Mr. Denton on Doomsday and Mad Wheel Starfish top the Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Tuesday, September 2. Get all the details on those shows and more below. After the concert calendar, check out news on the 2015 Tree Town Music Festival and a new Slipknot album and tour.
Lansing, Michigan experimental rockers Mr. Denton on Doomsday will headline a show at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on Tuesday. The band female-led quintet has performed with the likes of The Misfits, Candlebox, Saliva, Adema, Sponge, Taproot, Mushroomhead, (hed) PE, and the Cypress Hill offshoot Six. The band released their debut album The Mouse Circus in 2009. Opening the show will be Ballout Gang and Liberty Hall Collective. The 6 p.m. show is open to all ages, and it will have a $5 cover charge at the door.
Norwalk's Mad Wheel Starfish will perform at Hull Avenue Tavern on Tuesday with Texas grunge band SkyAcre and Stevan Robinson serving as openers. MWS released their new album You and He Were...Buddies, Weren't You? in late July. The show will kick off at 8:30 p.m. The show will be open to only those 21 and older, and it will have no cover.
Also on Tuesday:
Prairie Meadows Casino lounge in Altoona
11 a.m., 21+ (free)
Meskwaki Casino lounge near Tama
1 p.m., 21+ (free)
The Tree Town Music Festival announced at this year's festival in May that the 2015 festival would have Blake Shelton a one of the headliners. Last week the festival added another headliner for next year's festival, Dierks Bentley (pictured). Bentley has won two CMT Awards, an ACM Award, and a CMA Award, and he has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards. He has racked up five #1 albums and a dozen #1 singles. The 2015 Tree Town Music Festival will take place on May 21 through May 24 in Forest City, Iowa. General admission presale passes are already on sale for $120 and VIP festival passes are $500. Camping passes are also available for $100. Festival passes may be purchased through the Tree Town website.
Des Moines metalheads Slipknot (featured video and slideshow) have announced a new album and a new tour with Korn and King 810. Unfortunately, the Grammy Award-winning band has yet to announce a return to their hometown. Slipknot's new album, entitled .5: The Gray Chapter, is scheduled to drop on October 21. They will then kick off a new tour after hosting Knotfest in San Bernardino, California on October 25 and 26. The initial tour dates do not include a single date in Iowa, but the band will come through the Midwest, stopping in Omaha on November 6, Moline on November 25, and Kansas City on November 26. So if you are a Slipknot fan, you are going to have to drive for a while to see them or wait until they announce the next round a tour dates.