Heavy rockers Slipknot plan to release “.5: The Gray Chapter,” its fifth studio album, on Oct. 21. And that can mean only one thing: a new tour.
The Des Moines nu-metalers hit the road in late October, stopping at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($35) go on sale starting on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com and at 800-745-3000.
Martina McBride ($45 to $65) performs at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at palacetheaterct.org and 203-346-2000.
Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore ($20) performs with his band at the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden on Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. Willimantic 8-piece emo orchestra the World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die ($12 to $14) takes up space at the Space on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m., with guests the Hotelier, Rozwell Kid and Posture & the Grizzly.
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas play a free show at BAR in New Haven on Oct. 22 at 9:30 p.m. Baltimore indie rockers Lower Dens ($10 to $12) play the Space on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Slackers ($15 to $20) at the Ballroom on Dec. 19 at 9 p.m., with Mephiskapheles and Jesse Wagner (of the Aggrolites) opening. Visit manicproductions.org for tickets and information.
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson ($39 to $54) pay tribute to their father Ricky at Infinity Hall Hartford on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Jazz rockers Storm Large ($29 to $44) play Infinity Hall Hartford on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m., followed by David Bromberg and Larry Campbell ($54 to $69) on Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. New Jersey’s Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes ($60 to $80) head for Hartford on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., followed by Mary Chapin Carpenter ($79 to $109) on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m., with special guest Tift Merritt.
Southern rockers the Marshall Tucker Band ($65 to $80) play Infinity Hall Hartford on Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m., followed by Toronto fusioners Enter The Haggis ($35 to $50) on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and Los Lobos ($59 to $79) on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.
Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell’s Pine Hill Project ($29 to $44) heads to Infinity Hall Hartford on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., with guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, followed by Acoustic Alchemy ($39 to $54) on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Average White Band ($40 to $55) performs on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Junior Brown ($45 to $60) heads to Infinity Hall Hartford on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam ($60 to $80) plays the Norfolk location on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. Check out infinityhall.com for tickets to all shows.
Los Texmaniacs ($15 to $55) play Collinsville’s Bridge Street Live on Friday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m., followed by a double bill of the Kortchmar McDonald Band and the Shinolas ($20 to $60) on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. Joanne Shaw Taylor ($17 to $57) performs at Bridge Street on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. Visit 41bridgestreet.com for tickets and more information.
Sounding Board Coffeehouse in West Hartford welcomes notable singer-songwriters every Saturday in September: Bill Staines (Sept. 6, $8 to $17); David Mallett (Sept. 13, $8 to $20); Roy Zimmerman (Sept. 20, $12 to $20); and Susan Werner (Sept. 27, $10 to $23). All shows start at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Visit soundingboardcoffeehouse.org or call (860) 635-7685 before 4 p.m. on the day of the show for tickets.
The Palace Theater in Stafford Springs hosts the Rolling Thunder Revival: A Tribute to Bob Dylan ($11 to $14) featuring Rob Stoner on Oct. 4 at 8:30 p.m., followed by Doors tribute Riders on the Storm ($12.50 to $15) on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. and Hey Nineteen: A Tribute to Steely Dan ($22 to $25) on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Puddle Of Mudd ($25 to $29) plays the Palace on Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. Visit thestaffordpalacetheater.com for tickets and information.
Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli ($20) plays the Kate in Old Saybrook on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Buy tickets at katharinehepburntheater.org.