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Concert on-sales: Fleetwood Mac, Mariah Carey and Janelle Monae

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Fleetwood Mac performs Saturday, April 11, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Fleetwood Mac might’ve lost longtime member Lindsey Buckingham, but it has gained guitarist Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and singer-songwriter Neil Finn (Crowded House)—both talents that should make the Mac's upcoming tour dates worthy of attendance. The seminal rock band plays T-Mobile Arena on November 30. Tickets range from $70 to $300 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 4 at axs.com.

Not only is Mariah Carey preparing for her second Vegas residency, she’s re-upped with the host venue of her first one: the Colosseum. The initial dates for "The Butterfly Returns"—July 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15; August 31; September 1, 2, 5, 9, 10—go on sale at ticketmaster.com/mariah 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, with tickets ranging from $59 to $259.

Acclaimed R&B firecracker and actress Janelle Monae returns to The Pearl for a June 26 show. Tickets ranging from $40 to $86 go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 4 at Ticketmaster.

In what appears to be her first-ever Vegas date, celebrated Americana artist Gillian Welch (and her musical partner Dave Rawlings) has signed on for a June 23 gig at House of Blues. Tickets are $30 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 4 at livenation.com. Also going on sale Friday for House of Blues: Rock en Español powerhouse Café Tacvba (October 19, $40) and U.K. metal band Bullet For My Valentine (October 16, $35).

Already on sale: Alt-rock band Joy Formidable, playing the Bunkhouse on June 16. Tickets range from $15 to $20 and are available at ticketfly.com.

Last but not least, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reputation as the most popular nerd in the world earns him honorary rock star status. The astrophysicist and Cosmos host is presenting a multimedia-enhanced talk and Q&A at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall on September 27. Tickets ranging from $39 to $250 go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 4 at smithcenter.com.

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