DFW Music News

Music News: Lee Fields, Damian Marley, Ted Leo and More

Although there were no major stadium or arena concerts announced this week for Dallas, several club and theater dates of note were released. A few influential names in the soul and R&B circuit, two stars with international roots and acclaim, and an old indie rock friend are all joining this year's live music calendar.
  • Grammy-winning musician Damian Marley has announced a massive 2017 tour across North America supporting his new album, Stony Hill. On Sept. 16, he'll be at House of Blues for a show that will mark his first area appearance in a couple of years. Tickets, $32.50 to $55, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at livenation.com.

  • Singer-songwriter Solana Imani Rowe, better known as SZA, will head this way for a Sept. 29 show at South Side Music Hall. She's spending the rest of the year touring behind her critically acclaimed R&B opus, Ctrl. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 7, at scoremoreshows.com.

  • Fan favorites Lee Fields & the Expressions are returning to Dallas for a Sept. 23 show at the Kessler Theater. The always entertaining, always talkative soul stylist will be joined by Mia Borders. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at prekindle.com.

  • Following a 2015 collaboration with kindred spirit Aimee Mann, pop-punk songwriter Ted Leo will soon release The Hanged Man, his first album of solo material in seven years. Leo will mark the release with a fall U.S. tour. Catch him Oct. 27 at Club Dada. Tickets, $18, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at ticketfly.com.

  • Atlanta-based rapper MadeinTYO has announced an ambitious 29-date North American tour that will land him at Trees on Oct. 21. He recently released a new single, "Skateboard," that quickly gained steam on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 7, at treesdallas.com.

  • Poignant storyteller, cultural ambassador and human-rights advocate Lila Downs will appear at Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Oct. 6. She's been a soaring presence on the pop music circuit for years, with past performances at places like The White House, the Academy Awards and the Latin Grammy Awards. Tickets, $35 to $59, are on sale now at tickets.attpac.org.

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Jeff Strowe now calls DFW home after stints living in Raleigh, North Carolina, and New York City. He enjoys writing about music, books, beer/wine and sports. His work is also featured in Glide Magazine and PopMatters, and he has written for No Depression.

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