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SoundBytes: Jay Leno, Mike Epps, Devendra Banhart, Michael Franti, Rick Astley and more

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November

- Catching up on a slew of recent concert announcements, and let's start with some big-time comedy. Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota on Jan. 13; click here for details. Comic and actor Mike Epps will headline the Festival of Laughs at the USF Sun Dome on March 11, alongside Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J and Felipe Esparza. Tickets are $55.75 and up; click here. And Scotch-swilling Texas bon vivant Ron White will perform at the Mahaffey Theater on April 28. Tickets are $47.75 and up. Click here.

-- Yes isn't letting the death of bassist and sole remaining founder Chris Squire stop them from touring. The prog-rock legends will perform at the Mahaffey Theater on Feb. 11. Tickets are $49.50 and up. Click here.

-- Clearwater's Capitol Theatre just announced several interesting shows: Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II on Jan. 20 ($25 and up, click here), former Queensryche singer Geoff Tate in an acoustic show on Jan. 24 ($25 and up, click here), '80s pop star Rick Astley on Feb. 6 ($35 and up, click here) and Vine superstar Hayes Grier on Feb. 15 ($29.50 and up, click here).

-- Michael Franti and Spearhead are coming to Jannus Live on Feb. 9. Tickets are $30 and up. Click here.

-- Hippie-folkie Devendra Banhart is coming to the State Theatre on Feb. 23. Tickets are $25-$30. Click here.

-- Pop singer JoJo continues her comeback with a show at the State Theatre on March 23. Tickets are $25-$28. Click here.

-- Katatonia is coming to the State Theatre on March 21. Tickets are $21 and up. Click here.

-- Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty is returning to Crowbar on Jan. 21, with Wheatus opening. Tickets are $15-$17. Click here.

-- Penny and Sparrow are coming to the State Theatre on Feb. 21. Tickets are $12 and up. Click here.

-- Popera superstars Il Volo are coming to the Straz Center on March 30 with a concert paying tribute to the Three Tenors. Click here.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:38pm]

    

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