If the insane crowds swarming Iggy Azalea’s performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival inhibited your ability to get "Fancy," you’re in luck. The Australian rapper will be back in town May 24 for an appearance at the Erwin Center. Coming off a crazy year that saw the aforementioned ubiquitous single "Fancy" certified quadruple platinum and awarded Song of the Year on iTunes and most-streamed track on Spotify, Azalea is embarking on a two-month North American arena tour, "The Great Escape," with Nick Jonas in the opening slot. Tickets for the show go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday.
Known in the Guinness Book of Records as the "Most Successful Female Vocalist of All Time," Diana Ross had 18 chart-topping songs during her monumental career with the Supremes and as a solo artist. Even at 70, Ross continues to sing all over the world. Austin is one of 10 U.S. stops so far on her "In The Name Of Love Tour" that kicks off in February. She performs at Bass Concert Hall on Feb. 22, and tickets go on sale at noon Friday.
Also on sale today are tickets for the KUTX Birthday Bash (Jan. 31) featuring Jenny Lewis, Tune-yards and Shakey Graves, as well as these other shows around town:
• Animal Collective at Vulcan Gas Company (Feb. 13)
• Steve Aoki at Austin Music Hall (Feb. 13)
• The Hood Internet at Holy Mountain (Feb. 14)
• Pete Yorn at the Parish (Feb. 17)
• Lights at Emo’s (Feb. 21)
• The Mowgli’s at the Parish (May 1)
‘Om’ for the holidays
I like this concept.
Things get hectic the week before Christmas, and yoga is one way to catch your breath and soothe your soul.
W Austin has teamed with yoga studio CorePower and its onsite restaurant Trace to host a stress-free morning at the swanky downtown hotel. They’re calling the event "Om for the Holidays."
The event, set for 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the hotel, 200 Lavaca St., will include a complimentary group yoga class set to the tunes of DJ Ash, followed by healthy bites from Trace.
To register, go to www.whotelaustin.com/yoga.
— Pam LeBlanc
Old Settler’s on sale
Single-day admission wristbands for the April 16-19 Old Settler’s Music Festival are now available, along with a partial day-by-day list of performers for the annual event at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood.
Single-day passes run $30 to $68 at oldsettlersmusicfest.org. Full festival passes start at $140 and go up to $505 for platinum access. See the partial lineup at austin360.com in our music source blog.
— Peter Blackstock
Next week in Austin360
Peter Blackstock and Deborah Sengupta Stith look back at some of the big stories and moments from the Austin music scene, and Matthew Odam shares 10 of his favorite dishes from new restaurants this year.