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Sevendust, Nappy Roots, Matisyahu, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, and Stick Figure have all added shows in Central Iowa in the coming months, while TI. has rescheduled one of his shows. Here are all the details.

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Wooly's in Des Moines has added a number of concerts in the past ten days. Three of those shows, in particular, stand out—Sevendust, Nappy Roots, and Matisyahu. Nappy Roots will visit the venue on Sunday, July 27 for an 8 p.m. show with opener Narada Sauti. Over the years, the Southern rap quartet has earned Grammy Award, MTV Video Music Award, American Music Award, Soul Train Award nominations. Nappy Roots have racked up three Top 20 albums and two Top 20 singles over the years, as well. Tickets for the all ages show are $12 in advance, and they will go up to $14 the day of the show.

Then on Wednesday, August 6, veteran rockers Sevendust will play a 7 p.m. all ages show at the venue. The Atlanta band has nine Top 20 Mainstream Rock singles, and their last two albums have topped the Hard Rock album chart. Known for hard rocking songs like "Praise", "Denial", and "Enemy" (featured video), Sevendust's last seven albums have all landed in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. The band's latest effort, Time Travelers & Bonfires, came out in April. Gemini Syndrome, Crash Midnight, Sidewise, and Green Death will open the show. Tickets for the concert are $23 in advance and $25 the day of the show.

Matisyahu's "Built to Survive" fall tour will stop at Wooly's on Sunday, October 5. The singer is known for blending Orthodox Jewish themes with alternative, rock, reggae, and hip hop music. Matisyahu has had six albums/EPs top the U.S. Reggae chart and has produced four chart-topping Reggae singles, as well. The artist released his latest album, Akeda, earlier this month. Tourmates Radical Something will open the show. Tickets for the all ages event are $25.

Boulder, Colorado rockers Big Head Todd and the Monsters added a tour date at Meskwaki Casino (outside of Tama/Toledo) on July 13 at 9 p.m. The band broke through in 1993 with the hit singles "Bittersweet", "Broken Hearted Savior", and "Circle" off of their third album Sister Sweetly. Their latest album, Black Beehive, came out in February. Tickets for the concert, which will be held in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center, are $20 to $30, and you must be 21 or older to attend.

The Maintenance Shop in Ames announced this week that Stick Figure will play the venue on October 9 with openers Pacific Dub and Hirie. The Southern California reggae dub band has topped both the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts and sold out shows all over the U.S. Tickets for the 8 p.m. all ages show are $16 in advance ($13 for ISU students) and $2 more at the door.

In other concert news, the Val Air Ballroom has announced that the T.I. "Celebrity Takeover" tour stop scheduled for June 28 has been moved back to July 25. The venue gave no reason for the change but said that all tickets for the old date would be honored. Tickets to see the Atlanta rapper are still available for $40 (general admission), $65 (VIP), and $150 (general admission plus backstage pass). Ticketholders should call the venue at (515) 223-6152 with any questions.

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