World-music fans rejoice: Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall delivers three globe-trotting shows early next year, starting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. with Brooklyn, N.Y.-based octet Red Baraat ($15-$18), led by American drummer/composer Sunny Jain.
Malian superstar Habib Koite ($25-$30) plays the Iron Horse on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., followed by Tinariwen, a group of Tuareg musicians from northern Mali, on March 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets for each of the three concerts are on sale at iheg.com or by calling 413-586-8686.
The 2014 Vans Warped Tour ($23.50-$43), featuring Air Dubai, For Today, Mixtapes, Stray From the Path, Teenage Bottlerocket, Beartooth and a number of other artists, rolls up to the Comcast Theatre in Hartford on July 13. Head to vanswarpedtour.com or livenation.com.
Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa ($79 and up) arrives at the Bushnell Center in Hartford on May 17 at 8 p.m. Visit bushnell.org or call 860-987-5900 for tickets.
Former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson ($55-$60) plays a solo show at the Ridgefield Playhouse on April 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or by calling 203-438-5795.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. indie rockers We Are The In Crowd ($15) play the Space in Hamden on April 1 (7 p.m. doors) with William Beckett and three other bands. Head to thespacect.com for tickets.
Ex-Hootie and the Blowfish crooner Darius Rucker’s True Believers Tour ($35) heads to Mohegan Sun Arena on March 28 at 7 p.m., with the Eli Young Band opening. Tickets are on sale now at mohegansun.com or calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
Tex-Mex stars Los Lonely Boys ($35-$55) perform at Norwalk Concert Hall in Norwalk on March 28 at 8 p.m. Visit fairfieldtheatre.org for tickets or call 203-259-1036.