Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rush, Train, EW&F, Buffett set Charlotte dates

Veteran classic rock trio Rush announced today that it will headline Time Warner Cable Arena Tuesday, October 30 as part of its Clockwork Angels tour. Tickets for many of the venues on its 33-city fall tour go on sale Friday, April 27. Presale for CitiPrivatePass holders begins April 23 - although tickets for the Charlotte show are listed as "on sale soon" on the band's website. VIP packages will be available at

Tickets for Jimmy Buffett's June 7 concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre go on sale Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.

Earth Wind & Fire will play Ovens Auditorium June 22. Tickets are now on sale at

Train and open Mat Kearney play Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre July 26. Tickets go on sale April 28 at Live Nation and Ticketmaster outlets as well as The Fillmore's box office.

On the club circuit Matthew Santos, whose voice may be familiar even if his name isn't (he sang the hook on Lupe Fiasco's "Superstar"), plays an intimate set at Evening Muse May 9. Former Carolinian Jonathan Wilson, who co-founded the band Muscadine with Benji Hughes (who will also perform), will headline the Visulite May 15. Although he's worked with numerous artists such as Elvis Costello, Jackson Brown, and Dawes, Wilson is releasing his debut solo album, "Gentle Spirit." He heads to Europe this summer as Tom Petty's opening act.

Elsewhere, Less Than Jake brings its 20th anniversary tour to Tremont May 16. Mushroomhead returns - this time playing Amos' May 20. Another act with deep Charlotte roots, Cast Iron Filter, makes a welcome comeback at Visulite June 14. Former Avail frontman-turned-acoustic singer-songwriter, Tim Barry, is back at The Milestone June 23.

Carolinian horror-rock band leader Wednesday 13 plays Tremont July 6. Latin rock band Enanitos Verdes has been added to The Fillmore calendar. It makes its long awaited Charlotte return July 12. Johnny Winter will also return to NoDa's Neighborhood Theatre July 13.

Tickets for club shows can be found through the venues' individual websites.


  1. Buffett has two "t's".

  2. Buffett goes on sale Saturday 21 April.

  3. Buffett? Again? The same tired old act over and over and over...

  4. rock me, roll me, jackyl me off! tomorrow night at tremont

  5. Rush, EW&F, Buffett...we could have read this same headline in any given year over the last 35 years. Lovely. Can't we at least get a good 80's reunion tour or something? Dick Clark's dead and I'm not feeling so good myself...

  6. courtney, have you ever washed your hair?

  7. Johnny Winter? How old is he now? 80-something?

  8. Yes, Buffett again. The same old act sells out each why not? Idiot.

    1. Wow not only a Buffett fan but a nasty one at that! Sorry for your lack of musical taste. Don't get me wrong...I don't blame Buffett. I would do it to if I could get away with it. Have fun!