North Central College welcomes Davy Knowles, Chicago-based guitarist who’s opened for The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock to name a few. He takes the stage Nov. 7 in support of his third studio album “The Outsider.”

The performance begins at 8PM Saturday, Nov. 7, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $40 and $30; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

The release of “The Outsider,” produced by Grammy-winner Steve Chrisanthou, and the upcoming tour are significant milestones for Knowles, marking a new chapter in his career.

Brief Bio

Knowles’ professional career started with a bang, arriving in the United States at age 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album on the back of a deal with U.S.-based Blix Street Records. From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across U.S. media-from memorable TV performances, to a three-year run at radio with the singles “Come Home” from the debut album “Roll Away,” and “Tear Down the Walls,” “Taste of Danger” and “Coming Up For Air” from his Peter Frampton-produced sophomore album.

In 2009, Knowles became one of very few artists to have played directly to the International Space Station (ISS) from Mission Control in Houston. He recorded a song to wake U.S. astronaut Nicole Stott on the morning of one of her missions. Both astronauts Stott and Ron Garan took Knowles’ music with them aboard the ISS.

Knowles also has headlined historic venues such as The Troubadour, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, World Cafe Live and The Iridium and was invited to tour with Jeff Beck, The Who, Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, George Thorogood, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rhythm Devils and the Satriani/Hagar-inspired supergroup Chickenfoot.

Thanks for supporting the arts!

North Central College’s 2015-2016 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by Nicor Gas, Advanced Data Technologies, BMO Harris Bank, Savant Capital Management, USG Corporation, West Suburban Irish, Monarch Landing, Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund, Illinois Arts Council Agency, DuPage Foundation and Naperville Development Partnership.

This concert is among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and more, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).