The good concert news just keeps pouring in for this summer.
Bryan Adams will perform with George Thorogood and the Destroyers at three area venus.
Adams/Thorogood will play the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater on Aug. 7 and then head up to the DTE Energy Music Theatre north of Detroit for an Aug. 8 concert.
The co-headliners also will be at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City on Aug. 10. Tickets for these shows, which range in price from $25 to $55, are on sale through Ticketmaster.
Also, Porcupine Tree, which had previously announced a May 18 gig at the House of Blues in Cleveland, has added a May 30 concert at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. Porcupine Tree is set to release "Fear of a Blank Planet" on April 24.
I've got a feeling I may be heading north to the DTE Energy Music Theatre on June 9 because Stevie Nicks and Chris Isaak are co-headlining a concert there. My wife is a Stevie Nicks fan so this concert, being on a Saturday night, seems feasible. Tickets for this show go on sale Saturday and cost between $28 and $120.
Pat Benatar will play Tower City on May 28. This might not be a bad show.
The Dave Matthews Band is back on the road this summer. I've avoided seeing them for at least five straight summers and will hopefully do it again. The DMB will play Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls on Aug. 20. They also will perform at the DTE Aug. 23 and for those diehards the DMB stops at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center on Aug. 22. Why not make it a three-shows-in-four-days DMB road trip?
I have been listening to the new single from Rush called, "Far Cry." The song sort of reminds me of "Vapor Trails" stuff from 2002. Either way, the only real tour of the summer (Rush) begins June 13 at Atlanta's HiFi Buys Amphitheatre. Can't wait.
Don't forget about Dream Theater's new CD, "Systematic Chaos," slated for a June release.
I had the chance to hear five new songs from Nine Inch Nails' new album, "Year Zero." Everything sounds good. Next up is for NIN to announce some summer U.S. tour dates.
Marillion will release "Somewhere Else" on April 24.
Pretty-boy rockers The Scorpions will release an album sometime in late spring/early summer.
Look for a complete concert roundup in a Reflections story on May 10.