Just Announced: Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, E-40 and Il Divo

Just Announced: Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, E-40 and Il Divo

With so many big announcements this week, including (finally!) the bill for Tempe Music festival, Franz Ferdinand, E-40 and Il Divo we didn't have time to give you the scoop on this one in a special post, but you'll be happy to learn that Kings of Leon are coming to Mesa Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 19.

The Southern lads peaked with their debut, Youth & Young Manhood, if you ask me, but they've still got a rabid fan base -- I know people who'll follow this band, which is unusual for an indiesh rock act.

Read on for the full slate of just announced shows, and a video of the Kings of Leon playing "Arizona" live.

Automatic Loveletter: With A Cursive Memory, Tickle Me Pink, & Sound the City., Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-258-2329.

Candlebox: With Jet Black Stare, & Royal Bliss., Sunday, March 29, 7 p.m., $23-$25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Matt Costa: Sunday, April 26, 7 p.m., $15. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Rocco Deluca and the Burden: With Honey Honey, & Joey Arroyo., Saturday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., $15. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

E-40: With Rocadolla, Hannibal Leq, Young Phee, G. Moe, Latino Rebel Band, Sacred, Central Products, & DJ Proper Villain., Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m., $40-$75. Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

Franz Ferdinand: Saturday, April 18, 6:30 p.m., $26-$30. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Her Space Holiday: Sunday, May 10, 8:30 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

Il Divo: Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., $58-$128. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

Kings of Leon: Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. (at University Dr.), Mesa, 480-644-2560.

Kottonmouth Kings: With Sen God, & OPM., Friday, April 17, 6 p.m., $25-$30. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Ozomatli: Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., $23-$25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Phosphorescent: With The Donkeys., Sunday, March 15, 8 p.m., $8. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

Silverstein: With Norma Jean, Bless the Fall, & Before Their Eyes., Sunday, April 5, 5:30 p.m., $20-$22. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

SxStateside (Week 1): With Viva Voce, The Blakes, Japanese Motors, Futurecop!, Rafter, Danger, Theophilus London, L.A.K.E., Golden Boots, Dusty Rhodes And The River Band, & Princeton., Monday, March 16, 6:30 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

SxStateside (Week 2): With Marnie Stern, Starfucker, Beep Beep, Guidance Counselor, The Show is the Rainbow, & Castledoor., Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Ben Taylor: Friday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., $12-$15. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

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