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?