Five-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill will hit the road to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her iconic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

There is only one chance to see her in our region when she plans to visit Chicago’s United Center on Oct. 28. 

As an added bonus, and to make it even more worthwhile to plan the road trip, Hill’s former group, The Fugees, who recently canceled a tour marking the 25th anniversary of their iconic album The Score, will open the show.

Mulaney, Davidson on tour

Two-time Emmy- and WGA-winning writer, actor, and comedian John Mulaney and actor/comedian Pete Davidson, listed as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022, will perform at the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary on Oct. 6. 

The pair had been touring with former talk show host Jon Stewart, but the show promises to be just as funny. 

You can get a taste of what the evening might offer since Mulaney can be seen in his latest Netflix special Baby and Davidson is starring in Peacock’s critically acclaimed comedy Bupkis, as well as pushing Taco Bell to the masses via multiple television commercials.

Lita Ford coming to Ohio

BMI Events Center in Versailles, Ohio, just north of Dayton, announced they will host ’80s hard-rock queen Lita Ford on Nov. 11, along with opening act Derek St. Holmes, longtime collaborator of Ted Nugent. 

Ford’s career began in 1975 as a founding member and guitarist of the groundbreaking all-female group The Runaways alongside Joan Jett.

She became an MTV darling with her solo hits “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Close My Eyes Forever,” the latter a duet with Ozzy Osbourne. 

If you haven’t visited this venue yet, make plans to do so soon since it is one of the best small venues I have seen in recent years. They like the ’80s rock, too, which is a plus for fans of that genre. 

Other shows on the BMI Events Center docket include Quiet Riot on Sept. 30, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt on Oct. 7, and Queensrÿche on Oct. 21.

Catch Carly Pearce in Detroit

Carly Pearce has announced a fall headline tour. 

Called the Country Music Made Me Do It Tour, the news follows the recent announcement that she’ll join Tim McGraw as direct support on his 2024 Standing Room Only Tour in March. 

Pearce recently received an RIAA Platinum certification for her No. 1 hit “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” with Ashley McBryde. Earlier this year, Pearce and McBryde won the Grammy for that collaboration with the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. 

The tour begins Oct. 5 and finishes with its only stop in our region at The Fillmore in Detroit on Nov. 18. Adam Doleac will open the show.

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