PREVIEW: Spring semester concert lineup

PREVIEW: Spring semester concert lineup

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater image - CW / Abbie Collins

Dave Matthews and Def Leppard photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Though the semester’s just getting started, it’s bringing with it a wide variety of bands to the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham areas. From rock legends to hip-hop stars, there’s a little something for everyone.

These are just a few of the acts coming later this semester.

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Def Leppard - May 2

Seventies rock band Def Leppard is coming to Tuscaloosa on May 2. The band is best known for their glam metal style and songs like “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Love Bites.” The concert starts at 7 p.m. and ticket pricing varies by seat.

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - May 3

The very next day, rock/jazz duo Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds play at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The two are known for their time as part of Dave Matthews Band. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and ticket pricing varies by seat.

Druid City Music Hall - Tuscaloosa 

CBDB - Feb. 10

Tuscaloosa-founded band CBDB will be performing at Druid City Music Hall on Feb. 10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 to see this funky group perform one of their reveled extended jam sessions. 

Jon Langston - Feb. 24

Country crooner Jon Langston will take Druid City on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. 

Boombox - Feb. 25

Boombox will blend electronic sounds with funk and soul at Druid City on Feb. 25. The show starts at 9 p.m. with doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. 

Riley Green - March 4

Riley Green and Murphy Elmore take the Druid City stage on March 4 at 9 p.m. with doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Big Wild - April 26

Big Wild takes the Druid City stage on April 26 at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. 

BJCC - Birmingham

Twenty One Pilots - Feb. 24

Alternative pop/hip-hop group Twenty One Pilots will be performing at the BJCC on Feb. 24. The duo is best known for songs like “Stressed Out” and “Heathens,” which was featured in the movie Suicide Squad. The show starts at 7 p.m in the Legacy Theater. Ticket prices vary depending on seat.

Panic! at the Disco - April 7

Known for songs like “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” and “Victorious,” Brendon Urie takes the stage on April 7. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Legacy Theater. Ticket prices vary depending on seat.

Saturn - Birmingham

Chief Keef - Feb. 14

Chicago rapper Chief Keef will be performing at Saturn on Valentine's Day. He’s known for singles such as “Ain’t Missing You” and “Nobody,” featuring Kanye West. Keef has worked with West on his album, Yeezus. Tickets for the show are $20 for general admission. Doors open for this event at 7 p.m. with Chief Keef performing at 8 p.m. The event is 18+.

Mandolin Orange - April 25

Mandolin Orange is a folk band based out of North Carolina. Since 2010, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz have performed together, presenting the crowd with a mix of folk, bluegrass and more. Tickets for the show are $20 for general admission. Doors open for this event at 7 p.m. while the show starts at 8 p.m. The event is 18+.

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