Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Concerts in Dallas-Fort Worth worth your watch: March 1-3
Metal, hip-hop, punk, country ... we've got it all.
After enjoying a bit of what the Emerald Isle has to offer at the 30th annual North Texas Irish Festival and then making an appearance at the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, make sure you catch some of the big names in music coming through North Texas. (And Oklahoma.)
Two legendary metal bands have joined forces for a tour fittingly dubbed Gigantour, which makes its way to the Palladium Ballroom on Thursday night featuring Megadeth and Motorhead. Although this time around Gigantour is on a smaller scale that its past iterations, that doesn’t make it any less epic. Danish rockers Volbeat and Italian goth metal outfit Lacuna Coil open. Get ready to head bang.
Drake — “Miss Me” featuring Lil Wayne
Young Money’s shining star and one of the hottest emcees in the game, Drake, touches down at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center for a sold-out show that will definitely be the hottest ticket in town -- that is, if you can get one. The show on Friday night is the only date on Drake’s tour where the tickets were not available to the general public, only students. Drake has only been on the radar as a rapper since late 2009, but he has made quite a name for himself in the industry working with hip-hop artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj.
Though UTA gets the spotlight Friday, the University of North Texas managed to nab themselves a punk rock icon on Saturday. Former frontman for the hardcore punk band Black Flag, Henry Rollins, performs at the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton on Saturday evening. But don’t expect this to be just a punk rock show; Rollins has done quite a bit since the band broke up in the late ‘80s. Not an idle man, Rollins has been in a slew of other musical projects, written 15 books, acted in several movies, done voiceovers for video games, and hosts a radio show.
Kid Rock - Born Free
Need a getaway? And by that we mean -- a trek to Oklahoma? Kid Rock performs at WinStar World Casino. Kid Rock may have some new music coming your way during his performance. He is currently working a new material for his follow up to Born Free. The rocker-turned-country also performs Sunday at WinStar.