Thursday, September 9th 2021 6:30 PM Isleta Amphitheater
Built around rich vocal harmony, vivid emotional writing and a smooth fusion of Country, rock and pop, Lady A have long been a model of mainstream success. The multi-Platinum band continues that same momentum with their latest WHAT A SONG CAN DO (CHAPTER ONE) collection (BMLG Records) featuring their current climbing single, “Like A Lady.” Additionally, their 11 No. 1s, 18 million albums sold, 34 million tracks, five billion digital streams and a global touring footprint prove the point. Known for their 9X PLATINUM hit “Need You Now,” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including five GRAMMY Awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, a Tony Award nod and were recently inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry. The 34-city LADY A: WHAT A SONG CAN DO TOUR will launch July 29 in Uncasville, CT with special guests Carly Pearce, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts, with a portion of the ticket sales going towards LadyAID, the group’s philanthropic fund.
Friday, September 10th, 2021 8:00 PM Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque
Never known for resting on their laurels, STYX have now added a triumphant new chapter to their never-ending story of success: namely, The Mission, the band’s sonically sweet 16th studio album and most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding release to date.
The current Styx linup is James “JY” Young Lead vocals, guitars; Tommy Shaw Lead vocals, guitars; Chuck Panozzo Bass, vocals; Todd Sucherman Drums, percussion; Lawrence Gowan Lead vocals, keyboards and Ricky Phillips Bass, guitar, vocals
In order to achieve a collectively mutual goal of live excellence, a band must have a time-tested arsenal of aurally rigorous and rewarding material to get it there, and STYX draws from over four decades of barnburning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts to do so. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a STYX set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady” to the poignant rumination on the fleeting nature of fame in “Miss America,” from an individual yearning for true connection as a “Man in the Wilderness” to a soul-deep quest to achieve what’s at the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball,” from the regal reach-for-the-stars bravado of “Come Sail Away” to the grainy all-in gallop of that rugged “Renegade” who had it made, the band draws on an unlimited cache of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound.
Approaching a decade-and-a-half together on the road, this incarnation of STYX is looking forward to performing as many shows as it can as long as it can.
Korn w/ Staind and Fire From the Gods
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 6:30 PM Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque
Perhaps more so than any other band, Korn is inextricably linked to the nu-metal movement of the late 1990s; a movement they helped spearhead and sonically define, whether they like that to be their legacy, or not. Originating in Bakersfield, California, circa 1993, Korn was born when vocalist Jonathan Davis and guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch joined forces with guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer, bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu and drummer David Silveria, all three of whom had played in a defunct funk metal band named L.A.P.D. With the help of producer Ross Robinson, the quintet unknowingly codified the building blocks of nu-metal on their hugely influential self-titled debut from 1994.
But it was ’98’s Billboard Chart-topping ‘Follow the Leader’ that took Korn stratospheric paving the way to the band’s own Family Values festival, a pair of Grammy awards, and no end to media attention over the ensuing years, shored up by additional studio albums like 1999’s ‘Issues’ and increasingly experimental ‘Untouchables’ (2002) and ‘Take a Look in the Mirror’ (2003). Korn was now firmly entrenched as one of the heavy metal scene’s cornerstone bands.
311 Live from the Ride Tour
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 6:30 PM Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque
All five members of 311 grew up in the 1970’s in Omaha, Nebraska. Nick Hexum, Tim Mahoney and Chad Sexton lived on the west side of town and went to Westside High School together. P-Nut and SA Martinez lived on the south side of town and went to Bryan High School together.
After the success of the “311” album, 311 released a long form home video called “Enlarged to Show Detail” containing live concert footage, interviews, videos, backstage footage, etc. After releasing the home video, 311 went back into the studio to record their fourth cd “Transistor”. “Transistor” debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and is now Platinum.
Thursday, October 7th, 2021 7:30 PM Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque
Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists. Over the past 20 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, among many others. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 21 of his 24 No. 1 hits, and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 singles. The 2010 CMA Entertainer of the Year’s past works have amassed over 3.9 billion on-demand streams.
A prolific entertainer, Paisley’s first prime-time special, Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special, aired on ABC in December 2019 and has garnered over 18.1 million viewers to date. Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are co-founders of nonprofit organization The Store, a free-referral based grocery store, which aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area. For more information, visit www.thestore.org
Dave Matthews Band
Monday, October 11th, 2021 7:30 PM Isleta Amphitheater
After writing his first few songs, including “I’ll Back You Up”, “The Song That Jane Likes” and “Recently”, Matthews formed Dave Matthews Band in early 1991 with LeRoi Moore, Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Peter Griesar (who left the band in 1993), and Boyd Tinsley while working at Miller’s. The band’s first show was on March 14, 1991, as part of a benefit for the Middle East Children’s Alliance at Trax Nightclub in Charlottesville, Virginia.
An artistic blend of acoustic guitar, bass, sax, drums and fiddle music, the band has consistently released music that has attracted a huge fan base.. Dave’s solo album Some Devil, went platinum; its single “Gravedigger” won a Grammy Award in 2004.
Nelly with Blanco Brown-Little Bit of Music Series
Monday October 11th, 2021 7:00 PM New Mexico State University Pan American Center, Las Cruces
Tuesday October 12th, 2021 7:30 PM Rio Rancho Events Center
Nelly’s 2000 solo debut, Country Grammar, spawned a smash single by the same name, and his unique approach to music has kept his sound fresh and the hits coming. Nelly’s next four albums all made it to the top three on the Billboard chart, with the singles routinely making the top 20 and four of them going to No. 1. When the two-time Grammy Award winner isn’t creating hit songs with collaborators or on his own, Nelly ventures into film and television work.
Striking while the iron was still hot, Nelly released Nellyville, his second solo record, in 2002. One week after debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the artist found himself in the top spot on 10 different Billboard charts, with Nellyville eventually going platinum six times over. Its single “Hot in Herre” was a ubiquitous No. 1 and took the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance, while the follow-up “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child, earned the Best Rap/Sung Performance Grammy. Additional singles like “Work It,” featuring Justin Timberlake, and “Air Force Ones,” featuring Murphy Lee and the St. Lunatics, riddled the airwaves.
His new album finds him pairing with Florida Georgia Line
Thursday, October 14th, 2021 7:30 PM Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque
Luke Combs is like a music machine, releasing three EPs in two years, The Way She Rides, Can I Get an Outlaw and This One’s for You. In 2016, Combs signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville, and the debut single from This One’s for You, “Hurricane”, was re-released on Columbia Nashville. “Hurricane” reached number one on the country radio airplay chart on May 15, 2017, holding that spot for two weeks.
In August 2019, This One’s for You, spent its 44th week at number one on Top Country Albums, setting the record for the longest reign at the top of that chart by a male artist.
On June 11, 2019, Combs was invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
In May 2020, Combs released the single “Six Feet Apart”. The single quickly became popular to listeners as it illustrated the challenges of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A deluxe version of What You See Is What You Get, titled What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, with five new songs was released on October 23, 2020.
Friday, October 29th, 2021 7:00 PM Isleta Amphitheater
Stapleton’s debut solo album, Traveller, was inspired by a cross-country road trip he took after his father died in 2013. Stapleton won three awards at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards: Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and New Artist of the Year. Traveller was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and won the categories Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance. It also won the Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year.
From a Room: Volume 2 with Sturgill Simpson earned him the accolades for Song and Single of the Year at the 52nd CMAs, while he won Male Vocalist of the Year for a fourth time.
On August 28, 2020, Stapleton released a single titled “Starting Over”, a song he previously performed on tour. It is the lead single from his album of the same name and marks his first single since 2018’s “Millionaire”.
Slipknot with Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange
Monday, November 1st, 2021 5:30 PM Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque
The Knotfest Roadshow tour featuring Slipknot with support from Killswitch Engage, FEVER 333 and Code Orange.
SLIPKNOT has returned to the studio and are working on new material, with artistic visionary and percussionist, M.Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan
SLIPKNOT’s live show continues to thrill their fiercely loyal following, selling out bigger venues with each outing. The band’s current album, the critically lauded We Are Not Your Kind is highlighted by the singles, Nero Forte, Solway Firth, and the LP’s lead track Unsainted, which was recently certified Gold in the U.S. The three tracks feature an M. Shawn Crahan-directed official music video, each of which trended worldwide on YouTube (all videos) upon release – with Unsainted at #1 globally for a full 24 hours.
It is uncertain how the death of Joey Jordinson will affect the tour.