Friday, November 1, 2013
10 must-see Dallas concerts in November
We're giving thanks for a great concert calendar this month.
DALLAS Soon enough, we'll be sitting down to feast on Thanksgiving Day. Before then, however, there is plenty of live music coming through Dallas to be thankful for. Mark your calendars for these 10 can’t-miss concerts happening in November.
Selena Gomez (November 3): Actress, singer and Grand Prairie native Selena Gomez returns to her roots at American Airlines Center. She is supporting her new album Stars Dance, which came out in July, and is bringing along singer/songwriter Christina Grimmie for the Dallas date.
Bonobo (November 7): UK producer Simon Green, a.k.a. Bonobo, hits House of Blues in support of his latest release, The North Borders. Though Green played and recorded every instrument on the album, he is touring with a full band that will surely breathe new life into his downtempo tracks. Show up early to catch another electronic mastermind, Chet Faker.
Beats Antique (November 8): This avant-garde trio out of
Los Angeles Oakland, California returns to Trees in Deep Ellum on the heels of a new album release and new stage production. Beats Antique has met national acclaim for their innovative show that includes belly dancing, riveting costumes and, often, crowd participation. Openers ill-esha and Sorne will be in tow, too.
Janelle Monáe (November 9): Indie music’s soul sister will be getting funky at House of Blues this month. Since the release of her second full-length, The Electric Lady, Monáe has been a familiar face on award shows and late-night programming. Look out for Erykah Badu at this show, as the two collaborated on Monáe’s latest album.
Rihanna (November 11): Rihanna will be sparkling like a diamond center stage at American Airlines Center, and it’s about time. The pop princess is making up a show she canceled back in April due to sickness. Rapper 2 Chainz opens the evening.
The Head and The Heart (November 15): Seattle’s indie-folk sweethearts just released their sophomore album, Let’s Be Still, in October and wasted no time in hitting the road to play it live. Fellow Northwesterners The Quiet Life and Austin's The Eastern Sea open the show at South Side Music Hall.
Pearl Jam (November 15): Two decades of rock 'n' roll have done little to slow down Pearl Jam. They hit Dallas' American Airlines Center one month after the release of their latest album of original material, Lightening Bolt, with local band Midlake.
B.B. King (November 20): Your chance to witness blues history is in late November. Guitar legend and creator of more than 60 albums, B.B. King takes on the Winspear Opera House as part of the Capital One Bank Bravo Series. This opportunity may not come again – the King is 88 years old.
Sarah Jaffe (November 23 and 24): DFW’s homegrown darling returns to Denton for a two-night run at Dan’s Silverleaf. Despite work on a new project in conjunction with local producer Symbolyc One and a track on Eminem's new album, Jaffe with be performing solo with openers Son of Stan and Bethan on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1.
Gary Clark Jr. (November 27): It’s been a quick rise to fame for Texas blues guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr., but he certainly hasn’t forgotten his roots. House of Blues offers an intimate chance to hear the artist before he ships off to tour with Kings of Leon and Dave Matthews Band. The Moeller Brothers open the show.
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