Fresh off a stop in Hartford where he professed his Connecticut heritage, John Mayer has announced another concert in the state, this one being the first in his hometown in nine years.
Mayer will perform at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Dec. 14 as a continuation of the Born & Raised Tour. Phillip Phillips opens. Tickets go for $59.50 and $79.50, and are on sale next Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Elsewhere in the state are a few shows much heavier. Metal overlords Slayer are playing the Oakdale Theatre on their first headlong tour since the death of founding member Jeff Hanneman. Gojira and 4Arm open the Nov. 26 show, which goes on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Seats are $35, and pit tickets are $45.
It didn’t take long for Nine Inch Nails to start up again. With a new album released Tuesday, Trent Reznor is bringing the band’s impeccable and renowned live show to the Mohegan Sun Arena on Oct. 12. Tickets are $45 and $65, and on sale Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Legendary post rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor are opening.
Across the way at the Wolf Den, Quiet Riot bring the noize on Oct. 20. Local bluesman Jeff Pitchell plays a show there with the J. Geils Band on Oct. 27. Both shows are free.
Pitchell joins his usual band, the Texas Flood, at the Stafford Palace Theatre on Nov. 27. On Nov. 13 the Palace brings in a rather unorthodox show for their venue, the East Coast Armageddon Tour with death metal bands Six Feet Under, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, and Dark Sermon. Both those shows are $20, and on sale at thestaffordpalacetheater.com.
Steve Aoki is playing a show at the Dome at Oakdale along with Waka Flocka Flame and Borgore. Tickets to the Oct. 27 event are $30, and on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Howie Day is at the Iron Horse on Nov. 20, with tickets at $20. The Humble Patients play Oct. 19 and Deep Dark Woods on Nov. 19, both of which are $10. Big Freedia gets her “bounce” on at the club on Oct. 28 for $15. Those shows are on sale now at iheg.com.
Goodnight Blue Moon are at Cafe Nine on Nov. 22, along with Great Elk and The Naked Stills. Tickets are $6. Wess Meets West and Beijing are at the musician’s living room Sept. 25 for $5. Those shows are on sale now at cafenine.com.
Ben Taylor is at Infinity Hall on Dec. 20 for $34 and $49, and Johnny Winter kicks off the new year on Jan. 3 for $50 and $65. Those shows go on sale early Thursday at infinityhall.com.
Coming Up This Week:
The lineup for I AM Festival on Saturday in New London is rounding out, with Mark Mulcahy joining Death and Cymbals Eat Guitars as some of the top acts on the bill. James Maple, Skobie Won, Erik Lamb, and Viking Jesus also join the lineup that includes locals like Daphne Lee Martin, The Guru, Echo & Drake, and Elison Jackson.
The I AM Festival is free on Sept. 7, at multiple venues in the Whaling City. Visit iamfest.org for lineup and location details.
Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, and Twenty One Pilots are at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, Sept. 5.
STRFKR, Small Black, and Feelings are at Toad’s on Sunday night, while Crystal Bowersox is up at the Iron Horse in Northampton.
Man Man’s cacophony of sound is at The Space on Tuesday. Hank and Cupcakes and Mission 0 are at Cafe Nine.
Kishi Bashi from Of Montreal is at The Space on Monday, and Pearl Street Tuesday.
Graham Nash will be at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sept. 11, while the Majical Cloudz, Moon King, and Child Actor show at Cafe Nine the same day is sold out.