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Concert on-sales: TLC, Primus, Warped Tour and more

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TLC performs during the “The Main Event” tour kickoff Friday, May 1, 2015, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
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TLC—the most successful American female group in history—will head up the I Love the ’90s trek, which touches down at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on July 21. The R&B powerhouse duo will be joined by Biz Markie, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Rob Base and C+C Music Factory. Tickets range from $20 to $116 and go one sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24 at ticketmaster.com.

Also taking place at Downtown Las Vega Events Center (and going on sale 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster) is package tour Retro Futura, which features 1980s notables such as Howard Jones, Paul Young, The English Beat, Modern English, Katrina (formerly of Katrina and the Waves) and Men Without Hats. Tickets range from $13 to $85.

Alt-funk weirdos Primus return to Las Vegas, this time playing the Joint, with Maryland hard-rockers Clutch in tow, on August 9. Tickets range from $40 to $150 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24 at axs.com.

The 23rd Vans Warped Tour once again takes over the Hard Rock Hotel—with seven stages, no less—on July 23, the punk/hardcore/heavy music trek featuring both veteran bands (GWAR, The Adolescents, Sick of It All) and younger acts (New Years Day, Memphis May Fire, I Prevail). Tickets range from $29 to $45 and are on sale at AXS, or in person at Zia Record Exchange.

Rod Stewart adds more dates to his Caesars Palace residency, taking over the Colosseum August 15 through September 3. Tickets range from $49 to $250 and go on sale noon Friday, March 24 at AXS.

Alt-rock radio mainstays 311 are the latest addition to the Mandalay Beach calendar, performing with New Politics at the sandy venue August 18. Tickets range from $55 to $115 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24 at Ticketmaster.

Another poolside show—and another alt-rock favorite—converge when Taking Back Sunday plays Hard Rock Hotel’s Soundwaves Pool on July 27. Tickets range from $29 to $32 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24 at AXS.

House of Blues has announced a pair of rock shows within days of one another, featuring fretboard master Yngwie Malmsteen (June 7, $28) and rockabilly veteran Brian Setzer (June 9, $35-$38). Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24 at concerts.livenation.com.

Brooklyn Bowl also has a pair of shows going on sale. Multi-genre singer/pianist Bruce Hornsby and his longtime band The Noisemakers perform at the LINQ venue July 7, with $39 tickets going on sale Friday, March 24 at 9 a.m. Equally versatile New Zealand act SIX60 plays the Bowl (along with Roots of Creation and Joe Marcinek Band) on May 19, with $18-$20 tickets going on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

The following shows are also already on sale: The Billboard Music Awards, May 21 at T-Mobile Arena (with tickets ranging from $87 to $1,000); country singer John Michael Montgomery with Ben & Noel Haggard (yup, Merle’s sons) and The Strangers, April 29 at the Tropicana ($40-$70); and The Delta Bombers headlining the Wild Records Party, April 12 at the Bunkhouse ($12).

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