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Foundry on First -- New Venue Coming to Downtown Phoenix, First Shows Announced

It was just a few weeks ago that we profiled Danny Zelisko Presents, the new venture by the longtime Valley concert promoter and radio DJ.

DZP has announced a whole slew of new shows, all scheduled to take place at new downtown venue The Foundry on First boasting a 1,500-capacity space and located at 402 S. First Street, across the street from Alice Cooper'stown.

Zelisko seems to be bringing in acts from all across the musical spectrum. Alternative band Cowboy Mouth opens the venue on July 9, The Love Me Nots on July 15, with scheduled shows from Blue October on September 8, Queensryche on September 15, Buddy Guy on September 20, The Adrian Belew Power Trio on October 20, and Black Label Society on October 21.

In addition to the Foundry and shows scheduled for Mesa Arts Center and the Orpheum, Zelisko will be bringing acts to the State Fair this year. '80s rocker Billy Idol will play October 16, Judas Priest plays October 20, Miranda Cosgrove plays October 23, Three Doors Down plays October 26, and Weezer is slated for November 2.

That's a lot of rock shows.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.