SoundBytes: Miranda Lambert, Amon Amarth, Shamir and more
-- Slowly but surely, Tampa's Country Megaticket lineup is filling out. Singer Miranda Lambert has announced she's bringing her upcoming "Keeper of the Flame" Tour to Tampa this year, but she hasn't unveiled a date or a venue. But it'll almost certainly be the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, and it could be part of Tampa's Country Megaticket, which will be unveiled in February. Joining Lambert in Tampa will be Kip Moore and the Brothers Osborne. Click here.
-- Rising Las Vegas pop singer Shamir is joining Duran Duran and Chic on their spring tour, which will hit Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on April 2. Click here.
-- A massive metal show is hitting the Ritz Ybor: Amon Amarth with Entombed A.D. and Exmortus. Tickets are $22 and up. Click here.
-- Singer Crystal Gayle will headline this year's Country in the Park concert at England Brothers Bandshell Park in Pinellas Park. The free event runs March 17-20, with the concert on Saturday, March 19. Click here.
-- America's Got Talent is bringing auditions to Orlando. Head to the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, for your chance to show America that you, too, have talent. Click here for details.
-- RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons is bringing its live tour back to the Ritz Ybor on May 15. Ticket prices have not yet been announced, but get more details here.
-- Big-time music site Consequence of Sound just premiered a new song by St. Petersburg's own The Hip Abduction -- Before We Lose Our Mind, from their forthcoming album Gold Under the Glow, due in March. CoS says it has "infectious synth melodies and a singalong chorus that recalls an equatorial version of Iceland's Of Monsters and Men." High praise!
-- Jay Cridlin