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 www.LiveNation.com. Coyote Joe's, Amos', and Tremont tickets are available through www.etix.com. Buy Visulite tickets at www.visulite.com.