Upcoming Concerts In Indianapolis



the 1975 performs at the mtvU Woodie Awards during SXSW in Austin, Texas, in 2014. Courtesy of Tribune News Service

Alex Pope, Reporter

With the summer concert series at Klipsch Music Center coming to an end, students will have to venture to Indianapolis for concerts. Many venues in Indianapolis that attract big names unfortunately only sell to people who are twenty-one and older; for example, because Lupe Fiasco is performing at The Vogue, students will not be able to go see him. However, there are several venues that do allow high school students, and the groups performing at them this fall/winter are big names. All of the following tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

  • Grouplove / Murat Egyptian Room at Old National / October 25
    • Group love, an indie rock band from L.A., just released their third studio album, “Big Mess”. The band has said they will perform both new and old songs that are sure to bring arena-ready indie anthems to an intimate venue. There are only 2,000 tickets total so you have to buy them soon.
  • The 1975 / Indiana Farmers Coliseum / Nov 16
    • The 1975 just released their second studio album, “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It”, which contains brit-rock memoirs of fame and fortune. They are one of the hottest performances to see this year, and are sure to pack the Coliseum, so you should get your tickets soon.
  • Machine Gun Kelly / Murat Egyptian Room at Old National / Nov 23
    • Machine Gun Kelly is a frequent visitor to Indianapolis. Reining from Cleveland, MGK takes his audiences on a raucous tour of his hometown, “The Land”, in an explosive fashion through his versatile depictions of life below the poverty line. There are only 2,000 tickets, so you should buy them soon.
  • Fitz and the Tantrums and Phantogram / Murat Theatre / Nov 30
    • Fitz and the Tantrums have blown up a retro sound inspired by Motown, and recreated it with boastful trumpets and modest lyrics. They are famous for putting on an unforgettable show, and in a small venue like the Murat, they are a must see.
  • Mac Miller / Murat Egyptian room at Old National / Dec 1
    • Mac just released his new album “The Divine Feminine”, which offers a diverse sound and explosive stadium-ready choruses. Paired with Mac’s new school Pittsburgh lyricism, this show is a must see.
  • Bastille / Murat Egyptian room at Old National / Dec 14
    • Bastille combines glossy 80’s synth pop and arena-friendly choruses on their newly released album. “Wild World”. This group is loud, exciting, and a rare sight in the midwest, so do not miss out on this incredible performance.