K. Michelle plays House of Blues March 1.
K. Michelle plays House of Blues March 1.
Derek Blanks

Music News: K. Michelle, Talib Kweli, Big Gigantic and More

As 2017 continues to wind down, concert announcements for 2018 continue to roll in. It's shaping up to be a banner year for live concerts. Here are the biggest shows announced this week.

  • This month, R&B songstress K. Michelle released her fourth studio album, Kimberly, The People I Used To Know. To celebrate, she's launching a giant 2018 tour of North America. The Billboard chart-topper will appear at House of Blues for a March 1 show. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 22, at livenation.com.

  • Young pop tunesmith Charlie Puth will embark on a lengthy summer tour. In conjunction with the upcoming release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, Voicenotes, the singer will appear at Irving's Toyota Music Factory for an Aug. 23 show featuring special guest Hailee Steinfeld. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 22, at livenation.com.

  • Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli will be at Trees on March 20. Kweli's shows are inventive and entertaining and always leave a strong impression. Tickets for the upcoming show, which also features Niko Is and DJ Spintelect, go on sale Friday, Dec. 22, at ticketfly.com.

  • Grammy-nominated country singer Michael Martin Murphey is one of Texas' favorite sons. An iconic presence known for his lyrical portraits of frontier life and the complexities of the American landscape, Murphey was also one of the leading lights of the 1970s "outlaw country" movement alongside Willie, Waylon and Jerry Jeff. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 22, at prekindle.com.

  • On March 30, the Rebirth Brass Band will play the Granada Theater. The New Orleans brass band has been playing jazz, funk and soul for more than 30 years. Along the way, it's won Grammys and collaborated with some of the biggest names in rock music, and it continues to serve as an authentic voice of New Orleans. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 22, at prekindle.com.

  • Electronic hip-hop and jazz duo Big Gigantic is heading out on an extensive 2018 tour called Got The Love. The Colorado natives and frequent summer festival headliners always put on dynamic shows filled with blissful melodies and dance grooves. Tickets for the Feb. 16 show at South Side Ballroom go on sale Friday, Dec. 22, at ticketmaster.com.

  • Pop legends Hall & Oates will help ring in the New Year at the Winstar Casino. You can also see one half of the duo, guitarist and songwriter John Oates, on March 17. Oates and his backing band will appear at Kessler Theater for an evening of pop- and soul-inflected tunes. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 22, at prekindle.com.

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