A few local Texans with common Dallas ties make appearances this week on the concert calendar. Conversely, a couple of artists who rarely make it over this way have added dates in DFW. It's an exciting and eclectic collection of concerts to mark on your calendar as 2018 winds into fall.
- Fresh off the announcement that she will host her own daytime talk show, worldwide celebrity and local Texan Kelly Clarkson is hitting the road for a extensive North American tour. Locally, she'll appear Feb. 28 at American Airlines Center for a concert. Tickets are on sale Sept. 24 at ticketmaster.com.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are making a rare North Texas appearance. The longtime Australian singer-songwriter is bringing his rowdy band of noisemakers along for a North American tour that stops at The Bomb Factory for an Oct. 23 date. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at ticketfly.com.
- Local favorites, The Texas Gentlemen are headlining The Kessler Theater on Nov. 23. Still out and about touring behind their recent album, TX Jelly, the quintet brings about an enthusiastic energy and a raucous legion of fans. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at prekindle.com.
- Oklahoma straight-shooter John Fullbright is on the road, criss-crossing the country and playing songs from his voluminous songbook. Ever the storyteller, fans at his Dec. 16 concert at The Kessler Theater can expect a hearty dose of banter to go along with the singing. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at prekindle.com.
The Old 97's are releasing their first ever holiday-themed album this fall. Titled Love The Holidays, the longtime rock band will hit the road on a November and December tour that will feature music from the album, preceded by a solo set by frontman Rhett Miller. Locally, the tour will hit Dallas' Statler Ballroom on Dec. 29. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at prekindle.com.
- Former Outkast co-leader Big Boi is headlining Deep Ellum's Canton Hall on Halloween night, Oct. 31. With an ear for beats that extends far beyond the rap world into the areas of classic rock, R&B, and alternative and indie rock, his shows are exciting, genuine and unpredictable. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at ticketfly.com. Heartland classic rockers Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will appear at Frisco's Ford Center for a March 9 concert. Billed as yet another "Farewell Tour," a common trend these days for stars of the '60s and '70s, the band will surely pull out all the hits, bells and whistles for this event. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at ticketmaster.com.
- Tennessee-based singer-songwriter and country sensation Chris Stapleton continues to pack in the road miles. Touring behind last year's sensational pair of From A Room albums, he's continuing his lengthy tour and playing to larger audiences each time around. He'll appear at the Choctaw Grand Casino Theater on March 16. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at ticketmaster.com.
- English rock guitarist and prog enthusiast Robin Trower is out on the road as a solo act these days. Having fronted classic rock outfit Procul Harem and his own power trio for a number of years, Trower's shows now focus on an encapsulation of all of his best work and edgy samplings. Catch him at House of Blues on April 26. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at livenation.com.
- Soprano Sarah Brightman has announced a massive North American tour in support of her upcoming album, Hymn. With a catalog of tunes ranging across many styles and genres, Brightman's concerts are eye-opening and often inspiring. She'll perform Feb. 23 at the Winspear Opera House. Tickets are on sale Sept. 21 at tickets.attpac.org.
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