DFW Music News

Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick Triple Bill Makes Gexa Worth Braving in August

Normally the prospect of sitting out at a show at Gexa Energy Pavilion in the middle of August is the stuff of night terrors — something akin to frying an egg on the sidewalk. But every so often there's a show that makes it worthwhile, and one of them just got announced this morning: A triple bill of Heart, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts and Cheap Trick.

Talk about swoon-worthy. This is some serious big-hair, classic-rock riffing action here. Like, bringing us down, down, down on our knees, ready to surrender action. (We could sing the lyrics and air-guitar here all day, so we'll stop while we're ahead. Suffice it to say that's the kind of show this will be.)

The trio of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will be hitting more than 30 dates across the United States this summer, with the Dallas date landing on Thursday, August 18, which ought to be just about the hottest day possible. Then again, that's less than two weeks after the Dixie Chicks' reunion visits the venue formerly known as Starplex for its own highly anticipated reunion tour on August 5. So we might as well start getting used to the heat.

Getting all three of these acts in Dallas proper is a little bit unusual; Jett played American Airlines Center last year opening for the Who (where Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance) and Cheap Trick recently visited The Bomb Factory, but it's rare to see Heart come any closer than one of the across-the-border casinos.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. next Wednesday, January 22, at livenation.com.

Here's the full list of dates for the Rock Hall Three for All tour:

Thursday, July 14 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Saturday, July 16 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis
Sunday, July 17 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Tuesday, July 19 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Thursday, July 21 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Friday, July 22 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sunday, July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Monday, July 25 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale
Wednesday, July 27 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thursday, July 28 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Saturday, July 30 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sunday, July 31 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Monday, Aug. 15 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 18 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Friday, Aug. 19 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Pres. By Huntsman
Sunday, Aug. 21 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Tuesday, Aug. 23 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Wednesday, Aug. 24 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Friday, Aug. 26 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Saturday, Aug. 27 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Tuesday, Aug. 30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thursday, Sept. 08 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 10 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sunday, Sept. 11 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tuesday, Sept. 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Wednesday, Sept. 14 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Friday, Sept. 16 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Monday, Sept. 19 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Tuesday, Sept. 20 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Thursday, Sept. 22 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre †
Friday, Sept. 23 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

† - Cheap Trick will not perform on this date.
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Jeff Gage
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