Eight of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Jeff Mangum, Morrissey and More

Morrissey Monday, February 18, at Palladium Ballroom, $39.50 We were really looking forward to road-tripping to Wichita Falls to see Moz at the end of the month, but since some of his U.S. tour dates were postponed, we'll just have to throw roses at him in Dallas. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.

Sarah Jaffe Monday, December 31, at The Kessler Theater, $22.50-$37.50 Jaffe has been a busy woman this year, and it looks like she'll help ring in 2013 at the Kessler.

B.B. King Saturday, January 12, at House of Blues, $65 Tickets will definitely go fast for this blues legend. King is on tour after celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing to ABC-Paramount Records.

Lucinda Williams Friday, January 18, at The Kessler Theater, $25-$35 Country music legend Lucinda Williams will be making her way through the U.S. after the release of her latest return-to-form, Blessed. Check out her animated music video for the track "Copenhagen."

Jeff Mangum, Tall Firs Sunday, January 20, at The Majestic Theater, $29/$35 Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum just announced he's hitting the road for a 31-date acoustic tour. The multi-instrumentalist says a portion of concert proceeds and one dollar from every box set will be donated to Children of the Blue Sky, an organization that helps abandoned Mongolian street kids find homes. New York's Tall Firs open.

Ra Ra Riot Tuesday, February 19, at The Kessler Theater, $18-$25 Since Ra Ra Riot popped up on the radar in 2006, they've entertained crowds large and small with their energetic sets. The group's third studio album, Beta Love, will be released a month before their February show in Dallas, but because cellist Alexandra Lawn recently announced her departure from the band, fans have yet to see how the group's sound will be altered.

Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me Sunday, March 3, at Palladium Ballroom, $26-$28.50 North Carolina's progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me will be joining Coheed and Cambria on their North American tour that kicks off this February. The tour comes after the release of their latest full-length, The Parallax II: Future Sequence.

They Might Be Giants Tuesday, March 12, at House of Blues, $23 They Might Be Giants have been around since 1982 and still manage to ramp up their sound with a modern twist with each new release. They were here earlier this year, and this follow-up promises more goodness for us freaks and geeks.

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