Conn. (WTNH) – It’s time for some good rock music. Get ready for some headbanging, face painting and air guitar as some of rock’s biggest names hit Connecticut this week.
Check out the full list of underground and famous artists performing on stage across the state:
Monday, May 9 — Sunday, May 15
Bizarre Al Yankovic | May 10: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield
It’s time to get weird! Weird Al Yankovic brings his comedic musical spectacle to Ridgefield on “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Indulgent and Misguided Vanity Tour”. The tour, which is a scaled-down tour with a limited production, takes place in intimate locations across the country and includes almost entirely his original non-parody songs.
Dance Gavin Dance | May 11: The Webster, Hartford
Dance rockers Gavin Dance are on tour in support of their upcoming album Jackpot juicer, scheduled for July. Throughout their career, the band has crossed several genres, including post-hardcore, math rock and jazz fusion, making a name for themselves in the emo music scene. They are best known for the tracks “Death of a Strawberry” and “Uneasy Hearts Weigh The Most”.
Lemon twigs | May 11: Space Ballroom, Hamden
The Lemon Twigs, from Long Island, brought a bit of the 70s to modern music. The brothers are both singers and multi-instrumentalists, creating indie pop/rock tracks like “I Wanna Prove to You” and “Why Didn’t You Say That”. They released the LP for the last time Mainstream songs in 2020.
Limp Bizkit | May 12: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville
Nothing screams early 2000s like Limp Bizkit. They will always be known as the leaders of the nu-metal scene, mixing rap and rock. The band gained notoriety with their debut album Three dollar bill, ya’ll in 1997, followed by hits like “Take a Look Around”, “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Break Stuff”.
tall and rich | May 12: Foxwoods, Mashantucket
“Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” duo Big & Rich crosses the country for the Peace Love and Happy Hour Tour. The duo made a name for themselves in the country music sphere, releasing six studio records and collaborating with country greats Martina McBride and Gretchen Wilson.
Megadeth and Lamb of God | May 13: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville
Heavy metal fans: this one’s for you. Megadeth and Lamb of God have teamed up for “The Metal Tour of the Year”. Megadeth, best known for thrash metal hits ‘Symphony of Destruction’ and ‘Crush ‘Em’, is set to release The sick, the dying… and the dead! in July. Lamb of God, known for new metal tracks “Overlord” and “The Duke”, dropped their self-titled record in 2020.
Gavin DeGraw | May 13: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield
Pop-rock artist Gavin DeGraw got his start with his first record in 2003. While his first record garnered success, his second album helped him gain attention with the single “In Love with a Girl”, which charts in the top 20. He has since released a handful of records; he presented for the last time Something worth saving in 2016.
Lean Rhymes | May 13: Foxwoods, Mashantucket
Leann Rimes, one of the magic singers who made it from country music to the pop scene, was a staple artist of the 90s. She topped the charts with powerful tracks “How Do I Live”, “You Light Up My Life” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight”. God’s work is due in September of this year.
KISS | May 14: XFINITY Theatre, Hartford
KISS fans, this is your last chance to “Rock and Roll All Nite” and see one of the most influential rock bands of all time. The authentic and undoubtedly influential group is on its “End of the Road World Tour”, which will end later this year. With big hard-rock hooks and a glam-rock style, KISS are the type of band that will live forever.
Alabama | May 14: Foxwoods, Mashantucket
Although the South Alabama country rockers got their start in the 60s, they are best known for their 27 number one hits throughout the 80s, including “Love in the First Degree”, “Mountain Music” and ” Song of the South”. .” They have surpassed nearly every country band in the industry with their legacy, releasing 24 records and over 40 number one singles over their 50-year career.
Sting | May 15: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville
Former police chief Gordon Sumner, better known as Sting, created his own musical genre, combining elements of rock, jazz and reggae in his music. The “Every Breath You Take” singer recently released the collaboration record 44/876 with Shaggy in 2019, winning a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. He has since been released The bridge in 2021.
Who’s on stage next week? Stay tuned!