Tampa Bay’s top concert picks: Luis Miguel, Disrupt Festival, Todd Rundgren

Plus, Wolfgang Gartner and a Rage Against the Machine tribute.
Published June 19
Updated June 24

LATIN EXPLOSION: Luis Miguel

For years now, Orlando has been the go-to market for all types of Latin artists looking to play Central Florida. This year, Amalie Arena’s fighting back, with concerts coming by Anuel AA on July 21 and Bad Bunny on Dec. 8. First up, it’s Puerto Rican-born Mexican icon Luis Miguel, one of the bestselling and most acclaimed artists in Latin pop history. Miguel, who has sung with Sinatra and dated Mariah Carey (and supposedly Sofia Vergara), is so big that in 2018 he got not just a biopic, but a biographical series produced by Telemundo and Netflix. He has had legal and personal troubles and rarely gives interviews, but a new tour should give longtime fans in Tampa a chance to cheer for him once again. $36.20 and up. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

HELLO, IT’S HIM: Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren can do pretty much anything, from writing, recording and producing giant hits all by himself to playing in Ringo Starr’s band. So it probably didn’t shock his fans when he turned out to be a decent memoirist, too. Released in December, The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams and Dissertations dives into Rundgren’s widely respected studio wizardry and his peak years of fame in a style Variety called “candid (and) funny.” In true Rundgren fashion, it led him to gin up a new style of publicity tour, one that combines stories from his book with songs from throughout his career. Even fans who have seen one of Rundgren’s many recent tour stops in Tampa Bay probably haven’t seen him quite like this. $55 and up. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7832. themahaffey.com.

WARPED REDUX: Disrupt Festival

Supposedly, the Vans Warped Tour ended in 2018. But you wouldn’t know it from the lineup for the inaugural Disrupt Festival, a summerlong tour featuring a host of emo, metal and alt-rock acts. Tampa gets one of the first stops on the run, and it’ll see performances from bands like the Used, Circa Survive, the Story So Far, Sleeping With Sirens, Four Year Strong and Memphis May Fire. Andy Black, Juliet Simms, Trophy Eyes and Hyro the Hero round out the bill. Here’s hoping you still remember how to crowd-surf. $19.99 and up. 1:30 p.m. June 26. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 740-2446. livenation.com.

LIGHTS OUT: Guerrilla Radio

One of the big potential reunion acts hanging out in the ether is Rage Against the Machine, who haven’t performed together since 2011. An election-year comeback is always a possibility, as the rabble-rousing agit-rockers were never known for sitting out a good political fight. Until then, Tampa Bay fans can make do with Guerrilla Radio, a tribute to Rage featuring artists from across Florida. Bangarang, Jon Ditty, Justino Lee Walker, Noah Prescott, Michael Garrie and more will team up to cover songs like Bulls on Parade, Bombtrack and Killing in the Name. The concert will benefit a number of nonprofits, including Tampa Food Not Bombs, Feeding Tampa Bay, Mezoculture and the Tampa Bay Democratic Socialists of America. And if those don’t sound like your cups of charity, this might not be the concert for you anyway. $12. 7 p.m. Saturday. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. (813) 241-8600.

ON THE LIST: Wolfgang Gartner

DJs the world over are working with artists like Selena Gomez and Bastille, and Wolfgang Gartner is out here throwing it down with John Oates. The SoCal producer’s 2016 single Baby Be Real not only isn’t an embarrassment, it’s a pretty great example of what might happen if Hall and Oates ever move to Ibiza. Gartner, 37, may have a cheeky streak, but he’s never at a loss for a melody, as his synth-heavy new singles 28 Grams and Ectoplasm can attest. He might need to get Daryl Hall on the horn for a remix. Free with RSVP, $10 at the door. 8:30 p.m. Sunday (doors open at noon). Shephard’s Beach Resort, 619 Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. (727) 442-5107. shephards.com.

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