TAMPA - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers perform Sunday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., at Amalie Arena - formerly Tampa Bay Times Forum. Steve Winwood will appear as a very special guest
It’s been 38 years since Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers released their debut album. Since then, the band has sold more than 60 million records. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, their first year of eligibility, and in recent years have continued to build on their already legendary success.
Their concerts are celebrated by fans and critics alike and their music has influenced numerous young bands and writers around the world.
Between the Heartbreakers’ recordings, solo work and his membership in The Traveling Wilburys along with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty has received 18 Grammy nominations and been honored with lifetime achievement awards including Billboard’s Century Award, ASCAP’s Founders Award, MTV’s Video Vanguard Award. Petty’s SiriusXM radio show, “Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure,” is now in its eighth season and is one of the most beloved and popular shows on satellite radio. It features Tom Petty spinning favorite tunes from his extensive private music collection. Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has become a rock and roll icon lauded by fellow musicians and music lovers worldwide.
CLEARWATER - Are you experienced? That’s the question asked by a 25-year-old electric guitar pioneer on the title track of his 1967 album “Are You Experienced.”
Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix died only a few short years later.
The Experience Hendrix Tour will pay tribute to Hendrix’s memory and his innovative musical style when it visits the Tampa Bay area Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
LARGO - Grammy and Tony Award winning musician Duncan Sheik will come to the Largo Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.
He will be performing from his extensive catalog.
Sheik initially found success as a singer, most notably for his 1996 debut single Barely Breathing, which remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record-setting 55 straight weeks. He then went on to win the Tony Awards in 2007 for Best Orchestration and Best Original Score for Spring Awakening and a Grammy Award in 2008 for Best Musical Show Album for producing the Spring Awaken.
ST. PETERSBURG - The day fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. WD-HAN's first full-length album, Kings of Castles, is in and ready for delivery. The CD release show is Saturday, Sept. 20, at Local 662 in St. Petersburg.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.
Advance tickets are $10 and $12 at the door. Call 727-258-4829.
The night’s lineup includes Porch Sessions playing from 7:30 to 8 p.m., followed by Armando from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. StoneGrey performs from 9 to 9:30 with WD-HAN taking over the stage from 9:45 to 10:30 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Pretty Reckless announced a St. Petersburg stop on their Going To Hell 2014 North American tour. The band will perform at The Mahaffey Theater on Friday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Led by singer Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless’ single “Heaven Knows” is the most successful song this year on Active and Mainstream Rock radio and is now crossing over to Alternative Rock with additional plays on Pop radio. The song spent five weeks at No. 1 at Active Rock and is currently No. 1 at Mainstream Rock for more than 8 weeks.
Going To Hell was released on March 18 and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The release has garnered praise from press and fans alike. Rolling Stone raves, "This New York band’s brash second album rages with the upbeat, beat-wise humor that hard rock has suppressed ever since grunge. ‘Heaven Knows’ and ‘Why’d You Bring a Shotgun to the Party’ are full-on glam stomps."
September will see the return of a favorite series of outdoor concerts in Seminole.
The city’s annual Music in the Park series will kick off Friday, Sept. 5, at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole.
The music will run 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Six concerts are planned, including the following:
- Sept. 5 - Rebekah Reid and Those Guys - Sept. 12 - Charlie Souza and the New Tropics - Sept. 19 - Charlie Morris Band - Sept. 26 - Voices of Jazz - Oct. 3 - Comfort Zone - Oct. 10 - D.A. Smith and the Soul Injectors
TAMPA - The Mojo Gurus are set to release their new record, Who Asked Ya? on Sept. 16. It is their first release on Red River Entertainment (Hawthorne Heights, Hugh Cornwell of the Stranglers) with distribution through Sony/RED.
The band will support the new album with two videos for the songs “Where You Hidin’ Your Love” and “Bandito” along with a U.S. tour called "The Last Rock ‘N’ Roll Show." Dates will be announced soon.
CLEARWATER - The Capitol Theatre announces five additional performances for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
The shows are: Ricky Nelson Remembered, starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson; Ben Vereen Steppin’ Out; Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam; Michael Amante; and Melissa Manchester.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727-791-7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to showtime. The Capitol Theatre Box Office opens one hour prior to show time.
Ricky T's Bar and Grille 10601 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island Pete & Dean, 5 to 8 p.m.; Josh Magwood, 10 p.m. Call 727-363-7425 or visit www.rickytsbarandgrille.com
The Blue Parrott Bar and Grill 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach Tom Kats, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Call 727-369-9619 or visit www.bluepstpb.com
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
JD's Restaurant & Lounge 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach John Ellis, 1 to 5 p.m.; DeShun, 6 to 10 p.m.; Rick Bankemper, piano bar Call 727-595-1320 or visit www.jdsrestaurant.com
Peggy O'Neill's 1026 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor Open Mic, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Call 727-787-7734.
Ricky T's Bar and Grille 10601 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island Tony Wagner, 5 to 8 p.m.; Jeff Guerney, 6 p.m.; Bus Full of Monkeys, 9 p.m. Tony at the back bar, Jeff at the front deck and Monkeys inside. Call 727-363-7425 or visit www.rickytsbarandgrille.com