Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis is finally, finally, making an appearance in Phoenix, Stateside Presents announced today. The cute-as-a-button indie songstress is a critical darling (hell, my colleague Albert Ching in Orange County has reviewed her shows two times in his seven months on the job!) for good reason. Read on for video of Lewis playing live and the rest of this week's announcements.
Jason Aldean: Sunday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., $35-$40. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
American Idols Live! Tour 2009: With Allison Iraheta, Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert, Michael Sarver, Lil Rounds, Anoop Desai, Matt Giraud, Kris Allen, Scott MacIntyre, & Megan Joy., Monday, July 20, 7 p.m. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
The Cult: Friday, Aug. 21, 8 p.m., $38-$63. [edit secondary] Friday, Aug. 21, 8 p.m., $38-$63. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Ace Enders and a Million Different People: With Person L, The Gay Blades, & The Dangerous Summer., Sunday, July 12, 7 p.m., $12. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Heaven and Hell: With Coheed and Cambria., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., $20-$65. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
(hed) pe: With Dirtball, & Mower., Sunday, June 7, 6:30 p.m., $16-$17. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Jenny Lewis: With Heartless Bastards., Saturday, July 11, 7:30 p.m., $17. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Raul Malo: Tuesday, June 9, 8 p.m., $19-$20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Peter Murphy: Sunday, June 14, 6:30 p.m., $23-$25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Rick Ross: Saturday, June 20, 8 p.m., $40.50-$45.50. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Scream the Prayer Tour: With Haste the Day, The Chariot, Sleeping Giant, Project 86, Oh Sleeper, Gwen Stacey, Agraceful, For Today, A Plea For Purging, & Corpus Christi., Wednesday, July 8, 3 p.m., $18. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
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