SoundBytes: Stevie Nicks, Taking Back Sunday, Boys Noize and more
-- No Clubs Productions and State Media just announced a host of concerts today, and fans who attended last month's Warped Tour should be pretty happy. On Oct. 25, Pierce the Veil and Sleeping With Sirens are coming to the State Theatre; tickets are $17-$20. On Oct. 26, it's The AP Tour, headlined this year by Miss May I; tickets are $17. On Nov. 8, it's a biggie -- Taking Back Sunday and Bayside at Jannus Live; tickets are $25. And on Nov. 30, it's the Barstool Blackout Tour, a blacklight party at the Ritz Ybor. Tickets are $23-$25. Click here for details on all these shows, and click here for tickets.
-- Christian music fans are no doubt excited by Jars of Clay's monthlong weekend residency at Busch Gardens this fall. But another big holiday show is coming, too: The Story Tour: A Christmas Celebration will be there on Nov. 26 with artists including Jeremy Camp, Matthew West and Casting Crowns' Mark Hall. Tickets are $25 to $77.50.
-- Stuck in the '80s has the details on the musical acts planned for this year's Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Nineties-centric acts this year include Sugar Ray (Oct. 1-3), Smash Mouth (Oct. 11-12), Gin Blossoms (Oct. 18-19), Hanson (Oct. 22-23), Blues Traveler (Nov. 5-6) and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Nov. 9-11). Click here for the full lineup.
-- One of the most in-demand producer/DJs in the world, Boys Noize (a.k.a. Alex Ridha of Berlin, Germany), is launching his first North American tour in Florida in November. He'll stop at the House of Blues in Orlando on Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving, so if you're looking for a pre-Turkey Day party, this might be your best bet.
-- Tampa's Tallhart are going on tour with Say Anything. These things tend to happen when you get signed to the label started by Say Anything's lead singer. There are no local dates yet, but c'mon, you've seen plenty of Tallhart over the years -- let the rest of America have their fun!
-- Delbert McClinton, Paul Thorn and the Royal Southern Brotherhood (Mike Zito, Devon Allman and Cyril Neville) are among the headliners for this year's Sarasota Blues and Music Festival, coming Sept. 29. Click here for details.
-- Controversial St. Pete metal outfit Hell On Earth have postponed their aug. 10 gig at the Orpheum. A statement reads: "According to the band the guitar and keyboard/sample players are MIA and new musiciansa re needed to complete the Hell On Earth family for live performances." Yeah, that'd about do it. Refunds are availble at point of purchase.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*