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    Photos: 5 reasons to see George Lopez live

    George Lopez is celebrating 40 years as a stand up comic with his ‘The Wall’ tour this year. Lopez was originally scheduled for this performance in May, but a lightning storm caused the performance to be postponed. Over 4400 fans filled the venue and the show went on without a hitch on June 1. Lopez...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Alejandra Guzman live

    Alejandra Guzman has been a musical rock icon in Mexico and Latin America since the1990s.  She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Add songwriter, musician and actress to her many accomplishments and you have one of the most well rounded entertainers in show business. Guzman made a return...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Vanilla Ice live

    Over the last few years, there have been several packaged tours cashing in on music nostalgia that had multiple performers in the lineup. The attraction of the lineup had hit songs that fans played repetitively at the height of their popularity. Two years ago AXS reviewed ‘I Love the 90s’ with...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Hunter Hayes live

    Fans were thrilled to have multi-genre singer Hunter Hayes return to the Rialto stage after many years on May 21. Hayes was a young boy then and he has returned as a man. The packed house demonstrates that his fan base is predominantly young women, but not exclusively. The ‘Closer To You’ tour is in...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see The Revivalists live

    The Revivalists made their first stop at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre on March 13. The band’s trademark full-throttle energy show left Tucsonans wanting more of this great band. The tour is in support of their latest album release, Take Good Care.   The show was two hours of hard-hitting music and...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see the John Butler Trio live

    The John Butler Trio (JBT) hit the stage at the Rialto Theatre on Dec. 13. This was not the first appearance for the band in Tucson. JBT has had many changes in personnel since their inception in 1998. John Butler has been the core member throughout the years. The band is on tour supporting their...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Todd Rundgren live

    Todd Rundgren mentioned in an interview recently that he is tired of doing a show of the ‘old songs.’ Rundgren’s present tour, “An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren,” was developed to get away from his standards. The tour made stops at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre and AXS was there to see just how...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Rickie Lee Jones live

    Rickie Lee Jones mentioned early in her show, “There is a cardinal rule in show business that dictates to never tell people what you’ve done wrong because they might not have noticed. In case I do anything wrong, I’m going to apologize now, ahead of time, for anything that might go wrong.” Rickie...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Parker Millsap live

    The Oklahoma singer-songwriter, Parker Millsap, opened his set on Nov. 5 at Club Congress cranking through “Hands Up” with an effervescence that only got more exciting as the nearly two-hour set ended. It was an intimate setting for the last night of his “Other Arrangements” tour.  AXS was there to...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Rascal Flatts live

    It’s hard to believe that Rascal Flatts hit the country music scene 18 years ago. They have had 16 number one singles on the country charts. The trio is one of the hottest touring acts of any genre of music and remains one of Nashville’s most reliable headliners. The “Back to Us” tour is nearing the...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Midland live

    The alt-country band Midland, may call Austin, Texas home now, but lead singer Mark Wysrach made it very clear that Tucson is home during their show at AVA Amphitheatre in Tucson. Wystrach had been spotted a few days earlier in town at a local restaurant, The Cup, while he was catching up with old...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see O.A.R. live

    O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) headlined day two of the Oro Valley Music Festival in 2018. The festival was sponsored by local iHeart Radio stations, 97.1/The Bull and My 92.9 and this was its fourth year.  Day one of the festival was an exercise in turning lemons into lemonade with torrential rain...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Tesla live

    Tesla made a stop in Tucson with their headlining show ready to blow the roof off of the AVA Amphitheater on Sept. 28. Diehard and new fans alike were thrilled to see the band rock out and no one was disappointed. 1) Lead singer, Jeff Keith is the epitome of showmanship Keith hits the stage...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Lake Street Dive live

    Lake Street Dive’s (LSD) current tour is going full throttle as it supports their third album, Free Yourself Up. The band made a stop at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre on Sept. 24. Fans packed the house for the third visit to the theatre. AXS was there and here are 5 reasons we know you'd want to see Lake...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul

    3 Doors Down and Collective Soul rolled into Tucson’s AVA Amphitheater on Sept. 18 and set the venue on fire. The Rock and Roll Express Tour has been crisscrossing the country all summer. This was the final show of the tour. Each band brought their best foot forward with their hits songs that gave...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

    Robert Plant with the Sensational Space Shifters returned to Tucson on Sept. 19 to give another stellar performance at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall. AXS was there and this is what happened. 1) Plant is one of the few legends alive, dubbed a ‘rock god’ How does one live up to the...
  • Chris Young and O.A.R. to headline the Oro Valley Music Festival

    Chris Young and O.A.R. to headline the Oro Valley Music Festival

    The Oro Valley Music Festival outside of Tucson, AZ is still cutting its baby teeth with their fourth annual outdoor music festival on Oct. 13-14. The first day is a country music day and the next day is rock music day. The location has been changed to Naranja Park, but all of the great music...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite live

    It is historical when two diverse entertainers manage to find each other and merge their musical talents into a single powerful entity. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite have done that and the result is blues magic. The Rialto Theatre brought the duo into Tucson on September 1 for an incredible...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Rick Springfield’s 'Best in Show Tour' live

    A throng of fans turned out in spite of Tucson’s 100-degree heat at 7 p.m. for Rick Springfield and his 80’s rock and roll ensemble. The night air was filled with blazing guitars and classic rock that was played loud and proud for well over three hours. The tour has Springfield and Loverboy vying...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch the Keith Sweat/En Vogue tour

    Two of R&B’s top powerhouse acts made a stop at Tucson’s AVA Amphitheatre on Aug. 5. Keith Sweat and En Vogue co-headlined an evening of old-time R&B and it was a fun-filled evening that delighted the packed house. AXS was able to catch the show and here are the best reasons to see this tour...
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