It's Monday morning, which isn't exactly joyful news if you’re a working stiff. But concert promoters are here to cheer you up.
As I mentioned last month, Eric Church plans to return to Boise. The official announcement from Taco Bell Arena trickled out today. "The Outsiders World Tour" will roll into Boise on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Boise State Tickets for $24, $37, $61.50 and $71 — plus fees. (Speaking of fees, when does the coming changeover to Ticketmaster happen at Taco Bell Arena?) Church's last Boise performance was in 2012, also at BSU's arena.
Technically, Church is a country singer. But, obviously, he has no qualms about rocking. Check out the Lita Ford-reminiscent opener for this show: Halestorm. This is a band that opened for Alice Cooper two years ago at the Revolution Center. Headbang away, country fan, but hold on to your Stetson.
Speaking of Garden City’s favorite concert destination, the rap-and-EDM-lovin' venue is spreading its wings. Prolific singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will headline a concert at the RevCenter on Tuesday, March 24. DiFranco, an activist and feminist icon, hasn't gigged in Boise since 2010. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 for $35 ($55 VIP) at Ticketfly.
Don't worry, EDM fan: The RevCenter still loves ya. British trio Above & Beyond will supercharge the dance floor Thursday, March 19. These guys packed Madison Square Garden last month — vid below — so don't be surprised if they sell out the 2,200-capacity RevCenter. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 for $25 (first 200 sold), $30 and $55 VIP at Ticketfly.
Need an excuse to drink a Guinness? Or at least spill one? Irish-rockers The Young Dubliners are headed back to the Knitting Factory for a concert Saturday, Feb. 28. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 for $14 (or $30 skybox/reserved) at TicketWeb.