SoundBytes: Fun., Bruce Hornsby, Twenty One Pilots and more

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February

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-- Twenty One Pilots put on a pretty wild show at the most recent 97X Next Big Thing. Now you can check them out at a headlining show on March 23 at the State Theatre. Tickets are $11, and they go onsale Friday. Click here.

-- With Grammy night looming, multiple nominees Fun. have just announced the first dates of a North American tour -- and it includes a stop at Orlando's UCF Arena on Sept. 19, with Tegan and Sara opening. They say more dates will be announced, so there's still hope for a Tampa Bay show. Click here for details on the Orlando gig.

-- Hitmaking piano man Bruce Hornsby will play a show at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on March 21. Tickets are $55 and $75, and they'll go on sale Saturday. Click here.

-- Big-time Christian artist Brandon Heath will perform a free concert at the Tampa Theatre on Tuesday night. It'll be part of the Tampa Bay Young Life 40th Anniversary Celebration. Click here for details.

-- Ruth Eckerd Hall just broke a record. This weekend's show featuring Robin Williams and David Steinberg was the most popular event ever at the venue, with a total paid attendance of 2,185. The previous record, 2,166, was set by Kathy Griffin.

-- Two hard rock shows worth noting at the State Theatre, on back-to-back nights: Trapt on March 7 and HED PE on March 8. Tickets to both shows are $15. Click here.

-- Good news for music fans: The Mahaffey Theater has decided to eliminate ticket fees for its shows. Your move, Ticketmaster.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

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