Campus Guide: Fall concerts to look forward
Editor’s note: This article is part of the Arizona Summer Wildcat’s 2014 Campus Guide. The Campus Guide is a special issue that runs every year to help introduce incoming students to the UA and campus life.
College can be really stressful, and according to The BG News, concerts are one of the best stress and anxiety relievers. Thankfully, Tucson has a great music scene, and while some shows aren’t yet posted, there are already some planned for this semester that are guaranteed to be great experiences.
Iron & Wine — Aug. 12
School doesn’t officially start until Aug. 25, but if you’ve moved up early and need some indie music to soothe your anxious soul, Samuel Beam and his magnificently well-groomed beard will take the stage at The Rialto Theatre. Tickets are $23-$40.
Kid Ink — Aug. 14
A week before school starts, Kid Ink is performing at The Rialto Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are between $25 and $35. Kid Ink’s rap/hip-hop style promises a high life and exciting show to kick off the school year with.
The Rialto Theatre is one of the concert venues close to the UA campus that provides local and national musicians. Other concert venues include The Rock and Club Congress.
Lake Street Dive — Aug. 19
The Rialto Theatre is hosting the fun jazz group Lake Street Dive. With Rachael Price’s smooth voice and Bridget Kearney kickin’ it on the bass, this show is bound to be fun. The tickets are $20-$22, and doors open at 7 p.m.
Dwight Yoakam — Aug. 27
For UA country lovers, Dwight Yoakam will be performing at the Fox Tucson Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are between $47 and $199, and the show promises country-lovin’ fun.
Atmosphere — Aug. 31
The first Sunday after the semester starts, Atmosphere will be performing at The Rialto Theatre. The band has been known to thread the intricacies and horrors of reality and everyday sadness with upbeat backbeats. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are between $20 and $29.
Natalie Cole — Sept. 27
Natalie Cole, the daughter of the well-renowned jazz vocalist Nat King Cole, will be performing at the Desert Diamond Casino. If you need to sneak away from your studies for a night of sophisticated fun, I recommend heading to her concert, as Billboard says that when she performs, she projects energy and confidence with ease. Tickets are $27.50 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Twenty One Pilots — Oct. 7
Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, popularly known as Twenty One Pilots, are taking their alternative rap style to The Rialto Theatre. Tickets are $15-$25.
The Used — Oct. 8
If you need to blow off steam once the semester picks up, The Used will be taking the stage at The Rialto Theatre. The alternative rock band, led by Bert McCracken and his killer tattoos, promises a show that will quench your rock needs so you can get back to your studies. The doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10.21-$25.
Chromeo — Oct. 10
If you need an electro-pop break from school, Chromeo — the group that came out with “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” — will be per forming at The Rialto Theatre and tickets are $25-$33.
Dmitri Matheny — Oct. 25
The Tucson Jazz Society will be putting on a show with Dmitri Matheny, one of today’s leading American jazz flugelhornists at St. Philip’s Plaza. Ticket prices will soon be announced.
New Politics — Oct. 29
New Politics are going to be playing their upbeat indie-rock music at The Rock. Their live show guarantees to be tons of fun, making you forget the worries of school. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $17.
Jimmy Eat World — Oct. 29
This Arizona native group is heading to Tucson mid-semester to serenade your midterm-filled brain with “The Middle” and “Sweetness” on the Futures tour. Tickets are $22-$32 and the doors to The Rialto Theatre will open at 7 p.m.
Dum Dum Girls — Nov. 12
The Dum Dum Girls will be performing at Club Congress and tickets are $15-$18. This indie-pop kick-ass girl group is sure to help you forget your worries about tests.
While the times and prices of these concerts are accurate right now, they may fluctuate as the concerts come closer. Keep up with the Tucson music scene by double-checking your favorite concert halls — including The Rialto Theatre, Club Congress, The Rock, the many places here on campus and the coffee shops around campus that regularly play music.