When he's not making up stories about what he listens to while he's busy being a hardcore runner, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie makes plans for the future.
Recently, he has carried out plans to go through with his divorce and go on an international tour. The latter is great news for Phoenix. We didn't really want to get in the middle of the messy Zooey Deschanel situation.
Death Cab For Cutie, Good Old War, Portugal. The Man, a uke-toting Eddie Vedder, and other artists are getting us pretty stoked about all the great acts that are headed to the Southwest this spring.
More just announced shows after the jump...
The Black Dahlia Murder: With Skeletonwitch, & House of Penance, Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., $16-$18. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
The Boxer Rebellion: Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., $13-$16. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Chelsea Grin: With Attila; For The Fallen Dreams; Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!; Vanna; & The Crimson Armada, Sunday, March 11, 6 p.m., $12. The Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Death Cab For Cutie: With The Magik*Magik Orchestra, & Youth Lagoon, Sunday, May 6, 8 p.m., $36.50-$49.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500.
The Digitour: With Dave Days, Ricky Ficarelli, Alex Goot, Asher Monroe, & The Key of Awesome, Sunday, March 11, 7 p.m., $15-$18. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., $26. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Florence + the Machine: With Blood Orange, Friday, April 20, 8 p.m., $38. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Roberta Flack: Friday, April 27, 8 p.m., $34.50-$150. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.
Good Old War: With The Belle Brigade, Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., $16.50-$17. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
The Loom: Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m., $5. Lo-Fi Coffee, 105 W. Main St., Mesa.
Man Overboard: With Handguns, Seahaven, Daytrader, & The Semester Review, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m., $10-$12. The Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Portugal. The Man: With The Lonely Forest, Friday, April 6, 7 p.m., $22.50. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Eddie Vedder: Friday, April 13, Price TBA. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
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We Came As Romans: With Emmure, Blessthefall, Woe Is Me, & The Color Morale, Tuesday, March 20, 6 p.m., $20. The Venue Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.
Andrew W.K.: Sunday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
The Wonder Years: With Polar Bear Club, The Story So Far, Transit, Into It, & Over It, Sunday, April 1, 6 p.m., $13-$15. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.