Chevelle, Grayslake's Rock Heroes Return Home

Whenever I look back at my time in Chicago radio, my best memory was when I was able to interview Pete and Sam Loeffler from the band Chevelle on their tour bus before an in-store performance at the old Tower Records in Bloomingdale.

Being able to sit down with one of my favorite alternative rock bands at the time was amazing.

Chevelle has been around a lot longer than most people think, getting their start in 1999 in local northern suburb Grayslake and had their first major headlining concerts at the legendary Metro concert venue in Chicago not too far after that.

Chevelle launched to rock stardom with their second album in 2002, "Wonder What's Next" on the strength of singles "The Red", "Closure", and "Send the Pain Below".

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This weekend, Chevelle, returns to the Metro for back to back 10th Anniversary shows on Friday and Saturday to celebrate the first time they played the historic venue.

Chevelle returns a mostly similar band as their first time at the Metro, but without their brother Joe on bass, who has been replaced by Dean Bernardini, a previous member of local band Liftpoint and also Pete & Sam's brother-in-law.

Openers were just announced for the shows: Chicago based Janus for the 18+ Friday show and California's Middle Class Rut for all-ages Saturday.

The only problem is that both shows are already super sold-out, but maybe if your lucky, a friend or a friend of a friend might be nice enough to hook you up. 

I know where I'll be celebrating my Halloween weekend as everyone else is out at the bars or parties, with Chevelle at Metro...maybe I'll see you in the pit and we can belt out "The Clincher" together! 

You don't want to miss out on this homecoming show, but you might want to miss out on my tone deaf singing... 

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