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CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

• The National, Richmond … The Robbin Thompson Band Jan. 5.

 

• Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte … TobyMac Jan. 5.

 

NEWS

Multi-platinum entertainer Jason Aldean will kick off the first leg of his 2013 Night Train Tour Feb. 21 in Louisiana and will roll on to 23 cities through May. Special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will jump on the ‘Train’ with Jason in 2013. Announced so far is a stop at Greensboro Coliseum May 18. Tickets go on sale Jan. 11.

Four-time Grammy award-winning band Third Day will hit the road this spring to headline The Miracle Tour, a 45-city trek featuring American Idol finalist Colton Dixon and singer-songwriter Josh Wilson as special guests. The tour will launch Feb. 21 in Fairfax at the Patriot Center, followed by stops at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg Feb. 22, John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville March 14, Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. March 17 and Greensboro Coliseum April 20. Tickets are on sale now. 

 

MORE EVENTS

• American Legion Post 8, South Boston … Dance with Improbable Cause Band Jan. 19, 8 p.m.-midnight. $10 person advance, $15 at door. Contact Alvin Tucker at 434-572-4816, Randy Tingen at 434-579-2297 or American Legion Post 8 at 434-572-2297.

• Carolina Theatre, Durham  … Arlo Guthrie Feb. 6; Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Feb. 15; Harry Belafonte Feb. 16; Jim Brickman Feb. 20; Richard Lewis April 19; Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo April 23.

• Carolina Theatre, Greensboro … Glenn Miller Orchestra Jan. 17; Pure Prairie League and Poco Feb. 22; Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin Feb. 23; The Vienna Boys Choir March 1; Dickey Betts & Great Southern April 10; Red Clay Ramblers April 12; KC & The Sunshine Band April 18.

• Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham … Willie Nelson & Family with Lukas Nelson Jan. 18; Don Williams Jan. 24; Whoopi Goldberg Jan. 25; Robin Williams Jan. 26; Tony Bennett Feb. 1; Jerry Seinfeld Feb. 2; Olivia Newton-John Feb. 19; The Whispers/The Dramatics March 9; Smokey Robinson April 5; Diana Krall April 6; Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall April 13; B.B. King/Robert Cray April 21; Celtic Woman April 27.

• Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach … Vans Warped Tour July 9.

• Greensboro Coliseum … Justin Bieber Jan. 19; Zac Brown Band Jan. 26; Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry Feb. 15; Winter Jam Tour with TobyMac Feb. 16; Kid Rock, Buckcherry, Hellbound Glory Feb. 26; Lady Gaga March 18; George Strait/Martina McBride March 23; Rod Stewart/Steve Winwood April 27; Taylor Swift Sept. 12.

• Hampton Coliseum … Hampton Funk Fest with Bootsy Collins, Rose Royce, Con Funk shun and more  Feb. 1.

• John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville … Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry Feb. 16; Taylor Swift Sept. 14.

• Landmark Theatre, Richmond … Matchbox Twenty March 10.

• Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh … Sister Hazel Jan. 22; G Love & Special Sauce Jan. 23; Chairmen of the Board Jan. 25; Jackyl Feb. 2; David Allan Coe Feb. 9; Soul Asylum Feb. 10; moe. Feb. 14.

• The National, Richmond … Zappa Plays Zappa Feb. 7; Dark Star Orchestra Feb. 14.

• The Norva, Norfolk … Kip Moore Jan. 17; Halestorm Jan. 25; Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Feb. 21; Deftones March 13.

• PNC Arena, Raleigh … Eric Clapton/The Wallflowers April 3; One Direction June 22; Taylor Swift Sept. 13.

• Pocahontas Live, Chesterfield … Justin Moore May 23.

• Richmond Coliseum … Jeff Dunham Jan. 23; Carrie Underwood/Hunter Hayes March 21.

• Roanoke Civic Center … Miranda Lambert/Dierks Bentley Jan. 19; Zac Brown Band Jan. 25; Carrie Underwood/Hunter Hayes March 23; Ron White April 18; Brantley Gilbert April 26.

• Scope Arena, Norfolk … TobyMac Feb. 17.

• Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte … Justin Bieber Jan. 22; Jeff Dunham Jan. 24; Bon Jovi March 5; Pink March 16; Taylor Swift March 22; Eric Clapton/The Wallflowers April 2.

• Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. … Fleetwood Mac April 9.

• Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte … Vans Warped Tour July 29.

• Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem … Yonder Mountain String Band Jan. 30; David Allan Coe Feb. 8.


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