There’s all the metal you could want when Slayer, Motörhead and Anthrax headline this year’s Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Slipknot, the Devil Wears Prada and more Aug. 5 at Comcast Theatre in Hartford. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m. for $63.50, $53.50 and $34 for reserved seats and $20.50 for the lawn.
O.A.R. plays Aug. 2 on the “Festival Stage” there (that is, outside the main amphitheater building); tickets go on sale Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. for $29. Tickets are available via www.livenation.com.
Martina McBride performs Aug. 24 at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford; tickets go on sale Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m. for $65 and $45 via www.livenation.com.
After years away from the public eye, Fiona Apple returns with a new album and three local concerts in June. Apple performs June 22 at MGM Grand at Foxwoods, June 23 at Mountain Park in Holyoke and June 29 at Ives Concert Park in Danbury. Blake Mills opens. All three shows go on sale April 20 at 10 a.m. There’s no information on ticket prices for Foxwoods, but tickets for Holyoke are $55 and $45 for reserved seats and $35 for the lawn, via www.nbotickets.com. Tickets for Danbury are $50 and $45 for reserved seats and $35 for general admission on the lawn. Danbury tickets will be available via www.premierboxoffice.com.
Wilco returns Aug. 1 to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford; tickets go on sale Friday, April 13, at 11 a.m. for $45 via www.bushnell.org. Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Renaldo opens.
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham plays June 2 at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton; tickets go on sale Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m. for $125 for a VIP meet-and-greet with Buckingham, $45 and $35, via www.nbotickets.com.
Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis & the News co-headline Aug. 4 at MGM Grand at Foxwoods; tickets are $75, $60 and $50 via www.foxwoods.com.
Christian crunk-rock band Family Force 5 performs Aug. 4 at Toad’s Place in New Haven; tickets go on sale Friday, April 13, at noon for $15 via www.toadsplace.com.
Singer and songwriter David Olney performs April 19 at Windsor Art Center; tickets are $10 at the door.
Leo Kottke performs June 9 at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk; tickets go on sale Thursday, April 12, for $60 and $45. Robben Ford is there Aug. 17; tickets are $65, $45 and $40. Journey tribute band Voyage is there Sept. 29; tickets are $35 and $22.
Former Mammals members Mike + Ruthy perform April 20 at the Studio at Billings Forge in Hartford; tickets are $15 at the door.
Ashford native Desiree Bassett, who’s been on the road as the guitarist for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal tour, performs a solo show with Barry Godreau of Boston (the band) June 2 at Joanna’s Café in Somers; tickets are $15 via joannasbanquets.com.
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