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SoundBytes: Rihanna, Vanilla Ice, Montgomery Gentry, Futurebirds and more


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-- In case you missed it, Rihanna has postponed the start of her Anti World Tour due to production logistics and delays. But thankfully, her Tampa show on March 13 won't be affected. In fact, it's now the second stop on her tour, following a Jacksonville show on March 12. Click here for details.

-- Vanilla Ice will rock the mic like a vandal when he returns to Shepherd's Beach Resort on July 2 to headline the Clearwater Beach hotspot's annual Fourth of July Weekend festivities. Click here for details.

-- Also coming to Shephard's: DJ Sander van Doorn on April 3. Click here.

-- Hit country duo Montgomery Gentry is coming to the Dallas Bull in Tampa on April 8. Tickets are $20-$25. Click here.

-- New Port Richey is diving into the live music game! Ratt's Stephen Pearcy performed at Venon's Back Room Bar and Grill, 7430 U.S. 19, earlier this month, and Guns N' Roses' Gilby Clarke is performing there tonight. (Clarke also has a show at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg on Feb. 25.) Coming up are the Veer Union with Bobaflex on March 8 ($12-$15) and Puddle of Mudd on April 15 ($25-$30). Click here for tickets to all these shows.

-- Georgia indie rockers Futurebirds have been added to the lineup to the 2016 Gasparilla Music Festival, March 12-13 in Tampa. Click here.

-- The Weight, a group featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante of the Band and Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of the Levon Helm Band, is coming to Skipper's Smokehouse on March 31. Opening the show is Steve Connelly and the Greater Good. Tickets are $20-$25. Click here.

-- Also coming to Skipper's: Psych-blues fusionists NRBQ on March 26. Tickets are $20-$25. Click here.

-- Country singer Granger Smith is hosting a listening party for his new album Remington on Feb. 24 at Ferg's Live in Tampa. Click here for details.

-- Hardcore punks Pro-Pain are bringing their 25th anniversary tour to the Orpheum in Ybor City on June 2. Tickets are $12-$15. Click here.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Friday, February 19, 2016 3:58pm]


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