Nickelback Cancels Tour

Nickelback has been forced to cancel the second leg of their No Fixed Address North American tour – including their July 5 stop at USANA Amphitheatre – due to an operable cyst being discovered on lead singer Chad Kroeger’s voice box. Kroeger will undergo surgery in 3 weeks, according to a statement from the band. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase. “I am sorry … Continue reading»

Micky and the Motorcars at the Utah Arts Fest

SALT LAKE CITY — In 2014, Micky and the Motorcars somehow seemed to miss Utah entirely on their tour itinerary. This week, the Motorcars are returning for their third show already this year. A combination of heavy promotion for the band’s latest album, Hearts From Above, plus an ever-growing and enthusiastic fan base in the Beehive State has been the catalyst for the increase in shows, according to … Continue reading»

Sam Smith – Successful Surgery, Sets Sights on SLC

  If you’ve been on the fence about whether to buy Sam Smith tickets because you fear he might cancel in light of his recent surgery, looks like you’d better get those tickets. The Stay With Me singer is reportedly doing very well following his vocal cord surgery (see here——> https://www.facebook.com/samsmithworld). He is still scheduled to perform at the Maverik Center on Aug. 5. Really, if fans are … Continue reading»

2015 Twilight Concert Series

It’s hard to follow a year that included Beck and Wu-Tang Clan.   But here’s what Salt Lake City came up with for their popular Twilight Concert Series 2015 at Pioneer Park:   The lineup: July 16: Death Cab for Cutie, with special guest tUnE-yards. July 23: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Father John Misty July 30: PRhyme with Adrian Younge, with special guest Bishop Nehru; opening performance — J … Continue reading»

Red Butte Summer Concert Season

It’s here!! Red Butte Garden, the crown jewel of outdoor summer concert venues in Utah, has announced their 2015 lineup. A lot of familiar faces and a few newcomers are in this year’s lineup including Brian Wilson, Steve Miller, John Fogerty, Lyle Lovett, Ben Harper, Wilco, Mark Knoplfer and Trampled By Turtles. Interestingly, and quite inconveniently, Alabama Shakes will headline on Aug. 4 – the same night Grace … Continue reading»

Bob Seger makes triumphant return to SLC

SALT LAKE CITY — Ok, so my day job has kept me busy and I’m behind on writing music news. But since I waited 35 years for Bob Seger to return to Utah, he can wait 2 weeks for a concert review. Seger and his Silver Bullet Band returned to Salt Lake City’s Energy Solutions Arena on March 13. It was his first performance in Utah since March … Continue reading»

Van Halen scheduled to play Utah (again)

Willl the third time be the charm for Van Halen in Utah?? The iconic band is once again scheduled to play here. This time at the USANA Amphitheatre on July 18. However, since reuniting with David Lee Roth in 2007, Van Halen has twice been penciled in to play Salt Lake, and each time the band cancelled the show. The Sammy Hagar fronted version of Van Halen last … Continue reading»

Kelly, Zac and…Shania?!

More big concert announcements this week in Utah. At least one of them I didn’t see coming. Going in order of appearance here: The USANA Amphitheatre keeps adding artists as they aim to have their best summer ever. The Zac Brown Band will make what I think is their first ever appearance at USANA on July 9. ZBB’s Jekyll + Hyde Tour is in support of their latest … Continue reading»

Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla at USANA

  They typically draw some of the biggest crowds to the USANA Amphitheatre each summer. So this year, Def Leppard and Styx are teaming up to hit USANA at the same time on Sept. 28. And they’re throwing in Tesla for good measure. The iconic rockers from Sheffield are expected to release a new album in 2015, and are hitting the road for a massive summer tour in … Continue reading»

Red Butte 2015

The unseasonably warm weather has made it feel like summer in Utah this February, which makes me even more excited for the 2015 summer concert season. And lo and behold, what should be announced today but a preview of the 2015 Red Butte Summer Concert Season!!!! Hello Ryan Adams! Tickets on sale Feb. 23.