SoundBytes: Regina Spektor, Dir En Grey, Portugal. The Man and more
-- This year's Jagermeister Music Tour will be led by Wasilla, Alaska's Portugal. The Man (above) and The Lonely Forest. And it'll hit the Ritz Ybor on April 11, according to this and this. Tickets are $18, and they go onsale Friday (1/27). Click here.
-- Disney's Phineas and Ferb are coming to Tampa -- presumably in three dimensions, not just two. "Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever" hits the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 8-9. Tickets are $15-$50, and they go onsale Friday. Click here.
-- Regina Spektor. Tom Petty. Two singers you wouldn't think would have a whole lot in common. And yet the operatic indie-pop chanteuse will be opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on May 3 at the Amway Center in Orlando. Here's hoping she books a side gig on May 2 or 4 in Tampa Bay.
-- Rarely do you hear the words "An evening with..." followed by the name of a Japanese death metal band. But that'll be the case when Dir En Grey comes to the State Theatre on March 20. Tickets are $22-$25, and they go onsale Friday (1/27). Click here.
-- Dark Funeral have canceled their upcoming tour, including a March 2 gig at Orpheum. "No excuse was given to us," says a statement from the Orpheum. "The whole tour appears to have been cancelled. Any tickets may be refunded at place of purchase."
-- 2 Live Crew are reuniting. That is all.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Don VanCleave