Where you can see Smashing Pumpkins, Ted Nugent and other bands with local ties this summer

  • Screeching Weasel will play its only show of the year Saturday, July 27, at House of Blues in Chicago.

    Screeching Weasel will play its only show of the year Saturday, July 27, at House of Blues in Chicago. Courtesy of Brian Santostefano

  • Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins will performs next month at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

    Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins will performs next month at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Associated Press

  • Matt Skiba of blink-182 performs during a private concert last month. The band plays Riot Fest in September.

    Matt Skiba of blink-182 performs during a private concert last month. The band plays Riot Fest in September. Associated Press

  • The announcement that controversial rocker Ted Nugent would play the McHenry County Fair drew criticism -- and ticket sales.

    The announcement that controversial rocker Ted Nugent would play the McHenry County Fair drew criticism -- and ticket sales. Associated Press, 2018

  • Naperville's Jim Sonefeld, left, will join Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates Darius Rucker, Dean Felber and Mark Bryan in August at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

    Naperville's Jim Sonefeld, left, will join Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates Darius Rucker, Dean Felber and Mark Bryan in August at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Associated Press, 2018

  • Rise Against singer/songwriter Tim McIlrath grew up in Arlington Heights. The band returns to familiar surroundings to play Riot Fest in September.

    Rise Against singer/songwriter Tim McIlrath grew up in Arlington Heights. The band returns to familiar surroundings to play Riot Fest in September. Associated Press, 2017

  • Pete Loeffler formed Chevelle in Grayslake with his brother. The band plays Lollapalooza on Aug. 2.

    Pete Loeffler formed Chevelle in Grayslake with his brother. The band plays Lollapalooza on Aug. 2. Associated Press, 2017

 
By Lisa Friedman Miner
lminer@dailyherald.com

What do influential punk band Screeching Weasel, outspoken rocker Ted Nugent and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan have in common?

Controversy, of course. But also geography: All of them grew up in the suburbs.

And when it comes to well-known rockers, they're not alone. So did some members of blink-182, Chevelle, Rise Against and Hootie & the Blowfish.

All seven acts have something else in common -- they're playing shows this summer for hometown fans.

Here's a look at where you can see them perform before summer is out:

Screeching Weasel

The band -- formed in Prospect Heights in the mid-1980s -- proved one of the most influential in the punk era. But it's been a bumpy road, most notably with frontman Ben Foster (aka Ben Weasel) getting into a fight with female fans at South by Southwest in 2011. He's the only original member left, but he's announced a new album and a single show this year: this month at the House of Blues.

When and where you can see them: Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at House of Blues in Chicago, www.houseofblues.com/chicago.

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Ted Nugent

The McHenry County Fair came under fire for hiring the controversial rocker from Palatine, a National Rifle Association board member who has made disparaging remarks about former President Barack Obama and others. Yet it became the fastest-selling show in the fair's history.

When and where you can see him: 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. mchenrycountyfair.com.

Chevelle

Grayslake brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler formed the post-grunge rock band back in 1995 and named it after the Chevy their dad liked. Younger brother Joe joined in, then later left, clearing the way for Deerfield's Dean Bernardini.

When and where you can see them: 5:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Lollapalooza and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. livenation.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Hootie & the Blowfish

The popular rock band behind such '90s hits as "Only Wanna Be With You" and "Let Her Cry" formed in South Carolina, but drummer Jim Sonefeld hails from Naperville. After a break that spanned more than a decade, frontman Darius Rucker announced a reunion tour -- and a new album is in the works.

When and where you can see them: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, livenation.com.

Smashing Pumpkins

The alt-rock band from 'burbs -- frontman Billy Corgan grew up in Glendale Heights, James Iha is from Elk Grove Village and Jimmy Chamberlin is a Joliet native -- kicked off a reunion tour last year. They play the suburbs next month.

When and where you can see them: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, livenation.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

blink-182

The original rockers of blink-182 came together in Southern California, but they brought Alkaline Trio's guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba on board in 2015. Skiba grew up in McHenry.

When and where you can see them: At Riot Fest in Chicago, which runs Friday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 15. Show times have not yet been announced. riotfest.org.

Rise Against

The punk rock band's suburban roots run deep. Lead singer and songwriter Tim McIlrath grew up in Arlington Heights, while others have called Downers Grove and Norridge home.

When and where you can see them: At Riot Fest in Chicago, which runs Friday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 15. Show times have not yet been announced. riotfest.org.

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