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SoundBytes: Refused, Tokyo Police Club, Dawes, Trampled By Turtles and more





-- Punk and hardcore fans will flock from all across Florida for this one: Seminal Swedish punks Refused will bring their latest reunion tour to Orlando's Beacham Theater for an ultra-rare Sunshine State show on June 9. Tickets are $25, they go on sale Friday, and they'll probably go fast. Click here.

-- Another group of Swedish punks, Millencolin, will perform at St. Pete's State Theatre on May 22. Success will open the show. Tickets are $19 and they go on sale Friday. Click here.

-- And speaking of reasons to drive to Orlando: Generation Axe, a supergroup made up of guitarists Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi is coming to Hard Rock Live in Orlando on April 21. Tickets are $35.50 and up, and they go on sale Friday. Click here.

-- And one more Orlando highlight: Alabama and Foreigner are the two latest artists to be added to the SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ lineup. The lineup for the next two weeks: Scotty McCreery (Feb. 20), Dennis DeYoung (Feb. 21), Alabama (Feb. 27) and Foreigner (Feb. 28). Click here.

-- Minnesota bluegrassers Trampled By Turtles will return to Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on May 12, with The Devil Makes Three opening. Tickets are $30. Click here.

-- Americana rockers Dawes are returning to the State Theatre on April 10. Tickets are $25-$30, and they go on sale Friday. Click here.

-- Canadian indie rockers Tokyo Police Club are coming to the State Theatre on April 29 (you know, in case you're not going to Beyonce, Alabama Shakes or 98 Rockfest that night). Ticktes are $18-$20, and they go on sale Friday. Click here.

-- Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience will play Ruth Eckerd Hall on June 7, performing an array of Led Zepplin classics in honor of Jason's dad John. Tickets are $43.25 and up. Click here.

-- Your latest candidate for WTF Concert of the Year: Puddle of Mudd are apparently performing at Venom Custom Choppers, 7430 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, on April 15. Tickets are $25-$30. Click here.

-- And here's another candidate. Country singer Jo Dee Messina will headline the You Must Love Dogs Fest, which is billed as "the largest dog festival in Tampa Bay history," March 19 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Tickets start at $7.50 for kids, $10 for adults. Click here.

-- The Baseball Project, an indie-rock supergroup featuring Mike Mills of R.E.M., will return to Crowbar in Ybor City on March 26. Tickets are $15-$18. Click here.

-- High-energy prog-metal outfit Riddle of Steel are returning after many years to Crowbar on May 28. Tickets are $7. Traindodge and Auto!Automatic!! will open the show. Click here.

-- Rappers Young Dolph and Young Dro will take the stage at Club Skye in Ybor City on March 27. Tickets are $32.64 and up. Click here.

-- Indie rockers STRFKR and electronic artist Com Truise are coming to the Orpheum on May 19. Tickets are $18-$20. Click here.

-- A  host of notable new shows are coming to the Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg this spring, including singer-songwriters Jennifer Knapp on March 22 and Toad the Wet Sprocket's Glen Phillips on May 7. Click here for the lineup.

-- Epcot has added a concert lineup to its lineup for the International Flower & Garden Festival, running from March to May. Performing are The Orchestra starring former members of ELO (March 4-6), Starship starring Mickey Thomas (March 11-13), Little River Band (March 18-20), Village People (March 25-27), Herman's Hermit's starring Peter Noone (April 1-3), the Guess Who (April 8-10), Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice (April 15-17), Brian Howe (April 22-24), Georgia Satellites (April 29-May 1), Gin Blossoms (May 6-8), Darlene Love (May 13-15), Night Ranger (May 20-22) and the Spinners (May 27-30). Click here.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:53pm]


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