Wanna see a show?
Get off your duff and make plans now for these sizzling acts coming to the Grand Strand and the Carolinas.
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Rock of the ‘90s and early 2000s will be in full effect for The Summerland Tour 2013 featuring Everclear, Filter, Sponge and an Ed Kowalczyk-less Live coming to the House of Blues on June 8 with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. They’ll set you back $35 for general admission to $82.50 for the high-end loge seats. Get your itchy trigger finger ready to dial 800-745-3000, your mouse oiled up to click on www.livenation.com, or your hooves ready to stampede the box office at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach.
Pushing 90, blues guitar legend B.B. King keeps on rolling and returns to the House of Blues for a gig July 7, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $42.50, $46, $82.50, $87.50, $92.50 and $97.50, available at the box office, by calling 800-745-3000 or on the Interwebs at www.livenation.com.
And going on sale at noon Saturday are tickets for the return of funk rock progenitors Mother’s Finest (“Baby Love,” “Get a Piece of the Rock”) to the House of Blues on July 12. Tickets range from $17.50 to $33. Get ‘em at the venue box office, online at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
You won’t need tickets for these shows because they’re free as the much-anticipated Backyard Summer Concert Series at The Boathouse is soon to kick off with a performance April 7 by “American Idol” alum and former Coastal Carolina University student Elise Testone and her large backing band. Other shows in the Sunday afternoon series include: Rehab on April 21; Ying Yang Twins on April 28; Sunny Ledfurd on May 12; Saliva on June 9; Shooter Jennings on June 23; Bubba Sparxxx returns June 30; the annual JerryFest is set for Aug. 11; a Sebastian Bach-less Skid Row on Aug. 18; and rapper Coolio returns Aug. 25. For more information, go to www.boathousemb.com.
Get ready for some panty-dropping as North Carolina-born retro-soul man Anthony Hamilton returns to the House of Blues on April 5. Tickets are going for $32.50, $34.50, $62.50, $67.50, $72.50 and $77.50. Tickets available at the box office, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.livenation.com.
Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker, the rocker-turned-country performer returns to the House of Blues on April 13 with a solo gig and tickets range from $52.50 to $117.50. Snag ‘em at the box office, online at www.livenation.com or by dialing 800-745-3000.
Keeping with the Palmetto State vibe, indie rock sensation Band of Horses, led by Irmo native Ben Bridwell, gallops back to North Myrtle Beach for a gig May 5 at the House of Blues, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Future birds are also on the bill. Tickets range from $25 to $38 and you can get your grubby little hipster hands on them by calling 800-745-3000, setting your browser to www.livenation.com, or hoofing it to the HOB box office at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach.
Asheville, N.C.-based funk-rock party act Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will lay down the grooves at Pirate’s Cove in North Myrtle Beach on April 25. Ticketing info was not available at press time.
While controversy surrounds the dismissal of Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo on the band’s Australian tour, you can put all that drama behind you and simply enjoy the thrash metal legend’s music as Hell Awaits, a Slayer tribute, is set to throttle biker bar Suck Bang Blow (Original) in Murrells Inlet on May 25, on a bill that also features local horror metal act Prowler. The all-ages show is free for 21 and older; $8 for those younger than 21.
Not to be outdone by the Summerland Tour hitting the Grand Strand, ‘90s nostalgia is the name of the game for the Under the Sun 2013 Tour coming to the North Charleston Coliseum on Aug. 9, featuring the likes of Sugar Ray, Smashmouth, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets are $39.50 and $59.50, available via www.ticketmaster.com or by phoning 800-745-3000.
Kent Kimes, Editor