SoundBytes: Jake Owen, Blondie, Birdman and more
-- Country stud Jake Owen is spending this summer touring with Keith Urban. But he's liable to become a headliner in his own right any day now. The Vero Beach native, known for hits like Eight Second Ride and Don't Think I Can't Love You, will return to the Dallas Bull on Oct. 28. Tickets won't go onsale until early August, but you'd best get 'em early -- this will be a packed house. Click here for details.
-- Blondie is coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sept. 24. This is a pretty big deal, we suppose, because Blondie is awesome, but we're a little bummed that they bailed on a Busch Gardens gig earlier this year. At any rate, this'll be Blondie's first performance as a full group in Tampa Bay since 2006, which is cool. (And by the way, Sept. 24 is shaping up as a massive concert day: Blondie at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, Miranda Lambert at the Trop and Peter Bjorn and John at Czar. Wow.) Tickets will be $35-$65 when they go onsale Friday. Click here for updates.
-- It's always a miracle when we hear about an event at Club Underground, which appears to prefer to keep things, um, underground. But then we saw this flyer for an after party hosted by Cash Money honcho Birdman, following Lil Wayne's concert Aug. 3 at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. (We know, we know -- when it comes to Weezy-related party tidbits, we should underpromise and overdeliver. We're just the messenger here.) Click here for details, or call (941) 914-8552.
-- American Aquarium will still perform Thursday at New World Brewery, but their tourmates, Leslie, had to cancel due to a broken-down van. So the cover has been cut down to $6, and American Aquarium will play an extra-long set (or two sets). Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*