Macklemore, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons, Miranda Lambert, The National and More Top Show Announcements
Never, ever trust a tiger to bring the spare gas can into the desert.
OK, one of two things must have happened while I was on vacation this past weekend: Either all music promoters in the world decided to have an official Fire Under Ass Conference, or there's something in the pop star Kool-Aid, because we just got shipped over a mountain of show announcements that I'd like to now share with you beautiful people. There's everything from Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley to Beyonce, Macklemore, The National and 13 more wildly entertaining show announcements. Seeing is believing, so scroll down now.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Saturday, November 30, at Verizon Theatre
Not only is it enough to know that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are coming to town, but the thrift shop aficionados' opening support is kind of the jam too: Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T.
Thursday, August 22, at House of Blues, $37.50-$67.50
Don't hate yourself today like Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld; the band is coming on their "Sway Tour" and they'll be here to coddle you and sway with you in no time.
Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley
Friday, September 13, at Gexa Energy Pavilion
It makes sense that Lambert and Bentley are hitting the road together again (this time for their "Locked and Reloaded" tour) since they have the same type of rock-tinged country music. Opening for the superstars are: Brett Eldredge, The Cadillac Three and The Jukebox Mafia.
ZZ Ward, Wild Feathers, James Bay
Tuesday, September 17, at House of Blues, $16.75-$20
ZZ Ward claims that her love of hip-hop is what gave her her knack for writing bluesy R&B songs. Well, whatever it is, it's catchy as hell.
Tuesday, September 17, at Palladium Ballroom
If you're down for staying up on a school night, Anton Zaslavski of Zedd's electro house beats will be well worth the nod-offs you do at your cubicle the next day.
Mumford & Sons
Wednesday, September 18, at Gexa Energy Pavilion
For those of you in Dallas, Woodlands, New Orleans and Kansas City who are still sitting on their Mumford & Sons tickets, listen up! The band just rescheduled their cancelled dates, and the supporting acts will be announced at a later date.
Friday, October 4, at The Kessler Theater, $20-$30
Johnny "Shuggie" Otis Jr. was still just 15 and playing guitar in his dad's band when he cut his first record with CBS in 1969. It's been 44 years since then and he hasn't let his fans down.