After big overseas tours and stateside opening stints with Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas, singer-songwriter Jason Derulo launches his first U.S. headlining tour in October, which includes a stop at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($35) go on sale this Friday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. through oakdale.com or ticketmaster.com. Becky G and Wallpaper are booked as the opening acts.
L.A.-based producer/DJ Dillon Francis also announced his first headlining tour, which is set to coincide with the release of a new album called “Money Sucks, Friends Rule.” The tour stops at the Oakdale on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($25) go on sale this Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. through oakdale.com or ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Diana Krall brings her Wallflower Tour to the Oakdale on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($48-$75) go on sale starting this Friday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. through oakdale.com and ticketmaster.com. The Fresh Beat Band ($27-$37) heads to the Oakdale on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Limp Bizkit ($39.99) will play the Dome at Oakdale on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Machine Gun Kelly. Tickets are on sale now at oakdale.com, ticketmaster.com and livenation.com.
Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, brings the famed Egypt 80 band to Infinity Hall in Hartford on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m.; tickets are $29-$39. Manhattan Transfer ($69-$89) jazzes up Infinity Hall Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., followed by Tex-Mex rockers Los Lonely Boys ($65-$95) on Friday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. and 10,000 Maniacs ($35-$50) on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall ($69-$89) play Infinity Hall Hartford on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., followed by folk-rocker Brett Dennen ($29-$44) on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt ($85-$110) brings his solo acoustic show to the state for two nights: Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. in Norfolk and Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. in Hartford. Shotgun Wedding ($22-$32) plays Infinity Hall Norfolk on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m., followed by Ryan Montbleau and his Band ($29-$44) on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Blueswoman Marcia Ball ($35-$50) performs in Norfolk on Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. Visit infinityhall.com for tickets to both venues.
Infinity Hall recently announced a partnership with Torrington’s Warner Theatre to start booking shows, starting with B.B. King ($49 and up) on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.
Humming House ($10-$13) plays the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., followed by Vacationer ($13-$15) on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 p.m. Jazz bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding ($25-$45) arrives at the Calvin Theater in Northampton on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Michelle Chamuel ($17.50-$20) plays the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Visit iheg.com for tickets and more information.
J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. performs (loudly) at the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden on Sept. 24. Beverly plays a free show at BAR in New Haven on Aug. 27, followed by Waylayers on Sept. 24. Touché Amoré hits the Space in Hamden on Sept. 27, followed by the Reign of Kindo on Oct. 20. Visit manicproductions.org for tickets.