Knife Party Is (Finally) Coming to Phoenix

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Knife Party will be here for Super Bowl weekend.
There are a handful of high-profile bands and artists that have never, ever performed in Phoenix -- Daft Punk being chief among them -- that we'd give anything to see in concert here. As of yesterday, however, Knife Party is no longer on that list -- at least not any longer.

Local EDM promoter Relentless Beats has announced that the scorching hot dubstep/drumstep/electro-house duo, which is comprised of Australian-born producers Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire, will make their long-awaited Phoenix debut on Saturday, January 31, at The Pressroom. And in case the date isn't ringing any bells, its happening on the night before Super Bowl XLIX. Naturally, the gig has been dubbed the "Relentless Bowl."

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U2 Announces Phoenix Concerts May 22-23 at Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Paolo Pellegrin
U2 is making its first stop in Phoenix since 2009.

You know how people are always complaining that good bands never come to Phoenix?

Those people can put this on their Sonoran hot dogs and eat it: U2 announced two dates in Phoenix at the venue formerly known as US Airways Center, Talking Stick Resort Arena. The band will be in town May 22 and May 23.

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 8.

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US Airways Center Renamed Talking Stick Resort Arena

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The new look for the old stadium

Another local stadium's naming rights now belong to a casino.

Maybe our local sports teams owe someone money?

The venue formerly known as US Airways Center will now be called Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced today. The arena serves as home turf for the Suns, Mercury, the Arizona Rattlers and a slew of A-list concerts, like Paul McCartney and Black Keys.

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Lana Del Rey to Play Phoenix -- With Courtney Love (Yup)

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Neil Krug
Lady Lana is bringing Courtney Love with her to Phoenix in May.

Lana Del Rey announced tour dates for May and June today, and the fourth stop of the tour will be in Phoenix at Ak-Chin Pavilion on May 14.

Somewhat surprising is the announcement that supporting Lady Lana on the tour will be Courtney Love.

Yes, the Hole lead singer and widow of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is along four the first eight dates of the tour, including the stop in Phoenix. We'll see if she makes it that far.

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Foo Fighters Are Coming to Phoenix September 2015, Want You to Beat Scalpers

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Brantley Gutierrez
Foo Fighters think scalping is a big enough problem to warrant a novel solution.

Foo Fighters announced their 2015 tour a few days ago. The radio rock stalwarts will swing through Ak-Chin Pavilion on September 25, 2015.

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Insane Clown Posse Cancels Mesa Amphitheatre Show

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No ICP for you, Phoenix

Valley of the Sun residents curious about how magnets work but unwilling to ask a scientist for an explanation will have to wait a little longer to satiate their curiousity -- or at least go down to Tucson Thursday to find out.

Insane Clown Posse has canceled their Mesa Amphiteatre show tomorrow night.

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Emma Hewitt and Crizzly Added to the Lineup of November's Global Dance Festival in Tempe

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Emma Hewitt is scheduled to perform at the Global Dance Festival in Tempe on Friday, November 21,
Next month's Global Dance Festival in Tempe just got more global. Organizers of the outdoor electronic dance music massive at Tempe Beach Park announced two additions to its lineup yesterday that might get fans of both kinky bass and vocal trance stoked for the event.

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Best of Phoenix A'fare to Feature Local Band, DJs, Food, Drinks

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Our annual celebration of the best of everything Phoenix is just around the corner, and in addition to local food and booze, Valley musicians will be providing the entertainment. The event takes place Saturday, October 4, at Burton Barr Central Library.

Samuel L Cool J will provide their cool, retro-soul sounds on the library's fifth floor, while DJs Mane One and Hartbreaks will keep the second floor lively.

Tickets for the event are $45 for general admission. Purchase them here.

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(UPDATED) Summer Ends Music Festival Canceled Due to Weather

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Update 2:Good news for tonight. From Luckyman Concerts' Facebook page: "Tentatively to play, The Maine Taking Back Sunday Luscious Jackson Descendents (Official) & The Replacements"

Update: According to a press release from Luckyman Concerts, which organized Summer Ends Music Festival, the city of Tempe shut down the festival at 2:30 p.m. Organizers are still working on the details, but they have confirmed that they are trying to move tonight's events to the Marquee Theatre.

"We have spoken to all the bands on today's bill and most are ready and willing to perform at the Marquee Theatre tonight", Tom LaPenna of Lucky Man Concerts said in the press release.

All scheduled performances tomorrow have been moved to the Marquee Theatre.

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Album Leaf Concert at Arcosanti Canceled Due to Weather

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Well, don't we feel silly?

We published an interview with The Album Leaf's Jimmy LaVelle titled "Why You'll Have to Visit Arcosanti to Hear The Album Leaf." The headline was in reference to a quote LaValle gave in response to a question about playing in Phoenix, and he implied that he wouldn't play Phoenix until his next tour.

How quickly things changed.

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