SoundBytes: T-Pain, Waka Flocka Flame, Wanda Sykes and more
-- Just saw a flyer that said T-Pain will be appearing at Club Underground in Tampa on Oct. 6, one night before he takes the stage with Chris Brown at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. Tickets are $10-$50. Click here for details.
-- Also coming to Underground: Waka Flocka Flame on Oct. 15. (Although we're not feeling encouraged by the fact that the flyer spells his name "Waka Flaka Flame.") Tickets are $20 before 11 p.m. Click here.
-- On the same day she appeared on Ellen to let the world know she had breast cancer -- and a double mastectomy -- Wanda Sykes announced a gig at Ruth Eckerd Hall. She'll perform in Clearwater on Dec. 12. Tickets are $42.50 and $59.50, and they go onsale Friday. Click here.
-- Todd Rundgren's original prog-rock ensemble Utopia will perform at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Nov. 5. The press release says the lineup is performing together "for the first time in more than 35 years." Tickets are $49.75-$65. Click here.
-- Cirque du Soleil's new Michael Jackson show, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, will hit Orlando's Amway Center on Feb. 28-29. Tickets will be available to the public on Oct. 3. Don't have a direct link yet, but check Ticketmaster closer to the date.
-- A St. Petersburg teenager named Jared Speakman was shot and killed by St. Pete police early Monday morning. He sang in a post-hardcore band called Set The Sky Ablaze. If any of you musicians, promoters or fans out there knew Jared, let us know.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*