Music News: Lee Fields, Damian Marley, Ted Leo and More
Lee Fields plays last year's Untapped Festival. He'll return Sept. 23 for a show at the Kessler Theater.
Although there were no major stadium or arena concerts announced this week for Dallas, several club and theater dates of note were released. A few influential names in the soul and R&B circuit, two stars with international roots and acclaim, and an old indie rock friend are all joining this year's live music calendar.
- Grammy-winning musician Damian Marley has announced a massive 2017 tour across North America supporting his new album, Stony Hill. On Sept. 16, he'll be at House of Blues for a show that will mark his first area appearance in a couple of years. Tickets, $32.50 to $55, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at livenation.com.
- Singer-songwriter Solana Imani Rowe, better known as SZA, will head this way for a Sept. 29 show at South Side Music Hall. She's spending the rest of the year touring behind her critically acclaimed R&B opus, Ctrl. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 7, at scoremoreshows.com.
- Fan favorites Lee Fields & the Expressions are returning to Dallas for a Sept. 23 show at the Kessler Theater. The always entertaining, always talkative soul stylist will be joined by Mia Borders. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at prekindle.com.
- Following a 2015 collaboration with kindred spirit Aimee Mann, pop-punk songwriter Ted Leo will soon release The Hanged Man, his first album of solo material in seven years. Leo will mark the release with a fall U.S. tour. Catch him Oct. 27 at Club Dada. Tickets, $18, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at ticketfly.com.
- Atlanta-based rapper MadeinTYO has announced an ambitious 29-date North American tour that will land him at Trees on Oct. 21. He recently released a new single, "Skateboard," that quickly gained steam on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 7, at treesdallas.com.
- Poignant storyteller, cultural ambassador and human-rights advocate Lila Downs will appear at Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Oct. 6. She's been a soaring presence on the pop music circuit for years, with past performances at places like The White House, the Academy Awards and the Latin Grammy Awards. Tickets, $35 to $59, are on sale now at tickets.attpac.org.
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