11/7 at 8 Amid a bidding war on this melodic hip-hop group’s final album, E. 1999 Legends—a single copy was pressed and is being auctioned off starting at $1 million—the group swings by to play its career-launching 1995 LP E. 1999 Eternal front to back. $40–$100. Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.



11/3, 4, and 6 at 8 After four years off the road and seven without an album, Janet Jackson mounts her Unbreakable world tour, named for her forthcoming LP. Based on early reports, the pop star is going big, delivering hit-heavy 32-song sets and previewing new material featuring Missy Elliott. Sold out. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State.


11/12 at 8 This New York singer-songwriter has been no stranger to Chicago in recent years—she’s played Lincoln Hall, the Abbey, Riot Fest, and at least two street fests since 2014. It’s a testament to her live show that fans keep coming back. Matt Pond PA headlines. $16–$18. Subterranean, 2011 W. North.


11/6–7 For a band built on the sanctity of friendship, this Scranton punk quintet surprised fans when it survived three members’ departures in 2013. What’s more, remaining members Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh have retained the railing live show, as evidenced by their bonkers Bottom Lounge headliner earlier this year. $28–$50. Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee.

The Weeknd
The Weeknd   Photo: Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune


11/6 at 7:30 For those who missed his mope sesh at Lolla the first time around, brooding R&B singer Abel Tesfaye returns to the United Center with a new album of ballads, Beauty Behind the Madness. Sold out. Resale tickets $47–$1,685. United Center, 1901 W. Madison.