SoundBytes: Def Leppard, George Clinton, Europe, Merchandise and more
-- Ageless arena-rockers Def Leppard are coming to the Amway Center in Orlando on Jan. 30, alongside Styx and Tesla. Tickets are $33.95 and up, and they go on sale Friday. Click here.
-- How's this for a New Year's Eve show? George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Dec. 31 at Ferg's Sports Bar in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $49.95-$99.95. Click here.
-- Also coming to Ferg's: Europe. Yes, The Final Countdown's Europe! From the Geico commercials! Where's GOB Bluth when you need him? Ticket prices haven't been announced, but will go on sale Friday. Click here.
-- Cool project here: Tampa's own Merchandise have teamed up with the Dum Dum Girls for a new single, the Gothically moody Red Sun, which is due Nov. 27 via Sub Pop. Might we be looking at a Black Friday Record Store Day release? Click here to listen to it.
-- It's Monday, which means a handful of new shows were just announced for Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Capitol Theatre: Reggaeton star Yandel (Dec. 2 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, $43.75 and up, click here); Christian superstar Chris Tomlin (Dec. 8 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, $35 and up, click here), guitarist Shaun Hopper (Dec. 11 at Ruth Eckerd's Murray Theatre, $25-$30, click here), blues guitarist Ana Popovic (Jan. 27 at the Capitol Theatre, $25-$30, click here) and comic Jim Breuer (March 12 at the Capitol Theatre, $28-$33, click here)
-- Guitar great Robin Trower is coming to the Palladium in St. Petersburg on April 2. Tickets go on sale Oct. 23. Click here.
-- Rising country star Chase Bryant (Take It On Back) will headline the South Shore Music Festival, Nov. 14 at the International Independent Showman's Club in Riverview. Tickets are on sale now starting at $12. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin