SoundBytes: Sade, Steve Harvey, Diplo and more
-- Superstar DJ/producer/BlackBerry Touch spokesman Diplo (M.I.A., Major Lazer, Tiesto), above, is coming to Tampa. He'll be spinning at the Kennedy on Dec. 22. Tickets are $15-$25. Click here for details.
-- Calling all smooth operators: Sade's much-anticipated, long-awaited comeback tour may not hit Tampa, but it will come to Orlando's Amway Center on July 17. Tickets are $51.50-$152, and they go onsale Dec. 6 via Live Nation.
-- Steve Harvey. Kirk Franklin. Sounds like a match made in gospel-comedy-radio heaven. And it's coming to the St. Pete Times Forum on March 26 for the 2011 Comedy Gospel Tour. Tickets are $39.50-$49.50. Click here for details.
-- Speaking of comedy: Jerry Seinfeld has added a third show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater -- this one at 7 p.m. Jan. 7. Tickets will be available Dec. 3.
-- Pretty interesting last-minute show before Thanksgiving in Tampa: Lloyd and Marsha Ambrosius are performing at Channelside Cinemas Wednesday night; tickets are $20-$30. Click here for tickets and details.
-- We don't yet know the headliners, but we do know the Vans Warped Tour will return to Vinoy Park (surprise, surprise) on July 31, 2011 (a Sunday), and the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival will return to the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre on Aug. 13, 2011 (a Saturday).
-- One of tbt*'s Ultimate Local Bands for 2010, the Grecian Urns, have an excellent new video for their excellent song Lovedream. Click here to let your eyeballs watch it.
-- Some Brooklyn trio is changing their name from Lights to Cliffie Swan, which is all well and good. But when they drag Soundcheck's dear Valerie "Lights" Poxleitner into it, calling her a "wretched Canadian musician" ... well, then we have a problem.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*