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Chicago Concerts To Look Forward To In 2014

January 2, 2014 7:00 AM

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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As a major city in the U.S., big name artists are constantly traveling through the Windy City. But with tour plans often only once every couple of years in North America, you never know when you might see you favorite performer next. This spring, check out these big names, whether you’re looking for a bit of country or a bit of rock ‘n roll.

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake
United Center Chicago
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4500
www.unitedcenter.com

Dates: Feb. 16-17, 2014

Timberlake is, hands down, one of the hottest tickets of the 2014 season, with tickets for 2014 already starting to sell out around the country. With the pop star’s 20/20 Experience World Tour, he’ll showcase his star talent as he both performs and sings some of his fans’ most favorite hits, along with songs from his latest 2013 album. Since he’s a performer just as much as he’s a singer, he’s sure to put on a memorable show. Tickets range from $49.50 to $175 per person.

Keith Urban
United Center Chicago
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4500
www.unitedcenter.com

Date: Jan. 10, 2014

Keith Urban’s Light the Fuse Tour began in 2013, but the four-time Grammy Award-winning singer will still be burning bright when he stops in Chicago for a one-night-only performance. While the country singer will play songs from his most recent album, “Fuse,” he’ll also play other classics like “Long Hot Summer.”

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(Photo Credit: SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/GettyImages)

Dropkick Murphys
Riviera Theatre
4746 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-6800
www.dropkickmurphys.com

Date: Feb. 23, 2014

Before the Celtic punk band known as the Dropkick Murphys finishes off its tour in the group’s hometown of Boston, it will be passing through Chicago for its St. Patrick’s Day Tour. Special guests Lucero and Skinny Lister will also be joining Dropkick Murphys on the road. Tickets range from $41 to $119.

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Sting and Paul Simon
United Center Chicago
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4500
www.unitedcenter.com

Date: Feb. 25, 2014

This 2014 tour, starting in February and ending in March, marks the first time these two legends will tour together. While both Sting and Paul Simon will have solo performances, they’ll also come together on stage to sing some duets, hence the tour’s name “On Stage Together.” Show tickets range from $45 to $250.

David Garrett
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 462-6300
www.david-garrett.com

Date: Mar. 15, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Known as a pop violinist around the world, German artist David Garrett’s sound is at once soulful and inspiring. On this Crossover Tour, he’ll play a multitude of songs, including some from his most recent album, “Garrett vs. Paganini,” which was inspired by a movie he worked on called “The Devil’s Violinist.” Ticket prices range from $38.50 to $55.50.

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Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not writing about food, she’s scribbling novels, and TV show reviews and recaps. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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