This Week's Top Show Announcements: Depeche Mode, Crystal Castles, Cyndi Lauper, The Jonas Brothers and More

Hell. Yes. I've always heard that Depeche Mode is a thrilling live band, and since they're touring with lo-fi electro duo Crystal Castles, that gives you one more reason to pee-pee in your electro-loving pants. I figured DM was sure to spring a tour announcement on us at some point, but I didn't think it would come after just two weeks of dropping their latest album, Delta Machine. No complaints from this camp, though. After 16 world tours, I think they probably know what they're doing.

Depeche Mode, Crystal Castles Friday, September 20, at Gexa Energy Pavilion Try to make it to the bathroom before you pee-pee yourself. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m.

HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival Saturday, May 11, at Main Street Garden Park, $17-$25 The second round has been announced! Now we've got these guys on the roster: Polyphonic Spree, The Relatives, Band of Heathens, Somebody's Darling, The O's and The Tontons. Sweeeet.

Ratt Wednesday, May 22, at House of Blues, $22.50 If you're old enough to have gone to one of hair band Ratt's concerts back in the day, you may not have the energy to get out and see 'em on a Wednesday night, but nonetheless, they're coming to town.

Noelia Friday, May 24, at House of Blues, $22.50 A strong force in the Latin community, Puerto Rican pop star Noelia has racked up 10 Latin Billboard Top 40 Hits and three Top 40 Billboard Dance Hits. Impressive.

Cyndi Lauper Wednesday, June 26, at House of Blues, $35.50 Well this is unexpected. Check out Cyndi's "She's So Unusual" tour this summer to see what's so unusual.

Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice Saturday, June 29, at Gexa Energy Pavilion Young children and/or Nickelodeon fans will be happy about this one.

Jonas Brothers Tuesday, August 6, at Gexa Energy Pavilion Well well, look what we have here. (That's all I'm going to say about this.)

Hanson Monday, September 16, at House of Blues, $27.50 MMmmwhat? Still touring?

Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Sunday, September 22, at Gexa Energy Pavilion These two were actually JUST here in Dallas not long ago, but if you're a fan and you missed them the first time around, here's your second chance.

Mudhoney Saturday, September 28, at Dada, $18-$20 Seattle's Mudhoney was super influential in the rock scene back in the day. Be grateful--go see them next fall to pay homage.

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