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Top Show Announcements: Rihanna, Fitz & the Tantrums, Robert Plant and More

Rihanna
Rihanna

Pop stars try not to make a habit of canceling shows on their highly-anticipated tours, but it certainly happens. When it happens to me (the ticketholder), I blast it on social media, stow my ticket away in a trinket box and sulk for about a week. Then it's back to life as usual, until one magic morning I wake up to a show announcement like this one and rejoice; unless, of course, the rescheduled date is smack dab in the middle of your busiest workweek. But let's not think about that. For now, just be grateful of this announcement, which is kind of like finding a 20-dollar bill in the pocket of your favorite shorts on the first day of summer. And the rest of the announcements--like Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Tricky, Rodrigo y Gabriela and more--are like doing your first cannonball into a pool on a hot day.

Rihanna Monday, November 11, at American Airlines Center Rihanna fans rejoice! If you're still clutching your ticket from Rihanna's cancelled April 16 show, you'll be happy to know it has been rescheduled.

Centro-matic Saturday, June 8, at The Foundry, Free Centro-matic tweeted this on Wednesday afternoon: "DFW- We are playing a full band Centro-matic show at The Foundry in Dallas on Saturday, June 8th. And it's free! Hope y'all can make it out." Cheers!

Dragonette Tuesday, June 11, at House of Blues, $15 Still riding out the wave of buzz they received from their second studio album, Bodyparts, Canadian-turned-UK-based electro trio Dragonette are hitting House of Blues this summer.

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Thursday, June 20, at Palladium Ballroom, $50 Led Zeppelin legend (and let's be honest--general rock god) Robert Plant has started a new project called The Sensational Space Shifters, that is said to fuse all of his favorite rock 'n' roll elements with good, foot-stomping sensibility. Say no more. The tour starts in Dallas.

Tricky Thursday, June 30, at House of Blues, $20 The release of Tricky's new album, False Idols, is less than a month away, and personally, I'm kind of pumped to hear some new material from the king of trip-hop.

Fitz & the Tantrums, Saints of Valory, Ivy Levan Friday, July 12th, at House of Blues, $22.50 We knew it was only a matter of time before Fitz & the Tantrums' catchy gem "MoneyGrabber" got huge and then the band followed suit.

Everclear, Live, Filter Friday, July 12, at Palladium Ballroom I will buy you a--err, err--ticket...so your--never mind, that joke was going nowhere. Fail.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Friday, July 19, at AT&T Performing Arts Center, $32-$47 Hailing from Mexico City, the globetrotting musicians Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero are bringing their unique instrumental blend of thrash metal, jazz and world music to Dallas this summer.

Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn Friday, July 26, at House of Blues, $28.50 As part of the Summer Slaughter 2013 concert, these metalcore acts will team up for a show at House of Blues in the summer, led by Dillenger Escape Plan (whose old album Miss Machine takes the metal cake, in my book).

Sublime, Rome, Pennywise Friday, July 26, at Palladium Ballroom If you dig the new versions and members of both Sublime and Pennywise, then more power to ya. Catch 'em this July.

Dia De Los Toadies Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14, at Panther Island Pavilion, $30-$60 Watch the above video, which will explain everything you need to know about this sixth annual two-day concert, which features Toadies, James Hall, Will Johnson, Gary Clark, Jr., Dirty River Boys, The Burning Hotels, The O's, Oil Boom, Baboon, The Cush and more.


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