This week has started off with a slew of announcements about upcoming New Orleans concerts by Sia, Sturgill Simpson, Young the Giant, comedian Ron White, a group comprised of members of Yes, and a classic rock double bill of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton.
Pop star Sia, she of the face-obscuring wig, will bring her first-ever arena headlining tour, dubbed the Nostalgic for the Present Tour to the Smoothie King Center on Nov. 3. The bill also includes Miguel and AlunaGeorge. The show is part of a 22-date tour, produced by Live Nation Entertainment, in support of Sia’s “This Is Acting” album.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Central Time on Friday, May 20 via LiveNation.com, following various presales, including one for Citi cardmembers, that start on May 17. Tickets are $32 or $122 plus service charges.
Peter Frampton and the current incarnation of Lynyrd Skynyrd – its ranks include only guitarist Gary Rossington from the classic 1970s roster – share a bill at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square on August 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. Central Time, priced at $31 and $85.50 plus service charges.
The House of Blues will host alternative rock bands Young the Giant and Ra Ra Riot on Oct. 5. Young the Giant’s highly anticipated third album, “Home of the Strange,” comes out Aug. 12. Tickets are on sale Friday via the House of Blues box office and Ticketmaster for $29.50 plus service charges.
Country/Americana singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson is bound for the Saenger Theatre on Sept. 9. He’s on the road to promote his acclaimed album “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.” Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and at the Saenger box office for $35 or $45.
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, a veteran of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, brings his cigar-and-scotch persona to the Saenger on Aug. 12. Tickets are $57 or $82, on sale Friday at noon via the Saenger box office and Ticketmaster.
The Saenger also recently announced a Nov. 11 show by vocalist Jon Anderson, keyboardist Rick Wakeman and guitarist Trevor Rabin of Yes. Billed as ARW, the trio plan to trot out classics from the Yes catalog; though various Yes line-ups have toured more or less continuously, these three components have not shared a stage since the 1990 “Union” tour.
Tickets for “An Evening of Yes Music and More” are priced at $39.50 or $99.50, on sale June 3.