Almost 30 years ago, in 1990, acoustic duo Indigo Girls won a Grammy for their debut album. The duo, always a Champaign favorite, return to the city on Nov. 12, playing the Virginia Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19. Tickets are $59.50 and $39.50, and are available at the Virginia Theatre box office, at thevirginia.org, or charge by phone at (217) 356-9063.
Chicago alternative metal band SOiL performs on Friday, July 19, at the City Center in Champaign. Opening acts are Beyond Threshold and Degrade The Signal. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $18 and $16, and tickets are available at www.citycenterchampaign.com. The concert is a 19-and-over event.
Actor/writer/musician Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters have been a touring until since 2007. They have a new album titled “Speck” and return to Springfield to play at Springfield's Boondocks Pub on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, with VIP tickets available for an additional $150. Tickets are available at www.boondockspub.com. VIP tickets are available at theboxmasters.com.
Gotta have Heart: The veteran rock sister duo Heart will play Peoria at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Peoria Civic Center Arena. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 19, and range in price from $29.50 to $350. This is part of the group's "Love Alive Tour." British singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas will be the opener for the show. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson formed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band and have sold more than 35 million records and four Grammy nominations. Hits have included “Magic Man,” “Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child),” “Crazy On You,” “Barracuda,” “If Looks Could Kill,” “What About Love,” “Never,” and “These Dreams.” Tickets can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.com or in-person at the Toyota Box Office, located inside the Peoria Civic Center.