Wolf Alice performs at The Vic Theatre in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2022.
Wolf Alice performs at The Vic Theatre in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2022.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Wolf Alice returned to The Vic Theatre about one month shy of a year since their last performance in Chicago. The setlist was similar to their last Chicago show, but this time the sights, sounds, songs and sense of urgency were bigger and better than ever.

“Smile,” “You’re A Germ,” and “Beautifully Unconventional” kicked things off with unambiguous ferocity while “Lipstick on the Glass” shaded the venue in hazy beauty a few songs later.

Wolf Alice performs at The Vic Theatre in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2022.

In a recent interview with Rebellious Magazine, vocalist/guitarist Ellie Rowsell explained how the band is bringing a larger production and lighting system on this run of shows. She also shared her appreciation for fans who come out to see Wolf Alice play.

“It feels nice – like a little family – and I have a lot of gratitude for people who come to our shows. It’s boundless and it’s what makes this experience and career available to me. It’s everything to me really,” Rowsell said.

Luna Li performs at The Vic Theatre in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2022.

Luna Li was on hand to open the show. Backed by a full band, her set also felt elevated – she previously opened for Japanese Breakfast at Thalia Hall in 2021 – especially her rock-fueled closing track “Cherry Pit.”

Check out photos from Wolf Alice and Luna Li performing at The Vic Theatre below and click here to pick-up tickets to see Wolf Alice play elsewhere on their North American Tour. More information can be found at Wolfalice.co.uk.

(Photos by Laurie Fanelli)

Laurie Fanelli

Laurie Fanelli is a Chicago-based writer and photographer who specializes in live entertainment coverage. She is at home at major music festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and, of course, Lollapalooza and...