday, Mar 25
8:00 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.
Thursday, Apr 07
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.
Thursday, Apr 07
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.  
Thursday, Apr 21
7:30 PM10:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
July 2022

Ted Nugent, Rescheduled from 7/25/20 and 7/24/21

The Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, returns to the Arcada Theatre! Rock out to songs such as, “Stranglehold,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Motor City Madhouse,” and many more!
Saturday, Jul 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ted Nugent, Rescheduled from 7/26/20 and 7/25/21

The “Motor City Madman” returns to The Arcada for two nights of All American Rock!  The show is all about the music with five decades of multi-platinum hits!  Classics including “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough,” and cult classic “Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), MUST be seen live at least once!
Sunday, Jul 24
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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