February 2024

An Evening with Haken

Haken is a London-based progressive rock band that started off playing relatively straightforward prog metal on early albums like 2010’s Aquarius, then expanded their approach to deliver a kaleidoscopic meld of prog metal, jazz fusion, electronic pop, and anthemic rock on 2013’s The Mountain. Haken deliberately wove new wave elements into 2016’s Affinity, their international breakout album, thanks in no small part to first single “Initiate.” 2018’s Vector was a concept album about the catatonic victim of a psychotic doctor. Two years later, Virus directly extended the narrative as COVID-19 affected the world. 2023’s Fauna expanded their already diverse musical universe even further, roping in elements of djent and dub.
Friday, Feb 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Time Traveller – Tribute to The Moody Blues

Time Traveller highlights over three decades of material from the legendary group The Moody Blues, performing a full rock concert with lighting and video in addition to a complete rock and roll show. Hear hits including “Question”, ” Nights In White Satin”, “The Story In Your Eyes”, “Tuesday Afternoon”, and many others!
Saturday, Feb 24
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
March 2024

Dokken with special guest Fuzzrd

Dokken is a heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1978. The band had several hit singles which charted on the Billboard Hot 100, such as “Alone Again”, “In My Dreams”, and “Burning Like a Flame”, and have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. The live album Beast from the East was nominated for the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1989.  Don Dokken and the band are still rockin’ sold out show every year! Meet FuZZrd. Four dudes from Minneapolis who approach music with the savage joy of a blacksmith attacking a virgin anvil. If you crave hard driving grooves, no-messing-around guitar riffs and great tunes, these are the brothers-in-arms you’ve been looking for.
Friday, Mar 01
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

KK’s Priest with Special Guests LA Guns and Burning Witches

You can’t keep a heavy metal legend down. Although it’s been over a dozen years since guitarist and songwriter K.K. Downing departed Judas Priest, the iconic band he co-founded and played with for 40 years, he was never really going to retire. It was only a matter of time before he reclaimed the spotlight. As his new album title proclaims, The Sinner Rides Again.  K.K. has had metal coursing through his veins from the beginning, starting in the Midlands region of England where Judas Priest was born. He compellingly chronicled his life odyssey in his 2018 autobiography, and his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame further secures his legacy as a pioneering guitarist. His renewed passion for his chosen genre was well represented with his band KK’s Priest and their thunderous debut album Sermons Of The Sinner released in October 2021. The high speed “Hellfire Thunderbolt” and rousing rockers like “Raise Your Fists” and “Wild And Free” reveled in the passion and excess that metal fans covet. The Sinner Rides Again, the second and newest album from KK’s Priest, continues holding the torch for classic metal just as its predecessor did. There’s the emotive singing and intense screams of his past Priest bandmate Tim “Ripper” Owens, the high velocity guitar sparring between Downing and A.J. Mills, and the agile rhythm section of  bassist Tony Newton and drummer Sean Elg. The band’s first effort roared out of the gate with passion and aggression, as if they were a new band with something to prove – and in a sense, they were – and their sophomore release also finds the sweet spot between racing riffs and majestic mid-tempo anthems, while the lyrics take a more contemplative, personal tone. The Sinner Rides Again kicks off with the turbo-charged “Sons Of The Sentinel,” then other songs on this musical journey traverse different territory. “Reap The Whirlwind” plays off of a distinctly ‘70s Priest vibe. The gothic-flavored “Hymn 66” and “Keeper Of The Graves” contrast tranquility with thunder within multi-layered compositions. Lyrical themes of salvation, redemption, and unity emerge, while there is also the sense of an individual soldiering through the tempests of life and refusing to surrender, epitomized by the closing anthem “Wash Away Your Sins.” There are also Priest easter eggs to be found throughout the album. Fans will notice guitar squeals that invoke his famous solo on “Sinner”. One can hear little echoes of “The Ripper” and “Dissident Aggressor” in the new “Hymn 66”. Various classic Priest album and song titles surface in different configurations throughout the new album. As a co-founding member of the classic Judas Priest line-up, Downing helped lay the foundation for the heavy metal genre as a whole. His distinct style of playing is easily identifiable, he was part of a six-string duo that complemented and contrasted each other, and they would progress to new levels of excitement. He has taken that ethos and applied it to KK’s Priest with impassioned results. Fans already excited by the announcement of The Sinner Rides Again will also be elated that KK’s Priest are gearing up for their first round of shows in the UK and Europe in the summer and fall of 2023. Downing’s recent prolific output comes after years of quietly enjoying life away from the rigors of the road and intense studio recording. He emerged again unexpectedly on stage in August 2019. His former bandmates had been given the Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame award at the Wacken Open Air festival that summer, and HMHOF board member Steve Goldby wanted to give the guitarist his award at Bloodstock. From there, the conversation led to the iconic six-stringer performing a few songs with Ross The Boss. The performance electrified the crowd and reinvigorated Downing. In November of that year, Downing put on a show in Wolverhampton, UK with former Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens, former drummer Les Binks, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, and Hostile guitarist A.J. Mills. (He had produced two albums for the latter’s band.) Spanning Judas Priest’s catalog, this superb and successful show sent shockwaves throughout the metal world: K.K. was back and the fans were clearly hungry for more. Rather than simply rely on his past successes and go on the road performing classic Judas Priest songs, the renowned guitarist did what he has always done – make new music. Downing assembled Owens, Mills, Newton, and Elg to create Sermons Of The Sinner, an album that celebrated their classic metal roots and encouraged us to cherish those iconic pioneers whom we still have with us. Downing jokes that KK’s Priest is “like a new old band. Or an old new band.” It’s clear that Downing’s disciples want more from KK’s Priest. The tracks from Sermons of The Sinner have racked up millions of streams, and The Sinner Rides Again will replicate that success. He is united with his fellow defenders of the faith in keeping the timeless spirit of classic metal alive. If four crazy girls burn hard for Heavy Metal, they can only call themselves BURNING WITCHES. The girls are ready to make history together – the hottest hard & heavy export from Europe. It’s evident that Burning Witches want the riff front and center. They have a solid heavy metal sound that flirts with power metal and thrash at times.
Friday, Mar 15
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Warrant

With a pair of double-platinum albums and three Top Ten singles, Warrant was one of the most popular pop-metal bands of the late ’80s. They continue to amaze crowds, and honor the legacy of Jani Lane, with their hits including “Heaven,” “Down Boys,” “Cherry Pie,” “I Saw Red”, and so many more.  Always a crowd favorite at the Arcada! 
Saturday, Mar 16
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

LEGENDS STAGE IN ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: RICKY WARWICK

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Ricky Warwick was cut from the cloth of a mill workers jacket, raised on a diet of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Thin Lizzy, Stiff Little Fingers, Motown and everything in between. Rickey has been a member of New Model Army and The Almighty and was the former lead singer of Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. The Almighty enjoyed ten top forty singles and four top twenty albums in the U.K. touring worldwide with such iconic bands as Ramones, Motorhead, Megadeth and Iron Maiden. Notable hits include “Still Alive,” “Little Darling, ” “Fighting Heart,” “You Don’t Love Me,” and many more! 
Sunday, Mar 17
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Art Of Anarchy featuring Bumblefoot & Jeff Scott Soto

ART OF ANARCHY is one of those rare bands that doesn’t play by rules, except for the ones they break. “Compromise”, and “playing it safe” are terms that don’t exist in the band’s vocabulary, pulverizing raw talent is what this band has always relied on along with artistic worlds of illusion and sound. The band has entered into a Renaissance rebirth with a darker more sinister edge, that will reinforce the “anarchy” in ART OF ANARCHY. Original founding members Jon Votta (guitar), Vince Votta (drums), and guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (former Guns N’ Roses / Sons Of Apollo) welcome the talents of vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (former Yngwie Malmsteen / Sons Of Apollo) and bassist Tony Dickinson (SOTO / Trans-Siberian Orchestra) into this new formation. The band returns with their comeback album “Let there be Anarchy” which is a reflection of a modern society. 
Saturday, Mar 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nightrain – Tribute to Guns N Roses

Nightrain, The Guns N’ Roses Experience pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. This act gives a night of high energy rock ‘n roll that never lets up. Nightrain plays each song from the Appetite For Destruction album with stunning accuracy in regards to both attitude and Music. But it doesn’t stop there. they play all the hits and most requested songs from the entire Guns N’ Roses discography.
Thursday, Mar 28
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

THUNDERSTRUCK – A Tribute to AC/DC with special guest Night Songs – A Tribute to Cinderella

Thunderstruck recreates the spirit and energy of an AC/DC concert, the way you remember it. Thunderstruck aims to please every crowd, playing the songs you know and love from all eras of AC/DC. Striving to stay true to the AC/DC way, Thunderstruck obsesses over the tones and structures of each song’s studio and live versions, also using all the gear necessary to bring the power and entertainment of a genuine AC/DC show.  Hear favorites including “Highway To Hell”, “Hells Bells”, “You Shook Me All Night Long”, “Back In Black”, and so many more! 
Saturday, Mar 30
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
April 2024

Lynch Mob // RATT’s Juan Croucier with Special Guest Bull Y Los Bufalos

Featuring Juan Croucier, original bass player for Dokken and RATT! Playing and singing the RATT hits he wrote or co-wrote including: “Lack of Communication”, “You’re In Love”, “What You Give Is What You Get”, “Lay It Down” “Scene Of The Crime”,  “You’re In Trouble”, “Round And Round”,  “Lovin You Is A Dirty Job”, to mention a few. For the first time ever, an opportunity to hear the man who wrote, or co-wrote the material, sing the material.  It has been far too long, now the driving force behind the performances of RATT, has returned. It is time to see and hear THE OTHER VOICE OF RATT! Bull y Los Búfalos is an American Rock band with a singer/songwriter Diego “Bull” Avello from Spain currently based in Austin, TX. Their original songs, sung in English and Spanish, feel like ZZ Top meets Robert Rodriguez. They define their unique sound as “Stubborn Rock” never give up and keep persisting on your goals.
Friday, Apr 05
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Geoff Tate with special guest Fire & Water

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is best known for his 30-plus years as the creative and driving force behind the progressive metal band Queensryche. Armed with a catalog of songs that have resulted in album sales exceeding 20 million units worldwide in a four-decade span, Geoff is looking forward to bringing his Big Rock Show Hits Tour to the music masses. Among the selections will be such songs as “Silent Lucidity,” “Jet City Woman,” “Eyes of a Stranger,” “Another Rainy Night (Without You),” “Empire,” “I Don’t Believe in Love,” “Walk in the Shadows” and a few surprises!!! Fire & Water have performed alongside esteemed acts such as the Alabama 3, Fun Lovin Criminals, Eric Martin, Aslan and Geoff Tate. Some highlights of Fire & Water over the last few years include a European tour spanning 20 countries, sharing the stage with world-renowned artists. Fire & Water have highly anticipated brand new music ready for release which will be followed by a massive US & European tour in 2024.
Saturday, Apr 06
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake & Brandon Gibbs of Devil City Angels

Whitesnake’s Joel Hoekstra and Devil City Angels’ Brandon Gibbs have joined forces to form a powerhouse acoustic duo, playing limited dates in between working with their many other successful projects. Their live duo performances are both intimate and high-energy, featuring a wide variety of material from bands that each of them have been a part of, along with innovative original music, and great stories from their respective careers.
Friday, Apr 12
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake & Brandon Gibbs of Devil City Angels

Whitesnake’s Joel Hoekstra and Devil City Angels’ Brandon Gibbs have joined forces to form a powerhouse acoustic duo, playing limited dates in between working with their many other successful projects. Their live duo performances are both intimate and high-energy, featuring a wide variety of material from bands that each of them have been a part of, along with innovative original music, and great stories from their respective careers.
Friday, Apr 12
9:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Uli Jon Roth – Interstellar Sky Guitar Tour

Welcome to Starship Uli! Experience an evening of true musical passion and inspiration! Uli takes us on a 360-degree journey into his world of artistic imagination. The choice of music for INTERSTELLAR SKY GUITAR is inspired and guaranteed to create an exciting journey through Uli’s intriguing musical world. The journey crosses over from both classical and baroque master pieces- such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Mozart, Bach and Beethoven – to new music by Uli written for his 9-string Flamenco Sky Guitar as well as excerpts from a new Sky Guitar Concerto. Uli’s signature tool of expression is the legendary Sky Guitar which he invented and on which he will perform. These stunningly designed six-octave instruments have a far greater tonal range than traditional guitars, allowing Uli to equal the range of the violin and the cello. The main star of the collection is the stunning state-of-the art Excalibur 7-string Sky Guitar and the new 9-String Flamenco Sky Guitar, for which Uli has recently written a whole series of beautiful new pieces and which he showcases for the first time on this tour. ** RESCHEDULED FROM 2020 and 2023.  TICKETS VALID AT NEW SHOW DATE.
Friday, Apr 19
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

VIP Upgrade Package: Al Di Meola – The Electric Years

THIS IS A TICKET ADD-ON!  Does NOT include admission to concert. Must have concert ticket to attend Meet & Greet. The purchaser (s) of the VIP Package shall receive the following: 1)    View Al Di Meola’s soundcheck with access to sit in the first five rows of seating during the soundcheck. Video recording is not permitted. Cameras are permissible (no flash please), thus giving a chance for never before, and never again footage of the intimate time which Al spends preparing in order to provide the audience in each and every city with a polished and fantastic performance. 2)    Following the soundcheck, you will meet Al Di Meola and he will sign up to two pieces of your favorite memorabilia should you wish to bring any items. In addition, an Al Di Meola CD will be provided which will be signed in person.  During that time you will be able to personally chat with Al. 3)    Al Di Meola’s tour representative will capture the moment on your own phone or camera while you pose with Al. 4)    Priority access to the merchandise booth prior to the doors opening to the general public.
Saturday, Apr 20
6:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Al Di Meola – The Electric Years

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.
Saturday, Apr 20
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
May 2024

Live Dead & Brothers: Jamming the Music of Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band

Prepare to embark on a mesmerizing journey through the golden era of psychedelic blues and the seeds of the ‘jam band’ scene as Live Dead and Brothers takes the stage. Comprised of actual and legacy members from the extended Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers families, this exceptional ensemble is set to revive the timeless magic of the late 1960s and early 1970s, bringing fans an experience like no other. The brainchild of musical virtuosos deeply rooted in the iconic sounds of the era, Live Dead and Brothers merges the extraordinary legacies of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band into an unforgettable live spectacle. This one-of-a-kind ensemble transcends the boundaries of tribute acts, delivering an authentic, immersive experience that pays homage to the groundbreaking music that defined a generation. Audiences can expect to be transported back in time as Live Dead and Brothers flawlessly recreates iconic classics such as “Ramblin’ Man,” “Morning Dew,” “Jessica,” and many more. The band’s dedication to preserving the spirit of these legendary bands is evident in every note they play. Live Dead and Brothers invites fans, both old and new, to come together and relive the vibrant, transformative spirit of the 60s and 70s. Whether you’re a lifelong devotee of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers or discovering their magic for the first time, this is a live music experience that transcends generations. Members of Live Dead and Brothers include: Berry Duane Oakley https://www.allmanbettsband.com/brothers/berry-duane-oakley/ Les Dudek https://www.lesdudek.com Tom Constanten https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Constanten Mark Karan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Karan Scott Guberman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Guberman Pete Lavezzoli https://peterlavezzoli.com
Friday, May 10
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Honeymoon Suite // Helix

Honeymoon Suite is a Candian Rock band formed in 1981. It’s current members consist of Johnnie Dee, Derry Grehan, Peter Nunn, Gary Lalonde, and Dave Betts. Honeymoon Suite is named after the famous landmark in the center of the tourist activity in Niagara Falls. Hit songs include “New Girl Now,” “Burning In Love,” “Wave Babies,” and “Stay In the Light,” “Bad Attitude,” “Feel It Again,” “What Does It Take,” “All Along You Knew,” and MORE!  Over their career Helix have played 19 different countries across the world and sold close to 2 million albums. They have played with over 200 of the world’s greatest acts including KISS, Motorhead, Rush, Meatloaf, Heart, Accept, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Triumph, and many more.  Hits include “Rock You, “Heavy Metal Love,” ” (Make Me Do) Anything You Want,” ” Deep Cuts The Knife”, and MORE!
Saturday, May 11
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nazareth

Nazareth rose from playing the pubs, clubs and dance halls of their native Scotland to become one of the most successful rock bands in the world. They were the pioneers who took Scottish rock international paving the way for the many other great Scottish bands like Simple Minds, Texas, Big Country, Del Amitri etc. The original four members first came together in Pete Agnew’s band “The Shadettes” in 1968, changed the name to ‘Nazareth’ in 1970 and from then went on to record a string of hits worldwide. Having recently released their 25th studio album (Surviving The Law) the band have been creating new music since the early 70’s right up to the present day and their repertoire features hits spanning five decades. Songs like ‘Broken Down Angel,” “Bad Bad Boy,” “Turn On Your Receiver,” ” My White Bicycle” all made their mark on the world charts alongside the mega hits “Dream On,” “This Flight Tonight,” ” Hair Of The Dog,” and the one and only “Love Hurts’.
Thursday, May 16
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET UPGRADE: Saxon & Uriah Heep: Hell, Fire & Chaos Tour

Now in their fourth decade of making music, continuing the tradition that they helped create, Saxon are still a tour de force in heavy metal music. The Band is comprised of members Peter “Biff” Byford (vocals), Paul Quinn & Doug Scarratt (guitars), Nibbs Carter (bass) & Nigel Glockler (drums). Saxon were the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal with hits that include “Wheels of Steel’, “State of Grace”, ” Princess of the Night”, “Denim and Leather”, and so, so many more!  Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep helped invent a decorative and uniquely British form of heavy metal with their debut album, Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble. Uriah Heep is responsible for the most elevated and intelligent use of vocals in a heavy metal context amongst the major bands inventing the genre in the 1970s. The “Beach Boys of Heavy Metal” have had timeless classics like “Sunrise,” “Sweet Lorraine,” “Circle of Hands, “July Morning” “Easy Livin’” and “Love Machine!”
Sunday, May 19
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Saxon & Uriah Heep: Hell, Fire & Chaos Tour

Now in their fourth decade of making music, continuing the tradition that they helped create, Saxon are still a tour de force in heavy metal music. The Band is comprised of members Peter “Biff” Byford (vocals), Paul Quinn & Doug Scarratt (guitars), Nibbs Carter (bass) & Nigel Glockler (drums). Saxon were the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal with hits that include “Wheels of Steel’, “State of Grace”, ” Princess of the Night”, “Denim and Leather”, and so, so many more!  Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep helped invent a decorative and uniquely British form of heavy metal with their debut album, Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble. Uriah Heep is responsible for the most elevated and intelligent use of vocals in a heavy metal context amongst the major bands inventing the genre in the 1970s. The “Beach Boys of Heavy Metal” have had timeless classics like “Sunrise,” “Sweet Lorraine,” “Circle of Hands, “July Morning” “Easy Livin’” and “Love Machine!”
Sunday, May 19
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

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.
Thursday, May 30
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
June 2024

Jack Russell’s Great White // Bullet Boys

Jack Russell is one of the founding members, primary songwriter, and the original vocalist for Great White. Jack is an entertaining front man with his sharp-witted sense of humor. He loves his fans and makes time to develop personal connections. Jack Russell’s Great White is full of energy, chemistry and genuine kindness. They revolve their shows around a steadfast connection with their fans.  They’ll play our favorites “Lady Red Light”, “House of Broken Love”, ” Once Bitten Twice Shy”, and MORE! BULLETBOYS, featuring an all-star line-up with founding member front man MARQ TORIEN, guitarist IRA BLACK formerly of LIZZY BORDEN, DOKKEN, METAL CHURCH; bassist BRAD LANG formerly of Y&T, BURNING RAIN and drummer FRED ACHING from POWERFLO, BILLY BIO. BULLETBOYS have released nine studio albums and are best known for their mega hits “SMOOTH UP IN YA”, “FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY”, “KISSIN KITTY” and “HARD AS A ROCK”.
Saturday, Jun 01
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ProgJect – The Ultimate ProgRock Experience

ProgJect is the ultimate Prog Rock experience, performing the Classics & Epics of Genesis, YES, King Crimson, ELP, Pink Floyd, Rush, and more! The band consists of Mike Keneally (guitar/vocals), Ryo Okumoto (keyboards), Alessandro Del V Ecchio (lead vocals), Stu Hamm (bass/vocals), Jonathan Mover (drums/vocals). ProgJect –the brainchild of drummer Jonathan Mover– features an all-star band of prog-loving top players with histories that include Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Jon Anderson, Asia, Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, GTR, Spock’s Beard, Hardline, The Tubes and Marillion, to name only a few.  Joining ProgJect for 2024 is vocal virtuoso, Alessandro Del Vecchio, and world-renown bassist, Stu Hamm. With a four-plus octave range, ADV has lent his talents to a variety of artists – from Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Journey, Toto, and Mr. Big, to name only a few.  His addition allows ProgJect to expand its already-extensive prog repertoire to include vocal hits from Rush, Gentle Giant, Kansas and more. With Stu Hamm, the legendary “Satriani Rhythm Section” of Hamm/Mover, reunites for the first time in twenty-plus years and sets the stage for even more rhythmic wizardry and shenanigans than ever before. ProgJect’s two- plus hour show includes: “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”, “Firth Of Fifth”, “The Cinema Show”, “Larks Tongues In Aspic, Pts I & II”, “21st Century Schizoid Man”, “Roundabout”, “Siberian Khatru”, “Karn Evil 9: First Impression”, Have A Cigar”, “Money“, “In The Dead Of Night”, “Alaska”, “Closer To The Heart”, “Red Barchetta”, “Solsbury Hill”, “D.I.Y.”, “Aqualung”, “Locomotive Breath”, “Cogs In Cogs”, “Hell’s Bells” and more…
Thursday, Jun 06
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

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.
Friday, Jun 14
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Gilmour Project – All-Star Band exploring the music of Pink Floyd

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).
Friday, Jun 28
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
September 2024

VIP UPGRADE EXPERIENCE – Stryper – 40th Anniversary Tour

 Does NOT include admission to concert. Must have concert ticket to attend VIP EXPERIENCE Stryper Pre-Show VIP Experience A special evening with Stryper: ● Early access to venue ● On-site VIP host ● Hassle-free merchandise shopping ● Signed commemorative photo ● Commemorative laminate and lanyard ● One of a kind gift item ● 45-minute pre-show experience with the band 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 1.5 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!
Friday, Sep 20
4:00 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
November 2024

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
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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