By STEPHEN REAL
It’s 2011 and a new year means new concerts. Here’s a sampling of top concerts coming to the Tucson/Phoenix area:
Feb. 10 – Plain White T’s
The Plain White T’s will perform at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe at 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 – Snoop Dog
Snoop Dog will perform with special guest Pilot at the Rialto Theater, 318 E. Congress St., at 8 p.m.
Feb. 22 – 311
311 will perform with Katastro at the Marquee Theater in Tempe at 6:30 p.m.
March 11 – Disturbed, Korn
The Tucson Convention Center Arena will host the Music as a Weapon Tour with co-headliners Disturbed and Korn. Also performing on the tour are Sevendust, In This Moment and Stillwell. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or the TCC box office.
March 22 – The Ready Set
The Glamour Tour, which stops by The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. Headliners The Ready Set will perform with All Star Weekend, The Downtown Fiction, We Are the In Crowd and You Me and Everyone We Know.
March 26 – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga will perform at the US Airways Center in Phoenix.
March 27 – Senses Fail
The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave., will play host to the PMA Tour, which features Senses Fail as its headlining band. Also on the tour are The Ghost Inside, Man Overboard and Transit. Doors open at 6 p.m., so get there early.
April 1 – A Rocket to the Moon
A Rocket to the Moon’s On Your Side Tour, will come to The Rock. Also on the tour are Anarbor, Valencia, Runner Runner and Go Radio. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
April 15-24 – Pima County Fair
The Pima County Fair, 11300 Houghton Road, will host artists ranging from Cheap Trick to Boyz II Men this year. Dates and bands include:
April 15: Anberlin, 8 p.m.
April 16: Cheap Trick, 8 p.m.
April 17: Boyz II Men, 7:30 p.m.
April 20: Foghat, 7:30 p.m.
April 22: Neon Trees, 8 p.m.
April 23: Easton Corbin, 8 p.m.
April 24: Los Tigres del Norte, 7:30 p.m.
The concerts are included with the $8 fair admission. Parking costs $5. Details: pimacountyfair.com.
April 16 – Club Crawl
Last, but not least, is Tucson’s biggest event: Club Crawl. The popular event features 25 stages of live music all over downtown Tucson and along Fourth Avenue.