Big week for Vegas concert on-sales: The Black Keys, Green Day, Bob Dylan …
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 (10:13 a.m.)
Photo: Bill Hughes
Recheck those credit-card balances and practice those Ticketmaster mouse moves, Las Vegas rock fans. Four big shows are headed to town, and they all go on sale this week.
* Dynamic blues-rock duo The Black Keys plays the Joint Sunday, December 30 and Monday, December 31 (yep, a New Year’s Eve show to compete with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Cosmopolitan concert). Also on the bill: new indie supergroup Divine Fits, featuring Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner. Tickets start at $99 and go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
* Green Day celebrates the releases of its upcoming Uno!, Dos! and Tres! album trio with a Friday, February 8 date at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tickets run from $29.50 to $69.50 and go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m. (The Who plays the Joint the same night, a bummer for crossover fans of 60-something classic rockers and 40-something pop-punkers.
* Poet-rocker Bob Dylan teams with ex-Dire Straits man Mark Knopfler for a Mandalay Bay Events Center performance on Saturday, October 27. Tickets cost $59.50 to $129.50 and go on sale Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Look for a review of Dylan’s latest album, Tempest, in this week’s issue of Las Vegas Weekly.
* A Perfect Circle, one of the other band fronted by Tool vocalist James Maynard Keenan, plays Planet Hollywood’s Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 29. Tickets are $47 to $66 and go on sale Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. According to the alternative-rock group’s publicist, the Vegas date will be APC’s lone 2012 live appearance.