Tour Buzz: The English Beat, Chevelle and Ed Sheeran

The English Beat plays Hard Rock Live July 11 (Photo by Adrian Boot/UrbanImage.tv)

The English Beat plays Hard Rock Live July 11 (Photo by Adrian Boot/UrbanImage.tv)

MUST BE A SUCKER FOR IT

Fans can kick off a real live ’80s flashback weekend with The English Beat (“Save It for Later,” “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “I Confess”) when Dave Wakeling plays Hard Rock Live on July 11 ($10). Ranking Roger won’t be there, but Wakeling usually slips a General Public song into his energetic live sets.

CHEVELLE ENOUGH ALONE

Chevelle, the Chicago-based alternative metal band, released its seventh studio album in April. La Gárgola features singles “Take Out the Gunman” and “Hunter Eats Hunter,” but expect a career-spanning set list (“The Red,” “The Clincher”) when the band plays The Joint on July 12 ($29.50).

ON SALE NOW

Ed Sheeran will play two shows at the Chelsea on August 29-30 ($35-$70), touring in support of X, his brand-new album. This is Sheeran’s first tour of North America as a headliner, and a huge opportunity to multiply his considerable fan base. Not bad for a ginger, huh?

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