SoundBytes: Sheryl Crow, Bill Maher, Big Sean, Explosions In the Sky and more
Catching up on some big concert announcements after four jam-packed days of music and college football...
-- For the first time since 2015, Sheryl Crow is returning to Clearwater. She'll play Ruth Eckerd Hall on April 30. Tickets are $52.75, and they go on sale this weekend. Click here.
-- Bill Maher is also returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall, this time on July 9. Tickets are $52.75 and up. Click here.
-- Hugely popular rapper Big Sean is coming to the Ritz Ybor on April 19. Tickets are $32.50 and up. Click here.
-- Also coming to the Ritz: Indie troubadour Dallas Green, a.k.a. City and Colour, on March 16. Click here.
-- This should be a beautiful show under the stars: Texas post-apocalyptic instrumental outfit Explosions In the Sky on April 12. Click here.
-- Also returning to Jannus Live on April 26: Umphrey's McGee, along with Big Something. Tickets are $27.50 and up. Click here.
-- New age pianist George Winston is returning to the Palladium on March 8. Tickets are $22.50 and up. Click here.
-- David Bromberg is performing at the Capitol Theatre on March 15. Tickets are $35 and up. Click here.
-- Skipper's Smokehouse favorite Igor and Red Elvises will return to the Skipperdome on March 4; tickets are $12 and up. As a bonus, this show will feature local openers the Vodkanauts in one of their final performances with longtime keyboardist Ryan Arsenault, who's moving to Germany. Click here.
-- Rapper OG Maco is coming to the Local 662 on March 4. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.
-- Following his concert Friday at Jannus Live, fast-rising rapper Kodak Black is scheduled to appear at AJA Channelside in Tampa. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.
-- Afroman is performing at the Cuban Club on April 7. Tickets are $13 and up. Click here.
-- This one's a maybe, but it's an exciting maybe: Bruno Mars has tapped Best New Artist Grammy nominee Anderson Paak to open his forthcoming 24K Magic World Tour, which stops at Amalie Arena on Oct. 19. It's unclear if Paak will be opening every show, so no guarantee he'll be in Tampa -- but we can all hope.
-- Jay Cridlin