Arctic Monkeys and The Black Keys played for a sold out crowd at the Chaiftez Arena on Friday, April 27. The British band, in town only six months ago at the Pageant, kicked off the evening with a high-energy performance before The Black Keys took to the stage and kept fans screaming for more. Photos by Kholood Eid.
Lupe Fiasco brought his Generation LASERS Tour to the Chaifetz Arena on Thursday, September 29, 2011. The show also featured performances by the New Boyz, Sarah Green and Young Marqus. Todd Owyoung was there to catch it all for RFT. Also, read Albert Samaha's Lupe Fiasco concert review.
It's extremely difficult to write about a band that does everything right, as Vampire Weekend did last night at Chaifetz Arena. Even the band's ghastly novelty songs about punctuation and chateau roofs were hard to dislike. Continue reading Diana Benanti's review of Vampire Weekend at the Chaifetz Arena. Photos by Jason Stoff.
Salt-n-Pepa's Legends Of Hip-Hop Tour stopped off at the Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, March 12. In addition to a rousing set from Salt-n-Pepa, the event featured performances from Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow and MC Lyte. Click here for Calvin Cox's review of the Legends Of Hip-Hop Tour. Photos by Todd Owyoung.
Touring in support of its newest album, The 2nd Law, British rock trio Muse packed the Chaifetz Arena (1 S. Compton Ave) on Friday, March 8, 2013 with Dead Sara serving as opener. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
Mary J. Blige brought The Liberation Tour to Chaifetz Arena (1 S Compton Ave) on Saturday, June 15, 2013 with Eric Benet, Chrisette Michele, Bridget Kelly and comedian Jay Lamont serving as support. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times
NBC talent show The Voice held auditions in St. Louis at Chaifetz Arena for the upcoming fifth season which premieres Monday, September 23, 2013 . The auditions ran Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, with hopefuls traveling from all over the country to give it their all. Before they belted them out for the judges, we asked hopefuls what they planned to sing. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
DJ/producer Pretty Lights (a/k/a Derek Vincent Smith) and rapper Danny Brown with DJ/producer heRobust played Chaifetz Arena on Friday, October 11, 2013 as part of the Analog Future tour. Photos by Jason Stoff for the Riverfront Times.
The Arcade Fire brought a spectacle of mirrors, masks and confetti to Chaifetz Arena on April 27, 2014. Touring to support its 2013 album Reflektor, the band encouraged attendees to wear costumes and formal attire while dancing to hits like "Wake Up," "Rebellion (Lies)" and "The Suburbs." tUnE-yArDs and Kid Koala opened the show, which was originally scheduled for Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
You won't leave Chaifetz Arena without overhearing at least one discussion about how to pronounce the name of the 10,000-seat arena on the campus of St. Louis University (for the record, it's Shay-fetz, not Chay-fitz or Kay-feetz). But you don't come here for the name or the SLU connection - it's all about the music, man! Though not quite as massive as the Scottrade Center, Chaifetz has hosted a laundry list of A-list performers, including Lil' Wayne, Vampire Weekend and even Bob Dylan. This is the place for shows that don't require production teams equal to the population of most small Missouri towns. Since most shows at Chaifetz are free or heavily discounted for students, the crowd can be, well, a little less than reverent to the folks on stage, but never mind that. In addition to its musical offerings, Chaifetz also plays host to SLU-approved political figures and speakers on occasion, so just ignore the Bill O'Reilly house ads blazing during intermission.