By Martin Cizmar I don’t know why anybody would want to celebrate or encourage Phoenix and Tucson growing together, but apparently someone does, which is why there’s a Phooson festival leading this week’s upcoming show announcements.
A great pop lineup of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jesse McCartney, Fall Out Boy, and Pussycat Dolls are scheduled to perform on Dec. 5.
Of course rumors of the supposed Phooson megaplex are greatly exaggerated, which is why this year’s festival is at Cricket Pavilion, no where near Tucson, instead of the middle of nowhere, Pinal County Fairgrounds in Casa Grande, where last year’s event featured Enrique Iglesias, Kat DeLuna, and Jordin Sparks.
Here’s a cool Katy Perry video and the rest of your show announcements.
Darker My Love: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., $8. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Dub Trio: Sunday, Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m., $8-$10. Hollywood Alley, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa, 480-820-7117.
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Terri Hendrix: Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12. Cave Creek Coffee Co., 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, 480-488-0603.
Phooson 2008: With Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jesse McCartney, Fall Out Boy, & Pussycat Dolls., Friday, Dec. 5, 5 p.m., $25-$150. Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200.
Leon Russell: Monday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m., $31-$33. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Tesla: Saturday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., $35.50-$72. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.