Chicago will spend the summer touring amphitheaters with Rick Springfield, including a Saturday, June 20, concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at livenation.com.
Chicago has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame in the course of their hit-filled career.
They hit the mainstream in the 70s with a string of huge radio staples, including Top 5 singles “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Old Days,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “Baby, What a Big Surprise.” The hits kept coming through the 80s, with their first chart-topping entry on the Billboard Hot 100, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Will You Still Love Me,” “I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love,” the chart-topping “Look Away” and “What Kind of Man Would I Be?”
Springfield has 17 Top 40 singles to add to the mix. The Australian rocker had a minor pop hit in the early 70s with a single called “Speak to the Sky.” But Springfield’s proper mainstream breakthrough came a decade later when he topped the charts with “Jessie’s Girl” and followed through with “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Affair of the Heart” and “Human Touch.”
4/18: Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch will play Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday, April 18, with Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills.
Having taken one of modern metal’s greatest band names from a fatal blow in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” Five Finger Death Punch have sent seven singles to the top of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts, from “Coming Down” to three songs from their latest album, last year’s “And Justice For None.”
VIP presale, artist fanclub presale and Cyber Monday presale has begun.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour, giving Citi cardmembers access to purchase U.S. presale tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, until 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, through Citi’s Entertainment program.
Local promoter venue and radio presales will kick off at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at livenation.com.
3/15: Post Malone
Post Malone brings the second leg of his Runaway Tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 15, with Tyla Yaweh.
He just played Glendale on the first leg of the tour.
Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.
Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” recently returned to No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart for the fifth non-consecutive week, which marks the most weeks any act has spent at No. 1 this year.
His multiplatinum hits include “White Iverson,” “Congratulations,” “Rockstar,” “I Fall Apart,” “Psycho,” “Better Now” and “Sunflower.”
2/15: Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan will bring Intimate Evening of Songs and Storytelling to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 15. McLachlan will reveal the stories behind some of her most popular hits, including “I Will Remember You,” “Angel” and “Building a Mystery.” Accompanied only by cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, McLachlan will give an insider’s look into her songs as they were written.
Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at Ticketmaster.com and the box office.
In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians and raised more than $7 million for local and national charities.
AJR bring the Neotheater World Tour Part II to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, June 13.
The trio’s current single “Dear Winter” just hit 30 million total streams and is now in rotation on more than 100 radio stations across the U.S. Their latest album, “Neotheater,” hit the charts at No. 8 this summer.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour, giving Citi cardmembers access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, until 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at citientertainment.com.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at LiveNation.com
9/29: Kiss End of the Road Tour
Kiss already said goodbye to local fans in February. But the End of the Road Tour is a long and winding road that winds its way back through the Valley for a performance at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The VIP package onsale runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at kissonline.com.
The Kiss Army presale runs from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, also at kissonline.com.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour, giving Citi cardmembers access to purchase presale tickets from 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, until 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit citientertainment.com.
Paul Stanley went into the End of the Road Tour promising not just a celebration but “the biggest party ever,” telling azcentral.com, “There’s nothing somber about it. There’s nothing bittersweet. It’s all sweet. It’s an awesome, awesome time for the band and an awesome time to celebrate.”
And that’s exactly what their farewell tour delivered last time they were here — a celebration of Kiss’ peculiar brand of showmanship that touched on many of their greatest hits, both musical and visual.
This is the final leg of the tour, which will come to an end on July 21, 2021, in New York at a location to be named.
3/28: Zac Brown
Zac Brown Band have extended the Owl Tour into 2020 including a concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Saturday, March 28, with Amos Lee and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd.
The tour has featured music from “The Owl,” their latest album, as well as hits from their entire discography and a diverse range of covers that have become a signature part of any Zac Brown Band show.
The album and tour draw inspiration from the mythology and mystery surrounding the great horned owl that can see perfectly in the night, a metaphor meant to remind us that we need sight even in the darkest of moments.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette praised the show for “taking fans on a 28-song emotional roller coaster filled with classics and covers.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at LiveNation.com.
The Zamily Fan Club pre-sale will begin at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour, giving Citi cardmembers access to purchase presale tickets from 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, through CitiEntertainment SM. For complete presale details, visit citientertainment.com.
3/22: Prince Royce
Prince Royce brings his Alter Ego Tour to Comerica Theatre on Sunday, March 22.
In a press release, the Latin superstar said, “This tour will bring me closer than ever to my U.S. fans. I am so happy I will be visiting so many cities with the brand new ALTER EGO concert experience where I’ll be performing all of my classic hits and of course the latest music from my upcoming album.”
Tickets go on sale at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22. There’s a special fan presale on at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov, 20, with the password TRAMPA. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, until 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.
The “Alter Ego” album is set to drop in early 2020. To date, the singles released in advance of the album have more than 1 billion combined streams across digital platforms.
8/29: Harry Styles
Harry Styles will bring his 2020 Love On Tour to Gila River Arena on Saturday, Aug. 29, in support of his forthcoming album, “Fine Line,” with an opening set by Jenny Lewis.
American Express card members can purchase tickets in select markets from 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, presale registration for U.S. and Canadian dates is available now through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program.
A limited number of LaneOne premium packages will also be available, including First On Floor general admission access.
Each ticket purchased online includes a CD copy of “Fine Line,” which will be released Dec. 13. The album is available for preorder now on CD, vinyl and via a special edition that includes a 32-page book with exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the recording process. The 12-track album features the new single “Lights Up,” which has accumulated more than 100 million video views and streams worldwide to date.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at ticketmaster.com. One dollar per ticket will be allocated to various local charities. Two new T-shirts in celebration of the tour are now available in Harry’s official store.
8/12: Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello will bring the Romance Tour to Gila River Arena on Aug. 12.
Tickets for the Romance Tour will be available to Mastercard card holders from 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, through 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Cardholders will have access to a special Mastercard seating section and fan swag bag available on ticketing sites.
Registration for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale is currently open through 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
The Verified Fan presale will have access to tickets from 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Local presales will open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Tickets will be available to the general public starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Every ticket purchased to the Romance Tour comes with a copy of the singer’s much-anticipated second album, “Romance,” due Dec. 6. For more information, visit camilacabello.com.
This is Cabello’s first headlining arena tour.
Preorders for “Romance” start Friday, Nov. 15.
9/12: The Black Crowes
The Black Crowes are back, and they’re headed to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 12, on a reunion tour to celebrate their classic debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker.”
They plan on playing that entire album, which includes such classics as “Hard to Handle,” “She Talks to Angels,” “Jealous Again” and “Twice As Hard,” in addition to what brothers Chris and Rich Robinson have promised will be “all the hits.”
This is the Crowes’ first tour since 2013, when they played the Marquee Theatre.
In a press release, Chris Robinson said of reuniting, “I’m thrilled & blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we’ve made & bringing our lives together full circle.”
Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.
4/27: In This Moment
In This Moment and Black Veil Brides will play Comerica Theatre on Monday, April 27, with special guests DED and Raven Black.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at ticketmaster.com.
The tour is in support of a forthcoming album called “Mother.” In This Moment’s rock radio hits include “Blood,” “Sick Like Me,” “Oh Lord,” “Roots,” and “Black Wedding,” the last of which features Rob Halford of Judas Priest.
4/25: Alan Jackson
Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson brings decades of music to Gila River Arena Saturday, April 25.
Among the hits the country superstar is promising to play are debut single “Here in the Real World,” signature songs “Chattahoochee,” “Drive” and “Gone Country,” and party anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time.”
No ticket information is available for Jackson’s Glendale date.
5/15: Niall Horan
Niall Horan brings his Nice To Meet Ya Tour to Gila River Arena on Friday, May 15, with Lewis Capaldi and Fletcher.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
Citi cardmembers can purchase presale tickets through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at citientertainment.com.
Online ticket purchases for U.S. shows include one physical CD copy per ticket order with a maximum of four albums per household. After ticket purchase, individuals will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem the album. U.S. residents only.
“Nice To Meet Ya”, the first single from Horan’s new album, already has earned more than 35 million global streams. More than 30,000 fans tuned in for the premiere of the official video and the clip racked up more than 13 million views in the first week of release.
Rolling Stone praised the “alluring single,” which Time selected as one of its “5 Best Songs of the Week” while Billboard declared it “Horan’s most daring track yet.”
For further details, visit niallhoran.com.
Horan has sold more than 80 million records and toured the globe multiple times as part of One Direction. His full-length solo debut “Flicker” topped the Billboard album chart in 2017 on its way to going platinum. In addition to surpassing three million in worldwide album sales and nearly 3.5 billion combined streams worldwide, it topped the iTunes Top Albums chart in 61 countries.
2/7: Jerry Riopelle tribute
Danny Zelisko Presents has planned a celebration of the life and music of the late Jerry Riopelle at Talking Stick Resort Showroom on Friday, Feb. 7, with the Jerry Riopelle Band (David Plenn, Llory McDonald, Paul Riopelle, Tara Austin, David Goodstein and Lloyd Moffitt) and special guests.
Those guests include Walt Richardson, Ray Herndon, Francine Reed, Michael Nitro, Lawrence Zubia, Chuck E. Baby, members of the Gin Blossoms and more.
Riopelle was booked for what were to be his final sold-out concerts at Talking Stick Resort in December 2018 but died on Christmas Eve.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at ticketmaster.com.
6/1: Journey with the Pretenders
Journey will return to Phoenix on Monday, June 1, playing Ak-Chin Pavilion with special guests the Pretenders.
Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith and Arnel Pineda are promising all-new production and hits from start to finish, including such crowd-pleasing staples as “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Open Arms,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the top-selling digital catalog track in history.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at ticketmaster.com.
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets from 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Citi and other local presales will start at 10 am. Tuesday, November 5.
A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance and more.
2/20-23: Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil will bring OVO, a production that’s been seen by more than 6 million people since its premiere in 2009, to Phoenix for the time ever for six performances at Talking Stick Resort Arena Feb. 20-23, 2020.
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, has toured 24 countries since its premiere.
Advance tickets for are available online to Club Cirque members through Nov. 1. Club Cirque membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to cirquedusoleil.com.
Tickets for the general public will be available starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo. Tickets start at $44 for adults (subject to change) with senior, military, student discounts and family 4-packs available.
2/22: Bill Maher
Bill Maher comes to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at ticketmaster.com and the venue box office.
From “Politically Incorrect” to HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and laughs have garnered him 41 Emmy nominations. That same combination was on display in Maher’s “Religulous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”), which went on to become the eighth highest-grossing documentary ever.
He’s also written five best-sellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden,” “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer” and most recently, “The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their (Expletive).”
Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979 and still performs at least 50 dates a year in Las Vegas and in theaters across the country. Four of his 10 stand-up specials for HBO have been nominated for Emmy awards.
3/5: Blake Shelton
Country music superstar Blake Shelton brings his Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour to Gila River Arena on March 5, 2020, with special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at blakeshelton.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Gila River Arena Box Office during normal box office hours. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will be available, including backstage tours, access to VIP hospitality lounge, preferred parking, custom merchandise and more.
American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public from 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.
1/21: Trey Anastasio Band
The Trey Anastasio Band, led by the singer-guitarist who improvised his way to the top of the jam-rock circuit at the helm of Phish, will play the Van Buren on Jan. 21.
Tickets are $45, going on sale to the general public at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at thevanburenphx.com.
Earlier this year, Anastasio premiered his acclaimed feature-length documentary, “Between Me and My Mind.” Beginning Oct. 11, the film will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. Directed by Steven Cantor, the film is an intimate look into the mind of Anastasio and captures him as he works through some of his most personal song ideas to date, placing his relationships with friends and family at its core.
Anastasio’s last Valley appearance was a solo acoustic performance at Mesa Arts Center on Dec. 3, 2018.
11/29: Lisa Loeb
Lisa Loeb will perform an acoustic set at Zia Records Tempe on Nov. 29, to celebrate the Record Store Day Black Friday release of “Stay (I Missed You) 25th Anniversary.”
In addition to performing, Loeb is signing copies of her limited edition single. If you are interested in going, RSVP at the Facebook event page.
“Stay (I Missed You)” was the Grammy-winning singer’s chart-topping debut, which marked the first time that a single by an unsigned artist topped the Hot 100. The limited edition 12-inch color vinyl of her breakthrough hit includes four additional never-before-released live versions of fan favorites “Stay (I Missed You),” “Waiting for Wednesday,” “Truthfully” and “I Do” recorded in Japan in January 2013 with her band Nine Stories.
10/21/2020: Dan + Shay
Grammy-winning country duo Dan + Shay will bring their first arena tour to Glendale, performing at Gila River Arena on Oct. 21, 2020.
That’s next year, not in two weeks.
American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public through 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at ticketmaster.com. A limited number of VIP Packages will be available to purchase. These include limited-edition merchandise created exclusively for VIPs. For complete presale details and ticket information, please visit danandshay.com.
Dan + Shay announced the tour just days after unveiling a collaboration with one of the world’s best-selling pop stars, Justin Bieber, the single “10,000 Hours.”
Fans can expect to hear the duo’s growing catalog of hits, including songs from their most recent album, “Dan + Shay,” which has held strong in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart all year while sending three songs to the top spot – the triple-platinum “Tequila,” double-platinum “Speechless” and most recently, “All To Myself.”
“Tequila” also earned them a Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance They were the-most awarded artist at this year’s ACM Awards, taking home Best Duo, Song and Single (“Tequila”), with Dan Smyers earning an additional two for his work as a songwriter and producer. Among the most-nominated artists at this year’s CMA Awards, Dan + Shay are up for Duo, Album and Single of the Year for “Speechless,” with Smyers receiving an additional nomination for Song of the Year as a co-writer alongside Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds on “Tequila.”
Mott the Hoople ’74 cancel tour
Mott the Hoople ’74 have announced the cancellation of their U.S. tour, which would have included an Oct. 31 performance at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Singer-guitarist Ian Hunter has recently developed a severe case of tinnitus and has been advised by his doctors to discontinue performing until this condition subsides.
Tickets purchased for these dates can be refunded at the point of sale.
1/10-11: Styx launch tour in Phoenix
Styx will launch their 2020 tour the same way they launched this year’s tour – on stage in Phoenix at the Celebrity Theatre.
They’re playing two shows – Friday, Jan. 10, and Saturday, Jan. 11.
Showtime for both shows is 8 p.m.
Tickets ($40-$105) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd?St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com or by phone, at 602-267-1600.
All tickets are subject to sales tax, facility and ticketing surcharges.
Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass) , along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo – are back on the road in continued support of “The Mission,” their first release in 14 years.
But their setlist will draw on four decades of Styx, including such staples as “The Grand Illusion,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Lady,” “Miss America,” “Man in the Wilderness,” “Crystal Ball,” “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade.”
3/29: Celine Dion
Celine Dion will bring her Courage World Tour to Gila Rier Arena in Glendale on March 29. The tour, which launched Sept. 18 in Québec, is the singer’s first U.S. tour in more than 10 years in support of her first English album in 6 years.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.
Members of Team Celine will have access to purchase tickets before the public through an advance pre-sale. American Express card members can purchase tickets before the public from 10 am. Monday, Sept. 30, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
Exclusive VIP packages will be available.
Last week, Dion released three new tracks from her upcoming album, due Nov. 15, also titled “Courage:” “Imperfections,” “Lying Down,” and the title song.
All online ticket orders for the North American leg of the tour come with one CD copy of the album.
12/6: It Was 50 Years Ago Today
Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Jason Scheff of Chicago and Joey Molland of Badfinger will bring a show called It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – Tour 2019 – A Tribute To The Beatles’ White Album on Friday, Dec. 6 at the historic Celebrity Theatre.
In addition to playing selections from the Beatles’ “White Album,” which actually turns 51 in two months, they’ll be playing their own hits.
The tribute’s musical director is Joey Curatolo (the musical director of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles).
Tickets are $40-$100, going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd?St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com or by phone, at 602-267-1600. All tickets are subject to facility, sales tax and ticketing surcharges.
2/8: Dermot Kennedy
Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy brings his longest U.S. tour to date to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at LiveNation.com.
Kennedy’s debut album, “Without Fear,” will be released Oct. 4. His global streaming numbers continue to rise with more than 600 million across all platforms and more than 9 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
He’s also earned praise from Time magazine, NPR, Complex and Billboard.
Kennedy recently made his US television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” quickly followed by an appearance on “The Ellen Show.”
3/27: Dancing with the Stars Live
“Dancing with the Stars” returns to Phoenix on Friday, March 27, bringing 28 dancers to Comerica Theatre on its longest tour to date.
Those dancers include Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.
The all-new production will feature fan-favorite professional dancers doing every type of dance style seen on “Dancing with the Stars.” It also features new numbers choreographed just for the live show, ranging from the cha cha to the foxtrot, salsa and tango.
Seven-time Grammy winner TobyMac brings his Hits Deep Tour to Gila River Arena on Friday, Feb. 7, with Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson, Aaron Cole, and Cochren & Co.
This year’s tour will again feature a First Weekend promotion, during which all tickets may be purchased for 20 percent off by using the code word “INSIDER” when purchasing tickets online. This promotion from 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
11/23: Lindsey Stirling
Electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling brings her Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour to Comerica Theatre for a hometown concert on Nov. 23.
This Stirling’s third Christmas tour, featuring holiday themes as well Stirling’s signature brand of dance routines and on-stage visuals. This year’s set list will feature an array of holiday classics including “I Wonder as I Wander,” “Santa Baby” and “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” as well as some original pieces, including “Christmas C’mon” and” Warmer in the Winter.”
An exclusive fan club and VIP package pre-sale runs through 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. VIP packages include a premium concert ticket paired with merchandise or access to Lindsey’s Christmas Party, a pre-show experience complete with festive and interactive activities fans can participate in alongside Stirlings and members of her band.
For details, visit cidentertainment.com/events/lindsey-stirling-christmas-tour/.
Local radio and promoter pre-sales run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.
Tickets for the general public will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20. For complete ticket information on all tour dates, visit lindseystirling.com/tour.
“Warmer in the Winter” was the best-selling new Christmas album of 2017, outselling pop music heavyweights such as Gwen Stefani and Sia. It was also the best-performing holiday album on Pandora with more than 40 million spins and had the biggest debut for a holiday release last season. “Carol of the Bells” from “Warmer in the Winter: Deluxe Edition” was the first instrumental to go Top 10 at AC radio, where it peaked at No. 5.
Stirling will embark on a US tour in support of her new album, “Artemis,” in 2020.
1/17: Temptations and Four Tops
Motown legends the Temptations and the Four Tops return to Comerica Theatre on Friday, Jan. 17th.
Tickets are on sale now at Livenation.com, Ticketmaster.com and the box office.
Otis Williams, the last surviving link to the Temptations’ hit days, says, “The Tempts have always been known for great lead singers. Today we have four of the greatest leads in the proud history of the group.”
Abdul “Duke” Fakir is the lone surviving members of the Four Tops’ classic lineup.
12/7: John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo will bring his latest one-man show, the Broadway hit “Latin History for Morons,” to Tempe on Dec. 7.
Tickets went on sale Sept. 16 for the show at ASU Gammage, the Frank Lloyd Wright landmark that hosts first-run Broadway tours such as “Mean Girls.” Prices start at $20-$65 but are subject to increases based on demand. Order at 480-965-3434 or asugammage.com.
Leguizamo started out in stand-up comedy in New York in the 1980s but quickly jumped to screen acting. He has done Shakespeare with Baz Luhrmann, dressed in drag with Wesley Snipes and lisped his way through five “Ice Age” flicks as the voice of Sid the Sloth.
Born in Colombia and raised in New York, Leguizamo has been exploring his cultural heritage in one-man shows since 1991, including “Mambo Mouth” and “Spic-O-Rama,” some of which have been performed by other actors at regional theaters (including here in Phoenix).
“Latin History for Morons” is his take on Latinos in the U.S., although of course he goes all the way back to Christopher Columbus. It opened on Broadway in November 2017 and got extended into a three-month-plus run (which counts as a hit for a non-musical play although it would be a box office disaster for a big musical).
That production was filmed and is currently available for streaming on Netflix. So, maybe those tickets won’t sell out right away.
Jackie Evancho cancels Celebrity Theatre show
The Jackie Evancho concert scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Celebrity Theatre has been canceled.
The news appeared on the theater’s website and DannyZeliskoPresents.com, the show’s promoter.
No reason was given. An email to the promoter wasn’t answered.
The soprano gained fame on “America’s Got Talent,” which she appeared on in 2010. She was 10 years old.
She is touring to promote “The Debut,” an album devoted to Broadway songs.
Joe Rogan adds third show
Comedian Joe Rogan has added a third show to his two-night stand in Phoenix
Rogan has booked a 10 p.m. show on Saturday, Dec. 7. He already was scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Tickets for the new show go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Ticketmaster.com and the box office. A limited number of tickets remain for the other two shows.
For more information, visit JoeRogan.com.
Rogan’s sixth hour-long comedy special, “Joe Rogan: Strange Times,” premiered on Netflix in October 2018. His previous comedy specials include “Joe Rogan: Triggered” (2016) for Netflix; “Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High” (2014) for Comedy Central; “Joe Rogan Live From The Tabernacle” (2012); “Talking Monkeys in Space” (2009) and “Joe Rogan Live” (2007). He also released the CDs “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday” (2000).
Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is one of the most popular podcasts online.
1/19: Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper has moved the Big Day tour, including a scheduled performance this month in Glendale, to 2020.
The Chicago-based hip-hop star posted a message to fans on Instagram explaining his decision.
Madison House Presents shared a statement that reads: “We fully support Chance taking much needed time to be with his family. We congratulate Chance, Kirsten, Kensli, and the whole Bennett family on the arrival of little Marli. We’re excited to see Chance perform a sold-out show in his hometown of Chicago on September 28 at the United Center, and look forward to seeing him and the band on the road in 2020.”
The Gila River Arena show date, originally scheduled for Sept. 22, will now take place on Jan. 19. Tickets for the rescheduled date are available for purchase now at chanceraps.com/tour. Special Guests to be announced soon.
Fans who purchased tickets to the Sept. 22 date should retain their current tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled Jan. 19 date. For those unable to attend the new date, refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Brockhampton’s Heaven Belongs to You Tour will play the Van Buren on Nov. 1 in support of their fifth album, “Ginger,” with U.K. rapper slowthai opening.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at brckhmptn.com/dates/.
Rolling Stone hailed “Ginger” as “the best music of their career” while NPR called it a “weird and wonderful genre-buster.”
The hip-hop boy band topped the charts in 2018 with “Iridescence,” their first major-label release.
11/3: Marilyn Manson
The Marilyn Manson tour is playing the Van Buren on Nov. 3. That’s close enough to Halloween to feel at least a little special, right?
The shock-rock icon arrives in continued support of “Heaven Upside Down,” a 2017 release that added several modern Manson classics to his legacy, although he tends to stack his set with highlights plucked from the mom-baiting masterpiece “Antichrist Superstar.” Either way, fans win.
Tickets are $77 at the door, $72.50 in advance, on sale now at thevanburenphx.com.
12/4: King Diamond
King Diamond will bring their U.S. tour in support of “The Institute,” their first studio album in 12 years, to Comerica Theatre on Dec. 4, with support from Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands.
In a press release, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats said, “As the long nights draw in and the temperatures drop, I can’t think of a better artist to creep around North America with than the legendary King Diamond.”
Phoenix is the last night of the U.S. of the Danish metal legends’ latest U.S. tour.
Much like the early days of fellow shock-rock legend Alice Cooper, King Diamond is also the name of the group’s lead singer, who formed this group after making a name for himself as the singer for Mercyful Fate. He’s known using human bones for a microphone stand
12/1: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Eve and Other Stories Tour will stop at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Dec. 1 for two shows, performing the Orchestra’s 1996 debut for which the tour is named.
Al Pitrelli, their musical director and lead guitarist, told USA TODAY, “We are all so excited to bring ‘Christmas Eve and Other Stories’ back this year. It’s been eight years since we last performed it and I promise it will be our most amazing show ever.”
12/5: Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’
The Moscow Ballet will bring the Gift of Christmas Tour to Comerica Theatre on Dec. 5, performing “Great Russian Nutcracker” for the 13th year in a row.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.Friday, Aug. 23 at Livenation.com or the box office.
“Great Russian Nutcracker” features award-winning principal ballerinas and dancers from the top ballet academies in Russia and a large corps de ballet. Three groups travel simultaneously to more than cities across the United States and Canada in November and December.
9/28: Hay Day Festival
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers will top the bill at the inaugural Hay Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Tempe’s Hayden Square Amphitheatre.
The Pistoleros and Las Calakas will round out the lineup on the outdoor stage with the Hourglass Cats and Wise Monkey Orchestra playing inside Ted’s Refreshments.
The event starts 2 p.m.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door and $100 for the VIP experience, on sale now at tedsrefreshments.com.
After its biggest year yet, Decadence returns to Rawhide Event Center in Chandler Dec. 30 and 31.
As part of the planning process, the promoters at Relentless Beats and Global Dance reached out to fans to chime in on what they liked and didn’t like about previous years and what they hoped to see this year.
Plans are now in motion based on that feedback as the promoters plan another massive lineup for what they’ve billed as “Arizona’s biggest New Year’s Eve experience.”
Features already being implemented to improve the guest experience include increased flooring and dedicated walkways at and between the stages, additional entry and exit gates at the main stage, a reconfigured and improved VIP experience that will create better flow and shorter wait times, and increased chill stations and staffed water resources.
Pre-sale tickets are now on sale at RelentlessBeats.com.
Last year’s festival featured performances by such artists as Above & Beyond, Alison Wonderland, DJ Diesel, Drezo, Dr Fresch, Eric Prydz, Ghastly, Marshmello, NGHTMRE, Porter Robinson, REZZ, San Holo and Skrillex.
10/21: Bush and Live
Alternative radio staples of the ’90s Bush and Live are bringing their Alt-Imate Tour to Comerica Theatre on Monday, Oct. 21, to “roar through the classics” as Billboard summed it up.
The co-headlining tour finds them celebrating the 25th anniversary of their biggest-selling albums, Live’s “Throwing Copper” and Bush’s “Sixteen Stone.”
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at LiveNation.com.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour, giving Citi cardmembers access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, until 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. For complete presale details, visit citientertainment.com.
Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale told Consequence of Sound, “I’ve known Live since back in the day and they’re great people. As far as what people can expect, it’s a thousand percent and lots of energy, a couple of new songs and just a celebration of the summer. It’s good fun.”
Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk said in a press release, “So thrilled that the ALT-IMATE Tour is extending into October! From the first concert with Bush and Our Lady Peace, we knew that this show was something special. The fans have been so supportive and are obviously sharing our excitement.”
“Throwing Copper” and “Sixteen Stone” sold more than 20 million albums combined. Both were featured on Rolling Stone’s list, “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.”
8/23: Keith Sweat cancels
R&B singer Keith Sweat has canceled his Aug. 23 Celebrity Theatre concert.
The show was originally scheduled for March 16 and rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict.
Refunds may be obtained at points of purchase.
The Celebrity Theatre apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
Sweat has made no mention of the cancellation on his social media accounts, although he was fairly active on Facebook Monday.
9/13: Phoenix Unknown
The Van Buren will host the inaugural Phoenix Unknown: World Music and Night Market presented by Estrella Jalisco on Friday Sept. 13, with performers representing more than 15 countries and vendors representing more than 30 countries.
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra will be joined Cafe Jaleo (Colombian), Zazu (French), Arroz Con Mango (Cuban), Qais Essar (Afghan), Around Diarra (Burkina Faso), Fushico Daiko (Japanese), Samba de Carvalho (Brazilian), DJ Vex (African), Djentrification (Thai and Cambodian funk), Firebrass Village Blasting Club (Serbian) and Kristopher Rein (Indian).
Music will be spread across four stages – the Van Buren stage, Monroe Street Stage, Cathedral Alley and the Sanctuary Stage.
Vendors will be serving food from Lebanon, Africa, Italy, Jamaica, Argentina, China, Thailand, Morocco, Korea, Mexico, Dutch Indonesia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and more.
Tickets start at just $10 now at thevanburenphx.com.
9/22: Chance the Rapper
Chance The Rapper with bring his tour in support of “The Big Day” to Gila River Arena in Glendale on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug, 2, at chanceraps.com/tour.
Citi card members get access to purchase presale tickets from 1 p.m. Monday, July 29, until 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. For presale details, visit citientertainment.com.
A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including GA First On Floor access, premium reserved seats, transportation, preferred entrance and more. Check LaneOne for details.
“The Big Day” follows the Chicago rapper’s acclaimed third mixtape, “Coloring Book,” which earned three Grammys, including Best Rap Album, to become the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy. The album also peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200.
10/31: Mott the Hoople ’74
Mott the Hoople ‘74 – a group featuring three former members of glam-rock legends: Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender, and Morgan Fisher – will bring their tour to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Halloween.
They sold out New York City’s Beacon Theater as part of their acclaimed spring run, which featured their first U.S. concerts in 45 years.
An exclusive Spotify Fans First pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune called their set at First Avenue “one of the most exciting rock ‘n’ roll shows in recent memory,” while the Philadelphia Inquirer said “[Hunter’s] long, fruitful career deserves Rock and Roll Hall of Fame consideration.”
Speaking of which, Hunter closed out the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, leading inductees Def Leppard, Queen guitarist Brian May and others in what Rolling Stone called an “epic performance” of the Mott classic “All The Young Dudes.”
10/24: Dream Theater
Dream’s Theater’s The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of “Scenes From A Memory” will play Mesa Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 24th.
Tickets are $39-$100, going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., DannyZeliskoPresents.com, or by phone, at 480-644-6500.
All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges, state and city sales tax. All ages welcome.
The show will feature tracks from “Distance Over Time,” their latest effort, as well as selections covering their 30-year career along a nightly celebration of the anniversary of their legendary concept album “Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory,” performed in its entirety. It’s a nearly three-hour performance.
“Distance Over Time” topped iTunes’ album chart the day it was released and hit the Billboard album chart at No. 24.
11/15: Young Thug, Machine Gun Kelly
Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly bring their co-headlining tour to Comerica Theatre on Friday, Nov. 15, with special guests Polo G and Strick.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at LiveNation.com.
Emerging on Atlanta’s hip-hop scene with his 2011 mixtape series, Young Thug recently earned his highest chart placement yet on Billboard’s Hot 100 with his latest single “The London” featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott and produced by T-Minus.
The rapper was recently featured on Ed Sheeran’s “No.6 Collaborations Project,”Post Malone’s “Goodbyes” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix)”.
Machine Gun Kelly recently released his fourth studio album, “Hotel Diablo,” which features “I Think I’m OKAY,” a track that earned spot on Spotify’s 2019 Summer Song Predictions list.
12/19: Brian Setzer Orchestra
The Brian Setzer Orchestra will bring their 16th annual Christmas Rocks! Tour to the Celebrity Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 19, and the first three rows will be removed for dancing.
Tickets are $58 and $91, going on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, at?Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd?St., Phoenix, online at?celebritytheatre.com, or by phone at 602-267-1600.
The set list will feature songs from the 19-piece orchestra’s three Christmas albums, “Boogie Woogie Christmas,” “Dig That Crazy Christmas” and “Rockin’ Rudolph,” as well as original material that spans the Stray Cat’s 40-year career.
“The music I play in the big band is rock and roll with a jazz influence,” Setzer explained in the press release. “What keeps it fresh is the quality of the players in the band. Also, a big part of keeping the big band fresh are the arrangements; writing the arrangement for 19 people is like writing a song within a song. It makes the song you might have heard many times sound new again.”
12/3: So You Think You Can Dance Live
“So You Think You Can Dance” will bring this season’s top 10 finalists and two “Dance” all-stars to Mesa Arts Center on Dec. 3.
The performance will feature the season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour.
The live show is directed by Raj Kapoor and Rita Maye Bland, with dance routines overseen by Emmy-winning supervising choreographer Mandy Moore.
10/29: Frank Turner
Frank Turner is bringing his No Man’s Land Tour to Mesa Arts Center on Oct. 29.
The folk-punk singer will perform two sets — one solo and one unplugged with the Sleeping Souls.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at mesaartscenter.com and the Mesa Arts Center Box Office.
Turner’s latest album, “No Man’s Land,” will be released on Aug. 16.
12/20-22: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Cirque Dreams Holidaze will play four shows at Comerica Theatre the weekend before Christmas.
The shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec., 20; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.
Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.com and the Comerica box office.
The New York Daily News called Cirque Dreams Holidaze “a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.” Broadway World called it “the perfect holiday gift and show everyone will enjoy.” The Washington Post said it “dazzled” at Kennedy Center.
Broadway Director and Cirque Dreams Founder, Neil Goldberg, searched the world to assemble a cast of cirque artists, singers, dancers and talent for a show that brings features than 300 costumes and dozens of original holiday production numbers.
Broadway singers perform original music alongside a new twist on seasonal favorites such as “Deck The Halls,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bell Rock” while acrobatic feats are performed by toy soldiers, snowmen, penguins, candles, reindeer, gingerbread men, carolers, Santa and colossal ornaments.
10/5: Bad Religion
Bad Religion will play the Van Buren on Saturday, Oct. 5, in support of a brilliant new effort called “Age of Unreason.”
Under the Radar said their latest album “reminds of the 16-year-old sitting with a lyric booklet, singing along to ‘No Control’ or ‘Recipe for Hate’ marveling at the depth of meaning and excess of vocabulary wielded as political punk rock power and purpose.”
They’ll be joined by Dave Hause & the Mermaid, and Emily Davis and the Murder Police.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at ticketweb.com.
11/8: Post Malone
Post Malone brings the Runaway Tour to Gila River Arena on Friday, Nov. 8, with Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at LiveNation.com.
Citi cardmembers can purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, until 10 p.m. Thursday, July 18. For complete presale details, visit citientertainment.com.
T-Mobile customers can get exclusive access to stage-front pit tickets for the tour. Un-carrier customers can purchase reserved tickets starting 30 days prior to each show at first day prices. For tickets and more information, visit t-mobile.com/music.
Malone’s set will be drawing from two triple-platinum albums, 2016’s “Stoney” and last year’s chart-topping “Beerbongs & Bentleys.” His mult-platinum hits include “White Iverson,” “Congratulations,” “Rockstar,” “I Fall Apart,” “Psycho” and “Better Now.”
12/26: A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage will celebrate the timeless television classic as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang uncover the true meaning of Christmas on Dec. 26 at Comerica Theatre.
The stage adaptation brings the characters to life set to the original special’s dialogue and the unforgettable sounds of the classic Vince Guaraldi musical score.
Tickets and VIP packages are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at Livenation.com or the box office.
8/24: Bassrush Massive
Bassrush, the internationally renowned bass music brand, returns to Arizona Aug. 24 with Bassrush Massive at Rawhide Event Center.
Presented by Relentless Beats and Insomniac Events, the one-day festival brings Flux Pavilion, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Herobust, Riot Ten, Mastadon, Zeke Beats and Sharps.
Launched in the ’90s, the Bassrush brand has evolved from its strictly drum & bass roots to include dubstep and other bass-oriented genres. Along with exclusive one-off events, Bassrush hosts stages at all major Insomniac festivals such as EDC Las Vegas, EDC Orlando and Beyond Wonderland. In 2011, the brand expanded beyond California, hosting multi-date national tours for major artists including Skrillex and Excision.
Tickets are $49. VIP passes, complete with a preferred main stage viewing area, one complimentary drink, passed desserts, private restrooms and express entry are available starting at $79. Table service will be available for an additional charge. All ticket types are available online at relentlessbeats.com.
Bassrush Massive is an 18 and over event.
9/27-28: Goldrush Music Festival
Relentless Beats has announced the second round of artists for its Goldrush Music Festival at Rawhide Western Town the weekend of Sept. 27-28.
Joining an already stallar lineup are Adventure Club, Barely Alive, Bijou, Blunts & Blonds, Boogie T, Getter, Ghastly, Green Velvet, Hermitude, Jayceeoh, Lil Texas, Lucati, Paz, Shlump, Troyboi and VNSSA.
Relentless Beats had previously announced that this year’s festival with bring Alison Wonderland, Blossom, Destructo, DJ Scheme, Don Diablo, Dr Fresch, Funtcase, Killy, Kyle Watson, Lil Skies, Oliver Heldens, Pouya, Sheck Wes, Trippie Redd, Umek, Will Clarke, Woof Logik, ZHU and Zomboy.
The two-day festival will welcome electronic dance music, house and hip-hop fans from across the country to discover and experience world class DJs across four curated stages.
General admission passes are now available, starting at $159 for a two-day pass, plus fees.
VIP passes will be available at two levels. Standard VIP includes everything a GA ticket provides plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, access to VIP front row viewing area, premium restrooms and passed desserts in the VIP areas.
Platinum VIP includes all that plus complimentary drinks, side-stage viewing at the Golden Gorge stage, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag and festival concierge.
VIP options are available starting at $259 for a two-day pass. You must be 18 for Standard VIP and 21 for Platinum VIP. Table service will be available at the Golden Gorge stage. All ticket types are available online at relentlessbeats.com. Goldrush is a 18-and-up event.
9/16: Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons will bring their Delta Tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Monday, Sept. 16, with Gang of Youths.
Verified fan pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, with general on-sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28. Full details are available via mumfordandsons.com/live.
The Delta Tour has been garnering raves for their sold-out performances. The Albany Times Union wrote, “Mumford & Sons has developed into an arena-rock juggernaut,” while the Washington Post proclaimed, “The U.K. quartet thrilled a packed Capital One Arena crowd…undeniably wondrous arena rock anthems.”
The tour is named for “Delta,” the U.K. rockers’ third consecutive release to top the Billboard album chart, which it did with the largest sales week for an alternative rock album in 2018.
12/12: Ariana Grande
Due to overwhelming demand, Ariana Grande has added new dates to the Sweetener World Tour, including a second appearance in Phoenix – Thursday, Dec. 12, at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Stereogum said the Sweetener Tour is”the physical embodiment of her superb talent” while the Dallas Observer praised her “controlled yet expansive performance, a master class in Instagram-ready preening and phenomenal technical skill.”
Also returning is the exclusive reserved ticket offer for T-Mobile customers, which saves fans the best tickets at every concert, as close as any fan can get to the stage. Fans can get tickets 30 days prior to every show in the U.S., including already sold-out stops. Tickets are limited. For tickets and more information, visit https://t-mobile.com/music and follow #ArianaWithUs on Twitter.
American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public from 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, through 10 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Live Nation, Ticketmaster, and Venue presale runs from 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, through 10 p.m. Sunday, June 30.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, at ticketmaster.com.
11/3: Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith will celebrate 35 years of “Friends” on a fall headlining tour that stops at Chandler Center for the Arts on Sunday, Nov. 3.
The Grammy-winning Gospel Music Hall of Famer was recently honored with a star-studded tribute concert to celebrate his 35 No. 1 songs at Bridgestone Arena by a myriad of stars, including Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, the Oak Ridge Boys, CeCe Winans, Jordin Sparks, Rascal Flatts and Wynonna.
Smith says, “I’m really excited about the 35 Years of Friends Tour. We had an event this spring, here in Nashville, where 56 of my friends and fellow artists came together to celebrate my 35 No. 1s and the 35th Anniversary of ‘Friends.’ It was an amazing night – and, for me, brought back some memories of some songs I hadn’t thought of for quite a while! It’s going to be a blast dusting off some songs I haven’t done in concert for a long time. It will be a night full of all the hits – and, of course, I’m excited to lead worship every night.”
10/3: Meek Mill, Future
Two of the biggest names in hip-hop – Meek Mill and Future – will bring their co-headlining Legendary Nights Tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Oct. 3 with YG, Mustard and Megan Thee Stallion.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, at LiveNation.com.
Citicard members can access to purchase presale tickets from noon p.m. Tuesday, June 18, until Thursday, June 20, through Citi EntertainmentSM.
For complete presale details, visit citientertainment.com.
TIDAL subscribers will also have access to an exclusive presale from noon Tuesday, June 18, until 10 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Subscribers can find details at TIDAL.com/LegendaryNights or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.
10/9: Paul Anka sings Sinatra
Paul Anka brings his Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way Tour to Mesa Arts Center on Oct. 9.
In a press release, Anka said, “The Anka Sings Sinatra tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra. It will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 60th anniversary year. It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!”
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21 at mesaartscenter.com and the box office.
9/24: Jeff Beck
The Celebrity Theatre is one of only seven U.S. dates the legendary Jeff Beck has announced for 2019. He’ll be in Phoenix Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Other dates include the Crossroads Festival with fellow Yardbirds veteran Eric Clapton and a show at the Hollywood Bowl, where he will join another former bandmate, Rod Stewart.
Reserved?tickets ($35, $55, $95 and $179) go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday,?June 24,?at?the Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd?St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com or, by phone, at 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to sales tax, and facility and ticketing surcharges. All?ages welcome.?
The guitarist’s touring band will feature Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jimmy Hall on vocals and cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith.
Ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Beck has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – as a member of the Yardbirds and in recognition of his solo work. In the summer of 2016, the guitarist celebrated five decades of music at the Hollywood Bowl, a concert now available on “Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl.”
10/10: Chris Brown
Chris Brown will play Talking Stick Resort Arena on Oct. 10 with Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy.
Following last year’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour, Brown returns to the road on the INDIGOAT Tour, promising a fresh high-energy show with his signature dance moves and new music.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon Friday, June 14, at LiveNation.com.
Citi card members get access to purchase presale tickets from noon p.m. Wednesday, June 12, until 10 p.m. Thursday, June 13. For presale details, visit citientertainment.com.
With every two tickets purchased, fans will also have the option to purchase a copy of Brown’s forthcoming “INDIGO” album, due June 28 with features from Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, Juicy J, Trey Songz, Tory Lanez, Tyga, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Joyner Lucas, Gunna, Tank and Drake.
12/6-7: Joe Rogan
Comedian Joe Rogan has added a second show at Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 7.
A limited number of tickets remain for the Friday, December 6 show, which went on sale Friday, June 7.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and the box office.
For more info visit joerogan.com.
Rogan’s sixth hour-long comedy special, “Joe Rogan: Strange Times,” premiered on Netflix in October 2018. His previous comedy specials include “Joe Rogan: Triggered” (2016) for Netflix; “Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High” (2014) for Comedy Central; “Joe Rogan Live From The Tabernacle” (2012); “Talking Monkeys in Space” (2009) and “Joe Rogan Live” (2007). He also released the CDs “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday” (2000).
Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is one of the most popular podcasts online.
10/20: Tyler, the Creator
Tyler, The Creator is bringing his tour in support of “Igor,” the album with which he recently became the first solo rapper to top the charts without any co-production or outside producer credits, to Gila River Arena on Sunday, Oct. 20.
He’s joined by GoldLink and Blood Orange.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Gila River Arena Box Office during normal box office hours.
Chart-topping Michigan rapper NF has announced the dates for his tour in support of a forthcoming album called “The Search,” including Comerica Theatre on Oct. 22.
A fan ticket pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7.
Every online order of 2 or more tickets will include one physical CD copy of “The Search.” Tour information and pre-sale registration is available at nfrealmusic.com/tour.
Citi cardmembers get access to purchase U.S. presale tickets through Citi EntertainmentSM beginning at noon Tuesday, June 4. See citientertainment.com for more details.
Arizona Musicfest lineup
The 29th annual Arizona Musicfest season will bring Michael Boton, Chris Botti and more to the Valley.
Under the Street Lamp – Saturday, Jan. 18.
Tony Danza: Standards and Stories – Friday, Jan. 24.
John Pizzarelli Trio: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole – Monday, Jan. 27.
Chris Botti – Friday, Jan. 31.
MozART Group – Sunday, Feb. 9.
The Hot Sardines – Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Michael Feinstein: A Special Valentine in Song – Friday, Feb. 14.
The Festival Orchestra, Maestro Robert Moody – Feb. 16 – 23.
Michael Bolton – Thursday, Feb. 27.
Ann Hampton Callaway: The Linda Ronstadt Songbook – Monday, March 2.
Steep Canyon Rangers – Monday, March 9.
The season runs Nov. 8 through March 13 with 26 performances in North Scottsdale.
Tickets for all Arizona Musicfest performances will go on sale in July at azmusicfest.org or by calling 480-422-8449.
Common is bringing his first North American tour since 2009 to the Van Buren on Sunday, July 21.
The Let Love Have The Last Word Tour is named for Common’s second memoir, following the New York Times bestseller “One Day It’ll All Make Sense.”
But this is not a book tour. The Grammy-winning rapper is hitting the road in support of a forthcoming album, his first since “Black America Again” arrived in late 2016, earning praise from Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Q and Pitchfork.
An artist pre-sale, including VIP packages, runs through 10 p.m. Thursday, May 23.
Venue and promoter presales run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, May 23.
The general on-sale starts at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24.
Lakeshore Music concert series
Lakeshore Music has announced its 2019-20 Concert Series, presenting nine shows the third Saturday of each month from September through May at Tempe Center for the Arts.
While Lakeshore’s roots are in jazz, the concert lineup features a range of shows, from Cuban rhythms to soulful Afrocentric beats.
Lakeshore Music founder, president and executive producer Woody Wilson says, “Lakeshore Music exists to bring people together for a shared experience of jazz music done well. And part of our mission is to introduce our audiences to exciting, new, emerging artists.”
The season opens on Sept. 28 with Chilean singer-guitarist Camila Meza. Highlights include Sean Jones, a trumpeter Wilson calls “one of the most important jazzmen of our time,” and Cuban jazz pianist Harold López-Nussa, a direct result of Lakeshore’s work with Cuba Rhythm and Views, which conducts U.S. government-sanctioned, cultural-exchange tours of Cuba each year.
The Valley’s Queen of Salsa, Carmela Ramirez, returns with Carmela y Mas in a Latin Jazz Explosion, a lively festival of Cuban popular music and rhythms. And Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma with perform a Winter Solstice Concert with the Valley’s finest jazz musicians
The full series is as follows:
Sept. 28: Camila Meza
Oct. 26: Sean Jones
Nov. 23: Carmela y Mas
Dec. 21: A Winter Solstice Concert with Beth Lederman
Jan. 25: John Storie and the New West Guitar Group
Feb. 22: Chloe Feoranzo
March 21: Hot Club of San Francisco
April 25: Harold Lopez-Nussa
May 16: Tamir Hendelman
Tickets are now on sale for the entire series, or for an array of mini series packages and single-show purchases. Those who purchase all nine shows receive a 25% pricing discount. Purchase of any five shows brings a 20% discount, four shows a 15% discount and three shows a 10% discount.
Tickets are available online at lakeshoremusic.org, at the Tempe Center for the Arts box office, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, or by phone at 480-350-2822, extension 2.
12/15: Disney Junior Holiday Party
The Disney Junior Holiday Party will stop at Comerica Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 15, for a 3 p.m. performance.
Presented by Pull-Ups, the 46-date tour is from the creators of the popular Pollstar-nominated “Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour.” It features favorite Disney Junior characters — including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Vampirina, and Bingo and Rolly from “Puppy Dog Pals” — performing live on stage to Disney Junior hits and other holiday classics such as “Jingle Bells” and “Deck The Halls.”
The show also includes a special appearance by characters from Disney Junior’s upcoming animated series “T.O.T.S.,” and culminates with a special visit from Santa Claus.
Tickets will be available for presale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 17.
A variety of VIP packages are also available, including pre-party and after-party experiences with character greetings, as well as the opportunity to take pictures with Santa.
10/12: J Balvin
Following his widely praised, back-to-back weekend performances at Coachella, reggaeton superstar J Balvin announced a Phoenix date on his Arcoiris Tour, promising multiple chart-topping hits and groundbreaking visual production.
The tour, which features support from two fast-rising Lyanno and Eladio Carrion, plays Talking Stick Resort Arena Saturday, Oct. 12.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Ticketmaster.com.
American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public from 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, through 10 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
Variety said his Coachella performance was “one of the most eye-popping and elaborate sets ever to be immortalized on the festival’s stage,” “a monumental achievement” and “one of the greatest Coachella has ever seen.”
Before the tour kickoff, Balvin will become the first Latin artist ever to headline the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.
Midland will play Comerica Theatre on Oct. 17. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Livenation.com and the box office.
The country trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in Texas. Their critically-acclaimed debut, “On the Rocks,” was declared “the year’s best country album” by the Washington Post.
The Dann-Huff produced album topped the Billboard country sales chart while “Drinkin’ Problem” topped the country singles chart and two Grammy nominations. Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards. They recently released “Mr. Lonely,” the first single from their much-anticipated second album, with a video that features Dennis Quaid.
10/1: ‘Game of Thrones’
The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience returns to North America this fall for a 20-city tour that makes a stop at Comerica Theatre on Oct. 1, bringing the music of Emmy-winning composer Ramin Djawadi to life accompanied by footage from all eight seasons.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, at Ticketmaster.com.
Having first conceptualized the tour several years ago, Ramin will rework and redevelop the musical and visual elements to create a brand new experience that encompasses fan-favorite pieces from the entirety of “Game of Thrones.”
The tour will also include new musical arrangements from the series’ eighth and final season such as the “The Night King” theme, Ramin’s epic nine-minute composition that went viral immediately after debuting on the show. W
The inaugural run of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience featuring Djawadi kicked off in North America in February of 2017, followed by a European run in 2018 and a second North American tour in last fall. The Guardian described the show as “Westeros brought to dazzling life.” Mashable called it “an epic musical journey” while the New York Times praised it as “a symphonic spectacular.”
11/22: Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah will bring the Loud & Clear Tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, Nov. 22.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at LiveNation.com.
The Emmy-winning host of “The Daily Show” is known for his insightful take on politics and current events. Born in South Africa during the end of apartheid, Noah published his first book in 2016, “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which became an instant New York Times bestseller.
In April, Noah launched a podcast called “On Second Thought: The Trevor Noah Podcast” on Luminary, challenging listeners to explore unfamiliar angles, embrace differing viewpoints and celebrate the contradictions.
7/16: 21 Savage
Multi-platinum rapper 21 Savage will bring his I AM > I WAS Tour to Comerica Theatre on July 16.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at LiveNation.com. A limited number of VIP Packages will also be available, including premium tickets, meet & greets, early entry, exclusive merch and more.
This is the rapper’s biggest headline run to date, in support of his second album, “i am > i was.” The single “a lot” was recently certified platinum, nearing 200 million streams on Spotify. Total streams for the album are quickly approaching half-a-billion across platforms.
High Snobiety called the album “a great artistic leap forward,” while Variety wrote “It’s surprising, considering his bona fides – not to mention the A-list guests on this album – that 21 Savage is not yet a household name…’i am > i was’ should change that.”
6/30: John Waters
John Waters brings his This Filthy World lecture to the Celebrity Theatre on Sunday, June 30.
Tickets, $30, $40 and $65, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at?Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd?St., Phoenix,?celebritytheatre.com or 602-267-1600. A $99 VIP ticket includes seating in the first two rows, a copy of Waters’ new book and front-of-line access for post-show meet & greet and book signing.
John Waters’ “This Filthy World” performance is a rapid-fire one-man spoken word “vaudeville” act that celebrates the film career of man William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash.” Updated and expanded from the original film version, the live performance of “This Filthy World” focuses on Waters’ early negative artistic influences, his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, the extremes of the art world, Catholicism, sexual deviancy and a love of reading.
Waters’ films include “Pink Flamingos,” “Female Trouble,” “Desperate Living,” “Polyester,” “Serial Mom,” “Pecker,” “Cecil B. Demented” and “A Dirty Shame.”
Two of his more surprisingly commercial films have been adapted for the stage – “Hairspray,” winner of eight Tony Awards, and “Cry Baby – The Musical” nominated for four Tony Awards.
He is the author of nine books: “Shock Value,” “Crackpot,” “Pink Flamingos and Other Trash,” “Hairspray,” “Female Trouble and Multiple Maniacs,” “Art: A Sex Book” (co-written with Bruce Hainley), “Role Models,” “Carsick” and “Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.”
8/5 Blink-182 and Lil Wayne
Blink-182 and Lil Wayne will bring their co-headlining tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Aug. 5 with Neck Deep.
To celebrate the occasion, blink-182 and Lil Wayne have recorded a special tour announcement video, featuring a mash-up of their hits “What’s My Age Again?” and “A Milli.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon Friday, May 10, at LiveNation.com.
Citi cardmembers get access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, until 10 p.m. Thursday, May 9, through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit citientertainment.com.
To celebrate National Concert Week, a very limited number of $20 all-in tickets will be available from 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, until 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, while supplies last.
9/18: Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz brings his tour in continued support of “Raise Vibration” to Phoenix, playing Comerica Theatre on Sept. 18.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Ticketmaster.com and the venue box office. For more information, check out Kravitz’s official site.
Kravitz is a four-time Grammy winner who set a record for most wins in the category of best male rock vocal performance.
The son of actress Roxie Roker (“The Jeffersons”), Kravitz broke through at alternative radio in 1989 with “Let Love Rule,” the title track to his acclaimed debut.
Subsequent hits included “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over,” “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” “Rock and Roll is Dead,” “Fly Away,” “Again” and his take on the Guess Who’s “American Woman,” as featured on the soundtrack to “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.”
8/27: Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak brings his summer tour to Mesa Arts Center on Aug. 27.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public from 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, through 10 p.m. Thursday, May 9.
For tickets and VIP package info, visit chrisisaak.com.
It’s been 30 years since the release of his “Wicked Game,” which hit the mainstream after turning up in David Lynch’s “Wild at Heart.” Since then, he’s been a talk-show host, a sitcom star, a SWAT commander in “The Silence of the Lambs,” No. 68 on of VH1’s list of sexiest artists and a singer whose music continues to embody the qualities that made his early records so evocative. “
“First Comes the Night,” his latest effort, finds the man Rolling Stone called “rockabilly’s greatest modern ambassador” channeling the sound and spirit of the Sun recording artists he saluted on “Beyond the Sun,” especially Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, while sounding more timeless than retro. He’s currently recording a new studio album in Nashville.
Fresh from headlining the second annual Innings Festival, Incubus have announced that they’ll return to Arizona for a Comerica Theatre concert on Thursday, Oct. 24, with Wild Belle opening.
The 20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond Tour will, as the name suggests, find them celebrating the 20th anniversary of their double-platinum breakthrough “Make Yourself.” The Grammy-nominated rockers will be revisiting songs from the “Make Yourself” era as well as other songs spanning their career.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at LiveNation.com. Fan presales will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. Incubus will also offer VIP upgrade packages for each show with options that include a backstage tour, on stage photo opportunity, invitation to the Incubus pre-show jam session and access to watch the entire show from the side of the stage.
For the first time, top tier VIP tickets will include access to MIXhalo, a breakthrough audio enhancement that enables fans to hear what the band hears onstage. Fans can visit VIPNation.com for more information.
In a press release, Brandon Boyd said, “’Make Yourself’ was such a pivotal moment in our band and we are beyond excited to reintroduce this album to our audience while also showcasing the many musical roads it ultimately led us down.”
Incubus have sold more than 23 million albums, topping the album charts with “Light Grenades” in 2006. They’ve also topped the Billboard Alternative Song chart with four singles: “Drive,” “Megalomaniac,” “Anna Molly” and “Love Hurts.” For more information on Incubus visit: incubushq.com.
11/21: Rhett & Link
YouTube stars Rhett & Link of “Good Mythical Morning” fame will bring their live show to Comerica Theatre on Nov. 21.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Ticketmaster.com.
Rhett and Link met in 1984 on the first day of first grade at elementary school in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Their teacher, Ms. Locklear, held them both in from recess for writing profanity on their desks and sentenced them to coloring pictures of mythical beasts. They’ve been best friends ever since.
After graduating NC State with engineering degrees, they discovered the Internet and in their spare time, began posting original sketches, songs and viral local commercials that earned them stardom in the early days of YouTube.
6/22: The Try Guys
Viral YouTube sensations the Try Guys will“trying everything and anything” when they bring their first national tour to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, June 22.
Tickets to The Legends of the Internet Tour go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, May 10, at livenation.com.
The Try Guys were established in 2014 and launched an independent YouTube channel in 2018. They now have more than 5.8 million YouTube subscribers and more than 2 billion views. They’re known for their willingness to try anything and everything, from simulating child birth with electrodes to swimming with sharks.
10/8: Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons
Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons will bring their co-headlining tour to Comerica Theatre on Oct. 8.
In a press release, Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots said, “We are thrilled about this tour and grateful to share these upcoming shows with Rival Sons. A great band! They don’t make them like this anymore. Looking forward to seeing all of you!”
In that same press release, Scott Holiday of Rival Sons said, “These guys wrote some of the soundtrack to my childhood…and it’ll be killer to watch and listen to ‘em hit these gems every night!”
Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.
Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Toto Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Celebrity Theatre.
Reserved tickets are $40-$80, going on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, at celebritytheatre.com, the venue box office (4400 N. 32nd St., Phoenix) or by phone at 602-267-1600.
The tour announcement arrives in the midst of a bit of a Toto resurgence. Their greatest hits package, “40 Trips Around The Sun,” debuted at the top of the charts in eight different countries in early 2018 and kicked off what’s been their longest tour in years.
They’ll now conclude the almost two-year “40 Trip Around The Sun Tour” with 20 final shows in North America.
As individuals, Toto members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums with combined sales of half a billion and more than 200 Grammy nominations.
As Toto, they have more than a billion streams worldwide on all streaming services.
Bastille will bring their “Doom Days” tour to Comerica Theatre on Oct. 15.
Every online ticket order purchased for the U.S. dates includes a CD copy of the new release, which hits the streets on June 14.
The pre-sale code will be revealed on the band’s Instagram stories on the morning of the pre-sale launch, which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10.
According to a press release, the album “takes the listener on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse; be that screaming along to the radio in the back of an Uber careering through the city (the electric ‘Quarter Past Midnight’), getting loved up in the company of good friends (‘4AM’), a casual hook-up (‘Another Place’), or the end-of-night longing to be with somebody (‘Those Nights’).
7/2: Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame inductions
The Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (AMEHOF) will hold its 2019 Induction Ceremony for six honorees at Tempe Center for the Arts on Tuesday, July 2.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at TempeCenterfortheArts.com or by phone at 480-350-2822.
The inductees, including several fixtures of the historic Mill Avenue rock scene in Tempe, are:
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers: Two decades into a career launched in the Mill Avenue scene heyday, Clyne and the Peacemakers released “Native Heart” in 2017, continue to tour and do the annual Circus Mexicus festival in Rocky Point.
Pistoleros: Led by the Zubia brothers, Pistoleros recently celebrated their 25th anniversary with the album “Silver” on Fervor Records.
Dead Hot Workshop: Clyne once said of Dead Hot Workshop, “Music people in this city get as excited about what Brent Babb does as people did about what Dylan was doing in the ’60s.”
Bob Meighan: Bob Meighan’s band became a kind of house band at the Celebrity Theatre in the ’70s, being a frequent opening act, before moving to Tucson.
Long Wong’s: This small, defunct venue has long been considered the headquarters of the Mill Avenue scene that spawned the Gin Blossoms, Dead Hot Workshop, the Pistoleros, the Refreshments and many others.
Fender Musical Instrument Corporation: Since 1991, Fender has made its corporate home in Scottsdale. It’s the company that brought the world the Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars and the Jazz and Precision bass guitars as well as many classic amplifiers.
In addition to receiving their induction plaques, the three Tempe bands, including former members of the Peacemakers, will perform live that evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. The ceremony starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25-$35 plus service fees.
10/23: Tenacious D
Tenacious D In Post-Apocalypto The Tour will make its way to Phoenix on Oct. 23 for a show at Comerica Theatre.
Phoenix is one of 11 cities added to this latest tour by the Greatest Band in the World, as Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass prefer to call themselves
The tour takes its name from “Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto,” an animated film with each frame hand-drawn by Black and every character voiced by Black and Gass. The film was accompanied by the album “Post-Apocalypto.”
They’re joined on all dates by the country band Wynchester
Fans are encouraged to keep an eye on Tenacious D’s social media channels Wednesday, May 1, for pre-sale info.
The general on-sale will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Ticketmaster.com and the venue box office.
Tenacious D had a variety series on HBO in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001, going on be certified platinum. The duo released their first feature film together – “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” in 2006. The album “Rize of the Fenix” followed in 2012, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
In 2013, Black and Gass founded and hosted Festival Supreme, a music and comedy festival in Los Angeles. In its first four years, Festival Supreme boasted acts such as Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Flight of the Conchords, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Patton Oswalt, Die Antwoord, Amy Poehler, Workaholics and more.
In 2014, Tenacious D won a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “The Last In Line.”
8/13: Collective Soul
Collective Soul will celebrate their silver anniversary on the road with Tempe’s Gin Blossoms, playing Comerica Theatre on Aug. 13.
The Now’s The Time Tour also celebrates a new release, their 10th studio album, “Blood,” which hits the streets June 21 on Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA and features guest appearances by Tommy Shaw of Styx and Sheryl Crow’s guitarist Peter Stroud.
In a press release, Collective Soul’s E Roland says he thinks the album “expresses where we’ve been on this life journey,” adding, “I think it’s the best we’ve ever done. I know you should think that, but I really do think it’s the best. It’s a good, consistent record. We’re just so proud of it.”
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 1 at Ticketmaster.com and the Comerica Theatre Box Office.
In the same press release, Roland said of the tour, “We want to play the hits as we always do, but I think we also want to share the new record with our fans. At 25 years later, we want to say, ‘Hey, we’re still making the best that we can do.’ Right now, I’ve got seven of the new songs in the setlist, and hopefully, on some nights, we can play the whole thing from start to finish. I mean, it’s our 25th anniversary. We’re going at it hard, everyone!”
9/27-28: Goldrush Music Festival
Relentless Beats has announced the return of Goldrush Music Festival to Rawhide Western Town in Chandler on Sept. 27 and 28. The two-day festival will welcome EDM and hip-hop fans from across the country to experience an event that spans four curated stages.
Past Goldrush acts include Black Tiger Sex Machine, Claude Vonstroke, Deadmau5, Dillon Francis, Excision, Ghastly, Illenium, Lil Uzi Vert,; Malaa, Marshmello, Migos, Rezz, RL Grime, San Holo, $uicideboy$, Steve Aoki, Slander, Tokimonsta, Troyboi and Vince Staples.
The first round of artists for this year will be announced in the coming weeks, with further details to accompany it.
A limited number of pre-sale general admission passes are onsale now, starting at $119 for a two-day pass. VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA ticket provides plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, access to VIP viewing deck, premium restrooms and passed desserts in the VIP areas.
Platinum VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass includes, plus complimentary drinks, side-stage viewing at the Golden Gorge stage, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag and festival concierge.
VIP options are available starting at $219 for a two-day pass and you must be 18 for Standard VIP and 21 and up for Platinum VIP to purchase. Table service will be available at the Golden Gorge stage. All ticket types are available online at relentlessbeats.com.
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