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Alice Cooper around Halloween. Spooky.
Alice Cooper around Halloween. Spooky.
Melissa Hennings

Music News: More '90s Stars Are Coming, and so Are Alice Cooper and Gladys Knight

Some cool instrumental rock shows are heading this way over the next few months. Some more anniversary shows hit the docket, and hitmakers of the '90s continue to strut out and take victory laps for adoring crowds. All this and more in this week's concert announcements.

  • Melodic guitar pioneer The Sea and Cake will tour this summer behind its forthcoming album, Any Day. The band has been around for over two decades, soldiering on through some lineup shuffling. It'll appear at Deep Ellum Art Collective on June 18. Tickets are on sale Friday at spunetickets.com.

  • Eclectic singer-songwriter Katie Herzig is coming to Club Dada this fall for a Sept. 25 show. Based out of Nashville, she's recorded six albums, toured relentlessly on the club and festival circuit, and had several of her tunes featured on hit television shows. Tickets are on sale Friday at dadadallas.com.

  • A Place To Bury Strangers has spent its decadelong career making uproariously high-volume rock music. At times confounding, at times confrontational, the band's live shows are filled with surprises and are never dull. It'll be touring behind its upcoming album and will bring the noise to Club Dada for a June 2 show. Tickets are on sale Friday at dadadallas.com.

  • David Ramirez's Bootleg Tour, during which every show is a live recording, will return to the area. The local favorite has long played area venues and packs a lively crowd whenever he stops by. His next headlining show will be June 28 at The Kessler Theater with Matt Wright opening. Tickets are on sale at prekindle.com.

  • Two legends of soul and R&B are heading out on a joint tour this summer. Gladys Knight and The O' Jays will appear together Aug. 8 for a show at Toyota Music Pavilion. Expect plenty of classic hits and an active night of crowd dancing and participation. Tickets are on sale Saturday at livenation.com.

  • Australian pop-rock group 5 Seconds of Summer has a busy year ahead. It's releasing a new album in late June and will follow that with a gigantic tour around the world. It'll appear at Toyota Music Pavilion for a show Sept. 27. Tickets are on sale Friday at livenation.com.

  • The legendary Alice Cooper continues to traverse the globe touring. A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper will make an appearance at Toyota Music Pavilion right before Halloween on Oct. 16. Whether you've seen him often or are going for the first time, you'll likely get a kick out of watching the master work the crowd. Tickets are on sale Friday at livenation.com.

  • Industrial rock pioneer Killing Joke is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the British group will hit the road for a bevy of tour dates. It'll appear Sept. 17 at the Granada Theater for a highly anticipated show. Tickets go on sale Friday at prekindle.com.

  • Goo Goo Dolls are also out celebrating an anniversary this year. They'll be touring behind the 20th anniversary of their hit album, Dizzy Up the Girl, a certified four-time platinum album. They'll appear Oct. 3 at House of Blues. Tickets are on sale Friday at livenation.com.

  • Nineties stalwarts 311 and The Offspring are teaming up for a 29-date Never Ending Summer Tour. If you attended high school or college in the late '90s, you'll likely know the words to more of these bands' songs than you might realize. Their closest show is Sept. 8 up the road at the WinStar World Casino. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketmaster.com.

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