9 Concerts You Can't Miss this April

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Music is on fire this April in St. Louis. From rock to alternative music, hip-hop and more, you don’t want to skip out on the great live shows this month.

Find our top picks for concerts this April below—then, go get your tickets!

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Sleater-Kinney. Photo courtesy of The Pageant.

David Lindley
April 12, Old Rock House
Known for working with Jackson Browne for years, and for his extremely wide musical talents, musician David Lindley heads to the Old Rock House for a spectacular show. Expect to hear combinations of blues, American folk, African music, Turkish sounds, bluegrass and much more.

Shawn Mendes
April 12, The Pageant
Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has taken the social media world by storm and continues to churn out new tunes such as “Life of the Party,” “Something Big” and “One of Those Nights.” For an artist who’s only 16, his music is already extremely well-received and features elements of soul and R&B.

Bryan Adams
April 15, The Fox Theatre
Over the last few decades, rock star Bryan Adams created multiple albums, spoken out for humanitarian and animal rights issues and continued to attract fans from around the globe. Don’t miss his show at The Fox, where you’ll hear some of his latest work, as well as popular songs like “Run to You” and “Heat of the Night.”

The All-American Rejects
April 16, Chaifetz Arena
Hard-rocking pop-punk band The All-American Rejects make a stop in St. Louis to perform for both old and new fans. Plan on hearing some of the group’s biggest hits (think, “Gives You Hell” and “Move Along”), as well as newer tunes like “Beekeeper’s Daughter.”

GRiZ
April 18, The Pageant

Electronica-funk artist GRiZ is known for his old-school sound, love for mixing unique sounds and for putting on quite the show. Head to The Pageant, and prepare to dance to hit songs such as “Power,” “Funk Party” and “For the Love.”

Sufjan Stevens
April 20, Peabody Opera House
Hard to categorize in a single genre, Sufjan Stevens is all across the map with music falling into indie-rock, electronica and folk genres featured in his albums. His albums like “Michigan,” “Seven Swans” and “Illinois,” as well as the newly released “Carrie & Lowell” have been highly praised for combining intricate lyrics, strong emotions and gorgeous sounds.

Sleater-Kinney
April 24, The Pageant
Feminist punk-rock group Sleater-Kinney is back on tour after the recent 2015 release of album “No Cities to Love.” The indie group hailing from Washington will play recent music like “Fangless” and “Surface Envy,” as well as older hits like “Call the Doctor” and “The End of You.”

The Kooks
April 30, The Pageant
Brighton indie-pop band The Kooks has been performing its unique sound since the band formed in 2004. Since then, fans have flocked to the group’s shows and various albums, including “Inside In/Inside Out,” “Konk” and the more recent “Listen.”

Lecrae
April 30, The Fox Theatre
Hip-hop-meets-rap star Lecrae has earned numerous Grammy Awards and nominations, challenged his genre of music with topics like monogamy and faith and continued to keep up a strong fan base with his one-of-a-kind shows.

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