After long hiatuses, St. Vincent and Queens of the Stone Age are finally gracing us with their presence again. Three dance-inflected groups make their way through town, and country music royalty settles in for a night in Grand Prairie. All that and more in this week's concert announcements.
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- St. Vincent is headlining Dallas for the first time in nearly three years. She'll play The Bomb Factory on Feb. 24 as part of her sprawling Fear The Future tour. Her exhilarating live shows are not to be missed, so get ready to snag tickets when they go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at ticketfly.com.
- Queens of the Stone Age hasn't been here in a while, either. The group will appear at Irving's Toyota Music Factory on April 25 as part of the Villians world tour. Wold Alice opens. Tickets for the highly anticipated show go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at livenation.com.
- North Carolina-based indie-pop duo Sylvan Esso was in town in August, when it played the Granada. That show was so popular that it's scheduled another local date, this time upgrading the venue size to The Bomb Factory. Sylvan Esso will appear there March 20 as it continues to circle the globe in support of its recently released second album. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at ticketfly.com.
- Canadian singer-songwriter Lights will spend most of 2018 on the road supporting her new album, Skin & Earth. On Feb. 15, she'll appear at the Granada Theater with Chase Atlantic and Dcf opening. Tickets for this laser light-infused extravaganza go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at prekindle.com.
- The Canadian R&B duo DVSN has returned from a European stint opening for Drake. It'll be back on the road for much of 2018, supporting Morning After. Catch the Billboard chart-topper at House of Blues on Feb. 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at livenation.com.
- Awolnation pushes across North America for a tour supporting Here Come the Runts. The indie rockers will stop in at Toyota Music Factory for a March 3 show. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at livenation.com.
- Country music legend Alabama is coming to town for a March 23 show at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. There are few country bands bigger than Alabama, which has more that 40 years of music in its catalog, numerous Grammys and more than 73 million albums sold worldwide. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at axs.com.
- Soul and R&B singer Betty LaVette has been a player in the scene since the late 1960s. Her star is continuing to shine; recently, she recorded with Joe Henry, Patterson Hood and Jon Bon Jovi. Catch her at The Kessler Theater on Jan. 13. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at prekindle.com.
- Louisiana native Marc Broussard creates a swampy blend of folk, country and soul music that hits deep in the well. Touring North America behind his latest album, Easy To Love, Broussard will make his way to The Kessler Theater on Feb. 2 for an engaging night of music. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at prekindle.com.
- Dallas resident and Americana legend Alejandro Escovedo takes the stage at The Kessler Theater on Feb. 8. The master of many styles and genres will appear with a full rock band. You can expect to hear many tunes from his recent album, Burn Something Beautiful. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at prekindle.com.
- Husband and wife duo Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler make ethereal music as Over The Rhine. Their songcraft is deep and intricate, demanding attention and close examination. Catch them at the Kessler Theater on April 28. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10, at prekindle.com.