She's coming to the Sprint Center on May 11, a Friday, with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann. Presale is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday (March 1). Password is DIAMOND. Tickets are $25.75 to $49.75. Regular sale starts 10 a.m. Friday.
Several celebrities have participated in some Literary Death Matches, like author Chuck Palahniuk (“Fight Club”), who judged one in Austin, Texas, recently. The third Kansas City version of Literary Death Match is Tuesday at the Firefly Lounge, 4118 Pennsylvania. Doors open at 7 p.m. The event starts at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Editor's note: This isn't a music story, but if you like comedy and jazz you will be interested.
The Literary Death Match was conceived in New York almost six years ago by writers tired of the same-old at public readings.
Here's the official word from the Sprint Center. George Strait will perform Saturday, March 3, at the Sprint Center. Martina McBride will open at 7:30 p.m. All tickets from the Feb. 25 show at the Sprint Center will be honored at the rescheduled show. Also: If you can't attend the makeup show, you can return your tickets at the same place you bought them.
Country singer George Strait postponed his concert at the Sprint Center on Saturday night, telling his crowd of about 18,000 that he was too sick to go on. About 9:15 p.m,. as the P.A. system played "Deep in the Heart of Texas," Strait took the stage and strapped on his guitar. He then sang "Here for a Good Time," though clearly he was not.
Straight from the maw of the PR machine, regarding next week's shows:" 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' will honor Bruce Springsteen with a weeklong musical tribute Monday through Friday (11:35 p.m. on Channel 41/NBC) to celebrate the launch of his new album, "Wrecking Ball," which will be released on Columbia Records March 6. Each night, the show's featured musical guest will perform selected songs from his extensive catalog." Above, Fallon and Springsteen spoof Neil Young.
The band featuring Spider One, Rob Zombie's younger brother, will be in town on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Beaumont Club. Also on the bill: Swill, Syn City Cowboys, and Razorwire Halo. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 10.
At UltimateClassic.com, he says of a 50th anniversary tour: "That’s what we’re on the verge of. I dunno what the hell is gonna happen yet but we all feel we owe it to ourselves and to the people to do something.”
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