— Canadian alt-rockers Metric have been announced as the openers for Smashing Pumpkins on July 25 at Amalie Arena. Click here for details on the show.
— Speaking of openers, Big Boi — who recently canceled his own show at the Ritz Ybor that was scheduled for next week, and now we might know why — will open for Christina Aguilera at the Mahaffey Theater on Nov. 13. Click here.
— Paul Anka may or may not be working with Drake, but he's definitely bringing his Frank Sinatra tribute show to Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 1. Tickets are $59 and up. Click here.
— Rainbow Kitten Surprise is coming to the Orpheum on Sept. 17. Click here.
— Also coming to the Orpheum: 24hrs on July 29. Click here.
— British alt-rockers the Alarm were a renowned live act back in the '80s, one of those bands that was frequently compared to U2. But they haven't played in Tampa Bay in decades, and never as a headliner. But that'll change when they perform at the Capitol Theatre on Aug. 14. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.
— The Capitol Theatre is lining up a slew of big tribute shows in the coming months: The Led Zeppelin tribute show Kashmir on Nov. 1 (click here), Fleetwood Mac tribute act Tusk on Nov. 16 (click here) and Classic Albums Live performances of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here on July 20 (click here) and the Beatles' "White Album" on Aug. 19 (click here).
— Dave Koz is bringing his "Summer Horns Tour" back to Ruth Eckerd Hall on June 22. Tickets are $37 and up. Click here.
— Emmy-winning comic Louie Anderson will perform at the Capitol Theatre on Sept. 28. Tickets are $28 and up. Click here.
— Speaking of comics, Sebastian Maniscalco will perform at the Straz Center on Dec. 28. Tickets are $43.50 and up. Click here.
— Jay Cridlin