Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crue, Kiss, Caillat among recent concert announcements

Summer concert announcements are rolling in. Among those is the announcement yesterday that Kiss and Motley Crue will launch "The Tour 2012" - a co-headlining bill that brings them to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre July 25. Tickets go on sale Friday. 

Today LiveNation announced the addition of One Direction (pictured above) to the calendar at Time Warner Cable Arena. The UK boy band brings its first U.S. tour to TWC Arena, June 27. Tickets go on sale Saturday. Other recent LiveNation announcements include Colbie Callait and Gavin DeGraw at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre June 14. Presale begins March 27 with public sale following on March 31. 

The Kat Country Jam: A Benefit for St. Jude April 23 at The Fillmore brings Albemarle girl Kellie Pickler home. Tickets also on sale Friday. The country sounds continue with Lee Brice at Coyote Joe's April 28 and Uncle Kracker at the Wilkinson Blvd. venue May 11. 

Gomez returns to Visulite April 30 and Black Joe Lewis, who opened for Flogging Molly at The Fillmore, plays the Elizabeth club May 2. Indigo Girl Amy Ray brings her rock band to Visulite May 4.

Tremont begins a run of notable Casbah shows May 13 when ska traditionalists the Aggrolites play the Southend club followed by He is We May 14 and "Grey's Anatomy"-approved singer-songwriter Greg Laswell May 15.

Last week Amos' Southend announced the return of Neon Trees and A.W.O.L. Nation. The alternative outfits whose hits include "Animal" and "Sail," respectively, share the bill May 16. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes play The Fillmore the same night. 

World music powerhouse Gogol Bordello makes its Fillmore Charlotte debut May 21. The Polyphonic Spree brings its symphonic choir rock to McGlohon Theatre May 28. Dance music heavyweight Kaskade will perform at The Fillmore July 11. Tickets are also already on sale for Powerman 5000's 20th Anniversary Tour at Tremont October 3.

Tickets for The Fillmore, Uptown Amphitheatre, Verizon, and some TWC Arena concerts are available at Coyote Joe's, Amos', and Tremont tickets are available through Buy Visulite tickets at 


  1. Of all the bands in this article you choose that one as your picture...

  2. Is that the girl from How I Met Your Mother and the American Pie movies in the other picture?

  3. SOme great announcements....Neon trees, Aggrolites, and Gogol Bordello...AWESOME!!

  4. May 7th @ Evening Muse....Full Service will be in town for there Movie Premiere of "Takeover, the movie", doing a Q&A and a Acoustic show. Do not miss this show....

  5. And this one band camp...

  6. Saw KISS last year with my kids. Tried to explain to them that it was as much about the showmanship as the music. It was awesome. awesome close seats for $50 tickets bought outside 5 mins before show started ..If I had the chance to see motley I would want to be more close.

  7. I saw Kiss the last 2 times they came around the East Coast..they put on a great show and play all the old classic songs!! For the price of Kiss tickets they are always at good prices !!! Enjoy!