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Best Phoenix Concerts This Week: Trippie Redd, Eagles, Betty Who

Trippie Redd is scheduled to perform on Thursday, March 2, at Mullett Arena in Tempe.
Trippie Redd is scheduled to perform on Thursday, March 2, at Mullett Arena in Tempe. Ticketmaster
This week’s concert calendar is headlined by hitmakers from a mix of genres. The list includes classic rock favorites Eagles, who will bring their latest tour to Footprint Center, Australian dance-pop vocalist Betty Who, SoundCloud rapper Trippie Redd, and metalcore icons August Burns Red. Each has appeared on the Billboard Top 200 throughout their respective careers and is due in the Valley this week.

Read on for details about each of their gigs or click over to Phoenix New Times' live music listings for more shows around town from Monday, February 27, to Thursday, March 2.
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Metalcore icons August Burns Red are celebrating their 20th anniversary.
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August Burns Red

Monday, February 27
Marquee Theatre, 730 North Mill Avenue, Tempe
Long-running metalcore act August Burns Red not only turns 20 years old in 2023, but they’re also on the cusp of releasing their 10th studio album, Death Below. As frontman Jake Luhrs told Rock Sound recently, the 12-song release, which drops in late March, is a “more mature” kind of record, which befits their status as metalcore elder statesmen. August Burns Red began life in 2003 when lead guitarist JB Brubaker, rhythm guitarist Brent Rambler, and drummer Matt Greiner were all students at the same Pennsylvania high school. A few years (and a lineup change or two) later, their groundbreaking sophomore record, 2007’s Messengers, propelled the band to mainstream success and a spot on the Billboard 200. More hit releases followed, including 2013’s Rescue & Restore and 2015’s Found in Far Away Places, each featuring an emphasis on melodic instrumentation. Death Below is in a similar vein and continues the band’s penchant for positive and vaguely religious lyrics (they’ve been lumped in with Christian rock bands over the years, despite Luhrs and other members eschewing the label). Hear their newest material when they hit the Marquee on Monday. With The Devil Wears Prada & Bleed From Within; 7:30 p.m., $29.50-$50 via Benjamin Leatherman

Betty Who

Tuesday, February 28
The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Street
The torch of dance-pop burns brightly in the hands of Australian singer/multi-instrumentalist Betty Who. Trained in cello and music theory from an early age, Who (born Jessica Anne Newham) is also an accomplished pianist and guitarist. An alto with a commanding voice, her repertoire is full of dance club bangers. She's just as influenced by ’80s synth music and ’90s dance-pop as she is by the maximalist production style of Max Martin. There are two wolves inside Betty Who: one of them is Britney Spears and the other is Ace of Base. She first made an impression with her high-energy debut single, "Somebody Loves You," and her cover of Donna Lewis's "I Love You Always Forever" off her second album, The Valley landed Who on the Australian and the U.S. charts. Her latest record, Big!, came out last year and continues her evolution as a songwriter. The beats are still ready for the dance floor and the vibes are still euphoric but her ballads have added weight now, filled with longing. With Shea Coulee; 8 p.m., $30 via Ashley Naftule
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Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix.
Benjamin Leatherman


Wednesday, March 1
Footprint Center, 201 East Jefferson Street
A few things in life are inevitable: death, taxes, and Eagles tours. The legendary rock band’s latest nostalgia-fueled jaunt across the U.S. lands in the Valley this week and features original members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, as well as country music legend Vince Gill and Glenn Frey's son Deacon. Expect to hear all of your favorite Eagles tunes, ranging from “Desperado,” “Take It Easy, and “Life in the Fast Lane” to the absolutely inescapable “Hotel California,” which is constitutionally mandated to be played on classic rock radio stations every hour. 8 p.m., $124-$444 via Benjamin Leatherman

Trippie Redd

Thursday, March 2
Mullett Arena, 411 South Packard Drive, Tempe
Back in January, trap star Trippie Redd’s dropped his latest release, Mansion Musik, a 25-track project produced by Chief Keef that boasts an enormous amount of features, including such names as Kodak Black, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Durk, Rich the Kid, and the late Juice WRLD. It may have gotten a mixed reaction from critics, but Trippie Redd probably won’t be sweating the haters too much. The 23-year-old rapper’s first few mixtapes and albums (including 2019’s A Love Letter to You 4, 2020’s Pegasus, and 2021’s Trip at Knight) each rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts. As one of the most prominent artists to emerge during the SoundCloud rapper trend of the late 2010s, he’s accumulated a wealth of fans with his lovesick ballads, emo wails, and the sheer candor of his lyrics, not to mention a big bankroll (he reportedly inked a $30 million deal last year with label 10K Projects). 7 p.m., $69-$99 via Benjamin Leatherman
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.

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