Concert scraps and morsels

The outdoor summer concert season is right around the corner (don’t let the snow fool you). The number of shows coming to Utah is starting to really add up.

Red Butte Gardens has already announced a partial list of their summer concert season. Tickets to Red Butte members go on sale April 18, so a full list of shows should be announced soon.

Another concert at USANA Amphitheatre goes on sale Saturday. 311 returns with The Unity Tour, this time accompanied by Sublime with Rome, which is the surviving members of Sublime plus new lead singer Rome Ramirez.

Shows at The Depot have been selling exceptionally well. Next week’s show with Jeff Beck is sold out. And next month’s show with Adele has been sold out for weeks. But tickets are still available for Jeremy Dawson, Pinback, Stephen Marley, the all-star group Black Country Communion featuring Glenn Hughes, and Ted Nugent on June 26.

On a side note, the touring season is continuing to look like a flashback to the 1980s. Although this mini-tour is not scheduled to roll through Utah, the surviving members of The Cars (with Ric Ocask on board) will be touring for the first time in more than 20 years to support their first album of new material since 1987. That announcement came a few days after the Go-Go’s announced they were un-retiring to tour in support of the 30th anniversary of their debut album “Beauty and the Beat.” That tour also not scheduled currently to come to the Beehive State.

Oh, and still waiting for a Mumford and Sons Utah date. Thanks.

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