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

Samuel L Cool J

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

The Descendents

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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Steve Aoki to Headline Global Dance Festival at Tempe Beach Park

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Steve Aoki will headline Arizona's first Global Dance Festival

On the heels of last Friday's wild Mad Decent Block Party, Phoenix electronic dance music promoters Relentless Beats announced another huge EDM concert coming to Phoenix: Global Dance Festival.

The Arizona iteration of the party is scheduled for Friday, November 21, at Tempe Beach Park.

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Neon Trees Cancels Phoenix's Orpheum Theatre Concert

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Neon Trees

So few concerts come through downtown Phoenix's majestic Orpheum Theatre that when one cancels, it's always a shame.

Unfortunately, that's the case for October 5 Neon Trees show.

The Provo, Utah, mega-poppers announced that they had to cancel several upcoming tour dates due to health reasons.

Here's the statement:

"Neon Trees regretfully must postpone some dates of their upcoming fall tour due to health issues of bassist Branden Campbell, who recently underwent open-heart surgery for a valve replacement. The intense touring schedule has been exhaustive and doctors have advised Campbell to slow down.

"We had initially thought we should cancel the entire tour, but Branden wouldn't let us, thus the new abridged dates can be found on our website We are very sorry that we are postponing some of our upcoming dates. Obviously, our bass player's health must come first, and we thank all of our fans for understanding. We will make it up to you in the near future - we promise."

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John Mellencamp Playing Comerica Theatre July 29

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The artist formerly known as John Cougar announced dates for his latest tour yesterday, and John Mellencamp will stop in Phoenix at Comerica Theatre on July 29.

The tour is in support of his upcoming album Plain Spoken, which will be released September 23.

The album is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's first traditional album since 2010's No Better Than This. Mellencamp also scored the "Southern gothic musical" Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a concept album scored by Stephen King and featuring artists like Elvis Costello, Neko Case, and Kris Kristofferson singing Mellencamp's compositions.

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Ariana Grande Announces Phoenix Concert - April 6 at US Airways Center

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She might share the title with Iggy Azalea, but Ariana Grande's "Problem" is almost undoubtedly the song of the summer. The Florida prep school grad's collaboration with Iggy has been on every club's playlist since it dropped earlier this year, and unlike seemingly every other tour featuring artists that are the current big thing, Ms. Grande is actually coming to the Valley.

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