Phoenix concert news: Rod Stewart, Carrie Underwood, Gorillaz, Kevin Gates and more

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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 September 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 go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20.

A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will be available, which include an "amazing" selection of tickets, Meet & Greets, custom merchandise and more.

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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 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, at

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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.

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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 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, at

Citi is the official card of the Blue Water Road Tour U.S. shows. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets from 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, until 10 p.m. Thursday, May 19, through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit

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 for the headlining shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, at

Citi is the official card of the tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning from 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, until 10 p.m. Thursday, May 19, through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, at

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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 General on-sale starts at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1.

Halestorm at Arizona Federal Theatre

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

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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

Dirty Heads will also be announcing exclusive VIP packages at 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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LP at the Van Buren

LP brings her tour in support of last year's "Churches" to the Van Buren on Wednesday, May 18.

LP’s YouTube channel currently receives more than 2.4 million views a day and her songs are streamed upwards of 2 million times a day around the world.

But live is where she really shines.

The Chicago Sun-Times responded to LP's performance at Lollapalooza last years with “The vocals carried incredibly throughout the park (making one wonder if LP even needed the microphone).”

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.

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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."

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Deadbeats Arizona

Relentless Beats will once again host Deadbeats Arizona as a part of a multi-date Deadbeats tour Friday, April 22, at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, just 20 minutes outside downtown Phoenix.

Relentless Beats will host Deadbeats Arizona as a part of a multi-date Deadbeats tour Friday, April 22, at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale.
Relentless Beats will host Deadbeats Arizona as a part of a multi-date Deadbeats tour Friday, April 22, at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale.

Created as an extension of the Zeds Dead independent record label, the Deadbeats tour will carry forward Zeds Dead’s vision for the future of electronic music. The Deadbeats Arizona stop will feature Zeds Dead, NGHTMRE, Dimension, Dion Timmer, Rossy and 2SOON.

General Admission tickets are $45 plus fees, on sale now. VIP advance tickets are available for $125 plus fees, and include express entry, a commemorative lanyard, access to the VIP deck with a premium view, premium bar and VIP lounge.

All details and ticket types are available at For more information about Deadbeats, visit

Deadbeats Arizona is an 18+ event.

James Taylor at Footprint Center

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

PHXLIGHTS: Altered Orbit

Phoenix Lights, Relentless Beats' first foray into creating marquee events, is set to enter a new chapter as PHXLIGHTS: Altered Orbit.

The two-day event will take place the weekend of April 1 and 2 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, 20 minutes outside downtown Phoenix.

GRiZ, RL Grime. Liquid Stranger, Zomboy, Rusko, Flosstradamus, Champagne Drip, Jantsen, Smoakland, Leotrix, Proper and SAAS will peform.

This will also mark the return of the superstructure stage, first introduced during Relentless Beats’ 2021 summer concert series and Goldrush.

PHXLIGHTS: Altered Orbit will also serve as the kick-off for a new spring concert series, which will showcase artists through June on the superstructure stage.  Already announced events include BTSM: Once Upon A Time In Cyberworld (April 30) and Under Construction: Chris Lake b2b Fisher (May 28 and 29).

All single-day and weekend advance passes for PHXLIGHTS: Altered Orbit are now on sale. General Admission passes are available starting at $65, before fees.

GA+, which includes express entry and private restrooms, starts at $99, before fees.

VIP passes, which have everything the GA pass includes plus express entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to a VIP deck with a premium view, premium bar, and VIP lounge, are on sale now starting at $159, before fees.

All details and ticket types are available online at and

PHXLIGHTS: Altered Orbit is an 18+ event.

Phoebe Bridgers Reunion Tour

Phoebe Bridgers is bringing her Reunion Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Wednesday, April 13.

Tickets are $39.50 and up, on sale now at

The acclaimed singer-songwriter had an eventful 2021, with four Grammy nominations, multiple late-night TV performances, a sold-out fall tour, several festival appearances, two songs for charity and collaborations with Taylor Swift, The Killers, Paul McCartney and Metallica.

More recently, Bridgers received Billboard’s 2022 Women in Music Trailblazer Award and revealed plans for her own monthly radio show, Saddest Factory Radio, on Sirius XMU.

Variety praised the first leg of Bridgers' Reunion Tour, writing, "If you’re somebody who hungers for acoustically based music but finds most of it too milquetoast, Bridgers is the cure for that. Like Aimee Mann before her, she can do finger-picking songs barbed enough to draw blood.”

Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan Registration is open now and closes at noon Tuesday, March 8. Verified Fan Presale begins at noon Thursday, March 10. One dollar of every headlining show ticket sold on Bridgers' tour will be donated to the Mariposa Fund, which helps pay for undocumented people trying to obtain reproductive health services, including abortion.

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick

Rod Stewart will play Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on Friday, June 24, with special guest Cheap Trick.

Tickets are on sale at

Produced by Live Nation and kicking off June 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the 38-date tour is Stewart’s first in four years.

He last played in Phoenix in August 2018 with Cyndi Lauper.

The Beach Boys at Ostrich Festival

The Beach Boys will headline the 32nd annual Chandler Chamber of Commerce Ostrich Festival on Friday, March 18.

Tickets are on sale now at

The Beach Boys join a lineup that already featured the Band Perry with Uncle Kracker (March 11), Walker Hayes (March 12), Flo Rida (March 13), three-time Grammy winner Nelly (March 19), and Motown legends the Temptations with the Four Tops (March 20). More artists will be announced soon.

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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

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

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.

Ray LaMontagne Monovision Tour

Ray LaMontagne will bring the Monovision Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Sunday, May 8, with special guest Sierra Ferrell.

LaMontagne and his trio will perform songs from his "Monovision" album live for the first time as well as songs selected from across his catalog.

Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city tour kicks off on May 3 at The Masonic in San Francisco with stops in Los Angeles, Austin, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and more.

Tickets are on sale at

Marshall Tucker Band

Danny Zelisko Presents has added more seats to accommodate the overwhelming response from fans for the Marshall Tucker Band's 50th Anniversary Tour when its plays the historic Celebrity Theatre Sunday, March 20.

The venue's set up has gone from a stationary ¾-house configuration to full capacity with the theatre-in-the-round's rare revolving stage in motion.

The Marshall Tucker Band will be joined by special guest Dave Mason, a founding member of Traffic.

Tickets are $40-$100, on sale now at

In a press release, singer Doug Gray said, "Five decades of The Marshall Tucker Band ... sometimes it’s still hard to understand. We are just regular people. The fans have given us so many special moments over these 50 years. I’m so proud of our band."

Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Van Buren

Rainbow Kitten Surprise will play the Van Buren in downtown Phoenix on Friday, May 20, on their much-anticipated U.S. tour.

Presale began at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 (password: WORKOUT). Tickets are on sale at

Fans can also purchase VIP packages with exclusive perks including early entry to the venue, an RKS holographic fanny pack, limited poster and more.

For more information on VIP packages, visit

For all upcoming headline shows, Rainbow Kitten Surprise have again teamed up with PLUS1, ensuring that $1 of every ticket sold will go to local food banks. The tour is expected to direct more than $25,000 towards these organizations.

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

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

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

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

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

For the complete itinerary, visit

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

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

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, this is Bright Eyes' first Valley concert since 2007 at Mesa Amphitheater.

Tori Amos at Orpheum Theatre

Tori Amos will play the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, June 12.

Reserved seat tickets (starting at $45) are on sale now at

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The tour will bring "Ocean to Ocean," her latest album, to life and include career-spanning fan favorites.

The album received widespread acclaim by fans and media alike, with features in Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, SPIN and NPR.

"Ocean to Ocean" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Current Alternative Albums chart and #6 on the Billboard Album Sales chart.

The album is Amos’ most personal work in years. As communities around the world suffered the loss of life, live music and travel during the pandemic, Amos descended to an emotional state lower than she had been to for a long time.

But the depths became creative, forcing a return to the kind of introspection that inspired her first album, "Little Earthquakes."

The resulting album explores environmental concerns, the restraints of the pandemic for those on the cusp of adulthood, empowerment, loss and healing.

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

Marco Antonio Solis

Five-time Latin Grammy Award winner Marco Antonio Solís will launch his Que Ganas De Verte World Tour 2022 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, making stops across the U.S. in El Paso, Orlando, Houston and more before wrapping up in Rosemont, Illinois, with a big Mother’s Day Celebration.

Tickets are on sale now at

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

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

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.

Cheer Live

The Cheer Live 2022 Tour will bring the all-star cast of the Emmy-winning Netflix docuseries "Cheer" to Arizona Federal Theatre on Sunday, June 5

Tickets are on sale now at

Desert Roots

Following the success of the Summer Roots festival that brought reggae and surf rock to SoCal last summer, Brew Ha Ha Productions has expanded the brand with Desert Roots — a new music and craft beer festival coming to Arizona this spring.

Desert Roots Craft Beer & Music Festival will take place on Sunday, March 20, at Scarizona Festival Grounds in Mesa.

The all-ages event will feature Cypress Hill, Common Kings, Katastro, Fortunate Youth, Arise Roots, Bikini Trill and the Irie.

There will also be craft beer tastings (with purchase of a tasting ticket) until 3 p.m. for those 21 and up.

Tickets are on sale at General Admission tickets start at $49 and VIP tickets start at $125 (both plus fees). Craft beer tasting tickets are available as an add-on for $10.

Durand Jones at the Van Buren

Durand Jones & The Indications will play the Van Buren on Thursday, May 26, with special guest La Doña.

Tickets are on sale at

The tour is in support of the acclaimed soul revivalists' third album, "Private Space," which a review in Uncut praised for having attained "orchestral grandeur on intricate set pieces.


Arizona’s top-rated rock station, 98KUPD, and Live Nation, have announced the details on UFEST 2022, the station’s long-running annual music festival, which comes to Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, April 24.

This year's lineup features Rise Against, Coheed & Cambria, Pennywise, Highly Suspect, Atreyu, DED, Plush and Dropout Kings.

UFEST will also feature retro video games from Starfighter’s Arcade and more activities to be announced.

In a press release, Larry McFeelie, the station's brand and content director, said, “Some of the best shows I’ve ever seen have been at Ak-Chin Pavilion, and being able to bring UFEST back to this venue is very exciting! We plan on making this an immersive experience that the listeners will really enjoy!”

Tickets are on sale at  One dollar from the sale of each regular price ticket will benefit the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities.

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."

Hasan Minhaj

Comedian Hasan Minhaj, host and creator of the weekly comedy show "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" on Netflix, is bringing the King’s Jester Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Friday, April 22.

Tickets are on sale at

No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed on this tour. Upon arrival, all phones and smartwatches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show.

If needed, guests may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby.


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 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."

Punk in Drublic

Brew Ha Ha Productions' Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival brings NOFX, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, the Bouncing Souls, Lagwagon, Authority Zero, the Last Gang and the Venomous Pinks to Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe on Saturday, March 19.

Tickets are on sale now at General Admission tickets start at $45 and VIP tickets start at $99 plus fees.

The Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival sprang from the minds and livers of NOFX frontman Fat Mike and craft beer fanatic/festival promoter Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions.

It's named for NOFX’s classic "Punk In Drublic" album, which has sold more than one million copies.

Ben Folds at Chandler Center for the Arts

Ben Folds
Ben Folds

Ben Folds is bringing his In Actual Person Live For Real Tour of US solo piano and orchestral performances to Chandler Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 19.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at

Folds, who spent much of 2020 and early 2021 in isolation in Australia because of COVID-19 lockdowns, returned to U.S. stages last fall to numerous sold-out performances.

In addition to a return to performing live in 2022, Folds is working on an album, continuing to produce the podcast series "Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds" and is scheduled to begin taping a new TV series.

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.”

Animals as Leaders

The instrumental trio Animals As Leaders will bring the Parrhesia Tour, named for their forthcoming album, to Tempe's Marquee Theatre on Thursday, April 21.

Tempe is one of 19 cities U.S. cities on the tour, which will include two sets by the progressive metal veterans. One will feature "Parrhesia" (out March 25 on Sumerian Records) in its entirety.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at

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

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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Bastille Give Me the Future Tour


Bastille will bring their Give Me The Future Tour to Mesa Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 17.

Tickets will be available via a pre-sale starting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and a general on-sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at

The tour is in support of an album called "Give Me the Future," due out Friday, Feb. 4.

The UK indie-rockers stormed the US pop charts in 2013 with a six-time-platinum breakthrough called "Pompeii." That song was taken from Bastille's first album, "Bad Blood," which topped the UK charts and led to Bastille being named 2014's British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards.

They scored an even bigger U.S. hit in 2018 with the Marshmello collaboration "Happier."

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

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.

Spoon at the Van Buren

Hailed by Time magazine as “one of the greatest American rock bands,” Spoon will play the Van Buren on Saturday, June 4, in support of the forthcoming "Lucifer on the Sofa" album, which arrives on Friday, Feb. 11, on Matador Records.

Paste included "Lucifer on the Sofa" in their “most anticipated of 2022” list, writing, “Spoon have never made a bad album, and we can’t imagine they’re about to start now."

In a press release, frontman Britt Daniel said the album is "the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”

Geese will open the Van Buren show, which is the final date of the tour.

Tickets are on sale Friday, Jan. 21, at

Lil Durk tour launch

Lil Durk will launch a U.S. tour in support of his forthcoming "7220" at Arizona Federal Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Friday, April 8.

The 17-date tour is produced by Live Nation with stops in Houston, Atlanta and New York before its final concert in Chicago, the rapper's hometown, on May 2.

Tickets are on sale at

Lil Durk topped the rap and hip-hop/R&B charts in December 2020 with "The Voice," his second million-selling album of that year, which spun off three hit singles — "Stay Down," "Backdoor" and the title track.

He also had a feature on Drake's Grammy-nominated "Laugh Now Cry Later," a performance praised by Pitchfork as the "perfect counterpart" to Drake.

He recently topped the rap and hip-hop/R&B charts with a song called "Broadway Girls," which features an assist from Morgan Wallen. "Broadway Girls" is one of three charting singles released to date from "7220."

Nelly at Ostrich Festival

The 32nd annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival has added three-time Grammy winner Nelly to a lineup that already features country singer Walker Hayes.

Nelly headlines Saturday, March 19.

Tickets are on sale now at

More acts will be announced as we get closer to the dates.

The multi-platinum hip-hop star is best known for the singles “Hot in Herre,” “Dilemma” (feat. Kelly Rowland), “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Just a Dream,” “Cruise” (with Florida Georgia Line), “The Fix” and “Millionaire."

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with 21 million albums sold in the United States.

On Dec. 11, 2009, Billboard ranked him third on a list of the Top Artist of the Decade.

Phoenix Rock Lottery

The 8th Annual Phoenix Rock Lottery will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Crescent Ballroom.

The way it works is 25 local musicians report to the club in the morning, where a lottery divides them into five new bands. From there, the instant bandmates write three songs and learn one cover, all of which they will perform that night at Crescent Ballroom.

After taking a break in 2021 due to the pandemic, Psyko Steve Presents is thrilled to be able to continue the Phoenix Rock Lottery tradition in 2022.

Musicians taking part include return performers Megyn Neff of the Bushkas and the Sunpunchers, David Cosme of Playboy Manbaby and Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Amber Johnson of decker., Chuck Morriss III of Sydney Sprague's band and Wheelwright, Amelia McLean, Nicole Laurenne of the Darts and Love Me Nots, Michael Coughlin of Buddy Culture, Tatiana Crespo of Las Chollas Peligrosas and Meghan Herring of Doll Skin.

New performers include Amy Young of French Girls, Kalen Lander of Snailmate, Camille Sledge of Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and Recker Eans of "The Kids Tonight Show."

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

Mesa Arts Center is bringing Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers to Mesa Ampitheatre Saturday, March 12, with special guest Wade Bowen.

Tickets are on sale at

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of “Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy,” Clyne’s major-label debut at the helm of his previous band, the Refreshments.

He and that band's drummer P.H. Naffah launched the Peacemakers in 1998 and hit the ground running the following year with a debut called "Honky Tonk Union."

Clyne is in the midst of working on the Peacemakers' first album since 2017's "Native Heart," of which he told us, "I'm sitting on about 10 or a dozen songs that we have demoed for ourselves."

In 2019, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers were inducted to the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Crush Arizona at Rawhide

Crush Arizona returns to Rawhide Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 12, with Crystal Skies, Deorro, Herobust, Lucii, Taiki Nulight, Valentino Khan, Cafe Caderas and more acts to be announced.

This is the EDM festival's 12th year in metro Phoenix, presented by Relentless Beats and Insomniac as an anti-Hallmark Valentine’s event.

General admission is $55. VIP passes, which include express entry, commemorative lanyard, access to VIP deck with premium view, premium bar and VIP lounge, are $125.

Tickets are on sale now at

Relentless Beats says EDM fans should expect a heavy calendar of events and festivals in 2022 to follow this announcement.


Kaskade will headline Life’s Big Win, a benefit for the Chandler Kimball Foundation for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Awareness, at Sunbar on Saturday, Jan. 15.

He's joined by the Expendables and Bardz, along with appearances from renowned forensic pathologist and neurologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (the subject of Sony Pictures’ 2015 film "Concussion"), and former Arizona Cardinal Eric Hill.

The Chandler Kimball Foundation was founded in honor of Arizona native Chandler Kimball to raise awareness of CTE, a brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head including concussive and subconcussive hits.

Kimball's father, Jason Kimball, founded the Chandler Kimball Foundation to raise awareness of CTE and the inherent risks of youth tackle football.

Tickets are on sale at

All proceeds go directly to the foundation to help educate and inform parents about CTE, and to provide family members tools and guidance in choosing a sport for their children.

System of a Down with Korn

System of a Down and Korn will play Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on Monday, Jan. 31, with Helmet and Russian Circles.

Phoenix is one of two new concerts added to the tour.

Tickets are on sale at

Jack White Supply Chain Issues Tour

Jack White brings the Supply Chain Issues Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Saturday, May 28.

White’s first headlining tour in four years will begin with two album release shows for "Fear of the Dawn" at Detroit’s Masonic Temple Theatre, on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

The tour will celebrate the release of two new albums from the former White Stripes frontman: "Fear of the Dawn," due Friday, April 8, and "Entering Heaven Alive," on Friday, July 22.

Third Man Records Vault Members can access pre-sale tickets now.

Tickets are on sale now. A limited number of VIP packages will be available for each show.

For tickets and more information, visit

Jack White
Jack White

Papa Roach Kill the Noise Tour

Papa Roach will bring their Kill the Noise Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Wednesday, March 2, with Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves.

The tour, produced by Live Nation, is Papa Roach's first headlining tour in three years.

Tickets are on sale at

VIP Packages are on sale now at

Ludacris at Wild Horse Pass

Ludacris is playing Wild Horse Pass at Gila River Hotels & Casinos on Friday, Jan. 21.

Tickets are $45 and up, on sale now at

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo brings her Sour Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Tuesday, May 17, with Holly Humberstone.

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is touring in support of "Sour," a double-platinum debut that earned the star New Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards and was chosen as the best release of 2021 by Rolling Stone.

At 18, she's the youngest artist ever to be nominated for the big four at the Grammys — Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Song and Record of the Year for "Driver's License."

She's also Billboard's Top Hot 100 Artist of the Year on the strength of two chart-topping singles ("Driver's License" and "Good 4 U") and another two that cracked the Top 10 ("Deja Vu" and "Traitor").

Tickets are on sale at

Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo

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

Angela Aguilar

The Princess of Mexican Music, Ángela Aguilar, will launch her Mexicana Enamorada Tour at  Arizona Federal Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Friday, March 18.

Aguilar has been touring since the age of 4, alongside legendary father, Pepe Aguilar.

Her most recent release, the music video for “Ella Que Te Dio” with Jesse & Joy, exceeded 3.5 million views in less than three days after its launch in addition to becoming the No. 1 trending topic in Mexico and No. 10 global trending topic on YouTube.

Tickets are on sale at


HAIM bring their tour in support of "Women In Music Pt. III" to Arizona Federal Theatre on Monday, April 25, with Buzzy Lee.

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The Grammy-nominated "Women In Music Pt. III" topped the U.S. Album Sales Chart, Alternative Chart, iTunes albums chart and Rock Album Chart.

Pitchfork hailed the "intimate, multidimensional, and wide-ranging" album as "far and away their best," saying "the songwriting shines with personality and a great curiosity for melody and style."

Rolling Stone called it "an immediate gem," while Vulture and the Fader both agreed with Pitchfork, calling it the sisters' best work.

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

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

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

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Fee Waybill

Fee Waybill of the Tubes returns to Phoenix for a show at Crescent Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 28, promising an evening of songs and stories from his "unique history."

Waybill recently released his third solo album, "Fee Waybill Rides Again." Produced and co-written with Richard Marx, the album debuted in the top 10 of Amazon’s new rock releases.

The frontman also dances, sings and acts on the summer stock theatrical stage, where he has reprised his role as Dr. Frank N. Furter in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," performed as King Arthur in Eric Idle’s "Spamalot" and played a leading role in Frank Wildhorn’s operetta "Civil War."

Tickets are $35-$55, on sale at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, or online at All tickets are subject to sales tax, facility fees and ticketing surcharges.

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

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

Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Chicago with Brian Wilson

Chicago will launch a co-headlining tour with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 7.

Wilson, whose band is set to feature fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, last appeared in Phoenix when the Something Great from '68 and More Tour hit Comerica Theatre with the Zombies in 2019.

That show found Wilson and his bandmates shining a spotlight on an unassuming masterpiece of life-affirming pop called "Friends," performing the first three songs in the order in which they appeared on the album and dusting off songs they'd never performed in concert prior to that tour.

Tickets are on sale now at and

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson brings his ‘Sing, You Sinners’ Tour to the Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, June 11.

Tickets ($45, $75 and $95) are on sale now at

The tour, which shares a name with Jackson's latest album, will feature the New Wave legend's full band and a mini set of "solo Joe."

The songs will be drawn from the length of the English musician’s career, including rarities that haven't been heard live in many years along with some completely new material.

Jackson will be joined on stage by longtime bassist Graham Maby (a musician considered in certain circles as the best there is), guitarist Teddy Kumpel and drummer Doug Yowell.

In a press release, Jackson said, "We've been dealing with two viruses over the past two years, and the worst — the one we really need to put behind us — is fear. Love is the opposite of fear, so if you love live music, come out and support it!"

Jazmine Sullivan

Fresh from winning Album of the Year and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist at the Soul Train Awards for an album that also earned three Grammy nominations, Jazmine has announced The Heaux Tales Tour, which brings the star to the Van Buren on Saturday, Feb. 26.

"Heaux Tales" topped the Billboard charts.

NPR says Sullivan is "blessed with a ninth-wonder-of-the-world voice: She sounds sly, raspy, nimble, battleship-sturdy, gospel-drenched, emotionally devastating.”

Tickets are on sale now at

Journey Freedom Tour

Journey will headline a concert at Gila River Arena on Saturday, April 9, with special guests Toto.

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A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages are available.

The Journey Freedom Tour launches in Pittsburgh on Feb. 22 following the previously announced six-show residency at the Theater Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, which runs from Dec. 1-11.

The tour is named for Journey's first new studio release since 2011's "Eclipse," due to arrive sometime next year.

Journey features founder Neal Schon (lead guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Jason Derlatka (keyboards, backing vocals), and Deen Castranovo (drums, backing vocals).

In a press release, Schon said, “We are looking forward to shifting into high gear and bringing you the best show possible. The band is running on all 12 cylinders and very excited!"

Tears for Fears Tipping Point Tour

Tears for Fears bring the Tipping Point World Tour to Phoenix on May 27 with Garbage as support.

This is Tears for Fears' first U.S. tour since 2017.

Tickets are on sale now at

In a press release, Curt Smith said, “We couldn’t be more excited to start playing concerts again. We’ve missed seeing our friends on the road around the world and the energy of performing live."

Scotty McCreery and Marie Osmond

Chandler Center for the Arts has announced the addition of two shows to its schedule for next spring — Marie Osmond on March 11, 2022, and Scotty McCreery on April 3, 2022.

Tickets are on sale now at or by phone at 480-782-2680.

Bruce Dickinson spoken-word tour

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson is bringing his first-ever spoken word tour of the United States to Mesa Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 26.

In addition to fronting Iron Maiden, Dickenson is a pilot and airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, brewer, motivational speaker, podcaster, screenwriter, twice-published novelist and New York Times Top 10 best-selling author, radio presenter, TV actor, sports commentator and international fencer.

So he'll have a lot to talk about.

The show is in two parts. The first section sees Dickinson taking a humorous, often satirical look at the world, treating the audience to private insights, Maiden anecdotes and other experiences encompassing not just the giddy highs but the extreme lows of his life.

The second part is devoted entirely to a Q&A session, with the opportunity to pose questions on any subject whatsoever.

Tickets are $24.50-$61.50, on sale now at

Steve Hackett

Progressive-rock legend Steve Hackett returns to the Celebrity Theatre on Thursday, May 12.

Tickets are $37, $57, $77 and $100 and are on sale at

Hackett gained prominence as the lead guitarist for Genesis from 1970-1977, during which his playing was responsible for some of their more memorable moments, from “Horizons” and “Blood on the Rooftops” to “Firth of Fifth” and “Fountain of Salmacis.”

Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Katt Williams

Emmy-winning actor and comedian Katt Williams brings his World War III Tour to Gila River Arena on Friday, Feb. 4.

Tickets are $59, $75, $99, $125 and $250 and are on sale at

Williams launched his film career as Money Mike in “Friday After Next.” His latest film, “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” was the highest-grossing comedy and independent film of its opening week in June.

Williams is also known for his standup specials, including “The Pimp Chronicles,” “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’,” “Katt Williams: Pimpadelic,” “American Hustle” and most recently, “Katt Williams: Great America” on Netflix.

He earned his Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor on a Comedy Series — for his work on the Donald Glover series "Atlanta."

DaBaby Live Show Killa Tour

DaBaby brings the Live Show Killa Tour presented by Rolling Loud to Arizona Federal Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Tickets are on sale at

The rapper arrives in continued support of last year's "Blame it On Baby," his second consecutive album to top the Billboard charts and go platinum.

DaBaby's hits include the quadruple-platinum breakthrough "Suge," "Baby Sitter," "Intro," "Bop," "Vibez" and last year's five-times-platinum "Rockstar," his first release on the Billboard Hot 100.

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

Yungblud Life on Mars Tour

British rocker Yungblud brings the Life on Mars Tour: North America to the Van Buren on Saturday, March 19, with Palaye Royale and poutyface.

Tickets are on sale now at

He's touring the States in support of a second album titled "Weird!," which topped the U.K. album charts in December 2020, capping a year that saw him win ‘Best Music Video’ at the NME Awards and Best Push artist at the MTV EMAs.

NME praised "Weird!" for "taking everything that’s brilliant about Yungblud and amplifying it," going on to rave that "Yungblud’s never seemed more inspiring or vital as he proves himself as one of the most important rock stars around."

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

Nick Mason brings his Saucerful of Secrets tour, which trains a spotlight on the early music of Pink Floyd, to the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix on Thursday, Feb. 17.

In a press release, the Pink Floyd drummer said, “We enjoyed our 2019 tour in America so much. We’re happy to be back at it and playing Pink Floyd music fans may have never had the chance to experience live.”

Mason's band includes Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, longtime Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris and keyboardist Dom Beken.

Tickets are on sale at

Bon Iver tour launch

Bon Iver will launch a 23-date U.S. tour on Wednesday, March 30, at Mesa Amphitheatre with support from Dijon and Bonny Light Horseman.

Tickets are on sale now at

The concert will feature the latest iteration of the Bon Iver live band: Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, Jenn Wasner, Mike Lewis, Matt McCaughan and Andy Fitzpatrick.

Recently, the musicians performed together for the first time in nearly two years, honoring the 10th Anniversary of Bon Iver's self-titled second album with two concerts at L.A.'s YouTube Theater.

Like previous tours, each date will highlight the work of different charitable partners, via Bon Iver's own 2 A Billion campaign, raising support, awareness and connections in an effort to end gender inequity, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Bon Iver will release a 10th Anniversary Edition of "Bon Iver" on March 25, featuring five songs from Justin Vernon and Sean Carey's AIR Studios session, a blind embossed version of the original cover art and a personal essay from long-time fan Phoebe Bridgers.

The album can be preordered at

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

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

Coldplay Music of the Spheres Tour

Coldplay's 2022 Music of the Spheres World Tour is scheduled to stop at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Tuesday, May 3, with H.E.R.

The tour is named for Coldplay's latest album, which hits the streets Friday, Oct. 15, and includes "My Universe," their chart-topping collaboration with BTS.

This is the band's first metro Phoenix concert since Aug. 23, 2016, when they played Gila River Arena on the A Head Full of Dreams Tour.

Tickets are on sale now at

Shinedown Live in Concert Tour

Multi-platinum rockers Shinedown bring the Shinedown Live In Concert Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Sunday, Jan. 30, with Ayron Jones.

Tickets are on sale now at

Innings Festival brings Foo Fighters, Tame Impala

Foo Fighters and Tame Impala will headline the fourth annual Innings Festival, returning to Arizona’s Tempe Beach and Tempe Arts Park on Feb. 26 and 27.

The two-day event will feature 20 bands on 2 stages, including performances from My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Billy Strings, Black Pumas, Caamp, Fitz and the Tantrums, Dashboard Confessional and local rocker Sydney Sprague, as well as curated food vendors and baseball-related activities.

Fans can look forward to numerous appearances by Major League Baseball greats including Roger Clemens, Jake Peavy, Dave Stewart and Rick Sutcliffe as well as the return of Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster, an on-site talk show featuring MLB players and musicians.

One-day and two-day general admission, GA+, VIP and platinum tickets are on sale now at

New Kids on the Block MixTape Tour

New Kids on the Block have promised the ultimate party when their MixTape Tour hits Footprint Center on Wednesday, May 25, with Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue.

The four acts have sold more than 150 million albums between them.

Tickets are on sale now at For information on VIP packages, visit

Salt-N-Pepa previously joined New Kids on 2019's MixTape.

In a press release, Donnie Wahlberg said, “Just like a mixtape, these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions. To be able to have Salt-N-Pepa come back and now also have the iconic and legendary Rick Astley & En Vogue join the tour, we could not be more excited."

Andrea Bocelli Valentine's Tour

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will bring his In Concert For Valentine’s Tour to Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Tickets are on sale now at and

In Concert For Valentine’s will showcase some of Bocelli's most romantic music including songs from his latest album, "Believe," as well as a selection of arias, crossover hits and famed love songs.

Tool return to Phoenix

Tool will play Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix.
Tool will play Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix.

Tool will return to Phoenix for a show at Footprint Center on Friday, Jan. 21, with Blonde Redhead.

This is their third Valley concert since the 2019 release of "Fear Inoculum," the first Tool album in 13 years.

The first "Fear Inoculum" concert in the Valley, a sold-out concert at Gila River Arena in October 2019, was hailed by the Arizona Republic as "a visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle... that served as testament to their enduring cult appeal."

Tickets are on sale now at

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah will bring the Back to Abnormal Tour to Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on Friday, March 25.

Tickets are on sale now at

Produced by Live Nation, the tour opened in London with two sold-out shows at The O2 Arena. Phoenix is one of 21 dates that have been added due to overwhelming demand.

Noah’s critically-acclaimed late-night, "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," recently returned to a brand new studio. The Emmy-nominated show is currently the most engaging late-night show of 2021with over 118 million engagements, 2 billion views across platforms and 3.3 billion minutes consumed on YouTube.

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

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

Ghost and Volbeat

Ghost and Volbeat bring their co-headlining tour to Footprint Center on Tuesday, March 1, with special guests Twin Temple.

Tickets are on sale at

Fans will be required to provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the concert or full vaccination for entry.

More information can be found at

This is Ghost's first appearance in Phoenix since a headlining show at Comerica Theatre (now Arizona Federal Theatre) in 2018.

Allman Family Revival

Devon Allman is bringing the fifth annual Allman Family Revival, a celebration of Gregg Allman, to Arizona Federal Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 16.

The singer-guitarist assembled the first Allman Family Revival on what would have been his father's 70th birthday (Dec. 8, 2017) in San Francisco.

This year, it's an 18-city tour anchored by the Allman Betts Band, featuring Devon Allman, Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts) and Berry Duane Oakley (son of Berry Oakley).

They're joined by Robert Randolph, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lilly Hiatt, Cody and Luther Dickinson, Eric Gales, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Hall and Lamar Williams Jr. with special guests River Kittens.

Tickets are on sale now. For tickets and all up-to-date information, visit

Steve Vai

Grammy-winning guitarist Steve Vai will bring his Inviolate Tour 2022 to the historic Celebrity Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 30.

Tickets are on sale now. For tickets and the venue’s Covid-19 Health & Safety policy, go to

A variety of EVO Experience VIP bundles are available at EVO Experience offerings include signed JEM Jr. guitars; an invitation to a pre-show group Q&A, meet-and-greet and photo with Steve; soundcheck viewing access; a guided tour of Steve's instruments and gear; exclusive merchandise; commemorative VIP laminates and access to premium tickets.

Vai has been working on a new studio album. These appearances will present an all-new show featuring new music.

Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia Tour

Dua Lipa is bringing the Future Nostalgia Tour to Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, March 20, with Megan Thee Stallion and Caroline Polachek.

Tickets and VIP upgrade packages are on sale at

In a press release, Lipa said, “I’m so thrilled to tour again and see my angels in person! How amazing that we all get to dance and celebrate together once again."

This is the first touring Lipa has done since the March 2020 release of the "Future Nostalgia" album, which was the most-streamed album of the year on Spotify and won a Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy.

The album also made the rounds of year-end critics lists, from Rolling Stone to Billboard, Pitchfork and azcentral.

Best of 2020: Dua Lipa and other top albums of 2020

The Kid Laroi

The Kid Laroi will launch the End of the World Tour at Arizona Federal Theatre on Jan. 29.

This is the Australian rapper's first headlining global tour.

In a press release, he said, "I am beyond excited to share this experience with you all. It's always been a dream of mine to headline a global tour. I cannot wait to see my fans all around the world and give them something that they won't ever forget."

Tickets are on sale at

The tour will be following all local and public health guidelines as well as venue protocols set forth at the time of each show.

Fans are encouraged to visit their local venue’s website ahead of each show for the latest health and safety details and requirements for their date.

Boots in the Park postponed

Boots in the Park, a touring festival of country artists headlined by Jon Pardi, has postponed its date at Tempe Beach Park in response to Tempe's new COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

An email went out Wednesday, Sept. 8, to ticket holders stating that the concert's organizers were "extremely disappointed" to announce that the Sept. 18 festival had been postponed.

After noting that their No. 1 priority is "to provide a safe environment for all attendees and staff," the note to ticket holders said, "We feel this is an unrealistic requirement that is being implemented specifically on our event with only two weeks' notice."

Imagine Dragons Mercury Tour

Imagine Dragons will bring their Mercury Tour to a close at Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on Monday, March 14, in support of "Mercury – Act 1."

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Produced by Rick Rubin, "Mercury – Act 1" is Imagine Dragons' first full-length release since 2018's "Origins." It features the previously released singles “Wrecked," “Cutthroat” and “Follow You.”

Playboi Carti Narcissist Tour

Playboi Carti will bring his Narcissist Tour to Mesa Amphitheatre on Friday, Nov. 5.

Tickets are on sale now at

This is Playboi Carti’s first headline tour since 2018, when he hit the road in support of "Die Lit."

In January, "Whole Lotta Red" became the rapper's first chart-topping entry on the Billboard album chart. Released on Christmas day, it sold 100,000 units and received 160 Million global streams within its first week.

"Whole Lotta Red" features 24 tracks with appearances by rap superstars Future, Kid Cudi and Kanye West.

Glass Animals reschedule due to COVID-19

Glass Animals have rescheduled their concert at Arizona Federal Theatre to March 4, 2022, due to COVID-19.

The British rockers were supposed to bring their Dreamland Tour to downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

They moved the other concerts on the fall leg of their tour to outdoor venues, but according to a post they shared on Twitter, "Unfortunately, there is not a fitting outdoor venue in Phoenix during this timeframe."

Tickets will be honored on the new date.

The Maine announce 8123 Fest lineup

Local rockers The Maine have announced the lineup for 8123 Fest at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix.

Delayed a year by the pandemic, the third 8123 Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, with associated events, including several side shows, a themed afterparty and a volunteer day, to run Jan. 19-24.

The Maine will obviously headline, and the lineup includes 3OH!3, Tessa Violet, Derek Sanders (of Mayday Parade), Beach Weather, The Maine's John O'Callaghan doing a solo set as John the Ghost and the reunion of the Summer Set.

This will be the Summer Set's first live performance since 2017 when they played the inaugural 8123 Fest to celebrate The Maine's 10th anniversary.

The festival doubled in size in its second year, 2019, with a sold-out performance at Civic Space Park, where The Maine played their first album, "Can't Stop Won't Stop," in its entirety.

Tickets for the 2022 event are on sale now at

In a statement, drummer Pat Kirch said, “The weekend of the festival is our time to have all things The Maine happen in one place. Coming together are our friends that we have toured with plus the fans that we have met from all around the world, all in our hometown where the songs were written and where it all started."

Florida Georgia Line cancel tour for COVID

Florida Georgia Line has canceled their I Love My Country Tour, including a concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Thursday, Nov. 11, due to rising concerns about COVID-19.

Ticketholders will receive an automatic refund.

“We were hopeful we could get back on the road this fall, and are so bummed to have to cancel this tour, but we know in our hearts that we still have to make sure we’re keeping our fans and crew safe," Tyler Hubbard said in a statement.

Brian Kelley issued his own statement, saying, "Everyone's continued safety has been weighing heavy on us."

This news follows Garth Brooks and Stevie Nicks canceling a string of concerts due to COVID-19.

The tour was set to feature sets by Russell Dickerson, Lauren Alaina and Redferrin.

Celine Dion reschedules

Celine Dion has rescheduled the remaining dates on her North American Tour, including a Sept. 14 performance at Gila River Arena.

That Glendale concert has been moved to Friday, April 8, 2022, because of varying local COVID-19 restrictions and health and safety guidelines in each city that make it impossible to offer fans the option to safely and comfortably attend the live show at a venue operating at full capacity.

In a press release, Dion said, “I know how frustrating it is for my fans, with all the postponements that have taken place these past 18 months. My team and I are still concerned about everyone's safety this summer even though the situation has dramatically improved."

Dion went on to say that she and her team "feel 100% comfortable that things will be very safe next spring, and I want my fans to feel the same way, without any worries. I hope everyone understands.”

When it launched in 2019, the Courage World Tour was the singer's first tour of the States in more than 10 years in support of her first English album since 2013's "Loved Me Back to Life."

Arizona MusicFest returns

Paul Anka, Bernadette Peters, Kenny G, LeAnn Rimes, Sergio Mendes, Sarah Chang, Emanuel Ax, Pink Martini and The Texas Tenors are among the artists playing Arizona MusicFest in its 31st season, which runs from November through April.

The season also features the Festival Orchestra, comprised of musicians from some of the nation’s finest orchestras.

For tickets, call 480-422-8449 or visit

The schedule is as follows:

Jan. 7 — Chris Mann Celebrates the Tony Bennett Songbook at Highlands Church. $49-$84.

Jan. 10 — John Lloyd Young: Broadway's Jersey Boy at Highlands Church. $49-$84.

Jan. 28 — Bernadette Peters at Highlands Church. $49-$111.

Jan. 31 — Sergio Mendes at Highlands Church. $49-$84.

Feb. 4 — Steve Tyrell at Highlands Church. $49-$84.

Feb. 7 — A Star is Born: The Concert at Highlands Church. $35-$72.

Feb. 14 — Music City Hit-Makers at Highlands Church. $35-$72.

Feb. 19 — Kenny G at Highlands Church. $49-$102.

Feb. 20 — Festival Sinfonia at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. $55-$81.

Feb. 22 — Sarah Chang and the Festival Orchestra at La Casa de Cristo Church. $25-$94.

Feb. 24 — Inon Barnatan and the Festival Orchestra at La Casa de Cristo Church. $25-$89.

Feb 25 — Festival Orchestra Pops: A Salute to Arizona and the Wild West at La Casa de Cristo Church. $25-$89.

Feb. 27 — Beethoven's 9th — Ode to Joy at La Casa de Cristo Church. $25-$94.

March 7 — Callaway Sisters in "Sibling Rivalry" at Highlands Church. $35-$72.

March 14 — Paul Anka Sings Sinatra at Highlands Church. $49-$111.

March 22 — Pink Martini at La Casa de Cristo Church. $49-$102.

March 28 — Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll at Highlands Church. $39-$76.

April 1 — The Texas Tenors at Highlands Church. $49-$84.

April 4 — The McCartney Years at Highlands Church. $35-$72.

April 21 — Emanuel Ax at La Casa de Cristo Church. $41-$102.

April 29 — The Official Blues Brothers Revue at Highlands Church. $35-$72.

Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra brings their tour in support of "The Million Masks of God" to the Van Buren on Wednesday, March 2.

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Uproxx named the album, whose lead single "Bed Head" was a Top 5 hit at adult alternative radio, to its list of Best Albums of 2021 So Far, calling it "expansive and philosophical indie rock."

In a press release, singer-guitarist Andy Hull said, "We have missed playing together in a communal setting more than we ever thought we could. This is about to be a party."

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

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.

Rick Wakeman Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour

Danny Zelisko Presents will bring Rick Wakeman to the historic Celebrity Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9.

The performance is part of the Even Grumpier Old Rock Star 2021 tour.

Tickets are $35, $65 and $95, on sale at, or by phone at 602-267-1600.

Wakeman's career began as an in-demand session musician, who performed on recordings by David Bowie, Elton John, Lou Reed, Al Stewart and hundreds more. His big break came in 1971 when he joined Yes, who went on to become the most successful prog rock band in the world.

In the '70s, he achieved success with solo albums such as "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth," "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" and "The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table," which cumulatively sold more than 10 million copies in North America alone.

Waterparks A Night on Earth Tour

The Waterparks A Night on Earth Tour will play the Van Buren on Friday, Dec. 3.

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The Houston, trio — Awsten Knight, Otto Wood, and Geoff Wigington — are touring in support of a fourth album auspiciously titled "Greatest Hits," released in May, which recently became their second album in a row to crack the Top 10 on the Billboard rock and alternative charts.

Chris Lane Fill Them Boots Tour

Country singer Chris Lane brings his Fill Them Boots Tour to Phoenix for a show at Arizona Federal Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 12, with opening sets by Ernest, Tyler Rich and Lily Rose.

Tickets are on sale at

Tony Bennett reschedules Celebrity Theatre

Due to COVID-19, Tony Bennett’s Celebrity Theatre concert has again been rescheduled from June 25 to Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Tickets are on sale now. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Exploring the Arts, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.

Last year marked the 70th Anniversary of Bennett’s professional recording career. His latest album, the Diana Krall collaboration "Love Is Here To Stay," topped Billboard's jazz charts in 2018 and was nominated for a Grammy.

New York Magazine says, "His voice is still a technical marvel, and no one else on earth can make a lyric written eight decades ago sound as natural as a conversation at a coffee shop.”

Brockhampton Here Right Now Tour

Brockhampton will bring the Here Right Now Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Wednesday, April 6, with Jean Dawson, Paris Texas and HVN.

Tickets are on sale at

Architects 'For Those That Wish to Exist' tour

British post-metalcore quintet Architects bring a tour in support of their recently released ninth studio record "For Those That Wish To Exist" to Tempe's Marquee Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Tempe is the second U.S. date. The tour kicks off the night before they make their way to Arizona in Los Angeles.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit

Christian Nodal Botella Tras Botella Tour

Christian Nodal will bring his Botella Tras Botella Tour to Arizona Federal Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 19.

The tour is named for Nodal’s viral hit “Botella Tras Botella” which topped the Spotify global chart, the highest chart position for a song by a Mexican artist. The song has had more than 146 million streams on YouTube and is the first Regional Mexican title to enter the Billboard Hot 100 in its almost 63-year history.

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Monsta X

South Korean boy band Monsta X have announced a new date for their twice-rescheduled Arizona Federal Theatre concert, originally scheduled for July 8, 2020.

The new date is Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

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Tickets from the original date will be honored.

Ana Gabriel Por Amor a Ustedes Tour

Mexican pop star Ana Gabriel will bring her Por Amor A Ustedes Tour to Gila River Arena on Friday, March 4.

The tour was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Gabriel has released more than 30 albums and earned 20 top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including an impressive six appearances at No. 1.

Her voice has led this “powerhouse to fill arenas with fantastic performances that are veritable vocal tour de forces” (Billboard, 2020).

Mesa Arts Center Performing Live season

Pat Metheny, Kristin Chenoweth and Live at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis are among the highlights of the Mesa Arts Center Performing Live season for 2021-2022.

Tickets are on sale now at or by phone at 480-644-6500.

Here's the schedule:

  • Dave Koz & Friends Christmas 2021 Tour with Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Rebecca Jade — Wednesday, Dec. 15

  • An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour — Sunday, Jan. 16

  • National Geographic Live: Alicia Odewale | African Diaspora Archaeologist in Greenwood: A Century of Resilience — Wednesday, Jan. 19

  • Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis — Thursday, Jan. 20

  • The Life and Music of George Michael — Sunday, Jan. 23

  • Kristin Chenoweth In Concert: For the Girls — Saturday, Jan. 29

  • Mesa Arts Center Foundation Fundraising Event: An Enchanted Evening featuring Kristin Chenoweth — Saturday, Jan. 29

  • A Conversation with John Leguizamo — Thursday, Feb. 3

  • Riverdance: 25 Years of Riverdance — Feb. 9-13

  • Classical Music Inside Out: Xavier Foley, Double Bass/Composer — Thursday, Feb. 10

  • National Geographic Live: Rae Wynn-Grant | Carnivore Ecologist in the Secret Life of Bears — Wednesday, Feb. 23

  • Neil Sedaka — Wednesday, March 2

  • The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes — Saturday, March 5

  • Black Violin: Impossible Tour — Wednesday, March 16

  • Classical Music Inside Out: Hanzhi Wang, Accordion — Thursday, March 17

  • Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández — Friday, April 1

  • Drum Tao 2022 — Saturday, April 2

  • Classical Music Inside Out: Zuill Bailey, Cello | Chee-Yun Kim, Violin | Natasha Paremski, Piano — Wednesday, April 6

  • Jackson Galaxy — Saturday, April 16

  • National Geographic Live: Beth Shapiro | Evolutionary Biologist in How to Clone a Mammoth — Wednesday, April 13

  • An Evening with Neil Gaiman — Friday, May 6

Kip Moore How High Tour

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kip Moore will bring the How High Tour to the Van Buren on Friday, Dec. 17.

The Detroit Free Press hailed his "much-praised live shows" as "equal parts high-energy showmanship, sincere audience connections and formidable musicianship from Moore and his band.”

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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

Visit for further information.

Bad Bunny El Ultimo Tour del Mundo

Bad Bunny returns to the stage with the El Último Tour del Mundo 2022, presented by Corona, with a Phoenix Suns Arena date on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

After a rough presale on Thursday (the Ticketmaster site crashed, frustrating many Bad Bunny fans) tickets went on sale to the general public at noon on Friday, April 16 at

Bad Bunny's plans to continue touring the world last year were brought to a halt by COVID-19. His X100PRE Tour was one of the most prominent live shows of 2019, breaking capacity records and selling out iconic arenas around the world, from Madison Square Garden to Staples Center in Los Angeles. He also played Coachella and Lollapalooza on that tour.

The Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper conquered the mainstream in 2018 as a featured guest, alongside J Balvin, on Cardi B's chart-topping Latin trap triumph, "I Like It," and then built on that momentum with the Drake-assisted Top 5 single "Mia" from "X 100pre."

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

Kane Brown Blessed & Free Tour

Kane Brown brings his Blessed & Free Tour to Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday, Feb. 3.

The tour will bring the country star to all 29 NBA basketball arenas throughout 2021 and 2022, making Brown the first country artist in history to headline every NBA basketball arena in a single tour.

The former four-sport high-school athlete first hinted at the tour during the 2020 NBA All-Star game in Chicago, where he played in the celebrity game.

He's joined in Phoenix by Chase Rice and Restless Road, who Brown signed to his label, 1021 Entertainment.

Tickets went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, at

A limited number of VIP Packages will be available and feature what the press release calls "an amazing selection" of tickets, early access to the general admission pit, limited-edition merchandise and more.

Visit for a full list of tour dates, additional presale and ticket on-sale information.

Eric Church Gather Again Tour

Reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and current Academy of Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year nominee Eric Church will bring the Gather Again Tour to Gila River Arena on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

This is Church's first tour to feature an in-the-round setup, with the stage at the center of the arena to accommodate as many fans as possible.

Tickets to all U.S. dates go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 7, at

Members of the Church fan group Church Choir may access tickets early through a presale beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4.

Church spoke to Billboard about getting people back to live performances after getting his own second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

"It became very clear to me that the only way to really get back to normal is through vaccinations," he said.

"You've got to get needles in arms. I just want to play shows. Politics' job is to divide — that's how you win elections. Those things that unite us are music and sports. The times when, whether you're a Democrat or Republican or whatever, you throw your arm around the person next to you. We need that. I need that."

Church will appear in an upcoming PSA promoting vaccine education, produced by ACM Lifting Lives, the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative.

That ad premiered during the ACM Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 18, where Church also performed a song off his forthcoming "Heart & Soul" triple album project.

"Heart" was released Friday, April 16, and "Soul" was due to be released on Friday, April 23, with "&" made available exclusively to the Church Choir on Tuesday, April 20.

Church will also headline Country Thunder Arizona in October.

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