Legendary singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston is coming to Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, November 11.
The mythic outsider artist and inspiration to Kurt Cobain (who famously wore a Johnston shirt), Beck, Bright Eyes, The Flaming Lips, more (see the tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered and Covered) was the subject of Jeff Feuerzeig's 2005 documentary The Devil in Daniel Johnston, which chronicled the songwriter's troubled life and careful return to performing.
Nothing screams "80s nostalgia" like The Psychedelic Furs. The post-punk/ New Wave band is headed to the Valley on Thursday, September 27 at at Ovations! Live Show Room at Wild Horse Pass Casino, hopefully bringing classic hits like "Pretty in Pink" and "Heartbreak Beat" with them. (With original members Richard and Tim Butler in tow.)
Read on for more just announced shows from Amanda Palmer, Ryan Leslie, and H.R. of Bad Brains.
Jason Aldean: With Luke Bryan, Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., $34.25-$60. Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200.
Arsonists Get All the Girls: With Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Hypnose, & more, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m., $11. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. Eighth St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
H.R.: Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m., $16. 910 Live, 910 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480-966-0707.
Merle Haggard: Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $15-$35. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.
The Helio Sequence: With Slowdance, Sunday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m., $14/$16. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Daniel Johnston, Saturday, November 11, 7 p.m., $21-23. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Korpiklaani: With Moonsorrow, TYR, Metsatoll, & more, Saturday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., $19. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. Eighth St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
Ryan Leslie: Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Mike Watt and the Missing Men: With Necronauts, Friday, Nov. 2, 9 p.m., $13/$15. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Amanda Palmer and Grand Theft Orchestra: Saturday, Sept. 22, 8:30 p.m., $23/$25. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Psychedelic Furs: Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $15-$35. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.
The Slaughter Survivors Tour: With Pathology, Enfold Darkness, Fallujah, Fit For An Autopsy, Aegaeon, & more, Friday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m., $11. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. Eighth St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
The Wombats: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m., $13/$15. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
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