Demi Lovato announced a new tour, which includes a stop in Connecticut. She performs at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on March 8, along with openers Little Mix and Fifth Harmony. The show goes on sale this Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Tickets are $38, $48, and $69.50.
Those looking for a way to celebrate Halloween aside from tricks and treats can head to Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden to catch The Felice Brothers. The show is on sale now at manicproductions.org for $20, or $25 at the door.
Fresh off a free performance in Hartford recently, They Might Be Giants are playing another free show in the area. This one is at the Wolf Den on Friday, Nov. 1. The Mohegan Sun venue is also bringing Sara Evans on Nov. 2, American Idol winner Lee DeWyze on Nov. 21, and Eddie Money on Nov. 30.
Reel Big Fish keep the dance moves up with a stop at Toad’s Place on Nov. 11. Tickets are on sale now at toadsplace.com for $20. Dweezil Zappa is at Toad’s March 2 for Zappa Plays Zappa, celebrating the 40th anniversary of his father’s Roxy & Elsewhere. Tickets are $30, gold circle tickets are $40, and special admission during soundcheck goes for $60. Visit toadsplace.com for more info.
Nov. 8 has a good garage punk band with a terrible name playing upstairs from Toad’s at Lilly’s Pad: Diarrhea Planet. Tickets are $10 and on sale at manicproductions.org.
Legendary Italian prog-rockers Goblin are playing New Haven Dec. 11. The group, famous for among other things the soundtrack to the European release of “Dawn Of The Dead,” play with the aptly named Zombi at the Center Church on the Green. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon through manicproductions.org. Seats are $28, or VIP meet and greet tickets are $65.
New Haven’s Paper Hill Casket Company is holding a CD release show at Cafe Nine on Nov. 8. 1974 and Them Damn Hamiltons fill in for support. Tickets are $6 at cafenine.com, or $8 at the door. Paper Hill Casket Company are also playing the first birthday show for Cygnus Radio on Oct. 12, along with Hannah Fair and Post-Modern Panic. Tickets are $7 at cafennine.com.
The Iron Horse has 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas doing a special solo performance on Nov. 15 (he regularly performs with Alison Krauss and Union Station). Tickets are $35 at iheg.com, or $40 at the door.
Girl In A Coma are at the Iron Horse on Nov. 11 for $10, meanwhile Pearl Street has MiM0Sa on Nov. 22 for $15 and All That Remains on Dec. 28 for $19.93. Clutch play Pearl Street on Jan. 13 along with The Sword and Crobot. Those tickets are $25, and on sale Friday at iheg.com.
Remember Smash Mouth? They play Infinity Hall on Nov. 24. Tickets are $65 and $80 and on sale now at infinityhall.com.
Coming Up This Week:
Friday night has Baths at the Iron Horse, and Mark Mulcahy at Cafe Nine.
Sunday sees Weird Al Yankovich at the Calvin Theatre, and Bayside with Motion City Soundtrack at Toad’s Place.
UFO rock out Infinity Hall next Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, and The Wonder Years play the Mohegan Sun Arena on Oct. 9.