Mutemath, Jess Glynne, They Might Be Giants coming to the State Theatre in St. Petersburg
Looks like the State Theatre in St. Petersburg is rarin' to go this Monday morning.
Three big and fun new concerts were just announced at the intimate St. Petersburg space for early 2016: Jess Glynne in January, Mutemath (above) in February and They Might Be Giants in April.
Glynne, best known as the voice of the Clean Bandit dance hit Rather Be and Real Love, will hit the State on Jan. 30, according to Ticketmaster.
Already a breakout pop star in her native England (she just performed at this weekend's MTV EMAs), Glynne has been pegged for similar stardom in the States. She already owns a Grammy for Rather Be, so she's on her way there. Tickets to this show are $16, and they go on sale Friday. Click here.
In February, New Orleans rockers Mutemath will come to the State in support of their forthcoming album Vitals, due Nov. 13.
Earlier this year, the band ended their years-long absence from Tampa Bay with an appearance at the Gasparilla Music Festival, where they showcased new songs from Vitals, and generally displayed why they're one of the best live rock bands you'll ever see -- a bit of Muse, a bit of the Black Keys, a whole lot of Darren King's undeniable (and often fan-interactive) drumming.
Tickets start at $22.50, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday -- and might go quickly, considering the size of the venue and Mutemath's hugely devoted fan base. If you miss out, they're also performing at the House of Blues in Orlando on Feb. 19. Click here for details on the show.
Finally, on April 5, quirky alt-pop cult heroes They Might Be Giants will come to St. Petersburg.
You never know what John Flansburgh and John Linnell will be up to by the time they get here, but it'll be something -- their recent projects have included children's albums and a catalog-scraping collections like Glean, this year's compendium of music from their voice mail-based Dial-A-Song project. But you'll probably still hear some of their well-known oddball hits, such as Particle Man, Birdhouse in Your Soul, Istanbul (Not Constantinople) and Doctor Worm.
Tickets to They Might Be Giants are $23-$25, and they, too, go on sale Friday. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin