Friday, March 8, 2013

Dylan, Murphy, Darkness among coming concerts

More concert announcements rolled in this week including Bob Dylan's May 1st date at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre. The show has not yet been announced by LiveNation, but is listed on Dylan's website with Dawes set to open.

Earth Wind & Fire will also hit TWC Uptown Amphitheatre June 9 with its "Now, Then, Forever Tour." Road dogs O.A.R. are also back at the NC Music Factory venue on July 13. Tickets for all three show will be available through and Ticketmaster outlets.

July 13 also finds Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company's 40th Anniversary co-headlining tour at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Black Stone Cherry will support and the show is one of only 12 dates the two classic rock acts are doing together. Tickets are available through

Goth legend Peter Murphy will celebrate 35 years of Bauhaus at Tremont Music Hall May 3rd by playing material from his late `70s/early `80s goth-rock band exclusively. The group best known for "Bela Lugosi's Dead" reunited for Coachella 2005 and released its first album in 25 years in 2008. VIP tickets, which include a meet and greet and exclusive autographed merchandise, are available as well as general admission tickets at

Another formerly dormant British act, The Darkness, makes its Charlotte return at Amos' on May 11th. The glam throwback, who made a splash in 2003 with its over-the-top single "I Believe in a Thing Called Love," reunited in 2011. Advance tickets are available through

On the roots music side Lyle Lovett returns to Belk Theater May 6th with his Acoustic Group. Vocal quintet Broadway Dolls, who cover everything from show tunes to Lady Gaga, makes its McGlohon Theatre debut at Spirit Square on June 22. Tickets for both shows go on sale at on March 15 at 10 a.m.

Bob Dylan performs on stage during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, 2012 in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. (FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages)