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New pop-punk festival coming to Phoenix Raceway in September — and more concert news

New pop-punk festival coming to Phoenix Raceway in September — and more concert news

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Relentless Beats and Psyko Steve Presents are joining forces to bring the Hearts on Fire Festival to Phoenix Raceway on Sept. 23.

The emo-stacked inaugural event will feature the All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Mayday Parade, Set It Off and Cray, with more to be announced.

The event will also feature experiences the promoters are saying will “quicken the pulse of pop-punk music lovers everywhere.”

General admission tickets are $55 before fees, on sale now at heartsonfireaz.com.

Four-packs are available for $41.25 per ticket, a savings of $55 before fees.

Partner hotel options for out-of-town guests or those who simply like staycations are available through the Hearts On Fire website.

Premium table service is available, featuring prime stage views, exclusive amenities, designated & expedited check-in, and private bottle service.

All members of the table service party must be 21 or older.

Hearts on Fire is an All-Ages event.

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Jimmy Eat World and the Maine

Two of the Valley’s most successful rock acts — Jimmy Eat World and the Maine — will join forces for one special night on Friday, Oct. 28, at Arizona Federal Theatre, with support from Thursday, PVRIS and another local hero, Sydney Sprague.

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.

The concert hits Phoenix the Friday between sold-out When We Were Young Festival weekends in Las Vegas.

Jimmy Eat World’s latest single, “Something Loud,” was inspired by the excitement surrounding the announcement of that festival.

The Maine’s latest single, “Loved You A Little,” hit No. 5 at U.S. alternative radio.

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Kid Cudi tour plays downtown Phoenix

Kid Cudi will bring his 27-city To the Moon Tour to Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, Aug. 25, with special guests Don Toliver and Strick.

Tickets are on sale now at kidcudi.com/tour.

On Sept. 30, Kid Cudi will debut “Entergalactic,” an animated music series he created with Netflix. A new studio album also titled “Entergalactic” will accompany the series. The first single “Do What I Want” was released on all platforms June 10.

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I Prevail brings ‘True Power’ to Phoenix

Platinum rockers I Prevail will bring their first North American headline tour in support of “True Power” to the Van Buren on Oct. 28, with Pierce the Veil, Fit for a King and Stand Atlantic.

The much-anticipated album arrives on Fearless Records on Aug. 19.

Tickets are on sale now at iprevailband.com.

According to a press release, the album features “the sort of stadium-sized riffs that will rattle your teeth loose from your gums and unforgettable, supremely catchy melodies that will camp out in your brain for weeks at a time.”

Cafe Tacvba

Mexico’s leading alternative rockers Café Tacvba return to the road on a limited 10-date North America run with a Phoenix stop at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, Nov. 4.

Rolling Stone once praised CafeTacvba for having “continually defined the cutting edge of Latin alternative music” for more than a quarter-century.

Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.

Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow

Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow returns to metro Phoenix on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Ak-Chin Pavilion, where last year’s show was stopped to put out fires on the lawn. Horror-metal maestros Ice Nine Kills and metalcore titans Crown the Empire round out the bill.

Tickets are on sale now at Knotfest.com/Roadshow.

Last year’s Knotfest Roadshow sold out amphitheaters across the country, bookended with the record-breaking Knotfest Iowa and the biggest headline show of their career, Knotfest Los Angeles at Banc of California Stadium.

At that L.A. show they debuted their first new music in two years — “The Chapeltown Rag’ from a highly anticipated Slipknot album expected to release this year.

Carly Rae Jepsen tour playing Phoenix

Carly Rae Jepsen is bringing The So Nice Tour — her first North American headlining tour since 2019 — to Arizona Federal Theatre on Monday, Oct. 17, with Empress Of.

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.

Jepsen has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from each ticket sold will go to the Ally Coalition’s work to support homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth.

The tour announcement follows the release of Jepsen’s latest single “Western Wind,” which she first performed during her set at Coachella. Co-written by Jepsen and Rostam Batmanglij, “Western Wind” continues a collaboration the two musicians first kicked off with “E*MO*TION.”

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Yuridia at Arizona Federal Theatre

Coming off a three-year hiatus, Yuridia announced U.S. dates for her highly anticipated Pa Luego Es Tarde Tour, which brings the Latin pop sensation home to Arizona Federal Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 10.

She’s touring on a very personal new project that reconnects her with her Norteño roots. The new album, which is slated for release later this year, contains the artist’s latest singles “Y Tú, ¿Qué Ganas?” and “¿Con Qué Se Pega un Corazón?,” produced by famed regional Mexican singer-songwriter and producer, Edén Muñoz.

All Time Low at FestivALT in Mesa

Local alternative station 93.3 ALT AZ is bringing FestivALT back to Mesa Amphitheater on Friday, Sept. 30, with All Time Low and Waterparks.

More acts will be announced as we get closer to the date. The festival begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at festivaltaz.com.

Celebrating David Bowie

The Celebrating David Bowie Tour returns in 2022 with an all-star lineup featuring Todd Rundgren, Bowie guitarist Adrian Belew (also of King Crimson, Talking Heads and more), Spacehog’s Royston Langdon, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Jeffrey Gaines, Scrote, Ron Dziubla, Narada Michael Walden, bassist Angeline Saris and Michael Urbano.

The tour closes in Phoenix with a Celebrity Theatre show on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Tickets are on sale now at CelebrityTheatre.com.

In a press release, Belew said, “It’s always amazing to feel the excitement of a Bowie audience beaming directly at you. Pure adrenaline!  So much love for David.”

Celebrating David Bowie has performed in 17 countries on 5 continents with guest appearances by Sting, Gary Oldman, Perry Farrell, Kate Pierson, Ewan McGregor, Simon Le Bon and more.

Lamb of God Omens Tour

Lamb of God bring their tour in support of the just-announce “Omens” album to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, Oct. 14, with special guests Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders and Fit For An Autopsy.

Tickets are on sale now at lamb-of-god.com.

Panic! at the Disco Viva Las Vengeance

Panic! At The Disco will bring the Viva Las Vengeance Tour to Footprint Center on Oct. 23 with special guests Marina and Jake Wesley Rogers.

Tickets are on sale now at panicatthedisco.com.

One dollar from each ticket sold in North America — and 1 euro or pound in Europe and the U.K. — will go to Las Vegas rockers’ Highest Hopes Foundation.

The foundation funds organizations that advocate for human rights for all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Why Don’t We

Why Don’t We will bring the Good Times Only Tour to Footprint Center on Friday, Sept. 30, with special guests the Aces and JVKE.

This tour marks Why Don’t We’s first live outing since 2019’s sold-out 8 Letters Tour. Tickets are on sale now at whydontwemusic.com and ticketmaster.com.

Matt Maeson

Matt Meason will bring his Never Had to Leave Tour to the Van Buren on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Tickets are on sale now at mattmaeson.com.

Rod Stewart reschedules Phoenix date

Due to production delays, Rod Stewart has rescheduled six shows at the start of his 2022 North American run, including a June performance in Phoenix at Footprint Center.

That show will now take place on Aug. 4, 2023.

While this delays the tour’s start, it also opens new routing in 2023 including a coast-to-coast Canadian tour.

Fans should hold onto their tickets as they will be valid for the new dates. Keep an eye on your email for more information.

Dates from July 1 through Sept. 3 will play as scheduled. Stewart, who kicked off a run of his Las Vegas residency on May 13, is excited to be back on the road performing for fans again, and has planned what he says will be one of the most dynamic tours of his career.

Stewart issued a statement saying, “I truly can’t wait to get back on tour. This is what the good lord put me on this earth to do and this time away has felt like a big part of who I am is missing. To my incredible fans, I thank you for your patience and promise that the best is yet to come.”

Carrie Underwood: Denim & Rhinestones

Fresh from her triumphant headlining set at California’s Stagecoach Festival, Carrie Underwood has announced a Glendale date on the Denim & Rhinestones Tour.

The 43-city tour brings the singer to Gila River Arena on March 13, 2023, with special guest Jimmie Allen, the CMA Awards’ New Artist of the Year and ACM Awards’ New Male Artist of the Year.

Tickets are on sale now.

A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages are available, which include an “amazing” selection of tickets, Meet & Greets, custom merchandise and more.

For more information, go to carrieunderwoodofficial.com.

Underwood issued a statement saying “I’m excited to bring the new music of ‘Denim & Rhinestones’ to life on tour, as well as put new spins on familiar favorites.  We’ve been working hard already preparing an amazing show, and I can’t wait to see everyone on the road!”

Gorillaz first U.S. tour since 2018

Gorillaz are set to bring their first Stateside trip since 2018 to Footprint Center on Monday, Sept. 26, with special guest Earthgang.

The world’s most successful virtual act will once again be brought to life by Damon Albarn and the 14-piece Gorillaz live band — aided and abetted by a varying cast of guest performers — for a series of 21 unique arena dates across the U.S. and Canada (plus a previously announced headline appearance at the Life Is Beautiful festival).

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.

For further information on tickets and more, visit gorillaz.com and livenation.com.

Kevin Gates Big Lyfe Tour

Kevin Gates will celebrate the release of “Khaza,” his third studio release, on the Big Lyfe Tour, which brings the hip-hop star to Arizona Federal Theatre on Aug. 26.

For updates, please visit kvngates.com/tour.

Gates recently debuted the “Khaza” single “Big Lyfe” to a sold-out crowd of more than 9,500 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Kehlani Blue Water Road Tour

Kehlani will bring her Blue Water Road Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 14, with special guests Rico Nasty and Destin Conrad.

Tickets are on sale now at kehlani.com/tour.

Bring Me The Horizon

U.K. rockers Bring Me The Horizon bring their North American tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Oct. 7, with Knocked Loose, grandson, and Siiickbrain.

The band will also make appearances at Louisville’s Louder Than Life Festival, Emo Nite New Orleans Vacation, Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival and Las Vegas’s When We Were Young Festival.

Tickets are on sale now at bmthofficial.com.

Smashing Pumpkins: Spirits on Fire

Smashing Pumpkins will bring their Spirits on Fire Tour with special guests Jane’s Addiction to Footprint Center on Friday, Nov. 18.

Tickets are on sale now at smashingpumpkins.com/tour.

In 2018, a somewhat reunited Smashing Pumpkins (everyone but D’arcy) launched their Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour in Glendale, and returned before the year was out on a tour celebrating their 30th anniversary.

Both shows were great.

That same year brought their first release in 18 years to feature guitarist James Iha, “Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past, No Future, No Sun,” recorded with Rick Rubin. The reunited lineup followed through in 2020 with “Cyr,” produced by Billy Corgan.

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Billy Idol

Billy Idol and his band, featuring longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, will perform at Celebrity Theatre on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.

Tickets are on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com.

Idol’s newly announced shows support last year’s “The Roadside” EP, Idol’s first new release in seven years, which USA Today described as “instilled with renewed vigor.”

Consequence says Idol’s latest single, “Bitter Taste,” ‘shows Idol is unbowed and still snarling – and just a little bit wiser.”

Jack Harlow

Jack Harlow brings the Come Home the Kids Miss You Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 13, with City Girls.

Tickets and additional information are available at jackharlow.us/tour.

The tour supports the release of Harlow’s highly anticipated sophomore album, “Come Home the Kids Miss You,” which follows his platinum full-length debut, “Thats What They All Say.”

Harlow’s latest single, “First Class,” is his second trip to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, following a feature on “Industry Baby” by Lil Nas X.

Thomas Rhett Bring the Bar to You

Thomas Rhett will bring his Bring the Bar to You Tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 4, with special guests Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

Produced by Live Nation and presented by Dos Primos, the tour takes its name from a song on the superstar’s sixth studio album, “Where We Started.”

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.

Dubbed “the most reliable maker of No. 1 singles in country music” by Variety, Rhett has topped the Billboard country airplay charts with 17 singles, including the multiplatinum “It Goes Like That,” “Get Me Some of That,” “Make Me Wanna,” “Crash and Burn,” “Die a Happy Man,” “T-Shirt,” “Unforgettable,” “Marry Me” and “Look What God Gave Her.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa will play Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, Nov. 18.

Tickets are on sale at livenation.com.

Cited by Guitar World as “the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream, topping the blues charts with 25 albums.

The Knocks with the Cannons

New York EDM duo the Knocks and Los Angeles indie darlings Cannons launch a co-headlining tour at the Van Buren on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Tickets are available at theknocks.com/tour or cannonstheband.com/.

Lil Nas X Long Live Montero Tour

Lil Nas X will bring the Long Live Montero Tour, named for the country rapper’s critically acclaimed full-length debut, the platinum “Montero,” to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, Oct. 21.

This is the first tour to launch an exclusive ticket presale via Cash App.

Tickets are on sale at longlivemontero.com.

Felix Cavaliere and Micky Dolenz

Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees have joined forces on a co-headlining tour that hits the Celebrity Theatre on Sunday, October 23.

Tickets are on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com.

Initially known as The Young Rascals, the Rascals topped the charts in 1966 with “Good Lovin’,” the first of three chart-topping hits that made one of America’s most successful rock acts of the ’60s.

Those other chart-toppers were “Groovin'” and “People Got to Be Free.”

Originally assembled for a television series that only ran two seasons, the Monkees had a string of huge chart-topping songs and albums in the ’60s.

Dolenz sang a number of the Monkees’ biggest hits, from “I’m A Believer” and “Last Train To Clarksville” to “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone.”

David Spade Catch Me Inside Tour

Comedian David Spade will launch his Catch Me Inside Tour with a hometown show at the Celebrity Theatre on Friday, Sept. 16.

Tickets are on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum grew up in Scottsdale. He attended Saguaro High School and Scottsdale Community College, earning his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.

Deadmau5 at Arizona Federal Theatre

Deadmau5 presents We Are Friends Tour will play Arizona Federal Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 15.

We Are Friends (WAF) is a music compilation series designed to promote fresh talent from deadmau5’s mau5trap label. With its 11th edition due to arrive this year and new singles to drop from the label’s key and rising players before then, the mau5trap family is celebrating the milestone with its first-ever branded tour. 

Headlined by deadmau5, the tour will feature support from NERO (DJ set), Kasablanca and Lamorn with Bensley, BlackGummy, EDDIE, HNTR, LUPA, Morgin Madison and No Mana on select dates.

Tickets are on sale at livenation.com.

Lalah Hathaway at Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler Center for the Arts has announced the addition of Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lalah Hathaway to its 2022/23 season on Saturday, January 28.

Tickets are $48, $58, $68 and $78, on sale now at chandlercenter.org or by calling 480-782-2680.

Wu-Tang Clan

Hip-hop icons Wu-Tang Clan and Nas will bring their co-headlining NY State of Mind Tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Tickets are on sale at livenation.com.

Considered by many to be the greatest hip-hop group of all time, Wu-Tang Clan have been touring as a unit since their debut record, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” hit the streets in 1993.

In addition to each member of the crew representing their lyrical contributions to the Wu-Tang Clan’s eight albums, they’ll feature notable cuts from the solo discography.

Los Angeles Azules

Following the end of their most successful U.S. Tour, which featured more than 25 sold-out dates, Los Ángeles Azules have announced that they will bring their De Iztapalapa Para el Mundo Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Oct. 1.

With a completely revamped production, De Iztapalapa Para el Mundo will include special guests to perform the group’s most iconic songs, as well as their recent hits “Cumbia a la gente” and “Otra noche.”

Tickets are on sale at losangelesazules.com.mx.

Anthrax and Black Label Society

Anthrax and Black Label Society will bring their five-week co-headlining tour to the Van Buren on Tuesday, July 26, with special guests Hatebreed.

Black Label Society and Anthrax have shared festival stages and one-off shows numerous times, but this marks the very first time these two bands will tour together.

Tickets are on sale at anthrax.com/tour and blacklabelsociety.com.

Wiz Khalifa and Logic

Wiz Khalifa and Logic will bring their co-headlining Vinyl Verse Tour 2022 with special guests 24kGoldn, DJ DRAMA, C Dot Castro and Fedd the God to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Saturday, July 30.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

Khalifa’s breakthrough single, “Black and Yellow,” topped the Hot 100 in 2010 along the way to going six times platinum. His biggest hit came five years later with the 11-times-platinum chart-topper “See You Again,” which also featured Charlie Puth.

Darius Rucker at Arizona Federal

Darius Rucker, who rose to fame as the voice of Hootie & the Blowfish before going country, brings his summer tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, July 22, with Caylee Hammack.

Tickets are on sale at DariusRucker.com.

The announcement follows Rucker’s recently concluded spring theater tour, to which the St. Louis Post-Dispatch responded, “With a six-piece band, he delivered a simple, straightforward, delightful 90 minutes of country and pop, with songs from his solo repertoire and from Hootie & the Blowfish.”

Martina McBride

Martina McBride is playing Chandler Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Tickets are $78, $88, $98 and $128 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at chandlercenter.org or by calling 480-782-2680.

Chandler Center for the Arts members presale runs through Wednesday, May 11.

The award-winning country star’s hits include the chart-topping “Wild Angels,” “A Broken Wing,” “Wrong Again,” I Love You” and “Blessed.”

Pitbull Can’t Stop Us Now Tour

Pitbull brings his Can’t Stop Us Now Tour featuring Iggy Azalea and Sean Paul to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.

Alice Cooper in Prescott Valley

Alice Cooper brings his Detroit Muscle Tour to Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Tickets are on sale now at alicecooper.com/tour.

Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour

The Doobie Brothers’ 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald joining Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee is playing Arizona Federal Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Tickets are on sale now.

A limited number of VIP Packages will also be available, including what Live Nation calls “amazing seats,” preferred entrance and more.

Visit LiveNation.com for ticket details.

This is the first time these four members of the Doobie Brothers have toured together in more than 25 years. With more than 60 stops across North America, the tour kicked off Aug. 22, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa, and ends Oct. 12 in Nashville.

The group will headline an eight-show exclusive Las Vegas limited engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from Friday, May 13, to Saturday, May 28.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com/DoobieBrothersVegas.

Why Don’t We

Why Don’t We will bring the Good Times Only Tour with special guests the Aces and JVKE to Arizona Federal Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com

Since their debut in 2016, Why Don’t We have amassed more than 3 billion global career streams, more than 900 million YouTube views, 7 million Instagram followers, two platinum singles, five gold singles and two Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.

The Wrecks

The Wrecks bring their Better Than Ever Tour with girlhouse and Mothé to the Nile Theater in Mesa on Thursday, July 21.

Released in 2020, the Wrecks’ first albu, “Infinitely Ordinary,” has earned more than 58 million streams on Spotify. Their five biggest singles have earned more than 80 million streams.

Elton John farewell tour

Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour has added a second date at Chase Field. He’s now playing Friday, Nov. 11, in addition to the previously scheduled Saturday, Nov. 12, date.

Tickets are on sale now at dbacks.com/events.

This two-day event will mark the singer’s 12th and 13th concerts in the Valley, with the first performance taking place on Sept. 17, 1971, at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

In a press release, Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall said, “We are excited to work with AEG to host this living legend before a sold-out stadium.”

Rick Springfield with Men at Work

Rick Springfield plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Working Class Dog,” the breakthrough album that gave the world “Jessie’s Girl,” on a tour being billed as the ’80s Tour of the Year with Men At Work and John Waite.

The tour plays the Celebrity Theatre on Monday, Aug. 29th.

Tickets are on sale now at celebritytheatre.com.

“Working Class Dog,” in 1981, established Springfield as a superstar with “I’ve Done Everything For You,” “Love Is Alright Tonite” and “Jessie’s Girl.” It went on to sell more than 40 million albums, scoring 17 Top 40 hits.

The tour is presented by Sirius XM’s ’80s on 8, where Springfield hosts the popular weekly radio show “Working Class DJ.”

The Fab Four Beatles Tribute

The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute, a Beatles tribute act that’s been around since 1997, is bringing the hits to Mesa Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Tickets are on sale now at emporiumpresents.com.

The Fab Four won an Emmy in 2012 for their PBS special “The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute,” filmed at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

ODESZA the Last Goodbye Tour

ODESZA will bring its tour in support of a forthcoming album called “The Last Goodbye” to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with Sylvan Esso, San Holo and Gilligan Moss.

In scaling up to rooms that surpass capacities of 20,000, ODESZA is among the first electronic acts to do an amphitheater run of this stature.

The tour will set out to not only be carbon neutral but carbon negative through a partnership with environmental nonprofit REVERB to make the tour more environmentally sustainable and engage fans to take action.

An artist pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at odesza.com/#tour. General on-sale starts at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1.

Halestorm at Arizona Federal Theatre

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Singer and guitarist Lzzy Hale of Halestorm performs at the Ryman Auditorium on April 22, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Grammy-winning hard-rock veteran Halestorm brings its summer tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, Aug. 5, with special guests the Pretty Reckless, the Warning and Lilith Czar.

Founded by siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale in their teens, Halestorm has surpassed a billion streams and sold out shows around the globe with the San Jose Mercury News declaring it “the best hard rock band in the world” after its November 2021 show.

On May 6, Halestorm will release its fifth full-length studio album, “Back From The Dead.” The title track, called “a biting but cathartic howler” by Rolling Stone, is Halestorm’s sixth chart-topping hit at rock radio.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

Dirty Heads at Mesa Amphitheater

Dirty Heads will bring its summer tour to Mesa Amphitheater on Friday, July 22, with SOJA, Tribal Seeds and Elovaters.

Tickets are on sale now at Dirtyheads.com.

Dirty Heads will also be announcing exclusive VIP packages at Dirtyheads.com. Packages will include early entry to the venue and a customizable exclusive merch bundle.

Gaslight Anthem at Marquee Theatre

The Gaslight Anthem bring its first headlining tour in four years to the Marquee Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 18, with Tigers Jaw.

Tickets are on sale now at thegaslightanthem.com.

Shinedown Planet Zero World Tour

Multi-platinum rockers Shinedown will bring the Planet Zero World Tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 7, with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie.

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.

The tour is in support of “Planet Zero,” an album due to hit the streets (and streaming services) on Friday, April 22. The title track is Shinedown’s 18th song to top the Active Rock Radio chart, where it remains at No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week.

All four singles released from their previous album, “Attention Attention,” topped that chart.

Graham Nash at Celebrity Theatre

Danny Zelisko Presents will bring Graham Nash to the Celebrity Theatre Sunday, Oct. 16.

Reserved tickets are $35-$85, on sale now at celebritytheatre.com. All tickets are subject to sales tax, facility and ticketing surcharges.

Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, having been inducted as a founding member of the Hollies and with Crosby, Stills & Nash. He was also twice inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame both as a soloist and with Crosby, Stills & Nash.

The show is expected to feature a playlist of Nash’s most popular songs with Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Hollies as well as highlights of his solo years.

Machine Gun Kelly Mainstream Sellout

Singer Colson Baker, also known as Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), performs during his show at the Lollapalooza music festival in Santiago, on March 20, 2022.

Singer Colson Baker, also known as Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), performs during his show at the Lollapalooza music festival in Santiago, on March 20, 2022.

Machine Gun Kelly is set to bring his Mainstream Sellout Tour to Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix with Avril Lavigne and WILLOW on Monday, July 11.

The multi-platinum artist’s first arena tour will also feature a special hometown stadium performance in Cleveland, Ohio, at FirstEnergy Stadium, the largest venue in the city.

The genre-defiant performer has amassed more than 15.5 billion streams online and sold more than 10 million album units.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

Steve Trevino at the Orpheum

Steve Treviño is set to launch his America’s Favorite Husband Tour on Friday, Aug. 12, at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix.

Trevino has become one of the country’s fastest-rising comics, viewed more than 223 million times online, selling out shows coast-to-coast, amassing over 2 million total social media followers and headlining specials for Amazon, NETFLIX, Showtime and more.

His first Showtime special, “Grandpa Joe’s Son,” earned a spot in the Nielsen Top 20.

Khruangbin at Mesa Amphitheater

Khruangbin bring the Space Walk Tour to Mesa Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 1, with Genesis Owusu, whose debut album “Smiling With No Teeth” placed second on our list of 2021’s best albums.  

Known for their marriage of sounds from across the world — including reggae dub, surf-rock, Southeast Asian funk and Middle Eastern soul, Khruangbin have graced nearly every major festival stage in the world, including FORM Arcosanti.

Tickets are on sale now at khruangbin.com/tour.

Gloria Trevi

Latin music sensation Gloria Trevi is bringing her Isla Divina World Tour 2022 to Arizona Federal Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 3.

The tour kicked off six sold-out performances Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional, where she holds the distinction of being the female artist with the most career performances (33 shows).

The highly anticipated U.S. tour is produced by Live Nation, Great Talent Entertainment and Latino Live.

In a concert that lasts two and a half hours, the award-winning singer will perform more than 25 hits. A press release promises a production that “highlights spectacular technological displays, including screens, light and special effects, as well as breath-taking costumes, accompanied by a full band and dance crew.”

The same release goes on to say, “The show will take audiences into a catharsis to leave everyday challenges behind and embark on an amazing journey from a paradisiacal beach to submerge in the depths of the sea.”

Ticket are on sale at LiveNation.com.

Måneskin at Arizona Federal Theatre

Måneskin bring its first headlining tour of North America to Arizona Federal Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The Loud Kids Tour will play 48 dates across North America and Europe, produced by Live Nation.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

In a press release, Måneskin said, “We’re so thrilled to be able to finally tell you that our Loud Kids tour just got sooooo much louder, worldwide — and will now see our very first headline tour in North America.”

Lewis Black Off the Rails Tour

Lewis Black will bring his Off The Rails Tour to Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 1.

In a press release, Black said, “If you have to ask why I am calling this the Off The Rails Tour, then we are truly off the rails.”

Tickets are on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com.

Known as the King of Rant, the Grammy-winning standup uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anyone and anything that gets under his skin. Topics include current events, social media, politics and anything that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are back with the One Nation Under a Groove Tour, playing Mesa Amphitheater on Thursday, Aug. 11, with The Motet, Fishbone and Dopapod.

After announcing his retirement in 2018, the One Nation Under a Groove Tour in 2019 was thought to be Clinton’s farewell tour. Fans and admirers packed sold-out amphitheaters across the country, proving the world is not ready for the P-Funk Party to stop.

As our headline noted when that tour played Phoenix, George Clinton doesn’t seem ready to give up the funk on Parliament-Funkadelic farewell tour.

Tickets are on sale at  onenationunderagroovetour.com.

James Taylor at Footprint Center

James Taylor & His All-Star Band will play Footprint Center in Phoenix on Tuesday, July 26.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the world-renowned artist has sold more than 100 million albums since he was first signed by the Beatles to their label, Apple Records.

He’s won multiple Grammy Awards and earned many gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. His “Greatest Hits” album alone sold more than 10 million copies.

In 2015, Taylor was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016, he received the Kennedy Center Honor.

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Bonnie Raitt Just Like That… Tour

Danny Zelisko Presents will welcome Bonnie Raitt with special guest Marc Cohn to ASU’s Gammage Auditorium in Tempe at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

Tickets are on sale Ticketmaster.com.

Raitt will return to the stage with Just Like That…, a tour launching in April and running through November that’s set to feature music from her forthcoming studio album, “Just Like That….” The first single, “Made Up Mind,” was released last month and was the most added song at Triple A Radio for two consecutive weeks.

In a press release, Raitt said, “I’m so excited to reunite with one of my favorite soulful artists and dear friends, Marc Cohn, for our fall tour.”

Roger Waters This is Not a Drill

Roger Waters has added a Monday, Oct. 3 concert at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, to his This is Not a Drill Tour.

Tickets are on sale at rogerwaters.com.

Waters issued a statement promising “a ground breaking new rock and roll/cinematic extravaganza, performed in the round” that’s intended to serve as “a stunning indictment of the corporate dystopia in which we all struggle to survive, and a call to action to LOVE, PROTECT and SHARE our precious and precarious planet home.”

The show includes a dozen songs from “Pink Floyd’s Golden Era,” Rogers said, alongs several new ones, to which he added, “same writer, same heart, same soul, same man. Could be his last hurrah. Wow! My first farewell tour! Don’t miss it. Love R.”

Duran Duran Future Past Tour

Duran Duran will play at Footprint Center in support of the New Wave veterans’ 15th studio album, “Future Past,” on Wednesday, Sept. 7, with special guests Nile Rodgers and Chic.

Tickets are on sale atduranduran.com.

Duran Duran have been nominated for induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and are currently in first place in the fan vote. This is the Duran Duran’s first nomination.

Now, through April 29, fans can vote every day at vote.rockhall.com or at the museum in Cleveland. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2022 inductees.

Inductees will be announced in May.

Incubus at Ak-Chin Pavilion

Incubus will bring its summer tour with special guests Sublime with Rome and the Aquadolls to Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix on Monday, Aug. 22.

Brandon Boyd of Incubus performs at Glen Helen Amphitheater on October 13, 2018 in San Bernardino, California.

Brandon Boyd of Incubus performs at Glen Helen Amphitheater on October 13, 2018 in San Bernardino, California.

Tickets are on sale at incubushg.com.

Formed in 1991, the Grammy-nominated Incubus has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide with multiplatinum and platinum certifications from around the globe. Consistently topping the Billboard charts, the group has had five consecutive Top 5 debuts. Last year in 2021, Incubus marked the 20th anniversary of its multi-platinum and critically acclaimed album, “Morning View.”

Incubus averages 4.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, clocking more than 1 billion streams across all platforms.

Alan Jackson Last Call tour

The Alan Jackson concert originally scheduled to bring the Country Music Hall of Famer to Gila River Arena in 2020 has been rescheduled for Sept. 30.

This date is part of the Last Call: One More for the Road Tour, a farewell tour for Jackson, who’s hitting the road for the first time since revealing a health diagnosis last fall.

Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored for the new show date.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

In a press release, Jackson said, “I’ve always admired my heroes like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride who just played as much as they wanted to, as long as they could. I’ve always thought I’d like to do that, and I’d like to as long as my health will allow. I’ll try to do as much as I can, but if I’m comin’ your way, come see me….”

Sabaton Tour to End All Tours

Swedish metal veteran Sabaton will bring the Tour To End All Tours – North America 2022 to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, Sept. 24.

The tour takes its name from the band’s latest release, “The War To End All Wars,” which topped the Billboard Current Rock Albums and Current Hard Music Albums charts.

Supporting Sabaton on all dates will be renowned Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.

Tickets are on sale at sabaton.net/tour/.

Wisin & Yandel final tour

Latin music’s most iconic duo, Wisin & Yandel, will bring its final tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, Nov. 11.

The tour will celebrate the upcoming release of “La Última Misión” and 19 years as a duo.

Produced by Live Nation, the 26-city tour kicks off on Sept. 30 at Miami’s FTX Arena, making stops across the U.S. before wrapping in the duo’s home island of Puerto Rico at the Coliseo de PR Jose Miguel Agrelot on Dec. 2.

Tickets are on sale at LiveNation.com.

Alice in Chains with Breaking Benjamin

Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin bring their co-headlining tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix with special guests Bush on Saturday, Sept. 10.

This is the first time those two headliners have toured together and the first time either act has been through Phoenix since the summer of 2019.

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.

Maren Morris playing Phoenix

Maren Morris brings her U.S. tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, Sept. 23.

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com. 

Maren’s new album “Humble Quest” is out Friday, March 25, on Sony Music Nashville’s Columbia Nashville imprint.

“Circles Around This Town,” one of two singles shared in advance, broke Amazon Music’s record for most streams for a country song debut by a female artist and was praised by Rolling Stone for its “ambling groove that’s unhurried and bolstered by a grunge-lite guitar riff.”

Billboard praised the other single, “Background Music,” as a “lovely, dusky ballad” that “highlights the best of her R&B/country blend.”

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats bring their tour in support of “The Future” to Arizona Federal Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Uncut hailed “The Future” as “an instant classic,” Mojo declared it “a giant leap forward,” and Rolling Stone said the title track “kicks off sounding like the Bob Dylan of ‘Desire’ if he’d recorded that album at Muscle Shoals.”

Tickets are on sale now at nathanielrateliff.com.

The Offspring Let the Bad Times Roll

The Offspring bring their Let the Bad Times Roll Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Wednesday, April 27, with special guests Radkey and Blame My Youth.

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.

The Offspring played a starring role in punk-rock’s infiltration of the mainstream in the ’90s, topping the modern-rock radio charts with a single called “Come Out and Play” from their six-time-platinum breakthrough “Smash.”

Other radio staples include “Self Esteem,” “Gone Away” and “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy).”

They’re touring in support of “Let the Bad Times Roll,” their 10th studio album, produced by Bob Rock.

Pepe Aguilar

Pepe Aguilar

Pepe Aguilar

Since 2018, four-time Grammy winner Pepe Aguilar has brought his Jaripeo Sin Fronteras tour, a unique blend of music, tradition and extraordinary acts, through the United States.

The renowned artist returns to Gila River Arena on Nov. 4, presented by Live Nation.

Conceptualized by Aguilar himself, the Jaripeo Sin Fronteras tour has experienced continued success across the U.S. and Mexico as one of the most in-demand tours in recent years, inviting fans to enjoy the music and traditions of the legendary Aguilar family.

Backed by his Mariachi “El Zacatecano”, a Sinaloense band, Aguilar will perform alongside brother Antonio Aguilar, Hijo, daughter Ángela Aguilar and son Leonardo Aguilar, accompanied by traditional jaripeo acts.

A massive production involving more than 150 people, including 40 musicians, the tour combines music with heart-stopping bull-riding displays and rodeo events.

Considered one of the best voices in the Spanish-speaking world, Aguilar has been delivering hit after hit for more than three decades, garnering praise as one of the most beloved and successful artists.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

OneRepublic Never Ending Summer

OneRepublic bring their Never Ending Summer Tour with NEEDTOBREATHE to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 21.

In addition to the tour announcement, OneRepublic released a single, “West Coast,” and accompanying music video, directed by Tomás Whitmore, who also directed the video for last year’s “Run.”

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.

Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour

The North American leg of Chris Rock’s Ego Death World Tour comes to Arizona Federal Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

The acclaimed comedian’s first world tour in more than five years is set to launch on April 2 with two performances at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.

With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He’s won four Emmys and three Grammys, and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author.

Rock recently wrapped production on the upcoming Higher Ground biopic, “Rustin ” and David O’Russell’s Untitled film. He is also set to direct an Untitled Chris Rock project in 2023.

Big Time Rush reunion tour

Big Time Rush have reunited and will bring their first headlining tour in more than a decade to Arizona Federal Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Tickets are on sale at bigtimerushofficial.com.

Produced by Live Nation, the 41-date Forever tour will launch June 23 at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C., making stops at iconic venues nationwide, including Big Time Rush’s first headlining show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Sebastian Yatra Dharma Tour

Colombian chart-topper Sebastian Yatra brings his Dharma World Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, Sept. 2.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

Train at Ak-Chin Pavilion

Train will play Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, July 24, on the Save Me San Francisco Wine Co Presents: Train – AM Gold Tour.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel as direct support on all dates and multi-platinum rock band Blues Traveler as direct support on all dates except Red Rocks.

Thunderstorm Artis and Will Anderson will also join as opening acts on select dates.

In a press release, singer Pat Monahan noted that this is the year of the tiger.

“It has begun in a strong, beautiful, and encouraging way and it’s only the beginning,” he said.

“The 2022 Summer AM Gold tour will be all those things and more, as we are joined by our dear friends Jewel and Blues Traveler! What a ride! We can’t wait to see you all out there, dancing and singing along to their amazing music as well as our new album AM Gold. Is it June yet?”

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

David Gray White Ladder Tour

David Gray will bring a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of “White Ladder” to the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Tickets are on sale at livenation.com.

The tour was originally planned for 2020, the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough album being picked up by Dave Matthews’ label, ATO, and re-released.

It was originally released on Gray’s own label, IHT, in 1998, so the album itself is 24 years old, but COVID-19 kept the English folk singer from celebrating the album that made him a global sensation until now. And “White Ladder” definitely earned itself a victory lap.

It was platinum here in the U.S. and was the fifth-best-selling album of the century’s first decade in the U.K.

Third Eye Blind Summer Gods Tour

Third Eye Blind will bring their Summer Gods Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 4, with Taking Back Sunday and Hockey Dad

Tickets are on sale at livenation.com.

This is Third Eye Blind’s first show in Metro Phoenix since October 2020, when they played a drive-in concert at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

The Lumineers Brightside Tour

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

The Lumineers will bring their Brightside World Tour to Gila River Arena on Tuesday, July 26, with Gregory Alan Isakov and Daniel Rodriguez.

This is a rescheduled date from 2020. If you purchased tickets and you’re no longer able to attend, you may request a refund within 30 days. To be eligible you must have purchased your tickets through the venue’s primary ticket platform and not have transferred, posted or sold them. Visit the venue website for more information.

Additional tickets, starting at $34, are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.

The Lumineers have committed to a comprehensive climate action program via REVERB’s Music Climate Revolution campaign, which, in addition to reducing the tour’s environmental footprint and engaging fans to take action at the shows, will support projects that directly and measurably eliminate greenhouse gases while benefitting diverse global communities.

These efforts will make the tour climate positive, eliminating significantly more greenhouse gas pollution than the tour emits, including fan travel to and from shows.

Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band will play Ak-Chin Pavilion on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

An online presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association is now underway at warehouse.davematthewsband.com.

Citi is the official card of the Dave Matthews Band 2022 Summer Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, until 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at citientertainment.com.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at livenation.com.

For the complete itinerary, visit davematthewsband.com.

Over the past two years, Dave Matthews Band have planted more than 2 million trees through a partnership with the Nature Conservancy. They’ve committed to helping plant an additional one million trees in 2022.

Concertgoers can join in this mission by adding an optional donation of $2 per ticket to plant a tree with the Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign — a major forest restoration effort with the goal of planting a billion trees around the world.

The Dreaming Tree Wines, DocuSign and other tour partners have lent their support.  For additional details, visit www.dmbtrees.org.

Dave Matthews Band will also once again join forces with REVERB to neutralize carbon emissions associated with band and fan travel, resulting in a Climate Positive tour. DMB have a long history of reducing their environmental footprint, and neutralizing tour carbon going back to their first shows in 1991.

Dave Matthews Band have sold more than 25 million tickets since their inception. With the release of 2018’s “Come Tomorrow,” they became the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Bright Eyes at the Van Buren

Bright Eyes will play the Van Buren on Saturday, June 25.

Tickets are $50 at the door; $46 in advance, on sale now at thevanburenphx.com.

Bright Eyes have partnered with Plus1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project and their work to provide more than 200,000 asylum seekers with legal and community support.

According to setlist.fm, this is Bright Eyes’ first Valley concert since 2007 at Mesa Amphitheater.

Halsey’s first Phoenix date since 2017

Halsey brings her Love and Power Tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, June, 26, with the Marias and Abby Roberts.

The tour is in support of Halsey’s Grammy-nominated “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” which landed the star on year-end lists at Rolling Stone, the BBC and Genius.

It’s up for Best Alternative Music Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

There will be a special presale for those who purchased tickets on the Manic tour from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3.

This is Halsey’s first Phoenix concert since Halloween 2017 at what was then called Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.

The Black Keys

The Black Keys will bring the Dropout Boogie Tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Monday, Oct. 10, with Band of Horses and The Velveteers.

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.

The Black Keys last played Phoenix in November of 2019 at what was then called Talking Stick Resort Arena.

“Dropout Boogie” is the title of a 1970 reissue of the Captain Beefheart album “Safe as Milk,” which includes Beefheart’s cover of a song called “Grown So Ugly” by Louisiana blues singer Robert Pete Williams.

The Black Keys later did their own rendition of that song on “Rubber Factory” in 2004.

This tour is in support of “Delta Kream,” an album that found the duo reclaiming their roots in the North Mississippi hill country blues they cut their teeth on in Akron, Ohio, long before they hit the mainstream with a more contemporary offshoot of the blues.

“Delta Kream” was featured in a Best of 2021 album list at azcentral.

Mother Mother at Arizona Federal Theatre

Canadian indie-rockers Mother Mother, who played a sold-out concert earlier this month at the Van Buren, have announced a date at Arizona Federal Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

This is their biggest tour yet.

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.

Tracks from Mother Mother’s latest album, “Inside,” have earned more than 34 million streams worldwide. That brings the total for their catalog to 1.3 billion global streams, 3.1 million Shazams and 14 million active monthly listeners.

Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar and the Circle (featuring fellow Van Halen veteran Michael Anthony on bass, Jason Bonham on drums and guitarist Vic Johnson) are bringing their Crazy Times tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers will open the entire tour, which is produced by Live Nation and presented by Hagar’s portfolio of spirits — Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co., Santo Tequila and Beach Bar Rum.

Tickets are on sale now.

In a press release, Hagar said, “A tour this size has been a long time coming and it’s definitely going to be worth the wait. The Circle and I are super excited and ready to throw the party of the year with George Thorogood.”


Static-X’s Rise Of The Machine Tour featuring Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead and Twiztid has been moved to 2023.

The 42-date tour, celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Machine,” their second album, will now begin on Feb. 25, 2023, in San Francisco, with a stop in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, March 7, for a show at the Van Buren.

All previously sold tickets and meet and greets will be honored and more information on tickets, meet & greets and other VIP experiences for the Rise Of The Machine tour can be found at Static-X.com.

Static-X issued a statement saying, “We are incredibly disappointed to share this news with our fans. However, considering how infrequently Static-X, Fear Factory, and Dope have each toured over the last 10 years, we felt that the priority was to ensure that ALL of these 20th anniversary shows are ultimately able to play.”

Steve Vai postpones tour for surgery

Steve Vai has postponed his tour of North America, including a Sunday, Jan. 30, date at the Celebrity Theatre, until fall as he undergoes surgery.

The first U.S. leg of leg of the tour will now begin on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in El Cajon, CA and wrap the first week of December.  The Celebrity Theatre show has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2.

All ticket and VIP purchases for the original date will be honored.

Approximately one year ago, Vai underwent shoulder surgery to repair an injury.  That procedure was successful, enabling him to record the upcoming studio album “Inviolate.”

In preparing for the tour, it became clear that a new injury had emerged, requiring another surgery.

In a press release, Vai said, “I’m gutted that we have to move this tour, but I also know it’s in the best interests for us and the fans that we do.”

Zac Brown Band Out in the Middle

Zac Brown Band will bring their Out in the Middle Tour to Chase Field on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at ZacBrownBand.com.

The tour follows 2021’s incredibly successful Comeback Tour, whose name referred to coming back to live performances following a COVID-19 hiatus.

The Out in the Middle Tour includes performances at several iconic venues, from Boston’s Fenway Park, where they currently hold the record for most consecutive sold-out shows, to Wrigley Field in Chicago and the Hollywood Bowl.

In a press release, Brown said, “We’re so excited to go back out on the road and keep the unbelievable momentum going from the Comeback Tour. It’s been such an incredible year for the band, debuting some of the best music we’ve ever made, and we are thrilled to continue playing live for our amazing fans.”

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Hanson Red Green Blue World Tour

Hanson will play the Van Buren on Sunday, Sept. 4, as part of their Red Green Blue World tour.

Tickets are on sale at hanson.net.

The tour takes its name from a new Hanson album comprised of the brothers’ three solo-led projects, to be released on Friday, May 20, as they mark 30 years of performing together.

In a press release, Isaac Hanson said, “Going into our 30th year as a band we felt like it was imperative we continue to tell our story like only we can, and telling stories in ways that will continue to challenge us to grow and give people new reasons to listen.”

This is their first major tour since they toured in support of the “String Theory” album in 2018 and 2019.

Little Feat and Hot Tuna Acoustic

Little Feat bring their tour celebrating the 45th anniversary of “Waiting for Columbus” to the Celebrity Theatre on Monday, Aug. 15, with Hot Tuna Acoustic.

They plan to replicate the track list of their first album, including such Little Feat staples as “Dixie Chicken,” “Sailin’ Shoes” and “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now.”

Tickets are $47, $77 and $97 and are on sale at celebritytheatre.com.

REO Speedwagon with Styx

REO Speedwagon and Styx will bring their co-headlining Live & UnZoomed tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Wednesday, July 20, with special guests Loverboy.

Tickets are on sale at livenation.com.

Styx and REO Speedwagon will be offering VIP packages through their individual pre-sales beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at REOSpeedwagon.com and StyxWorld.com.

REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon

Dude Perfect

YouTube sensations Dude Perfect bring their That’s Happy 2022 Summer Tour to Gila River Arena in Glendale on July 17.

Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert and twins Coby and Cory Cotton will compete in even bigger battles, tell funny stories and get a little messy in the name of family-friendly entertainment.

The tour will feature some of the most popular segments from their award-winning “Overtime” series like Cool not Cool and Wheel Unfortunate with Ned Forrester, as well as fan-favorite segments like Get Crafty and Top 10.

Fans can sign up now for an exclusive presale at arep.co.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

Keith Urban Speed of Now Tour

Keith Urban will play Footprint Center when the Speed of Now World Tour hits Phoenix on Thursday, Sept. 8, with Ingrid Andress.

The four-time Grammy winner’s first world tour in four years takes its name from an album he released last year, “The Speed of Now Part 1.”

In a press release, Urban said, “Every night is the first time we’ve played these songs for that audience, in that moment. It’s why every show is different — spontaneous and unpredictable — even for us.”

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.

O.A.R. and Dispatch

O.A.R. and Dispatch will launch their co-headlining summer tour at Mesa Amphitheatre on July 15 with special guests the Robert Randolph Band.

An artist pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6. Follow the bands’ socials for more information and to get the presale password.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

The Killers

The Killers bring their tour with Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to Gila River Arena on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Marr was supposed to have opened the tour the Killers had to cancel last year due to COVID-19.

This is the Killers’ first Valley appearance since their headlining set at Lost Lake Music Festival in 2017.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

Clannad farewell tour

Clannad’s farewell tour brings the Irish folk-rock stars to Mesa Arts Center on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in support of “In a Lifetime,” a career-spanning anthology that shares a name with a Bono duet released in 1986.

The family group (whose name is derived from the word clan meaning ‘family’ in Gaelic) was formed in 1970 by siblings Moya, Ciarán and Pól Brennan and their twin uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan (who died in 2016). For a short time, they became a six-piece with the addition of Enya Brennan, who went on to her own successful solo career.

In a press release, Clannad said, “Since Pádraig passed we made the decision that our next tour would definitely be our last and we plan to make it a very special and memorable final journey.”

Tickets are $39.50-$69.50, on sale now at mesaartscenter.com.

Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia will bring their first international tour since 2012 to Footprint Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

The tour will follow the trio’s just announced performance at Coachella 2022 and include arenas across the U.S. and Europe.

The tour announcement accompanies the release of a collaboration with The Weeknd — a single called “Moth to a Flame.”

This is the third song released in advance of “Paradise Again,” a reunion album slated for release early next year.

Tickets are on sale now at swedishhousemafia.com.

Shawn Mendes Wonder Tour

Shawn Mendes brings Wonder: The World Tour to Gila River Arena in Glendale on  Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, with Tate McRae.

The tour is in support of “Wonder,” which topped the Billboard album chart, making Mendes one of three male artists ever to top the U.S. album charts by 22.

Tickets are on sale now at wonderthetour.com.

Tickets in a special front-of-stage Amex pit and limited edition Shawn Mendes merchandise will be available exclusively for American Express card members while supplies last at amex.aegpresents.com.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road

Elton John will bring his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to Chase Field on Nov. 12, 2022.

This is the second time the farewell tour has made a stop in metro Phoenix, having previously played Gila River Arena in January 2019, a nearly three-hour concert that struck a bittersweet balance between what amounts to a victory lap and an emotional acknowledgment that a lot of those fans would never see the man perform again.

Review: Elton John’s farewell tour is an emotional trip down the Yellow Brick Road

Tickets for the superstar’s first-ever Chase Field concert are on sale now, starting at $145.50, at ticketmaster.com.

This is John’s 12th Phoenix concert. The first was on Sept. 17, 1971, at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Chase Field has previously hosted John’s longtime touring partner Billy Joel, who performed there on March 9, 2019.

Justin Bieber Justice World Tour

Justin Bieber has again rescheduled his entire 2020 Tour, this time to 2022, due to COVID-19 restrictions varying by state.

The tour, with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith, was originally scheduled to hit State Farm Stadium in Glendale on June 5, 2020, and was moved to the much smaller Gila River Arena before being bumped to June 5, 2021, in response to the pandemic.

The star is now headed to Gila River Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, on the newly christened Justice World Tour.

It was originally called the Changes Tour in honor of the 2020 “Changes” album. But he’s managed to release another album since then, topping Billboard’s album chart in March with “Justice.”

All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates.  Ticketholders will receive an email from their ticket provider with event updates and options if they cannot make the 2022 date.

Additional tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.

Visit justinbiebermusic.com for further information.

AJR OK Orchestra Tour

AJR brings the OK Orchestra Tour to a close at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

“OK Orchestra” took the indie-pop brother act to No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative and Rock Albums charts, marking their second consecutive album to debut at the top spot on both charts. It also claimed the No. 10 spot on the Billboard 200.

They’ve also been nominated for two 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Alternative Rock Artist of the Year and Alternative Rock Song of the Year for “Bang!”

AJR’s current single “Way Less Sad” has been added to over 200 radio stations across the U.S., amassing more than 25 million streams worldwide.

Their previous hits include “I’m Ready,” “Weak,” “Burn the House Down” and “100 Bad Days.”

Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16 at AJRbrothers.com/events.

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