Tickets purchased through PigFace will all be handled as will-call tickets but are available to be picked up from the box office beginning Monday, November 21st. A valid photo ID must be presented in order to receive your tickets. Please note that tickets are not transferable and must match the name on your ID. If a ticket is lost or stolen, it cannot be replaced. House of Blues box office will be open Monday 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 10am - 5pm, and Wednesday 10am - 10pm. It will be closed on Thanksgiving and reopen Friday the 25th at 10am. We suggest that you pick up your tickets in advance.
Pigface is an industrial rock supergroup formed in 1990 by Martin Atkins and Bill Rieflin.
Both had drummed with Ministry, and were pleased with the notion of a rock music band with two drummers, rather than the usual one. The duo formed Pigface, and began a revolving-door collaboration with many experimentally-minded musicians, many of whom — especially early on — had recorded for the influential industrial music record label Wax Trax.
Trent Reznor was also an early partner, when, due to legal troubles, Nine Inch Nails were prevented from recording under that name. "Suck" — cowritten with and sung by Reznor — was something of an underground hit, and Reznor later rerecorded the song.
Rieflin eventually left Pigface, leaving Atkins in charge. The dozens–perhaps hundreds–of musical collaborators to record and perform with Pigface have ensured that each album, and each song, is unique. This practice has, however, led to some negative criticism due to a perceived lack of continuity.
Pigface concerts are characterized by high-energy performances. Frequently there will be upwards of 10 people on stage at any time during the show. Not only that but Martin Atkins and the rest of the band love interacting with the audience, and members of the audience are nearly always invited on stage for the encore.
Doors @ 730PM. Performance begins at 9PM. This show is for AGES 17 AND OLDER. Valid Photo ID is required for age restricted shows. Forms of valid ID are current and non-expired Driver's License, State ID or Passport. House of Blues Chicago is a standing room only venue, all tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. Please contact the House of Blues Box Office 312.923.2000 to inquire about Dinner Package Seating and/or Disability Seating. Those in need of Accessible seating need to first purchase a General Admission ticket, then contact the venue Box Office at 312.923.2000 to reserve accommodations. House of Blues Chicago is Smoke Free. There is no re-entry.