Houston Concert Watch 11/3: Astroworld Festival, Chvrches and More

Fans at Astroworld Festival in 2019
Fans at Astroworld Festival in 2019 Photo by Jennifer Lake
Hello, Houston. We’re in for a pretty wild week, concert-wise. If you live near NRG Stadium, you have our sympathies, because that area will be crazy this weekend. But Astroworld Festival won’t be the only live music in town, so keep scrolling to see what else is on tap for the upcoming week.
Astroworld Festival
NRG Park – 11.05/11.06

With three studio albums to his name, Houston’s own Travis Scott made a name for himself through his heavily auto-tuned vocals and an ear for experimental beats. The Missouri City native has grown into an ambassador for the Bayou City, and 2018's Astroworld – which was nominated for a Grammy Award and has been certified quadruple platinum in the US – remains a fan favorite. Scott’s wildly successful Astroworld Festival will return to NRG Park this week, featuring performances from Cactus Jack himself, Tame Impala, Earth Wind & Fire, SZA, Bad Bunny and more. The event is sold out, so expect to pay a high premium for resale tickets if you don’t already have some.
Toadies, Reverend Horton Heat
House Of Blues – 11.05

The Toadies’ debut Rubberneck was released to critical acclaim more than 25 years ago. With "Possum Kingdom," the band's most popular single to date, the world was introduced to the Fort Worth rockers' unique blend of vague-yet-ominous lyricism and grungy alt-rock. Paired with The Reverend Horton Heat – whose music combines elements of rock and roll with punk, swing, surf and country – Warehouse Live should be quite a party on Friday night.
Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin
Toyota Center – 11.05
Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin are both legends. Between the two of them, they’ve sold more than 200 million records, won three Grammy Awards and released dozens of chart-topping singles. The two powerhouses have known each other for decades, but they’ve rarely collaborated. Fortunately, fans of both artists will have a chance to hear plenty of hits – from “Hero” and “Cuando Me Enamoro” to “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and “Vente Pa’ Ca” – at Toyota Center on Friday night.
White Oak Music Hall – 11.09

Since 2011, Chvrches have been steadily rising through the ranks of their indie peers. The Scottish trio’s debut, The Bones of What You Believe, introduced audiences to the group’s 80s-inspired synth pop, with Lauren Mayberry’s shivering vocals acting as the cherry on top of an already infectious sound. Follow-ups Every Open Eye and Love Is Dead cemented the band’s standing as one of the best electronic-leaning pop acts of the modern era, and their latest release – which came out this September – is still getting rave reviews as well. On tour in support of Screen Violence, Chvrches will perform at White Oak Music Hall on Tuesday.
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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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