Sound check: Josh Groban joins Idina Menzel at the United Center

  • Josh Groban arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Josh Groban arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

 
 
Updated 11/2/2018 10:25 AM
This story was updated to reflect that Hoobastank has canceled their tour.

Groban and Menzel

Josh Groban, the actor and multiplatinum crooner of operatic pop and soft rock hits, is touring the country with musical friend and accomplished stage performer Idina Menzel. Join them as they celebrate his recent album, "Bridges," at Chicago's United Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, Chicago. $49-$199. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein brings his "World Abomination Tour" to BaseCamp Pub in Lisle.
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein brings his "World Abomination Tour" to BaseCamp Pub in Lisle. - Associated Press
Doyle rules

The Afterlife ALT series brings rock god Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (formerly of the Misfits) to Lisle for a night of skull-crushing rock. Along with Alex Story, Wade Murff and Brandon Strate, Doyle's "World Abomination Tour" doesn't so much explore the dark and heavy side of rock and metal as much as it blasts it to smithereens. If you like your rock deep, rough and sonically explosive, make sure you catch this show, featuring local support from Bumsy and the Moochers, The Run Around and DayTime Hooker.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $15-$20. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

Love for huskies

Join West suburban singer-songwriter Adam Linder as he performs for a good cause at Raven's Husky Haven and Rescue's annual benefit in Geneva. The evening, which includes dinner, a silent auction, vacation raffle and a whole lotta love for huskies, raises funds for the Sycamore organization, which provides grooming, rehabilitation, training and eventually homes for the rescued animals.

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7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Riverside Receptions, 35 N. River Lane, Geneva. $50. (815) 508-8007 or ravenshuskyhavenandrescue.org.

'Sherry, baby'

The legendary Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons brings an unforgettable set of hits -- including "Sherry," "Walk Like A Man," "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" and more -- to Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.

8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $55-$250. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org.

Big tickets

Paula Cole: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St., Evanston. $20. (847) 859-2021 or evanstonrocks.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Good Charlotte, Sleeping With Sirens, Knuckle Puck, The Dose: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $35-$42.50. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

Jawbreaker: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $61. (844) 425-5923 or aragonballroom.org.

Hanson's "String Theory" live with orchestra: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39-$89. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

AJR: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $39. (844) 425-5923 or aragonballroom.org.

Concert highlights

VP Punk Night XVII with Rhetoric Vendetta, Solution Unsatisfactory, The Jamokez, The Syndicate: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at O'Neill's Pub, 236 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. $6. (630) 627-1600 or facebook.com.

The Cornerstones of Rock featuring The Ides of March with Jim Peterik, The Buckinghams, Cryan' Shames, New Colony Six, and The Shadows of Knight: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $28-$48. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com.

Fall Down 2018: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at Mackey's Hideout, 2601 S. River Road, McHenry. Two-night music festival features Kind Country, Groovy Louie & the Time Capsules and Brandon's Tiny Mountains Friday; Terrapin Flyer, Teed, Downers Groove and Prevalent Nature on Saturday. $10 each night. (815) 363-7040 or mackeyshideout.com.

The Boy Band Night: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $10-$12. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Myllhouse: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Tivoli Bowl, 938 Warren Ave., Downers Grove. Free. (630) 969-0660 or tivolibowl.com.

DJ NoDJ: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Q Bar Glendale Heights, 2240 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights. $10. (630) 893-9346 or qbartickets.com.

The Doors of Chicago: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $8. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Saints of Valory, Ballroom Boxer: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $13-$15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Anthony Gomes and Jeff Massey: 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $12-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Stabbing Westward's "Darkest Days Anniversary Tour" with I:Scintilla: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $37.50-$42.50. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

Kristin Rose Kelly & the Shakers: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at H.O.M.E., 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. C.L.P. performs at 9:30 p.m. $7 for both shows. (847) 577-4663 or homebarchicago.com/.

Air Supply: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

The Joy Formidable, Tancred: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $25-$55. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $55-$250. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org.

Freaky Deaky featuring Nghtmre, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Swage and Ducky: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $51. (844) 425-5923 or aragonballroom.org.

My Metal Heart, Straight Jacket Romance, Warpath, Paranoid Justice: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Girl Named Nino featuring Pablo Gordy: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Simone's, 960 W. 18th St., Chicago. $5. (312) 666-8601 or simonesbar.com.

VRONK, The Unnecessary Gunpoint Lecture, Everything Must Die, Sons of Ra: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Liar's Club, 1665 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. (773) 665-1110.

War Pigs, Killmister: 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $8-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Rock Candy: 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $8. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Fallout Music Festival featuring Microcosms, Baertrum, DivisionPoint, The Darling Suns, The Gaffes, Everything We're Not, Jd Newman, Misstep Forward, Confusion, Watchtower and New Nights: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

The Ten Tenors, Gentleman's Rule: 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $38-$58. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com.

Billy Raffoul, Phillip Michael Scales: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

The War and Treaty, Courtney Marie Andrews: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $20-$25. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

VP Punk Night XVIII with Strawberry Mountain, Bernie & The Wolf, The Kobanes, Space Wolves, Saad: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at O'Neill's Pub, 236 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. (630) 627-1600 or facebook.com.

Wisin "Corona Estereo Beach Tour": 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $44. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

David Paige: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Miller's Ale House, 1300 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg. Free. (847) 598-1090 or millersalehouse.com.

Mer's Music Showcase with Ryan Powers, Dylan Hankey, Larry Anthony, Valentine Bennett: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Thievery Corporation "Treasures From The Temple Tour 2018" with Uprising Band, The Suffers: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $45.50-$50.50. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band "Lay It on Down Tour" with The Peterson Brothers: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$89. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Thievery Corporation "Treasures From The Temple Tour 2018" with Uprising Band: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $45.50. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

The Music of Cream "50th Anniversary Tour": 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$69. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Josh Taerk, Karlye Lapetina: 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Note: Hoobastank and Secondhand Serenade's 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, show at The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet, has been canceled. The promoters will be issuing full refunds for tickets that have been purchased; ticket purchasers will be receiving an email from the promoter with further details on refunds. (815) 280-5246 or theforgelive.com.

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music fanboy. You can follow him on Twitter at @thatshamieguy. Listen to Brian's "2018 Chicago Sound Check Vol. 8" Spotify playlist for a sampling of some of the local bands he's written about recently for the Daily Herald.

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