It seems Chicago’s own United Center is chock-full of talent this month and a few are artists that we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing for quite a while.
D’Angelo, who has spent more than a decade behind closed doors and came out of hiding to perform at this year’s BET Awards, has come to Chicago twice now! First performing at the House of Blues then returned just this past week sharing the stage with the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul”, Mary J. Blige for “The Liberation Tour”. Now we know that Angie Stone’s baby daddy has lost his “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)” body–I still drool thinking about those delicious abs…click here if you want to too ;)–his swag seems to be in tact. Unfortunately, concert goers didn’t get to experience much of it as D’Angelo was late coming to the stage (due to a family emergency) and only performed three songs. How did it feel? Disappointing to say the least. Still let’s hope there is no more drama with his family.
In town this week (Sept 19th & 20th) is the one and only Madonna for a two-night self-titled show, and we’re expecting it to be HOT…literally. Once again, Madonna has requested to have the A/C shut off during her near 2-hour performance. Water sales are sure be up that night, ha! A little bonus for those who still choose to sweat it out with the talented entertainer: they get their choice of a digital or physical copy of her new album MDNA when they purchase tickets online (applies to US residents and shows only).
Now for my personal favorite…THE Artist, Prince will be at the United Center the following week performing (count ’em) THREE nights in a row (Sept. 24th, Sept. 25th and Sept 26th) for the “Welcome 2 Chicago” tour! That’s right; they had to add not one but two shows to accommodate the demand to see Prince do-the-damn-thang in our city for the first time in 8 years! Prince has even teamed up with a good cause, Rebuild The Dream (an organization focused on rebuilding the American economy), and concert goers will have the opportunity to learn about, support, and take part in rebuilding vibrant and sustainable communities across Chicago. It’s not certain if the Chicago show is the kick off of a U.S. tour, BUT there has been speculation that Motown could be next in line to receive the “Purple One”.
Last but definitely not least, the UC will host funny man Kevin Hart on Sept 29th for his “Let Me Explain” tour. Though he has received mixed reviews about his comedy routines, no one can deny that the man is hot right now! Coming off the success of his roles in “Think Like a Man” and “The Five Year Engagement” his show will no doubt sell out. Alright! Alright! Alright!