It's hard to tell how much mileage Pete Yorn sure is getting out of his collaboration with actress Scarlett Johansson. On one hand, touring in support of Break Up, the New Jersey singer-songwriter is charging $37 for tickets to a show at The Marquee, which seems pretty steep -- not that we didn't recently see a $60 Marquee ticket. On the other hand, Yorn has always charged a bundle for tickets.
Obviously, touring with the actress would take things to a new level for Yorn, but out on his own it's kinda like he's charged with single-handedly promoting a mediocre project that may just hurt his credibility. Not that "Realtor" (above video) is anything less than great -- but how's he supposed to play that live by himself? Yorn has tied career to a project that involved his partner "sewing up" her contribution in "two afternoon sessions" and has otherwise solely contributed with a few television appearances. Seems like a pretty big gamble; it'll be interesting to see how he does on this tour.
More giant career risks on the jump.
Adam Arcuragi: Sunday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., $8-$10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Authority Zero: Saturday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., $15. Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Bon Jovi: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Price TBA. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
A Change of Pace: With This Century, Hello Hollywood, Hey Girl Hey, & My Girl Friday, Friday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m., $12. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.
Kathy Griffin: Saturday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Shooter Jennings: With JJ Grey & Mofro, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, & more, Saturday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., $21-$22. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Joe Krown Trio: Monday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $14. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
The Rural Alberta Advantage: Monday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
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Throwdown: With Bury Your Dead, For Today, ABACABB, & The World We Knew, Friday, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m., $15. UB's Restaurant & Bar, 1911 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa, 480-962-9000.
Winds of Plague: With Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, Oceano, & Loren Battle, Thursday, Dec. 17, 5 p.m., $15. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Pete Yorn: Saturday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., $37. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.