The Format's breakup left a huge hole in the local music scene last year. Just when the duo seemed poised to put Phoenix on the map when they split up, but hopefully Nate Ruess's New York-based band Fun can alleviate some of that pain. They've booked a Valley show with Manchester Orchestra, Audreye Sessions, & Winston Audio for Sunday, May 24 at The Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. What else was announced this week? Click the jump for full listings including Def Leppard, The Fray and Mastodon
Oh, and we posted a live video of Fun here last month.
Ian Anderson: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., $45-$65. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Def Leppard: With Poison, & Cheap Trick., Saturday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m., $35.50-$131. Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200.
Extra Golden: Monday, May 18, 8 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
The Fray: With Jacks Mannequin, & Meese., Tuesday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., $43.50. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Fun: With Manchester Orchestra, Audreye Sessions, & Winston Audio., Sunday, May 24, 7 p.m., $11-$13. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
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Mary Mary: Saturday, April 25, 8 p.m., $30-$45. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Mastodon: With Kylesa, & Intronaut., Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., $20-$23. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.
Telepathe: Wednesday, June 17, 8:30 p.m., $8-$10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
UB40: Sunday, April 26, 8 p.m., $45-$75. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
The Who Show: Saturday, July 25, 7 p.m., $12. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.