Put another dime in the jukebox and head to Concord Pavilion to see JOAN
JET AND THE BLACKHEARTS rock the stage with co-headliners STYX, with
heavy metal outfit TESLA serving as head-banging backup band. Joan Jett
and the Blackhearts released their last album “Unvarnished” in 2013. The
beloved singer-guitarist is also the subject of Kevin Kerslake’s new documentary,
“Bad Reputation,” which recently premiered at Sundance. As for Styx,
the prog rockers released a long awaited sonically sweet new album, “The
Mission,” last year, marking their first LP since 2005. Tickets $23.75–$149.50.
Concord Pavilion. 2000 Kirker Pass Rd, Concord, 925/692-2400.
This fearsome five-some cranks out versatile hits that straddle the rock and
pop genres. Their newly released “Red Pill Blues” was radio ready from the
start and has already produced a series of singles that shot straight to the
top of the charts, including “Don’t Wanna Know” with Kendrick Lamar, “Cold”
with Future, “What Lovers Do” with SZA and “Whiskey” with A$AP Rocky. Rising
star singer/songwriter JULIA MICHAELS opens, lending a layer of folksy
soul to the lineup that will warm up the crowd for the main event. Tickets $
49.50–$149.50 Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. 510/569-2121.
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