DFW Music News

Music News: Bruno Mars, Keith Urban and 30 Seconds to Mars

Dallas is about to have its shot to see country music's dreamiest Australian live.
Dallas is about to have its shot to see country music's dreamiest Australian live. Observer file photo

Bruno Mars just won the Grammy for album of the year, and you'll be able to catch him in Dallas at a pair of shows this fall. Elsewhere, a couple of Hollywood stars bring their musical acts to town. A couple of album anniversary tours make their way to Dallas. A few classic rockers jump into summer tours, and the Kessler Theater offers some interesting new bookings. All that ahead in this week's concert announcement listings.
  • Bruno Mars is bringing back his Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour for two nights at American Airlines Center with guest Cardi B. Fresh off his Grammy for album of the year, the superstar will do a victory lap around North America and continue his string of sold-out dates. The shows are Oct. 14 and 15, and tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at ticketmaster.com.

  • Keith Urban's worldwide Graffiti U tour set a Dallas date for Nov. 3 at American Airlines Center. The show will feature Kelsea Ballerini and appears to be the last date scheduled for 2018. Save the date; ticket information has yet to be announced.

  • Iconic Mexican singer Luís Miguel has announced a huge 2018 tour across North America supporting his new album, ¡México Por Siempre!. The 22-city excursion includes a stop May 25 at American Airlines Center. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at ticketmaster.com.

  • Canadian pop-punk group Sum 41 is hitting the road this year in celebration of the 15th anniversary of its album Does This Look Infected?. The 26-city trek begins in late April and winds its way to Dallas' South Side Ballroom for a May 4 show. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at ticketmaster.com.

  • Local native Steve Miller brings his Steve Miller Band to town on a joint venture with kindred spirit Peter Frampton. The 1970's FM stalwarts, no strangers to touring together, will appear July 27 at the Allen Event Center for a co-headlining date. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at ticketmaster.com.

  • Another Dallas favorite, Steve Earle, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his seminal album, Copperhead Road. He'll bring the show April 29 to the Majestic Theatre with The Mastersons, a great Americana duo also with local ties, as both the opening act and backing band. Tickets, $28 to $68, are on sale at prekindle.com.

  • Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto is an accomplished purveyor of all things jazz and bossa nova. Hailing from a rich musical family, she's been putting out music to great acclaim for much of the past two decades. Catch her April 13 for an intimate appearance at The Kessler Theater. Tickets are on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at prekindle.com.

  • Madeleine Peyroux writes vivid songs filled with mysterious protagonists experiencing dark situations. Mixing elements of jazz and blues, the singer-songwriter has been leaving audiences spellbound with her eclectic and noirish performances. She'll appear May 6 at The Kessler Theater. Tickets, $38 to $58, are on sale at prekindle.com.

  • Sometime Austin resident Will Sheff is back at the helm of another Okkervil River album. The longtime indie-rock collective soon will release its latest album, In The Rainbow Rain, and as always, will hit the road for an extensive tour. The group will appear for a May 24 show at The Kessler Theater. Tickets are on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at prekindle.com.

  • Summer touring favorite O.A.R. is returning to the road for a massive tour titled Just Like Paradise. Along for the ride will be singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, who should make things even more buoyant and festive. The tour rolls into town July 27 for a date at Toyota Music Factory. Tickets are on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at livenation.com.

  • Jared Leto is bringing his L.A.-based alternative rock band, 30 Seconds to Mars, out on the road this summer. The veteran actor has kept his rock career steady and recently released a new single, "Walk On Water." He's plotting a new album set for release later this spring. The band will appear July 11 at Starplex Pavilion with Walk the Moon and K. Flay as support acts. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at livenation.com.

  • Dance-floor diva Hayley Kiyoko brings her energetic spirit to the stage May 9 at the Granada Theater. An actress best known for her role as Velma in the Scooby-Doo movie franchise, Kiyoko has been making smartly infectious synthpop for several years now. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Feb. 16, at prekindle.com.

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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.