Located on State Street, The Chicago Theatre is an icon among the city’s landmarks. This historic venue, distinguished by its illuminated Chicago sign, hosts numerous concerts, comedy shows, and other events throughout the year. Keep reading below to see the best concerts and shows coming to The Chicago Theatre in April.
The Avett Brothers: April 1 & 2
Catch the folk rock band fronted by brothers Scott and Seth Avett live in Chicago at the beginning of April. Their most recent release, The Third Gleam, returns the group to their trio roots.
Wow in the World: April 3
The creators of the Wow in the World podcast bring their popular podcast to life with a Pop Up Party that kids love and grown-ups secretly enjoy. Blending science, wonder, and adventure, this show presents interactive games, comedy skits, and STEM-focused songs.
Claudia Oshry: April 8
Instagram star and comedian Claudia Oshry takes to the stage with her show, Not Like Other Girls. With hilarious candor and endearing insight, Claudia examines her rise to fame and the nature of social media stardom through comedy.
Patton Oswalt: April 9
Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt, who starred in The King of Queens and narrated the hit sitcom The Goldbergs, brings his Who’s Ready to Laugh tour to Chicago for one night only.
Jordan Peterson: April 12
Renowned author Jordan Peterson discusses his new book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, which is a follow-up to 12 Rules for Life. A clinical psychologist, Peterson began writing his books while trying to answer questions on Quora, such as “What are the most valuable things everyone should know?”
G Herbo, Ann Marie & Friends: April 15
Rapper G Herbo, singer Ann Marie, and more take to the stage for a Spring Jam concert in their hometown.
Deon Cole: April 16
Known for his role in the sitcom Black-ish, Chicago native Deon Cole performs stand-up on April 16 during his Coleology Tour. In 2019, the comedian and screenwriter released a Netflix special called Cole Hearted.
Tim Dillon: April 21
Comedian and podcast host Tim Dillon takes on Chicago on April 21 for a night guaranteed to leave you laughing all the way home. With specials on both Netflix and Comedy Central, Dillon was recently named one of the top ten comics you need to know by Rolling Stone magazine.
Lorde: April 22 & 23
Touring her new album Solar Power, singer-songwriter Lorde returns to Chicago to perform hits such as “Mood Ring” and “Solar Power.” This is the New Zealand singer’s first album since 2017 when she released the critically acclaimed album Melodrama.
Carol Burnett: April 28
Carol Burnett first graced the television screens of Americans during the 1960s in her sketch comedy series, The Carol Burnett Show. On April 28th, the iconic comedian presents an evening of laughter that will remind fans of the show’s early days.
Heather McMahan: April 29
Known for her self-critical humor and witty remarks, Heather McMahan performs stand-up in Chicago on April 29th during her U.S. tour. Ironically named The Farewell Tour, McMahan jokes that even though it’s her first tour, it may also be her last.
Lewis Black: April 30
Lewis Black’s comedy performances often take a wild turn, ramping up to full-on rants concerning politics, religion, and more. His Off the Rails tour brings viewers the very best of Black’s spirited personality.
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