Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

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The Lumineers are scheduled to perform Friday, September 28, at Marquee Theatre.

Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun?

Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29: Desert Uprising @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

Earlier this year, two of heavy rock's biggest performers, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, took to performing on the same stage.

It's a combination that makes perfect sense. Throughout the '90s and into the 2000s, the two have dominated pop culture with their theatrical blend of heavy metal and pop, B-movie glee, and often controversial run-ins with the media and parental-concern groups. That the two would team up for the massive "Twins of Evil" tour is a given.

That their tour stop coincides with Phoenix's biggest metal festival of the year? Now, that's less expected, but it's a terrific boon to metal fans.

KUPD's Desert Uprising combines the "Twins of Evil" tour with this year's installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, packing in a whole weekend of heavy sounds, the kind of "active rock" that's never gone out of style in Phoenix: Friday features Manson and Zombie, along with Buckcherry, Corey Taylor (of Slipknot), Redline Chemistry, All That Remains, New Medicine, Otherwise, and the Valley's own Digital Summer. Saturday takes a more melodic turn, featuring P.O.D., HellYeah, Godsmack, Fozzy, Adelitas Way, Shinedown, and more.

But even with the stacked lineup, the main attraction will no doubt be Friday's headliners.

"This kickoff show in Phoenix will be different from what we've done before," says Rob Zombie. "We're in the process of building a new show."

Zombie's guitarist, John 5, says that the stage setup will be worth the price of admission.

"There's something that's going to happen that I haven't seen yet," he says. "I've only heard about it." -- Lauren Wise (Read more about Desert Uprising.)

Location Info


Ak-Chin Pavilion

2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Marquee Theatre

730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Big Surf

1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: General

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