Picture Quiz: May Concert Guide Chicago 2011

Picture Quiz: May Concert Guide Chicago 2011

Can you name the artists or bands below? All fifteen squares represent an upcoming concert taking place in Chicago or its surrounding suburbs this May. (Hint: The events are listed in date order, so ‘ONE’ is happening at the beginning of May, while ‘FIFTEEN’ is closing out the month.)

I’ll post the answers tomorrow, but in the meantime take a stab at it and show off your band/artist knowledge. (UPDATE: Answers listed below, click ‘view answers’)

ONE: Sugarland

The country music duo composed of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will perform at the Allstate Arena Friday, May 6th. Matt Nathanson and Little Big Town will open. Show starts at 7PM. (Image Credit: Dana Tynan) GET TICKETS

TWO: Neil Young

Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young will play a solo tour at the Chicago Theatre May 6th and 7th at 8PM. (Image Credit: Darryl Dyck/the Canadian Press File Photo) GET TICKETS

THREE: Rammstein

The hugely popular six-piece German industrial metal band will take the stage at the Allstate Arena Tuesday, May 10th at 8PM. (Image Credit: Press Photo) GET TICKETS

FOUR: Rise Against

Bad Religion will join the Chicago natives Rise Against for a punk-fan’s dream show at the Aragon Ballroom Friday, May 13th at 6PM. (Image Credit: Press Photo) GET TICKETS

FIVE: Cake

One of my favorite live bands of all time (Cake) is scheduled to play the Riviera Theatre to a sold-out crowd Saturday, May 14th at 8PM. (Image Credit: Special Ops Media) GET TICKETS

SIX: Bob Seger

The Silver Bullet Band will be joining classic rock legend Bob Seger at the Allstate Arena Saturday, May 14th at 8PM. Fans should expect some sing-along favorites; his April 21st  show in Nashville included all of the big hits. GET TICKETS

SEVEN: Elvis Costello

Declan Patrick MacManus, aka Elvis Costello will play the Chicago Theatre Sunday, May 15th at 8PM. (Image Credit: James O’Mara) GET TICKETS

EIGHT: Paul Simon

After releasing his first album in five years, So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon embarked upon a 42-city international tour April 15th, starting in Seattle. He’ll be stopping off in Chicago for two nights at two venues, the Vic Theatre May 16th and Chicago Theatre May 17th. (Image Credit: Robert Clark / Warner Music) GET TICKETS

NINE: Warren Haynes

American rock and blues guitarist Warren Haynes will debut songs from his upcoming album (release date 5/10) Man in Motion at the Park West Monday, May 16th. Fans may hear some songs from other bands he’s a staple in, including The Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, and The Dead. (Image Credit: Danny Clinch) GET TICKETS

TEN: The Airborne Toxic Event

The five-piece indie rock band will play to a sold out crowd of 1,150 at the Metro May 18th at 7:30PM (18+). Voxhaul Broadcast is scheduled to open. Due to popular demand, the band added a second show for May 19th that has not sold out yet. (Image Credit: Press Photo) GET TICKETS

ELEVEN: Aretha Franklin

The Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will perform live at the Chicago Theatre May 19th at 8PM. (Image Credit: NewsOneStaff) GET TICKETS

TWELVE: Usher

Due to popular demand, Usher will be returning to the Chicagoland area May 20th (Allstate Arena) for a second round of his OMG Tour. (Image Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Europe) GET TICKETS

THIRTEEN: New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block will be joined by the Backstreet Boys at the Allstate Arena May 25th. If you can’t make the May show, they’ll be returning in June to the United Center (June 17th & 18th). (Image Credit: Press Photo) GET TICKETS

FOURTEEN: Luis Miguel

Multi-award winning Latin pop star (who I just found out sang a Grammy-Award winning duet with Sheena Easton the year of my birth…worth mentioning because I was named after said female pop star) will perform at the Allstate Arena May 27th at 8PM. (Image Credit: Press Photo) GET TICKETS

FIFTEEN: Bruno Mars

Janelle Monae will open for Bruno Mars at the Aragon Ballroom May 27th at 7:30PM. Bruno Mars’ debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans has been certified platinum in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. (Image Credit: Press Photo) GET TICKETS

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