SoundBytes: Donovan, Switchfoot, the Weepies and more
-- The wonderful acoustic folk-pop duo the Weepies, above, are embarking on a rare tour, and it's coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall's Murray Theatre on June 18. Tickets are $25. Click here.
-- Scottish folk icon Donovan (Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man) is returning to the Capitol Theatre on Sept. 7. Tickets are $35 and up. Click here.
-- Two masters of their instrument are coming to the Capitol Theatre: Ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro on Sept. 12 ($38 and up, click here), and Grammy-wnning guitarist Keb' Mo' on Sept. 21 ($45 and up, click here).
-- Switchfoot and Relient K, two alt-rock bands who crossed from Christian roots to big mainstream success, are teaming up for a tour that'll hit Jannus Live on Nov. 4. Tickets are $29 and up. Click here. Can't wait that long? Switchfoot will be in St. Petersburg for an acoustic performance at 97X on Tuesday. Click here.
-- Farruko will open for Pitbull and Prince Royce on July 30 at Amalie Arena. Click here.
-- Former Disney star Olivia Holt is going on a pop tour, and it'll hit the State Theatre on July 30. Tickets are $18 and up. Click here.
-- Raucous, riotous New York comic Bridget Everett (Inside Amy Schumer, Girls, Trainwreck) is coming to the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center on Dec. 9. Tickets are $30 and up. Click here.
-- Speaking of comedy, a host of new and intriguing shows are coming the Improv in Tampa: Mo'Nique (June 10-11), Damon Wayans Jr. (June 17-18), Adam Ferrara (June 23-26), Doug Benson (July 2), Jon Lovitz (July 15-17), DeRay Davis (July 21-24), Steve Byrne (Aug. 25-27) and Gary Owen (Sept. 8-11). Click here for details on those shows.
-- Jay Cridlin