News Archives: Tour Dates

WaxTrax! Records Retrospectacle in April!

Chris will be reuniting with Luc Van Acker and Paul Barker to perform as the Revolting Cocks at this special two-night event! Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 19 at noon via the Metro Box Office or online at

UPDATE (March 10): A third show has been added on Sunday, April 17! Tickets for this night only are $40 and go on sale Saturday, March 12 at noon.


In honor of the 33 1/3 year anniversary of Wax Trax! Records and the legacy of its creators Jim Nash & Dannie Flesher, The Nash family is producing a 2 night multimedia concert event that will celebrate the legendary Chicago record label and store on April 15th & 16th. The event will feature friends & artists of the Wax Trax! label and store including Front 242, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Luc Van Acker, Paul Barker, Chris Connelly, En Esch, Guenter Schultz, Raymond Watts, Rights of The Accused and more. In addition to the live performances, there will be special guests as well as an all star cast of Chicago DJ and VJ’s to commemorate the label and store. More information.

February performance, including DJ set!

Chris will perform an intimate acoustic set later this month in Chicago! Also performing will be Sinderella Pussie of the Thrill Kill Kult, doing a short set including acoustic TKK, and W.O.R.M. (acoustic).

Chris will also spin old-school WaxTrax-era industrial between bands!

Lucky Number (1931 N. Milwaukee, Chicago)
Saturday, Feburary 26, 2011

First gig of 2011!

Appearing Friday, January 21st at The Abbey Pub, 420 West Grace Street in Chicago with Zelienople, Locrian, and Implodes.

Doors at 8 PM, show starts at 8:30 PM.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
This is a 21+ show.
More information

Show on June 3 in Chicago

Chris will be playing at the Abbey Pub on Sunday, June 3, 2007! Here are the details:

93 WXRT Presents: Concrete Blonde Singer Johnette Napolitano, Chris Connelly. Doors at 8pm and show at 9pm. Tickets $15 in advance and $18 at the door. General admission (21+) seated and standing room.

News from Durtro

Durtro has announced the release of Chris’s new CD, The Episodes!

The Episodes For this album, Chris is joined by Joan of Arc’s Tim Kinsella and Town & Country’s Ben Vida (who also produced the record), as well as members of US Maple, Califone and other Chicago jazz and improv luminaries.

This CD will not be available in stores until April, but is available online from the Durtro shop (£10 plus shipping and VAT, where applicable) or Jnana Records ($14.99 plus shipping).

To celebrate the launch of this record, Chris is doing a special one-off show on Saturday, February 17th at 9pm at the Hideout in Chicago.

Reading in Chicago

I will be doing a reading on Feb 9th at the SOUTH UNION ARTS building at 1352 south union st. in Pilsen, other people reading will be Thax Douglas, Monica Kendrick, and Angela Myllenhouse…there is a film to start off with, I am not sure what it is, but the whole thing kicks off at 7.30 pm, and it will be super cheap to get in….

Album release show

My new live/studio album is out, on 7th of December, and I will be playing at the hideout to acknowledge this, Marydee reynolds opening, 9pm-it’s a wednesday