One of the hottest live acts in stand-up, comedian/podcast host/ actor and self-described “machine” Bert Kreischer, is extending his Tops Off World Tour to an additional 34 cities across the U.S., kicking off in January. 

Named Rolling Stone’s “Number One Partier in the Nation” in 1997, Kreischer has evolved into one of the top-grossing stand-up comedians in the business. 

With a seemingly effortless storytelling style, Kreischer excels at sharing anecdotes about his family, fatherhood, and life in general, proving there is a way to continue partying into middle age. 

Following an incredibly successful global stint throughout 2023 that included a stop at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Kreischer plans to bring his shirtless antics to Van Andel Arens in Grand Rapids on March 7, Nutter Center in Dayton on March 15, United Center in Chicago on April 4, and Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on April 5. 

Bad Bunny stops in Chicago

Following a record-setting touring schedule in 2022, Puerto Rican sensation Bad Bunny spent 2023 pursuing his other passions. He made appearances for WWE, including at that organization’s top event Wrestlemania, and he just hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live

Now the man who grossed more than $435 million in 2022 is going back on the road for a 31-city, 47-performance Most Wanted Tour of North American arenas. 

Designed to be a more “intimate” experience than the previous stadium tours, the trek begins Feb. 21 with three shows at this region’s only stop, Chicago’s United Center, from March 28-30.

G. Love heads out on road

Philadelphia-based creators of “hip-hop blues,” G. Love & Special Sauce, whose “Cold Beverage” was a college radio staple in the 1990s, is heading out on the road for a 30th anniversary tour.

Known for their unique, laid back, rootsy sound that encompasses Delta blues, hip-hop, rock n’ roll, soul, and funk, the band has mostly performed at festivals and as a support act in recent years. 

This three-month headlining run includes a stop at Park West in Chicago on Jan. 12, The Ark in Ann Arbor Jan. 17, The Vogue in Indianapolis on Jan. 18, and the House of Blues in Cleveland on Jan. 19. 

In addition, the band will re-release a special edition of its 1994 self-titled debut.

Sam Hunt stopping in region

Country star Sam Hunt plans to take over arenas across North America in 2024, with Brett Young and Lily as supporting acts. 

The Outskirts Tour includes two stops in our area for the five-time Grammy nominee and Diamond-selling artist, with Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Feb. 22, Allstate Arena in Chicago on Feb. 24, and Nationwide Arena in Coumbus, Ohio, on March 2 topping the list. 

The upcoming trek is, of course, named after Hunt’s hit 2023 single, “Outskirts.” 

Eagles extend farewell tour

The Eagles’ Long Goodbye just got a little longer. 

The legendary band announced six more dates have been added to their tour, including a March 8 stop at the United Center in Chicago.

The members should have a nice nest egg on which to retire when the tour finally ends sometime in 2025. They grossed $85.1 million in 2022 and will reportedly be close to the $100 million mark this year. 

Steely Dan will open the Chicago show.

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