After an extended “Saturday Night Live” appearance in September, Arcade Fire released “Reflektor,” a double-album co-produced by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, last month. And there was (mostly) rejoicing.
One thing they didn’t release: a tour schedule. That changed last week, when the Montreal collective posted a slew of 2014 dates on their website. They’ll stop at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30.50-$70.50) go on sale this Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com, at the arena box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
SoCal indie rockers Young the Giant’s new single, “It’s About Time,” is currently climbing the alternative charts, and a new album, “Mind Over Matter,” is slated for a January release. They’ll hit the road this spring, including a stop at The Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on March 4 at 8 p.m.; Vance Joy opens. Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin heads to the Dome on Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m. GA tickets for both shows ($25 each) go on sale this Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
The Southern Soul Assembly Tour ($35-$55), featuring ringers J.J. Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson, reaches the Fairfield Theatre Company’s Norwalk Concert Hall in Norwalk on Wednesday, April 9. Visit fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036 for tickets.
Brooklyn, N.Y. synth-pop guru Brothertiger (John Jagos) plays a free show at BAR in New Haven on Wednesday, January 1 at 10 p.m., followed by dance-punk quartet Black Taxi on Wednesday, January 15 at 10 p.m. Roots-rock outfit Spirit Family Reunion plays Cafe Nine in New Haven on Thursday, January 30 at 9 p.m; tickets ($12-$15) go on sale this Friday, November 22 at noon through manicproductions.org.
British electro-psych duo Shpongle’s Museum of Consciousness Tour rolls into Toad’s Place in New Haven on Wednesday, April 2 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets ($22-$25) go on sale this Saturday, November 23; visit toadsplace.com. Sizzla’s November 30 date at Toad’s has been cancelled; refunds are available at point of purchase.
Metalheads In This Moment ($22-$25) head to the Webster Theater in Hartford on Saturday, January 18 at 6 p.m. Death Before Dishonor ($12-$14, on sale Friday, November 22) invades the Webster on Sunday, January 26 at 6 p.m. Grab advance tickets at the box office, online at tickets.com or by calling 800-477-6849.
Kelly Joe Phelps ($15-$18) plays the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Sunday, February 23 at 7 p.m. C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band ($12.50-$15) follow on Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets to both shows are available at iheg.com.
Infinity Hall in Norfolk hosts Bad Medicine: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Experience ($34, $49) on Friday, December 27 at 8 p.m. 2009 American Idol winner Kris Allen ($27, $39) performs in Norfolk on Thursday, February 13 at 8 p.m. 8 p.m. Taj Mahal ($80, $110) returns to the Infinity Hall stage on Sunday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell ($35, $50) follow on Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m. Call 866-666-6306 or visit infinityhall.com for tickets.
Bridge Street Live in Collinsville welcomes Karla Bonoff ($35, $45) on Sunday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Guy Davis ($17, $27) on Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m. Visit 41bridgestreet.com for tickets.