Wanna see a show?
Get off your duff and make plans now for these sizzling acts coming to the Grand Strand and the Carolinas.
New this week:
Since last we met, tickets went on sale for ska/punk band Less Than Jake’s (“She’s Gonna Break Soon”) Dec. 29 gig at the House of Blues, also featuring support acts Lionize and Protagonist.
They’ll set you back $20 in advance, $22 day of show. Available at the venue box office at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, online at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Also, in an occurrence that’s ranking right up there with death, taxes and seafood buffets, the 9th annual Green 17 Tour, featuring headliners Flogging Molly, returns to the House of Blues for some pre-St. Patrick’s Day roguery on Feb. 8, and tickets went on sale Nov. 16. How much green will you need to secure tickets? They range from $26 to $53.50. You can snag ‘em at the venue box office, on the Interwebs at www.livenation.com or by dialing 800-745-3000.
And somehow, amazingly, we just heard about this one, as the Redheaded Stranger treks back to our area. Tickets for Willie Nelson and Family’s Dec. 7 show at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium just up the road in Supply, N.C. are sold out, but Hot Tickets has learned that more tickets will be released next week as the concert approaches. Tickets are $66 and to get on the waiting list, call 910-755-7416. For more information, go to www.bccowa.com.
Los Angeles-based but Grand Strand-born professional actor Bill Oberst is returning to his roots with a one-man show entitled “Weird Tales” set for Jan. 12 at the Strand Theater in Georgetown, and tickets are $15. There will be two shows - at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 527-2924.
This one’s certainly interesting... According to concert industry publication Pollstar, The Little River Band, which usually plays a couple of times of year at the House of Blues, is slotted to perform at the nearby Mayfest on Main on May 11, but here comes the really interesting part: Also on the bill is John Waite, the former Babys and Bad English frontman, most notable for his massive 1984 hit “Missing You.” This is the same festival that Night Ranger headlined this year.
As the Year of our Lord 2012 is rapidly coming to a close, it’s never too early to plan your New Year’s Eve revelry, right? If you’re a plan-ahead type, then note that indie folk/country/rock artist Corey Smith will once again headline the House of Blues NYE bash on Dec. 31 and tickets have been on sale for a few weeks with prices range from $31 to $52.50, available at the venue box office, online at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000. American Aquarium is also on the bill.
A pair of blues-shredding guitarists top the bill on March 2 as innovator Buddy Guy and one of his disciples, Jonny Lang, return to the House of Blues for an actual blues show, and tickets quietly went on sale recently. They’ll set you back anywhere from $39.50 to $91.50, available at the venue box office at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, or online at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Billed as an “Evening of Sitdown,” chattermouth comedian Robin Williams headlines the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Jan. 25 and tickets ($59, $69, $89 and $129) went on sale recently.
Also on the bill is David Steinberg. For tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 843-745-3000.
Kent Kimes, Editor