Incoming: Lil Wayne, Daughtry, Cherry Poppin Daddies
Robert Brandon Martinez
Last time Lil Wayne came to town he was two hours late to the stage, causing a chain reaction of show-stalling shenanigans that involved the opener, T-Pain, coming back on stage wearing pajamas and a scarf to dance in a futile effort to quell the crowd. None of it worked and, as things wore on, the crowd chanted "this is bullshit" and booed Weezy who was, apparently, stuck at a border checkpoint.
After all that, maybe you'd expect to see something else leading this week's show announcements. Sorry, guys. Even though Weezy fucked Phoenix royally, we're still pretty excited to see he's scheduled to return on August 12. It's an outdoor show in the dead of summer though, so who knows what will happen if Mr. Carter shows up that late again. Who else is coming to town? Read on for full listings.
America's Most Wanted Music Festival: With Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Drake, & more, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m., $35.75-$85.75. Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200.
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine: Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., $48-$103. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Cherry Poppin Daddies: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m., $16-$18. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Daughtry: With David Hodges, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m., $20. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Dinosaur Jr.: With Lou Barlow, & The Missingmen, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m., $25-$30. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Chris Duarte: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., $12-$15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., $12-$15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Arlo Guthrie: Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., $45. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, 928-684-6624.
Ingrid Michaelson: Friday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., $15-$17. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.
Jimmy Thackery: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., $13-$16. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
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