Six of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Residents, Fleetwood Mac and More

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Nick Cave
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Sharon Van Etten
Thursday, March 14, at McFarlin Auditorium

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' North American tour, although they won't last long. The 12-date tour kicks off right here in Dallas, in support of the band's latest creation, Push the Sky Away. The group's 15th studio album will be released Feb. 19, and is inspired by the dissemination of fact and fiction. Listen to the album's first single, "We No Who U R." Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten opens.

Jack Oblivian, The Black Dotz
Saturday, January 19, at Dada, $10

Jack Yarber is most well known for his garage rock outfit The Oblivians, although he is headed out solo this winter. Check out his tune "Rat City" to get a good feel for him. Dallas post-punk group The Black Dotz open.

The Residents
Friday, February 1, at The Kessler Theater, $20-$47.50

In celebrating 40 years of their cutting-edge experimentalism, The Residents are taking their multimedia show with them on their "Wonder of Weird" anniversary tour. Earlier this year, the group released their 47th studio album, Coochie Brake, but expect to hear tracks pulled from all over their catalog.

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Eels
Eels
Thursday, March 7, at Granada Theater, $30

Last time Eels came through town to support their third album in a trilogy of concept albums, Tomorrow Morning, they delivered. It appears Mark Oliver Everett has cranked out another one, Wonderful, Glorious, slotted for a Feb. 5 release date.

Alabama Shakes
Tuesday, March 12, at Palladium Ballroom, $30

This blues-rock foursome from Athens, Alabama has been a band to watch since releasing their debut album, Boys & Girls. See them for the first time in North Texas, outside the SXSW buzz bubble.

Fleetwood Mac
Tuesday, June 4, at American Airlines Center

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 17 for Fleetwood Mac's 34-city U.S. tour, which will mark the 35th anniversary of their classic album, Rumours. To coincide with the tour and anniversary, a new deluxe reissue of Rumours, with previously unreleased studio and live tracks, will be released in early 2013 from Rhino.



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