Although winter visitors seem to flock to Phoenix in the spring, the same can’t be said for classic rock acts. For whatever reason, most groups prefer to hit the Phoenix area in the heat of the summer rather than the cool of the spring. But a few artists have discovered what we locals know, that Phoenix in springtime isn’t so bad after all. Here is what is scheduled so far.
February 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. THE WHO at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. The Who perform their epic album “Quadrophenia” in its entirety, plus a few other hits. Tickets currently on sale through ticketmaster.com and range from $52.55-$147.55, fees included.
February 13, 2013 7:30 p.m. JACKSON BROWNE at the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix. Tickets on sale through ticketmaster.com and range from $67.80 -$112.85 This pre Valentine’s Day treat currently shows as being sold out but some tickets may become available as show time approaches.
March 14, 2013 7:30 p.m. ERIC CLAPTON with THE WALLFLOWERS at the US Airways Center. Slowhand starts his brief 2013 North American tour in Phoenix and as an added bonus The Wallflowers entertain as well. Tickets currently on sale through ticketmaster.com and range from $45.25-$121.25 plus fees.
April 12, 2013 9:00 p.m. THE DOOBIE BROTHERS at the HandleBar Saloon Tent at WestWorld in Scottsdale. Part of the concert series at The Arizona Bike Week celebration. Tickets not yet on sale but check The Arizona Bike Week official website for details.
April 20, 2013 2:00 p.m. THE BEACH BOYS at the Encanterra Country Club, San Tan Valley. The folks that put on the Good Life Festival always do a bang up job if food, beer and wine tasting is your thing. Headlining the entertainment for the day is the Beach Boys. This isn’t the full version of the Beach Boys that toured in 2012, but Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will help you relive your summers past. Tickets currently on sale through goodlifefest.com and are priced at $35.00 and $40.00.
April 23, 2013 7:30 p.m. BON JOVI at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. Their Because We Can tour will help support their new album “What About Now,” which is due to be released this spring. Tickets currently on sale through ticketmaster.com and range from $34.10-$97.00, plus fees.
April 26, 2013 8:00 p.m. FOREIGNER at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Mick Jones and company, including lead singer Kelly Hansen perform their lineup of greatest hits. Tickets are currently on sale through ticketmaster.com and range from $58.00 -$136.00, fees included.
May 30, 2013 8:00 p.m. FLEETWOOD MAC at US Airways Center in Phoenix. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and hometown girl Stevie Nicks tour for the first time in four years to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their “Rumors” album. Tickets currently on sale through ticketmaster.com and range from $88.00-$159.00, fees included.