Just Announced: Shaq and Cedric, The Maine, Dokken

It's almost quittin' time Friday which means it's time we brought you this week's concert announcements. Nothing too big this week, just a little Dokken, some AP Tour and confirmation of the Dave Matthews Band show we told you about a month or so ago.

There's also "Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer's All-Star Comedy Jam" on Valentine's Day, because nothing says romance like Shaq. No word on whether he'll give the audience what they want -- plenty of material from 1994's iconic Shaq-Fu: The Return or whether he'll insist on playing stuff from 1994's less critically-acclaimed Respect. Click above for Shaq's infamous "Kobe, tell me how my ass taste" freestyle, a perfect Valentine's Day song if ever there was one, or on the jump for the rest of this week's announcements.

Alesana: With Drop Dead Gorgeous, Fear Before, I Set My Friends on Fire, & Fall From Grace., Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m., $12-$14. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

The AP Tour: With The Maine, Family Force 5, 3OH!3, Hit the Lights, & A Rocket to the Moon., Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 p.m., $15. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Upcoming Events

The Appleseed Cast: Monday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Digital Summer: With Her Fatal Flaw, Friday Night Gunfight, Asylum, Giantkiller, Inprana, Roveen, & Savage View., Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., $10-$12. Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

Dokken: With Cover Junkies, Dagger, & more., Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m., $20. Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

HEALTH: With Clipd Beaks, Crocodiles, & more., Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m., $8. Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-256-6006.

Madball: With The Hoods, Alpha and Omega, & Out For Revenge., Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., $13. The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.

The Dave Matthews Band: With The Avett Brothers., Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m., $40-$70. Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200.

The Physics of Meaning: With Yellow Minute, & Austin Gibbs & The States., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8:30 p.m., $8-$10. Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480)258-2329.

Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer's All-Star Comedy Jam: Saturday, Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m., $60-$150. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Al Stewart: Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., $27-$30. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

The Whore Moans: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9 p.m., $6. Last Exit Bar & Grill, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-557-6656.


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