Music News: Childish Gambino, Dirty Projectors, Paramore and More Add Live Local Shows

Childish Gambino at SXSX in 2014
Childish Gambino at SXSX in 2014 Daniel Benavides from Austin, TX (Flickr) CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Are you a fan of Atlanta, the critically acclaimed FX series starring Donald Glover? If so, you'll be interested to know that Glover's alter ego will soon be performing at the American Airlines Center. Are you eagerly anticipating warmer weather and the chance to stretch out on blankets under the stars? If so, KXT 91.7's recently announced Sun Sets series is for you. Do you like to rage? I mean, really tear things up with no regard for volume? If that's you, then check out The End of the World Tour coming soon to Starplex. For the rest of you all, there are plenty of new announcements below that should get you excited about heading out to see live music.

  • Fresh off both a Golden Globe and a Grammy, the multi-talented Donald Glover will take his hip-hop act Childish Gambino out on the road for a highly anticipated 13-date tour with Rae Sremmurd. They'll appear at American Airlines Center for a September 23 show. Tickets are on sale March 9 at
  • The newly reconfigured Dirty Projectors lineup will hit up Trees in Dallas on June 29. Frontman Dave Longstreth has had a bit of time under his belt working on things with his latest group of musicians, and they'll take things on the road this summer touring behind last year's self-titled release. Tickets, $25, are on sale March 9 at
  • Chilled-out indie duo Beach House are releasing a new album, their seventh, in May. A large-scale worldwide tour will follow and keep them out on the road for most of the remainder of 2018. They will appear at The Bomb Factory on July 30. Tickets, $30-$55, are on sale March 9 at
  • Saturday, May 12, will be an eventful day at The Bomb Factory as the venue plays host to slew of entertainers as part of Dallas' Soluna Festival. Nas, Big Gigantic, Kaleo, Jacob Banks, Cure For Paranoia, and Zhora will be joined by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Mavericks Drumline, Booker T. Washington High School Gospel Choir, Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, Alejandra Camargo, and Darcy Neal. Tickets, $68-$153, are on sale March 9 at
  • The 2018 KXT Sun Sets full lineup has been announced. The radio station's signature concert series takes place on the lawns of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and kicks off on April 17 with Matt Costa. Other performers include Madison Ward & The Mama Bear (April 24), Laura Veirs (May 1), Patty Griffin (May 15), GIVERS (May 29), Lissie (June 5), and Becca Mancari (June 19). Tickets and information can be found at
  • KXT is also presenting an intimate acoustic performance from Lucius. The celebrated duo of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig have released a pair of acclaimed albums and have collaborated with the likes of John Legend, Jeff Tweedy and Roger Waters. Tickets for the September 15 show at the Texas Theatre go on sale March 9 at
  • Paramore is hitting the road in support of their recent album After Laughter. This summer, they'll bring fellow pop-smiths Foster The People along as the supporting act. The whole tour is titled The After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5) and will stop locally at the Toyota Music Factory on July 14. Tickets are on sale March 16 at
  • Alison Wonderland, the critically acclaimed Australian EDM DJ, producer and singer is coming to Dallas for an August 11 show at South Side Music Hall. Her latest track, "Church," has been ebulliently filtering through the airwaves and clubs for a good portion of 2018 and promises to sound pretty stellar in a live setting. Tickets, $35.50, are on sale March 9 at
  • Shock rockers Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have announced a co-headlining tour that will find them traversing across North America this summer. In addition to the heavy volume, expect lots of outrageous antics and inane banter throughout the evening. Tickets for the August 16 show at Starplex Pavilion go on sale March 9 at
  • Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence will head out across North America on a co-headlining tour. Both artists will be accompanied by a full orchestra. The 31-city jaunt brings them to Starplex Pavilion on August 24. Tickets are on sale March 9 at
  • This summer's 24th installment of The Vans Warped Tour will be its last. Since 1995, the all-day festival has been a seasonal staple, introducing a wealth of new talent and celebrating some of the most esteemed names in punk and pop. This year's lineup is featuring a plethora of artists anchored by Sum 41, Taking Back Sunday, The Used and All-Time Low. It will take place on July 6 at Starplex Pavilion. Tickets are on sale March 9 at
  • The End of the World Tour anchored by Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets of Rage and Three Days Grace will take over Starplex Pavilion on September 1. Avenged Sevenfold recently spent some time touring with Metallica and are out promoting their most recent album, The Stage. Tickets are on sale March 9 at
  • Balmorhea, a six-piece instrumental group hailing from Austin are out on the road supporting their recently released album Clear Language. Always a dynamic live act, the band should bring a classic sense of rhythm and swing to the evening's affairs. Will Johnson opens the show. Tickets are on sale March 9 at
  • Roots music legends Dave Alvinz and Jimmie Dale Gilmore are again teaming up for a joint tour. They'll have a full band in tow, lots of well-written songs to swap and a bevy of tall tales from their fascinating lives on the spent out on the road. Tickets, $32-$48, are on sale March 9 at
  • R&B songstress Ledisi is coming to the Majestic Theatre for a June 15 show with special guests Melanie Fiona and Tweet. Her classically trained vocals shine on her recent album Let Love Rule, filled with 15 powerful tracks that should certainly sound amazing in a live setting. Tickets are on sale March 9 at
  • Farruko, a superstar on the Latin music scene will headline Gas Monkey Live on June 7. His reggaeton beats and emphatic live shows have been electrifying audiences around the world for several years now making him both a leading global figure and a critically acclaimed artist. Tickets, $30-$89, are on sale March 9 at

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Jeff Strowe now calls DFW home after stints living in Raleigh, North Carolina, and New York City. He enjoys writing about music, books, beer/wine and sports. His work is also featured in Glide Magazine and PopMatters, and he has written for No Depression.