Few bands embrace drama as much as Fleetwood Mac. The classic rock icons have been arguing over songs and reconfiguring their lineup for decades, and as they approach their final act, they're at it again. They've announced yet another tour with some new members, and they'll be in Dallas early next year. Elsewhere, we've got some rock-and-roll additions to the Toyota Music Pavilion, a daylong blowout at Starplex, and a couple of cool club shows to add to the calendar.
- Fleetwood Mac was in the news a few weeks ago when it unceremoniously sacked longtime member Lindsey Buckingham from the band. While some purists may find the opportunity to attend a Mac concert sans Buckingham flat-out wrong, the remaining members are carrying on with the impressive additions of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. They'll headline the American Airlines Center for a Feb. 7, 2019, show, so you'll have some time to ponder the dilemma. Tickets are on sale May 4 at ticketmaster.com.
- Brit-rockers Arctic Monkeys are gearing up for a busy year. Their new album, the interestingly titled Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, will be released May 11, and they're heading out on a lengthy tour in support. They'll appear Oct. 9 at South Side Ballroom. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketmaster.com.
- Violet Femmes and Echo and the Bunnymen both hearken to the '80s. And while "Blister in the Sun" and "Lips Like Sugar" are the respective hits folks show up to hear, both groups have stayed active, recording new music and touring for the past several decades. Catch their joint tour July 15 when it visits Toyota Music Pavilion. Tickets are on sale Friday at livenation.com.
- A classic rock bonanza hits Toyota Music Factory on Sept. 9. Scorpions will bring along special guest Queensrhyche for a night filled with extended pyrotechnics, tight leather jackets and all sorts of guitar histrionics. Tickets, starting at $35, are on sale Friday at livenation.com.
- Soulful Texas native and blues-rocker Gary Clark Jr. will headline Toyota Music Factory on Dec. 1. Clark always puts on a heavy show filled with intensely melodic riffs, heartfelt singing and a whole lot of swagger. As a bonus, this show will be in the Pavilion's smaller indoor setting, making the content all the more potent. Tickets are on sale Friday at livenation.com.
- 97.1 The Eagle is presenting the BFD 2018, a daylong event at Dos Equis Pavilion (formerly Starplex) on May 26. Among the performers are A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, Theory of a Deadman and Candlebox. Tickets, starting at $27, are on sale at livenation.com.
- Vocal powerhouse Jojo is bringing her Leaks, Covers, and Mixtapes tour to Trees on June 26. The North American tour promises to be a more intimate journey through the singer's catalog with an emphasis on playing in smaller venues. Trees fits this criteria perfectly. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketfly.com.
- Motivational guru and fun times rocker Andrew W.K. always puts on uplifting and inspiring live shows. He's known for his high-energy stage antics, theatrical speeches and penchant for positive thinking, and he'll be on the road this year touring the country because, as he likes to say, "The party never ends." Catch him Sept. 21 at Trees. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketfly.com.
- Elusive producer and performer Zhu is hitting the road for an extensive set of tour dates that will land him at The Bomb Factory on Sept. 18. His next two-part EP series is centered on desert life, and he's allegedly planning on filling each venue on the tour with tons of sand. Is this a good idea? Who knows, but if you're curious, tickets are on sale Friday at ticketfly.com.
- California indie-folk outfit Lord Huron just appeared in town at Old 97's County Fair. It also just released a new album, Vide Noir and will tour relentlessly in support of it. The group will be back in town Sept. 28 for a proper headlining show at The Bomb Factory. Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketfly.com.
- English rocker Gary Numan has announced a string of North American tour dates in support of his recently released 21st studio album, Savage (Songs From a Broken World). He'll be here Sept. 9 at Canton Hall, where he'll undoubtedly play his 1979 hit, "Cars." Tickets are on sale Friday at ticketfly.com.
- Electro-pop group Owl City will be on the road in support of a forthcoming album. Its Cinematic Tour will hit up many major markets across North America this summer and fall. The band will appear Sept. 28 at House of Blues, with Matthew Thiessen & The Earthquakes opening. Tickets are on sale Friday at livenation.com.
- Grunge pioneer Garbage is on the road again this fall celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Version 2.0 album. Shirley Manson and company were in Dallas last summer as the opening act for Blondie, where they proved they have just as fire in them as they did during their '90s heyday. Catch them this time around Oct. 11 at House of Blues. Tickets are on sale Friday at livenation.com.
- The rest of the country is quickly learning what folks in Nashville have long known: Joshua Hedley has got the goods. The rising singer-songwriter has played with some of the biggest names in the business, but with his recently released solo album, he's been turning heads with his own music, a solid mix of traditional and modern country. He'll be at The Kessler Theater on Nov. 1. Tickets are on sale Friday at prekindle.com.
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