Aug. 30--Austin's C3, the Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Festival folks, are bringing the Cure to town on Oct. 10.
Robert Smith and company will perform at the Don Haskins Center.
The venerable progenitors of dour rock, who headlined this year's Lollapalooza, will include former David Bowie/Tin Machine guitarist Reeves Gabrels in its lineup. They will play this year's ACL festival in Austin, which goes to two weekends, Oct. 4-6 and 11-13. The band reportedly is working on a new album, due next year.
Tickets are $30, $40, $50 and $70, plus service charges.
They go on sale at 10 a.m. today at the UTEP Ticket Center, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.
The enduring British band's hits includes "Just Like Heaven" and "Friday I'm in Love."
Lady Antebellum fans can start planning to take themselves down to Las Cruces town.
The hot country trio will bring its "Take Me Downtown" arena tour to NMSU's Pan Am Center on March 25.
Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves will open the show.
Tickets won't go on sale until Nov. 15.
Prices have not been announced.
The second leg of the tour
will mark Lady A's first appearance in the El Paso area since the release of its new album, "Golden," which came out in May. The title comes from the lead single, "Downtown."
The group has methodically worked its way up to headlining arenas since its first area appearance, a sold-out show at Whiskey Dicks in El Paso on March 27, 2009.
Thanks to the blockbuster, crossover success of their hit "Need You Now," the group started headlining smaller arenas in 2011, including a sold-out show at the County Coliseum on Nov. 16 of that year. That was their last show in these parts. They moved up to larger arenas after that and haven't looked back since.
On the road again
Willie Nelson just keeps on going and, thankfully, returning to El Paso.
The 80-year-old country music icon will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sept. 6.
Nelson last played here on March 3, 2012, a show at the Plaza Theatre (which is only three years older than he is). He was last at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on Jan. 7, 2009.
As usual, there is plenty going on in Willie World.
He'll join Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and others for the 34th annual Farm Aid concert on Sept. 21 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
That's three days before the release of his next album, "To All the Girls," which features duets with female artists, including Dolly Parton and Mavis Staples.
His "Let's Face the Music and Dance," a collection of "deep country" songs, was released in April to coincide with his birthday on April 30.
Unfortunately, longtime Willie Nelson and Family guitarist Jody Payne died of heart-related problems on Aug. 10. Payne, who toured with Nelson from 1973-2008, was 77.
Tickets for Nelson's El Paso show range from $40 to $85, plus service charges, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Plaza Theatre box office and through Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000. Various presales run from Tuesday through Thursday, starting at 10 a.m.
VIP packages will be available Sept. 6-Oct. 31. Prices haven't been announced, but they run around $200 and include a ticket, T-shirt, fan club membership and digital download of the show.
If it's almost September, time for another big dance.
Sinaloa's La Arrolladora Banda el Limon, led by Rene Camacho, headlines the "Mega Baile" scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the County Coliseum.
The group is touring its newest album, "Gracias Por Creer."
Also on the bill: Roberto Tapia and Voz de Mando.
All three acts are up for top honors at this year's Billboard Mexican Music Awards, which will be given out Oct. 18 on Telemundo.
La Arrollodora and norteno's Voz are up for artist of the year and best artist, duo or group. Tapia is up for male artist of the year.
The banda group's other nominations include song of the year for "Cabecita Dura," a category that also includes Voz's "Y Ahora Resulta" and Tapia's "Mirando Al Cielo."
La Arrollodora also is up for Songs Artist of the Year, Airplay Artist of the Year, Banda Song of the Year ("Cabecita Dura") and Banda Artist of the Year.
Tapia also is up for Banda Song of the Year ("Mirando Al Cielo"), Banda Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.
Voz's other nods include Norteno Song of the Year ("Y Ahora Resulta"), Norteno Album of the Year (same title) and Norteno Artist of the Year.
Also performing at the Coliseum show will be Los Sembradores and Sonora Skandalo.
Tickets cost $29.25, $31.75, $36.75 and $41.75, plus service fees, and are on sale at the box office and through Ticketmaster. Tables for six are available for $500. Call 225-4944 for information.
The current incarnation of '70s hitmaking machine Foreigner will play the Plaza Theatre on Oct. 29.
Founder and guitarist Mick Jones is still in the band. Singer Lou Gramm is not. He's been gone for years.
Kelly Hansen is the current singer (former Dokken bassist Jeff Pilson also is in the group).
Foreigner's heyday included hits such as "Hot Blooded," "Double Vision" and "I Want To Know What Love Is."
Ticket prices range from $28 to $68, plus service charges, and go on sale at 10 a.m. today at the box office and through Ticketmaster.
Former Misfits singer Glenn Danzig is celebrating his 25th year as a muscle-bound, raven-haired heavy, heavy metal solo artist.
The Danzig frontman will bring his band's "Danzig 25" tour to Tricky Falls at 7 p.m. Oct. 29. That's right. Just before Halloween. (The tour ends that haunting night in San Francisco.)
Former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, who released the album "The Abominator" last month, is playing in Danzig and will do a short Misfits set with the singer during the show.
The Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death open. Sounds festive, doesn't it?
Tickets cost $29 at All That Music & Video, Bowie Feathers, Eloise, Maria's Closet and holdmyticket.com.
-- The Coliseum has booked Alejandro Fernandez for a Dec. 4 show. No ticket details yet. Vicente's hunky 42-year-old son is touring in support of his latest album, "Confidencias."
-- Mexican pop singer Julieta Venegas will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Southwest University's Special Events Center, 6500 Montana. It will be part of a string of American dates in support of her sixth album, "Los Momentos." Her performance follows one there last month by Argentine alt-rockers Enanitos Verdes, part of a new series at the school, which is teaming with Exa FM (98.3). No ticket information has been announced yet. Call the school at 778-4001 for more info.
-- Following up on an item last week on ZZ Top's Oct. 11 show at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, reader Lennie Enzel said their last area appearance was Sept. 28, 2011, at the Inn -- not a 1997 show at the Coliseum, as I reported.
-- Girl in a Coma returns to Tricky Falls at 8 p.m. Sept. 10. Hunter Valentine and Krissy Krissy open. Tickets cost $12.
-- '80s freestyle hitmakers NV (Noel Valei) and Reinaldo (Reinaldo Gonzalez) play Tricky Falls at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the club. Tickets cost $20 in advance. It's an 18-and-older show.
-- Metal band Intronaut, with Vattnet Viskar, the Recovery Mission and Atlantis, will be at Tricky Falls at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets cost $10.
-- Club Dedo may be gone (it's now the Monarch), but its spirit will live on with the 18th annual Dedo Halloween Ball at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Tricky Falls. Six DJs will spin music in the club and Bowie Feathers upstairs. Admission is $5.
-- Detroit's Black Dahlia Murder will play Tricky Falls at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Skeletonwitch, Fallujah and Noisem open. Tickets cost $15.
This is a roundup of concert and other event information from Doug Pullen's blog, Pullen My Blog, at elpasotimes.com/blogs. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; 546-6397. Follow him on Twitter at @dougpullen and Facebook at facebook.com/dougpulleneptimes.
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