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Concert on-sales: Hall & Oates, Maná, STRFKR, Ian Anderson and more

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Hall & Oates at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
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Famous for Billboard Hot 100 hits like “Rich Girl” and “Maneater,” the chart-topping pop duo Hall & Oates are bringing their “Private Eyes” to the MGM Grand Garden Arena with Daptone Records soul group Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue on September 23. Tickets start at $35 and are on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. Also, H&O fans can win seats in the first five rows by entering the Weekly's ticket giveaway contest.

Multi-platinum-selling and award-winning Latin rock band Maná is bringing its Latino Power tour to the MGM Grand Garden on September 16. Frontman Fher Olvera said in a news release that the tour is about empowering the Latino community and “demanding more respect and affecting real change in the living conditions and opportunities for our people.” Ticket prices to Maná are to be announced and go on sale Friday, February 19 at LiveNation.com.

One of David Bowie’s overlooked early albums, The Man Who Sold the World (1970) finds the late singer delving into topics like insanity, sex and war on what is generally regarded as his heaviest work, drawing comparisons to Black Sabbath and pushing early boundaries of hard, psychedelic glam-rock. Original TMWSTW drummer Woody Woodmansey and his band Holy Holy (featuring bassist and longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti) have been performing early Bowie songs for years, and now the group is slated to play TMWSTW in its entirety at the Pearl at Palms on April 23. Tickets are $28-$55 and go on sale Friday, February 12 at noon at Ticketmaster.

Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson is returning to the Smith Center on October 14, performing favorites like “Aqualung” and “Locomotive Breath,” braided with a narrative set focusing on political issues like climate change, food production and population growth. Tickets are $35-$95 and are on sale Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m. at the thesmithcenter.com.

Electro-pop group STRFKR, whose drummer Keil Corcoran is a former Las Vegan, will return to the Valley for a performance at Brooklyn Bowl May 28. The bill also features indie-electronic producer Com Truise and Portland-based dark-electro project Fake Drugs. Tickets are $17-$20 and go on sale Friday, February 12 at 10 a.m. at Ticketfly.com.

Also announced at Brooklyn Bowl this week is the Sisqó-fronted (yes, the thong-obsessed one) ‘90s R&B group Dru Hill, memorable for slow jams “We’re Not Making Love No More” and “How Deep Is Your Love.” Tickets are $35 and go on sale Friday, February 12 at 10 a.m. at Ticketfly.

They may monkey around, but the 1960s television-turned-pop stars The Monkees are reuniting for a 50th anniversary tour, which makes a stop in Primm at the Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino’s Star of the Desert Arena on September 17. Tickets are $18-$63 and are on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.

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