It’s been a few years since Metallica last graced us with its presence—the one-and-done edition of Rock in Rio USA back in May 2015—but the Bay Area metal trailblazer will return on November 26 to play T-Mobile Arena for the first time. Tickets range from $75 to $145 and go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at axs.com.
Punk Rock Bowling has announced a fat handful of multi-band late-night club shows to complement the usual evening festival over at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (minus a few performers and bills). Headliners include The Bronx (May 25, The Bunkhouse, $20), 7 Seconds (May 25, Fremont Country Club, $20), Fishbone (May 25, Place on 7th, $22), Radioactivity (May 25, Backstage Bar and Billiards, $20), Joey Cape of Lagwagon (May 25, Beauty Bar, $20), Subhumans (May 26, Fremont Country Club, $22), Lagwagon (May 26, Bunkhouse, $25), Zero Boys (May 26, Place on 7th, $18), John Doe of X (May 26, Beauty Bar, $20), Hot Water Music (May 27, Bunkhouse, $25), Agnostic Front (May 25, Fremont Country Club, $20), The New Darkbuster (May 27, Place on 7th, $20) and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me (May 28, Beauty Bar, $23). Tickets go on sale 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at punkrockbowling.com.
As far as we can tell, Dispatch has yet to play Las Vegas, but that changes August 17 when the improvisational cult favorite takes the Brooklyn Bowl stage. Tickets range from $40 to $55 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 2 at ticketfly.com.
Also on sale Friday: Two classic-rock shows at Sunset Station Amphitheater: Creedence Clearwater Revisited (May 5, $25-$60) and Toto (August 10, $25-$55). Both shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 2 at ticketmaster.com. Meanwhile, Latin musician Jose Madero plays House of Blues on June 9, with $35 tickets on sale at Line Nation.
Reggae in the Desert returns for its 17th year, held June 9 at the usual Clark County Government Center Amphitheater and featuring acts like Collie Buddz and Third World. Tickets range from $20 to $35 and go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1 at Ticketfly.
Also on sale Thursday: Blue October, June 16 at House of Blues ($30-$50, livenation.com).
On sale now: Latino surf punk band Santoros, June 1 at Bunkhouse ($10, Ticketfly).