Blues Traveler 30th Anniversary Tour coming to Austin this fall

The jam rock outfit who gave American radio rock an era-defining “Run-Around” in 1994, actually began rocking in a garage in Princeton, New Jersey in 1987. Their debut album didn’t drop til 1990, but the band is hitting the road this year to celebrate 30 years as a band with a two-month tour that brings them to Emo’s in Austin on October 26.

Last year, the band was forced to postpone a series of tour dates when vocalist John Popper underwent urgent surgery to treat a spinal issue.

Tickets are on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

 

Zac Brown Band to play Austin360 Amphitheater in September

The Zac Brown Band closes out the 2015 concert season at Circuit of the Americas. Photo courtesy Shore Fire Media

The Zac Brown Band has a new album “Welcome Home” due out on May 12 and they’re set to kick off their promotional tour on the same day. The tour will make it to Austin for a show at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas on September 17. Darrell Scott will open.

Tickets run from $39.75-$82.75 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-745-3000 to charge by phone.

The concert comes a few weeks after a previously announced Aug. 3 taping of the “Austin City Limits” TV show at ACL Live as part of the program’s 43rd season.

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Enrique Iglesias And Pitbull to play Erwin Center in September

Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias and rapper Pitbull will be out on a co-headlining this summer. Today, they announced a second leg of the tour that kicks off in Texas in September. The Austin stop is the third stop on the Texas run and the two global superstars will play the Erwin Center on Sunday, September 24.

Tickets to the show go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at TexasBoxOffice.com or by phone at (512) 477-6060 or 1-800-982-BEVO (2386).

A-List: Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull at Frank Erwin Center, 02.07.15

 

Additional tickets available for Lady Gaga’s Erwin Center show

Pop superstar Lady Gaga, who headlined Coachella last weekend, announced the release of additional seats for her “Joanne World Tour” this week. Tickets to the tour originally went on sale in February and publicists say all seats to all of the shows on the tour “promptly sold out.”

Singer Lady Gaga performs on the Coachella Stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Now they say, “Thanks to an innovative stage design featuring multi-levels, multi-stages and clear sight lines on all sides more fans will now have the opportunity to catch these previously sold out dates.”

The “Joanne” tour hits the Erwin Center on December 5. The additional tickets are on sale now.  

Flaming Lips, Mac DeMarco to play ACL Live in October

Wayne Coyne’s traveling circus, the Flaming Lips,  is heading back to Austin and this time Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco is coming along for the ride. The Lips and DeMarco are on a joint tour that will hit Austin on Oct. 1.

Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne performs at the SXSW Auditorium Shore stage during South by Southwest Music Festival in 2013. (Austin American-Statesman / Rodolfo Gonzalez)

Tickets will run $45-$60 and go on sale Friday at noon. 

Alt-J to play ACL Live in November

Alt-J performs on the Honda stage at ACL Music Festival on Sunday, October 4 2015. (Suzanne Cordeiro / For American-Statesman)

British rockers Alt-J have a new album “Relaxer” out in June and today the band announced plans for a world tour. The outing includes a stop at ACL Live on November, 15.

Related: For Alt-J, all hyped up and nowhere to go at ACL Fest

Tickets to the show are $44.50-$54.50 and go on sale Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m.

Hot Luck Festival music program includes Shonen Knife sushi night, Black Lips, more

Organizers of Hot Luck Festival, the new food and music festival helmed by Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ and James Moody of the Mohawk, announced the event’s music program today. Featured artists for the fest, which takes place May 18-21, include the Black Lips, Black Joe Lewis, Robert Ellis, Rayland Baxter and Shonen Knife. There’s also a show by Thurston Moore at the Mohawk on Wednesday, May 17, that is billed as part of the fest.

Shows will take place at the Mohawk, the White Horse and Barracuda. Organizers say the Barracuda events will include a food component. On Friday, May 19, sushi chef Yoshi Okai of Otoko, who was recently named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s best new Chefs in America, “will serve Japanese fare as fans rock out to Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife.”

Tickets to all shows will be sold individually and are on sale now.

Organizers also added several new chefs and a brunch series to the festival lineup today.

Country sensation Chris Stapleton to play Austin360 Amphitheater in October

 

After making two huge Austin appearances last year, country music sensation, Chris Stapleton will return to our city for a show at the Austin360 Amphitheater on October 26. Tickets run from $30.75 to $70.75 and go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com and austin360amphitheater.com.

Brent Cobb, cousin to producer Dave Cobb and an emerging country artist in his own right, will join Stapleton for the show.

Chris Stapleton performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park Sunday October 2, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

A-List: Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr. at the Austin360 Amphitheater

Stapleton proved why he is the hot ticket item in country music at the moment in his opening set for Hank Williams Jr. at the amphitheater last summer. For the early part of his set, the crowd listened in hushed reverence, before enthusiastically singing along to hits like “Traveller,” “Fire Away” and closer “Tennessee Whiskey.”  A good portion of the crowd left before Williams’ headline set.

Later in the year, he returned to play a sundown set during weekend one of the Austin City Limits Festival.

“Stapleton sounded loud and proud, his spectacular voice carrying most of the weight on songs that blended down-and-dirty blues with Southern-fried rock ‘n’ roll and deep-rooted country twang,” Peter Blackstock wrote about the set, which drew a massive crowd.

Earlier in 2016, Stapleton joined Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt in a soulful tribute to B.B. King at the Grammy Awards.

 

Depeche Mode to play Austin360 Amphitheater in September

3/15/2013 - Jay Janner/American-Statesman -  Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode performs at Brazos Hall at SXSW on Friday March 15, 2013.
3/15/2013 – Jay Janner/American-Statesman – Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode performs at Brazos Hall at SXSW on Friday March 15, 2013.

Early new wave artists Depeche Mode have a new album “Spirit” slated to drop on March 17. We were hoping that meant the band might put in a South by Southwest appearance, but it looks like fans will have to wait a little longer. On Wednesday, the band announced plans for the North American leg of their “Global Spirit” tour, and it includes a stop at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas on September 20.

Tickets run $35.50-$99.50 and go on sale Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. More info and tickets. 

J. Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ tour coming to Erwin Center in August

J. Cole performs at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas. (Suzanne Cordeiro/American-Statesman)
J. Cole performs at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas. (Suzanne Cordeiro/American-Statesman)

R&B and rap artist J. Cole announced plans for a world tour supporting his latest release “4 Your Eyez Only” Tuesday morning. The tour hits the Frank Erwin Center on August 19 and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. at TexasBoxOffice.com or by phone at (512) 477-6060 or 1-800-982-BEVO (2386).

RELATED: J. Cole spits sharp rhymes, preaches positivity at the Austin360 Amphitheater

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