The classic Fleetwood Mac lineup — Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie — will head to the XL Center in Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets ($49.50-$179.50) go on sale starting Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. through xlcenter.com or LiveNation.com or by calling 877-522-8499.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival ($23.50-$73.50), featuring Avenged Sevenfold, KORN, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Miss May I and other loud bands, arrives at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Sunday, July 27, beginning at 1 p.m. Jason Aldean ($30.25-$60) follows on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m., with special guests Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, April 4 at 10 a.m. through livenation.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Foxwoods Resort Casino hosts rock band O.A.R. and “American Idol” Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips on Sunday, July 6. Tickets ($55-$80) go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m. through foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
A.J. Croce ($25-$35) heads to Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Sunday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds ($29-$44) performs at Infinity Hall on Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m., with the Adam Ezra Group opening. Singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton ($34-$49) heads to Infinity Hall on Thursday, June 19 at 8 p.m. California rockers Toad The Wet Sprocket ($55-$75) play Infinity Hall on Thursday, July 3 at 8 p.m. Head to infinityhall.com for tickets and information.
Peter Murphy ($20-$100) of Bauhaus fame performs at the Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Wednesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at manicproductions.org or by visiting Redscroll Records in Wallingford. VIP tickets include a meet-and-greet with Murphy and some extra swag.
Geographer ($12-$14) heads to the Ballroom at Outer Space on Sunday, May 18 at 8:30 p.m. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds ($15) follow at the Ballroom on Saturday, June 14 at 9 p.m., along with the Melvins’ King Buzzo ($15) on Saturday, July 12 at 9 p.m. Lower ($8) heads to Cafe Nine in New Haven on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets to all four shows go on sale this Friday, April 4 at noon through manicproductions.org.
Indie rockers Gardens & Villa ($10) play the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Wednesday, April 16 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, April 16 at 8:30 p.m. A Great Big World ($16) heads to Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton on Sunday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 4. Calling 413-586-8686 or online at iheg.com.
Alejandro Escovedo ($27-$37) plays a show at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Sunday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m., with special guest Amy Cook. Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite of the Saw Doctors ($17-$27) are at Bridge Street this Satuday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Visit 41bridgestreet.com for tickets and information.
Pat Donohue ($25-$30) plays two shows at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, the first a solo performance on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and the second with special guest Stephen Bennett the following night. Blues legend Geoff Muldaur ($22-$25) heads to Roaring Brook Nature Center on Saturday, April 26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 860-693-0263. Visit roaringbrookconcerts.org for more information.
Local hip-hop/rock outfit Joey Batts & Them will appear on Thursday, April 17 for Real Art Ways’ Creative Cocktail Hour, beginning at 6 p.m.
Melissa Etheridge ($125) plays Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m. Art Garfunkel ($65) performs at Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels ($80) heads to Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, April 29 at 8 p.m. For tickets call the box office at 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.