Ed Masley Arizona Republic
Published 2:37 PM EDT Nov 2, 2018
Elvis Costello & The Imposters have rescheduled their date at Comerica Theatre from Tuesday, Nov. 27, to Saturday, April 27, due to a scheduling conflict.
Tickets for the Nov. 27 show will be honored on the new date. Anyone unable to make the rescheduled date should contact the point of purchase for a refund.
4/5: My Favorite Murder
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are bringing America’s favorite true-crime podcast, the darkly comic genius of “My Favorite Murder,” to Phoenix for a show at Comerica Theatre on Friday, April 5.
Fans are encouraged to register for the My Favorite Murder Fan Cult Membership for first access to pre-sale tickets and VIP Packages, which are first come, first serve, at MyFavoriteMurder.com.
The Fan Cult pre-sale will run from 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5 through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, while supplies last.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at ticketmaster.com.
Since its inception in early 2016, “My Favorite Murder” has broken download records and galvanized a “Murderino” fan base. Why? Because it’s just that good.
Their live tours have sold out large theaters across the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.
A Top 10 regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, “My Favorite Murder” has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, the Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine.
In addition to their role as true-crime podcast hosts, Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and television writer while Hardstark is a writer and host for the Cooking Channel.
“Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered,” their dual memoir, goes on sale on May 28. Fans can pre-order the book at MyFavoriteMurder.com now.
3/19: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets brings the Heartbeat of Pink Floyd to Comerica Theatre on March 19.
This is the Pink Floyd drummer’s first U.S. tour with this project, which puts the focus squarely on the legendary rockers’ early psychedelic years.
The last time Mason played the States at all was Pink Floyd’s July 18, 1994, concert at Giants Stadium as part of the Division Bell Tour.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at livenation.com.
In a press release, Mason explained, “With the help of some like-minded friends, I have embarked on a voyage of discovery of the music that was the launch pad of Pink Floyd and my working life. It seems too early to retire, and I missed the interaction with other musicians.”
2/13: KISS farewell tour
It’s the end of the road for the members of KISS. After 45 years in the business, they’re bringing the End of the Road tour to Glendale for one final Valley performance at Gila River Arena on Feb. 13.
KISS Army fan club presales will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, also through kissonline.com.
Citi Credit Card members can get early access from noon Wednesday, Oct. 31, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details, visit citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at LiveNation.com.
“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable.”
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2/9: Tiffany Haddish
Emmy-winning actress, best-selling author and stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish is bringing the #SheReady Tour to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Haddish is offering an exclusive presale to fans through Thursday, Nov. 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at LiveNation.com.
Haddish stars in three feature films this fall — “Night School,” “The Oath” and “Nobody’s Fool” — with the sure-to-be blockbuster sequels “The Lego Movie 2” and “The Secret Life Of Pets 2” coming soon.
Following her debut stand-up special, “Tiffany Haddish: She Ready!” made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host “Saturday Night Live.”
5/14: Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is bringing the Sweetener World Tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena on May 14.
American Express cardholders can purchase tickets before the general public from 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, through 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
The tour takes its name from the singer’s fourth studio album, “Sweetener,” which topped the Billboard album chart in August and has sent two singles to the Top 10 on the Hot 100 – “No Tears Left to Cry” and “God Is a Woman.”
Entertainment Weekly calls “Sweetener” “a fascinating and sneakily complex pop album that adds new creative wrinkles to Grande’s already estimable repertoire.”
9/21: Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler is bringing his tour in support of “Down The Road Wherever” to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Livenation.com, ComericaTheatre.com and the venue box office.
Tickets will also be available for pre-order beginning Oct. 29 at tour.markknopfler.com/ for most shows. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets from Knopfler’s website rather than resellers to guarantee the tickets’ authenticity and price.
In a press release, Knopfler said, “My songs are made to be performed live. I love the whole process of writing them alone and then recording them with the band, but ultimately the best part is playing them to an audience live. I enjoy the whole circus, travelling from town to town.”
2/2: Lewis Black
Lewis Black brings his acclaimed The Joke’s On Us Tour tour to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at livenation.com.
He’s released eight comedy albums, winning Grammys for ”The Carnegie Hall Performance” and “Stark Raving Black.” He’s also published three bestselling books, “Nothing’s Sacred,” “Me of Little Faith” and and “I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas.”
4/15: The 1975
The 1975 will launch their U.S. Tour at Comerica Theatre on April 15 with Pale Waves and No Rome.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at ticketmaster.com.
On Nov. 30, the 1975 will release their third album, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.” The album os available for pre-order via www.The1975.com and will include early access to tickets.
The young rock sensations from Manchester, England, won Best Album at the Q Awards for a sophomore effort called “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It,” which also topped the Billboard album charts.
Their hits include “Chocolate” “and “Somebody Else.”
1/25: Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson & the Strangers will play the Celebrity Theatre on Friday, Jan. 25.
Reserved tickets, starting at $30, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at celebritytheatre.com, the venue box office (440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix) and 602.267.1600. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing fees.
Kristofferson first made a name for himself at the start of the ’70s as a songwriter, penning such classics as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and “For the Good Times,”
The three-time Grammy winner has recorded 30 albums, including three with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as the Highwaymen.
The Strangers are best known for backing Merle Haggard.
3/9: Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson is playing the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, March 9.
Reserved seat tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at www.phoenixconventioncenter.com and joejackson.com.
Each North American ticket includes a digital download of ”Fool,” the songwriter’s forthcoming 20th studio album, which he began recording the morning after the conclusion of his summer tour.
In a press release, Jackson said, “The road to this album is littered with the wrecks of songs and half-songs that didn’t make the grade. There are eight survivors, which I think is enough. How significant the resurgence of vinyl is, I’m not sure, but I did think of this as an album, with two complementary sides of about 20 minutes each.”
The setlist will draw on five albums, each representing a decade: “Look Sharp” (1979) “Night And Day” (1982) “Laughter And Lust” (1991) “Rain” (2008) and “Fool” (2019). We’ll also throw in a couple of songs from other albums and some new covers. I can’t wait. Let’s party.”
5/22: New Kids on the Block
New Kids On The Block will bring the MixTape Tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena on May 22 with Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature.
This is the first time those four acts have toured together.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at Ticketmaster.com.
American Express Card members can purchase tickets before the general public from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 through 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
New Kids on the Block have promised to perform such hits as “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step”.
To celebrate the tour announcement, NKOTB released a throwback track, “80s Baby” featuring their new touring partners, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Gibson and Tiffany.
Styx will return to the Valley to play the Celebrity Theatre on Friday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 12.
Tickets are $40-$105, going on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, and 602-267-1600.
Longtime members Tommy Shaw and James “JY” Young bring the latest edition of Styx to town in support of an album called “The Mission,” their highest-charting release since 1983’s “Kilroy Was Here.”
In addition to selections from that album, the concert will cover a wide range of crowd-pleasing favorites, from “Lady” and “Come Sail Away” to “Renegade.”
Styx spent almost two years on and off on the music that became “The Mission,” their sixth studio album.
2/22: Amy Grant
Amy Grant plays the Celebrity Theatre Friday, Feb. 22.
Tickets, starting at $35, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, October 12, at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, and 602-267-1600.
Grant was the first contemporary Christian music artist to have a platinum record, the first to top the pop charts and the first to perform at the Grammy Awards.
Through the years, she’s sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, including three multi-platinum, six platinum, and four gold albums. She’s also earned six Grammys and 26 Dove Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.
Her most recent accomplishment is having been inducted to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
12/7: Smashing Pumpkins
In July, a somewhat reunited Smashing Pumpkins (everyone but D’arcy) launched their Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour at Gila River Arena.
Now, they’re headed back to celebrate their 30th anniversary Dec. 7 at Mesa Amphitheatre.
There’s also a new album, “Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past, No Future, No Sun,” due Nov. 16.
Recorded at Shangri La Studios with Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin, it marks the first release in more that 18 years to feature founding member James Iha, joining fellow founding members Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin as well as longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
They’re released two singles from the album, “Solara” and “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts).”
The Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour sold more than 300,000 tickets across North America, including several sold-out dates.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at smashingpumpkins.com.
Lakeshore Music concert series
Lakeshore Music has announced the lineup for its 11th season at Tempe Center for the Arts.
The season begins on Saturday, Sept. 22, with jazz pianist Renee Rosnes at the helm of a quartet including Lewis Nash on drums, Peter Washington on bass and vibraphonist Steve Nelson. The nine-show series runs through May, 2019.
“We’re excited about our upcoming season,” said Lakeshore founder, president and executive producer Woody Wilson. “We’ve lined up some of the finest musicians in the world along with the best of our regional artists, such as Nicole Pesce, Dom Moio, Mike Kocour and Jerry Donato. There’s something for every jazz aficionado this year.”
Rosnes will be followed Oct. 20 by Jazz Royalty Transcriptions: The Duke and the Count, featuring the Arizona State University Concert Jazz Band, led by nationally renowned guest conductor Jeffrey Lindberg, performing alongside Chicago’s Queen of Soul, Dee Alexander.
On Nov. 24, perhaps the most unique show of the season brings the Carol Robbins Jazz Harp Quartet to the TCA Lakeside Room.
Lakeshore’s annual holiday show, A Very Jerry Christmas with Jerry Donato and Nicole Pesce is Dec. 22.
Drums on the Lake brings Joe Labarbera and Dom Moio to Tempe Jan. 19.
James Francies and his trio perform on Feb. 23.
Grammy-winning composer John Proulx plays March 23.
The Veronica Swift Quartet with Benny Green comes to TCA on April 20.
The season will come to what Wilson anticipates will be a rollicking conclusion on May 18 with The Return of The Bonedaddys.
12/1: Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea brings the Bad Girls Tour to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 1. This is Azalea’s first headlining run in four years, with special guest CupcakKe.
The announcement arrives within weeks of the Australian rapper’s new EP, “Survive the Summer.”
Azalea was one of 2014’s biggest breakouts, earning Grammy nominations for best new artist, best rap album, record of the year and best pop duo/group performance for “Fancy,” which features Charli XCX.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at LiveNation.com.
TIDAL and Citi presales will be available beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, followed by additional Live Nation presales starting 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.
11/30: Petula Clark
Petula Clark will perform her Phoenix concert since 1967 on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Celebrity Theatre.
The beloved pop singer was dubbed the First Lady of the British Invasion after topping the U.S. charts with “Downtown,” touching off a string of timeless hits that include “I Know A Place,” “My Love,” “This is My Song” and “Don’t Sleep In The Subway.”
She won two Grammys, for “Downtown” and “I Know a Place,” and “Downtown” was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.
Clark also hosted her own TV specials and starred in movies, including “Finian’s Rainbow” and “Goodbye Mr. Chips.” She appeared on Broadway in “Blood Brothers” and starred in the national tour of “Sunset Boulevard,” which played Gammage Auditorium in 1999.
Reserved tickets are $35-$75, going on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept.17, at CelebrityTheatre.com, the venue box office at 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, and 602-267-1600. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing fees. All ages welcome.
11/3: Lea Michele and Darren Criss
“Glee” stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss are performing at ASU Gammage on Saturday, Nov. 3. Reserved tickets, starting at $41, go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at www.asugammage.com.
Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets on Sept. 12 at LMDCtour.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.
Michele sold out a string of shows last year on her Intimate Evening With North America tour, performing songs from her albums “Louder” and “Places.”
Criss recently released a five-track EP, “Homework,” which SiriusXM described it as a “nice hybrid of early Elton John and Ben Folds.”
12/29: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers are playing the Van Buren on Saturday, Dec. 29, in support of “Native Heart,” their 10th studio album in 20 years, produced by Steve Berlin, a Grammy-winning member of Los Lobos.
Reserved tickets start at $37, going on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, www.thevanburenphx.com, and 480-659-1641. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.
3/2-3: Innings Festival
Innings Festival returns to Tempe Beach and Tempe Arts Park for its second year during the weekend of March 2-3.
The two-day festival is produced by C3 Presents, the team behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival, as well as the Music City Food + Wine Festival and the Austin Food + Wine Festival.
The lineup and on-sale information is expected soon.
The festival’s inaugural year was three days with headlining concerts by Queens of the Stone Age, the Avett Brothers and Chris Stapleton. It also featured culinary demos with top chefs as well as curated food vendors, family activities and appearances by professional baseball players.
Innings Festival is aimed at a cross section of music lovers and baseball fans and ties in with spring training season.
This time out, it’s going head-to-head with a Valley tradition, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, which runs from March 1-3 with all proceeds benefiting charity.
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12/18: Travis Scott
Travis Scott brings his Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Dec. 18.
This is the rapper’s biggest tour to date, in support of his second consecutive chart-topping album, “Astroworld.”
According to a press release, “The artist has envisioned a show unlike anything done before and unlikely to be topped.”
The official fan presale starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at ticketmaster.com.
American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 through 10 p.m. Thursday, August 23.
General on-sale begins Friday, Aug. 24, at ticketmaster.com.
Tickets will sell out.
Billboard writes, ”Travis Scott’s penchant for raging, off-the-wall live shows have become an essential part of his career.
10/13: George Lopez
Two George Lopez performances originally scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Celebrity Theatre as part of the comedian’s Wall World Tour have been moved to Nov. 3.
The shows are 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Reserved tickets ($36-$121) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at celebritytheatre.com, the vnue box office at 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix and 602-267-1600 ext. 1.
Lopez was most recently seen in his HBO comedy special, “The Wall,” which debuted in August 2017. His past HBO specials include “America’s Mexican” in 2007, “Tall, Dark and Chicano” in 2009, and “It’s Not Me, It’s You” in 2012.
10/19: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Influential science advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson brings his sometimes humorous, always informative insights into modern physics to Comerica Theatre on Friday, October 19th.
A regular guest on “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” and host of the radio show StarTalk, Tyson is continually inspiring audiences to take an interest in the universe around them.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27 at Ticketmaster.com and the box office.He was also voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.
10/27: Joan Baez
Joan Baez brings her final “formal North American tour” in an album titled “Whistle Down the Wind” to the Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Reserved tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, at celebritytheatre.com.
As a special offer to fans purchasing tickets for Baez’s U.S. tour, a CD or digital download of her forthcoming album, “Whistle Down The Wind,” will be included with eeach ticket purchased.
“Whistle Down The Wind” is out on March 2 and is available for pre-order.Rolling Stone calls it “a moving reflection and summation of Baez’s life as a singer, musician and activist.” Listen to the title song here: http://bit.ly/2EvMHnu.
10/28: The World of Dance Live
NBC’s “World of Dance” will bring its second annual tour to Comerica Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 28.
The tour will feature the best dancers from across all genres incorporating both local and national talent.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Ticketmaster.com, WorldOfDanceLive.com and the Comerica Theatre box office.
“World of Dance” gives dancers a platform to showcase their talents and the chance to win a grand prize of $1 million. The show recently moved to a primetime slot – 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
11/28: So You Think You Can Dance
“So You Think You Can Dance,” a show that has won 15 Emmys while reigniting America’s interest in dance, brings its tour to Comerica Theatre Nov. 28.
The tour features the Top 10 contestants from Season 15: Jensen Arnold, Hannahlei Cabanilla, Genessy Castillo, Evan DeBenedetto, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Magdalena Fialek, Darius Hickman, Chelsea Hough, Cole Mills and Slavik Pustovoytov with more cast announcements to come.
VIP packages are on sale now. There’s also a special fan presale that’s already started.
American Express will host a presale for cardholders from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 through 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Ticketmaster’s presale starts 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. General on-sale starts 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17.
In addition to the top routines from Season 15, the tour will feature original pieces choreographed specifically for these shows, directed by Raj Kapoor with dance routines overseen by Emmy-winning choreographer Mandy Moore.
12/3: Trey Anastasio
Trey Anastasio of Phish brings his solo acoustic tour to Mesa Arts Center Dec. 3.
Tickets on sale at noon this Saturday, May 5, at mesaartscenter.com, the box office and Livenation.com.
Over the past three decades, Anastasio has forged a multi-faceted career, winning acclaim in rock, classical and theatrical circles.
Known for their uncompromising musicianship and spectacular live performances, Phish released their 15th studio album, “Big Boat,” in October 2016 and finished the year with another sold out four-night run at Madison Square Garden.
Anastasio also tours regularly with the Trey Anastasio Band, whose latest album, “Paper Wheels,” hit the streets in 2015.
In addition to collaborating with such artists as the Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Toots and the Maytals, B.B. King and The Roots, he performs in Oysterhead with Les Claypool (Primus) and Stewart Copeland (The Police).
12/8: Jim Gaffigan adds second show
Due to popular demand, Jim Gaffigan has added a second show at Comerica Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and the venue box office.
Among the world’s highest-grossing stand-up comics, Gaffigan is currently on his Noble Ape arena and theater comedy tour with dates in China, Japan, England, Canada, Paris, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland, etc.
In December of 2014, Gaffigan became one of only 10 comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden and a few months prior had the honor of performing for Pope Francis and over 1 million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.
Pandora recently announced that Gaffigan is the most popular comic among its users with more than 647 million spins to date.
12/12: Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker
The Moscow Ballet brings the Great Russian Nutcracker ~ Dove of Peace Tour to Comerica Theatre for the 12th year in a row on Dec. 12.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Fri, Aug.17 at ComericaTheatre.com, Livenation.com, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 or www.nutcracker.com.
12/14: John Prine
Danny Zelisko Presents an evening with John Prine on Friday, Dec. 14, at the historic Celebrity Theatre.
Reserved tickets ($59.50, $69.50, $79.50 and $99.50) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at www.celebritytheatre.com, the venue box office (440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix) or by phone, at 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges.
All ages are welcome.
A songwriter’s songwriter, Prine was picked up by Atlantic Records after Jerry Wexler caught him opening for Kris Kristofferson.
His self-titled debut — whose highlights range from “Angel From Montgomery” to “Sam Stone,” was named one of the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone.
12/15: Brian Setzer Orchestra
The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 15th Christmas Rocks! Tour will play the Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Reserved tickets ($58 and $91) go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, at CelebrityTheatre.com, the Celebrity’s box office at 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, and by phone, at 602-267-1600.
All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing fees.
The show will feature Setzer leading his 19-piece orchestra through music from their four best-selling holiday albums as well as the guitarist’s other hits.
Whether leading the rockabilly revival of the ’80s with the Stray Cats or the swing revival of the ’90s with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Setzer has carved a niche for himself as the greatest roots guitarist of his generation.
His playing effortlessly channels the sound and spirit of such rockabilly icons as Paul Burlison of Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘n Roll Trio; Scotty Moore, who played on Elvis Presley’s early records; and the great Cliff Gallup of Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps.
The man is a national treasure with excellent taste in the national treasures who paved the way for him.
In a press release, Setzer said, “People tell me all the time what joy I bring them over the holidays. I don’t take this for granted. People don’t say something like that unless they mean it. When we get a standing ovation at the end of the Christmas show, it means something just a little extra.”
Fan Club Presale: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, through 10 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Be the first to get tickets by signing up for Setzer’s fan club here.
SiriusXM Presale: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, through 10 p.m. Thursday, July 19.
12/21: Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz brings his Live In Stereo Tour to Mesa Arts Center on Dec. 21.
The tour is set to feature intimate acoustic performances by Mraz and his longtime percussionist Toca Rivera.
Tickets go on Sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, at mesaartscenter.com and the venue box office.
The tour is in support of the forthcoming studio album “Know,” his follow-up to 2014’s “YES!,” due Friday, August 10.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Prine will release his highly anticipated new album, “The Tree of Forgiveness,” April 13 on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records. Produced by Grammy-winning Dave Cobb, this is Prine’s first album featuring new material in over 13 years.
Every concert ticket sold will include a copy “The Tree of Forgiveness” (CD only) upon its release.
Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes 10 new songs written by Prine along with co-writers Pat McLaughlin, Roger Cook, Dan Auerbach, Keith Sykes and Phil Spector.
Along with Prine, Cobb and Prine’s longtime band, the album features special guests Brandi Carlile (harmony vocals), Jason Isbell (electric guitar, slide guitar and background vocals) and Amanda Shires (fiddle and background vocals).
The album and tour follow a noteworthy 2017, which included an “Artist of the Year” award at the Americana Music Honors & Awards and a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award for his “Chicago Voices” performance with Renée Fleming.
Last year also saw the release of Prine’s first book, “John Prine Beyond Words,” which includes a selection of favorites songs, photographs and stories.
Prine’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others.
2/15: Bob Seger
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have announced their show originally scheduled for Oct. 28, 2017 has been rescheduled for Friday, February 15, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
According to a press release, Seger is “feeling great and ready to hit the road.”
All tickets for the original date will be honored at the new date, Friday, February 15, 2019.
Tickets are available at BobSeger.com, ticketmaster.com and the box office.
Inducted to both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Seger has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum sales awards, including such landmark albums as “Night Moves,” “Stranger In Town,” “Against the Wind,” “Live Bullet” and “Nine Tonight,” all of which have sold more than 5 million units.
Seger’s “Greatest Hits” album has sold more than 10 million units in the U.S.
In 2015, Bob Seger was honored with Billboard’s “Legend of Live” award at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards for his significant and lasting impact on the touring industry.
P!NK has extended the Beautiful Trauma World Tour that launched in Phoenix earlier this year. And one of those new dates brings the tour back to the Valley for a Saturday, March 30, concert at Gila River Arena.
We praised the tour launch, saying, “The whole thing was brilliantly staged, with bright colors, interpretive dancing and plenty of high-flying spectacle. If for some reason, you believe you’ve seen another artist put more time and effort into doing acrobatics high above the crowd, you may just be thinking of Cirque du Soleil.”
To ensure that actual fans have access to the tickets, Pink is using Fan Registration, Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform, from now until 10 p.m. Sunday, May 6.
Presale tickets for registered fans will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2019. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8 through 10 p.m. Thursday, May 10, through Citi’s Private Pass program.
For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
5/9: Carrie Underwood
Seven-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood is bringing the Cry Pretty Tour 360 to Talking Stick Resort Arena on May 9 with Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at ticketmaster.com.
A limited number of VIP packages, featuring premium tickets, a meet and greet, autographed memorabilia, custom merchandise and more, will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 10.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour, affording Citi card members access to presale tickets from noon Monday, Aug. 13, to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, through Citi’s Private Pass program.
The tour is named for the singer’s first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville, due Sept. 14.
The tour will feature a stage in the middle of the arena, creating a 360-degree setting to allow fans on all sides of the stage an intimate view of the concert.
“I love performing in the round,” Underwood said in a statement. “It’s so much fun for me and the band to play in every direction and creates a much more intimate and immersive experience for the audience, even in a larger arena setting.”
The star will give a $1 donation from each ticket to Danita’s Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.
More information: carrieunderwoodofficial.com, citiprivatepass.com.
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