Best-selling country group Rascal Flatts will release their ninth studio album, "Rewind," next week — in the wake of a lip-syncing controversy at April’s Academy of Country awards show — and they’ve also announced a bunch of tour dates to go along with it. The trio will be joined at Austin360 Amphitheater by Sheryl Crow and Gloriana on July 11, and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
More tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday:
• Lucent Dossier Experience at Emo’s (June 13)
• Hundreds Waters at Red 7 (June 23)
• Too $hort, E-40 at the Mohawk (June 24)
• The Neighbourhood, Travi$ Scott at Stubb’s (July 18)
• Chevelle at Emo’s (July 19)
• The Mastersons, Emily Bell at Stubb’s (July 19)
• Michael Bublé at the Frank Erwin Center (Aug. 3)
• The Dirty Heads, Pepper at Stubb’s (Aug. 4)
• Monty Montgomery at the Belmont (Aug. 9)
• Maxwell at the Long Center (Aug. 12)
• Sarah Brightman at ACL Live (Aug. 13)
• Nickel Creek, Sarah Jarosz at ACL Live (Aug. 24)
• Man Man at the Mohawk (Aug. 26)
• Strand of Oaks at Lamberts (Sept. 9)
• Conor Oberst at Stubb’s (Sept. 20)
• Twenty One Pilots at Stubb’s (Oct. 18)
• The Horrors at the Parish (Nov. 12)
Already on sale: Parquet Courts at Red 7 (May 29), Toadies at Stubb’s (June 14), the Mountain Goats at the Mohawk (June 22), Nine Inch Nails at Austin360 Amphitheater (Aug. 14), Carbon Leaf at Lamberts (Sept. 26).
— Virginia Yapp
Black Keys on sale next week. It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas. Oh wait, no it’s not. At all. But for fans of the garage-gone-arena rock duo Black Keys, the 2014 Christmas season just got sweeter. The superstar rockers and former Austin City Limits Music Festival headliners will hit the Frank Erwin Center on Dec. 19. Their Austin appearance comes at the tail end of a marathon international tour that kicks off later this month at the Hang Out Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala.
The band will be supporting their new album "Turn Blue," which drops Tuesday, and St Vincent will open. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 16 at all Texas Box Office outlets or online at texasboxoffice.com.
— Deborah Sengupta Stith
Mighty Texas Dog Walk. The annual benefit for Service Dogs Inc. is May 17 at Palmer Events Center. The walk will be around the Palmer’s grounds, followed by a pet expo inside Palmer, with dog products, services, games and more, including a chance to make your pet a star. All the fun and games are for a good cause: Service Dogs Inc. pulls dogs from area shelters and trains them to assist people with hearing or mobility issues. Dogs are provided free to people in need. Registration for the walk is $30 a dog in advance through 5 p.m. May 16 and $40 at the event. Registration and full schedule at www.servicedogs.org.
‘Chef’ opening postponed
Jon Favreau’s "Chef," which was scheduled to open today in local theaters, has been pushed back (the movie, which includes a segment set in Austin, is opening in New York and Los Angeles, according to the film’s publicist). The movie now is scheduled to open May 23 in Austin. Read our interview with Favreau, published Thursday when the movie was still opening today here, online.
Next week in Austin360
Independent bookstores are thriving in Austin, offering intellectual stimulation, yes, and also places to gather, explore ideas and meet other people. Plus, reviews of "Godzilla" and "Million Dollar Arm" and some summer beer suggestions.