Halloween 2018 concerts and parties in Chicago
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Exhausted all the best horror movies already? Too old for trick-or-treating? The best way to enjoy Halloween is to hit up a concert or a party, and Chicago has some awesome things happening for you to enjoy. From '90s rock icons to timeless, legendary acts, this Halloween has a great show for just about everyone. Get your tickets now and let the music put a spell on you.

Goo Goo Dolls
Oct. 26 @ 8 p.m.
The Chicago Theatre - 175 N State St., Chicago, IL 60601

Kick off Halloween weekend with rock band Goo Goo Dolls. The band is currently on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of iconic, quadruple-platinum-selling album Dizzy Up the Girl, which spawned some of the band's biggest hits, like "Iris" and "Slide." Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now, and fans can also snag a copy of the album on vinyl with a translucent swirl design, plus other exclusive merchandise at pop-up shops throughout the tour.

Elton John
Oct. 26 and 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
United Center - 1901 West Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612

Musical icon Elton John's three-year-long Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour is well underway, and fans have two chances to catch it in Chicago Halloween weekend on Oct. 26 and 27. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS, and the farewell tour continues into next year with a few multi-night runs--and the singer and pianist even recently surprised fans with an unannounced casino performance. Whether fans have seen him in person or not, they can enjoy the live sound on remastered vinyl in November when the live albums Here and There and Live in Australia get a re-release. John will also be immortalized in an upcoming biopic starring Taron Egerton.

Matisyahu
Oct. 28-30 @ 8 p.m.
City Winery - 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607

Spend an intimate evening--or three--with singer Matisyahu, who will perform at City Winery on OCt. 28 through 30 as part of his tour in support of new album Undercurrent. Tickets are on sale now, and the tour runs through mid-November. Matisyahu also recently appeared in MC YOGI's video for "Heaven Is Here."

Jermaine Dupri
Oct. 30 @ 8 p.m.
United Center - 1901 West Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612

Celebrate Halloween and the anniversary of So So Def all in one with Atlanta producer Jermaine Dupri's Cultural Curren$y tour, which kicked off Sunday night and includes So So Def artists XscapeDa BratBow WowJagged EdgeAnthony HamiltonBonecrusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz and J-Kwon. Dupri was also honored earlier this year with an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, just one of many accolades received after a career packed with 30 number-one hits penned for a number of different artists. Tickets for the anniversary show are on sale now right here on AXS, and the milestone was also marked with the compilation album So So Def 25, released in June.

Lily Allen
Oct. 31 @ 7:30 p.m.
Vic Theatre - 3145 North Sheffield, Chicago, IL, 60657

Spend Halloween night with outspoken and at times controversial British pop singer Lily Allen, on the road in support of new album No Shame, the follow-up to 2014's Sheezus. The tour is also Allen's first in four years and will keep going into 2019. Tickets are on sale now. Get ready for the show with the album's lead single, "Lost My Mind," and get to know Allen herself better with her best-selling memoir, My Thoughts Exactly.