Carly Rae Jepsen coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa
It's early, but this is going to be tough to beat as your small-venue concert of 2016.
Carly Rae Jepsen, who followed the monster single Call Me Maybe with one of 2015's best pop albums in Emotion, is coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa on Feb. 17. Tickets are $24-$35 and they go on sale Friday. Click here for details.
Jepsen hasn't performed in Tampa Bay since a postgame concert for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013. Her appearance will be just as hotly anticipated this time around, if not more so, thanks to Emotion, an album that ranks high on best-of-2015 lists from Rolling Stone, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Consequence of Sound, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian and many more.
As we wrote in our review of Emotion: "Like Jepsen herself, it is charming, intelligent and awfully hard to dislike, literally from start to finish." Grab your tickets on Friday, and find out why.
-- Jay Cridlin