Kings Of Leon & Band Of Horses, Civil Wars, and Over 100 New Show Announcements

The first time the Kings of Leon came to town, they played an intimate show at the Gypsy Tea Room.

And what a different time that was: Critics referred to them as The Strokes of the South, and before long, Kings Of Leon found themselves as the opening act for Julian Casablancas & Co. Of course, those were the days when Kings Of Leon still had some rock 'n' roll credibility. Now they've traded it in for U2's sound and sold-out arenas. And, on Friday, July 29, the band will be joined by opening act Band Of Horses at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Expect this show to be pretty darn big.

Tickets can be purchased via Live Nation on Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m. They'll run you somewhere between $30.50 and $60.50.

In other show announcements news, on Wednesday, July 13, the historic Texas Theatre, which re-opened late last year, will host its first concert of note since its return. Nashville's Civil Wars will temporarily convert the movie theater to a music venue with their accessible alt-country pop, along with opener Rayland Baxter.

Hit the jump for more show announcements.

American Airlines Center
Tuesday, July 12 - Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj

Andy's Bar

Thursday, May 12 - The Archetypes, Least Of These
Saturday, May 14 - The Bunny Gang, Bravo Max!
Thursday, May 19 - Wherewolf Therewolf, The Prospect Before Us, Red Light Kills
Friday, May 20 - PRI, Born & Raised, 12 Gauge Warning
Saturday, May 21 - Covet The Creature, Silent Holocaust, Silver Tongue Devil
Friday, May 27 - Apollos Canvas, The Ink Couch
Saturday, June 4 - Vagrant
Thursday, July 28 - Flash Mob, Lucretio Borgia, Skunkape

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Thursday, June 23 - Emmylou Harris

City Tavern

Friday, May 13 - Safety Band, Gypsy Bravado, Neckties

Club Dada

Saturday, May 21 - The Death Set, Win Win

The Crown And Harp

Friday, May 6 - Tweed EQ
Friday, May 20 - Graceland Ninja
Saturday, May 21 - Goodnight Ned
Friday, May 27 - Mabus 40, Bottanical Dabblen

Dan's Silverleaf

Sunday, May 15 - Adventures In Space And Time
Thursday, May 19 - The Hope Trust, Ethereal And The Queer Show, Two Knights
Monday, May 23 - John Vanderslice, Daniel Hart
Friday, May 27 - Black Racket
Friday, June 3 - The Donkeys
Saturday, July 16 - Baby Atlas

Double Wide

Friday, May 6 - Dovetail, Quaker City Night Nighthawks, The Misteries
Saturday, May 7 - Convoy & The Cattlemen, Driftin' Outlaw Band
Sunday, May 8 - TSOL, Shot Baker, The Hellions
Saturday, May 14 - Gringos Del Norte, Buena Vistas, Graceland, Max Cady & more
Tuesday, May 17 - DJ Big Hun
Saturday, May 21 - Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos
Friday, May 27 - The Hammercocks, Dry Rub, The Swingin' Dicks
Friday, June 10 - The Sideshow Tragedy, Liars And Saints
Friday, June 17 - Dayglo Abortions, Verbal Abuse

Fair Park

Saturday, June 18 - Electric Daisy Carnival w/ Paul Van Dyk, Diplo & more

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Friday, July 29 - Kings Of Leon, Band Of Horses

Good Records

Tuesday, May 10 - This Will Destroy

Granada Theater

Tuesday, June 28 - RX Bandits, Maps & Atlases
Sunday, August 7 - Sia, Oh Land
Tuesday, August 9 - Digitalism, Caspa, Jack Beats, Destructo

Hailey's Club

Friday, May 20 - England Ram-A-Band, Sundress, Kampfgrounds
Saturday, May 28 - Lazy Native, Human Groove Hormone
Sunday, May 29 - Acey Alone, Fab Deuce, Damaged Good$
Thursday, July 7 - Raven Charter, Werewolf Therewolf, TheLastPlaceYouLook
Friday, July 15 - Jessie Frye, Young And Brave, Scott Dangerous, Lonesome Ghost
Friday, July 22 - Jurassic Park: The Musical
Saturday, July 30 - The Kul, The Gypsy Bravado, Josh Tatum, Neckties

House Of Blues

Friday, May 20 - TwiceBroken
Thursday, June 2 - Big Sam's Funky Nation
Friday, June 3 - Speak, Mother Falcon
Wednesday, June 15 - Ponderosa
Tuesday, July 5 - Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Colour Revolt, New Regime
Monday, August 15 - Matisyahu
Friday, August 19 - Ramon Ayala, Ramon Ayala Jr.

Kessler Theater

Wednesday, May 25 - Nicholas Altobelli, Matthew Gray
Saturday, June 25 - Rattletree Marimba, The Jitterbug Vipers, New Fumes
Wednesday, June 29 - Scott H. Biram
Saturday, July 9 - Storytellers at the Kessler w/ Billy Joe Shaver
Thursday, July 14 - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, Brent Best
Friday, July 15 - Soul Track Mind
Friday, August 12 - Del Castillo
Friday, September 23 - Leon Redbone, The Singapore Slingers

La Grange

Friday, June 3 - All Star Kid Band, Midnight Special
Friday, June 10 - Jonathan Jeter, 500 Miles To Memphis
Saturday, June 11 - The Hope Trust, These Mad Dogs Of Glory, My Wooden Leg
Saturday, June 25 - Mahogany & The Jam Box Band
Friday, July 15 - The Whiskey Folk Ramblers, These Mad Dogs Of Glory

Lola's Saloon

Thursday, May 5 - Lolaspalooza: Garuda, The Roller, Panther City Bandits, Bad Creek
Friday, May 6 - Lolaspalooza: The Me-Thinks, Vorvon, Hanna Barbarians, Stella Rose, Mara Conflict
Saturday, May 7 - Lolaspalooza: The Orbans, The Cush, Dove Hunter, Calhoun, Fate Lions, Quaker City Night Hawks
Sunday, May 8 - Lolaspalooza: Spoonfed Tribe, River City Yacht Club, Sally Majestic, Black & Blues, Cityview, Taylor Craig Mills
Thursday, May 12 - The Hot Hello, Soviet
Wednesday, June 14 - Paleo, Bosque Brown
Friday, June 24 - Pablo & The Hemphill Seven, Jordan Franz
Saturday, July 16 - Stella Rose, The Phuss

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater

Tuesday, June 7 - Lone Star Attitude
Tuesday, June 14 - Van Gogh's Ear
Tuesday, June 21 - N'Awlins Gumbo Kings
Friday, June 24 - The Derailers
Tuesday, June 28 - Brave Combo
Tuesday, July 5 - Moving Colors
Tuesday, July 12 - Mojo Filter
Tuesday, July 19 - Breaking Southwest
Friday, August 19 - Kelly Willis
Friday, September 16 - Del Castillo

Palladium Ballroom

Tuesday, June 14 - Panic! At The Disco
Saturday, June 18 - Bootsy Collins

Pastime Tavern

Friday, May 13 - The Boom Boom Box, Garbaj Kaetz, Darktown Strutters, Unconscious Collective

Prophet Bar

Thursday, May 12 - Jason Scott Clark Band, Blake Mackey
Friday, May 27 - Bad Manners, Rude King

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

Thursday, May 5 - Combined Identity, Evident Duality
Friday, May 20 - Binary Sunrise, New Fumes

Sons Of Hermann Hall

Friday, May 20 - The O's

Texas Theatre

Wednesday, July 13 - Civil Wars, Rayland Baxter


Saturday, May 21 - Signal Path, The Polish Ambassador
Saturday, May 28 - Overscene, Ursa, The Raven Charter
Thursday, June 2 - Gary Myrick, Monco Poncho, the Justin Kipker Show

Uncle Calvin's Coffee Shop

Friday, May 13 - Rebecca Loebe

Verizon Theatre

Thursday, May 19 - Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine
Thursday, June 9 - Earth, Wind & Fire
Friday, June 10 - Brian McKnight, Joe
Wednesday, June 15 - Peter Gabriel & the New Blood Orchestra
Sunday, June 19 - R. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, Marsh Ambrosius
Wednesday, June 29 - Jennifer Hudson
Sunday, July 17 - Kid Cudi, Chip Tha Ripper
Tuesday, July 26 - Owl City, Mat Kearney
Wednesday, October 19 - Andre Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Daniel Hopkins
Contact: Daniel Hopkins