We're getting cool news this week as Dallas' spring and summer concerts continue to roll in. The Bomb Factory adds some new shows with local flavor. Grand Prairie's Verizon Theatre has reeled in some classic names. And the outdoor venues continue prepping for summer.
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- Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, has a self-proclaimed ambitious new album, Can't Wake Up, out this spring. As a result, he'll be out on the road touring quite a bit. The Austin native will appear at The Bomb Factory on June 30 for a highly anticipated show. Tickets are on sale Friday at thebombfactory.com.
- The Texas-bred, New York-based collective Snarky Puppy will be at The Bomb Factory on June 8. What started as a project among friends, all of whom were jazz studies students at the University of North Texas, has morphed into a huge undertaking. Its members have all gone on to greatly acclaimed work in different genres. Tickets are on sale Friday at thebombfactory.com.
- Donny and Marie bring their heralded, decade-spanning career of gold and platinum hits to the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie for a July 5 show. The Osmonds have maintained a successful and lucrative singing and acting career since their 1970s heyday. Tickets are on sale Friday at axs.com.
- Boy George and Culture Club are returning to the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie for a career-spanning retrospective concert that will be sure to entertain. The group's 2016 appearance at this venue brought down the house. Along this time are fellow '80s chart-toppers The B-52s and the Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey. Tickets are on sale Friday at axs.com.
- Veteran crooner Michael McDonald is also a big draw in the DFW area. He'll be back to play hits from Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and his lengthy solo career July 22 at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. Recent collaborations with Thundercat have lent McDonald's career a renewed sense of street cred. Tickets are on sale Friday at axs.com.
- ZZ Ward is a charismatic Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter with a charismatic presence and a killer voice. Her live shows are festive, heartfelt and interactive, with audience members participating with joyful hand claps and singalongs. She'll appear at Trees on May 22 touring behind her latest release, The Storm. Tickets are on sale Friday at treesdallas.com.
- Classic rock group Kansas has announced a major 2018 tour across America celebrating the 40th anniversary of its iconic album Point of Know Return. The 24-city journey kicks off in September and makes a stop at the Majestic Theatre on Nov. 3. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketmaster.com.
- Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are teaming up for a lengthy summer tour that brings the veteran hard rockers to Dallas. They will appear at Starplex Pavilion on Aug. 16 for a night that promises to be loud, provocative and memorable. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketmaster.com.
- Country trio Lady Antebellum brings its string of Top 40 hits to the Global Event Center at the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The group is out on the road after a short break after lead singer Hillary Scott's welcoming of twin girls. Tickets for the Nov. 2 show are on sale Friday at ticketmaster.com.
- Dierks Bentley is on the road for a lengthy summer tour that will stretch into the fall months. His Mountain High 2018 itinerary will bring him to Starplex Pavilion for a Sept. 22 show. Brothers Osborne and Lanco will open. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketmaster.com.
- Legendary Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli will appear at American Airlines Center on Dec. 5. He will be on the road playing hits and fan favorites from his 14-album career. The date should also ensure that attendees are treated to a nice dose of holiday-themed hits. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketmaster.com.