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Planner, Feb. 20: Def Leppard, more tickets on sale

Rachel Corbelli

In their career spanning nearly four decades, Def Leppard has broken rock ‘n’ roll boundaries. In 1982, the music video for “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” became one of the first rock videos ever played on MTV, and they are one of only five rock bands to sell over 10 million copies of two studio albums in the U.S. Last week, the “Pyromania” creators announced a U.S. summer tour with Styx and Tesla that will stop at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Aug. 23. Tickets for the show, which run from $25 to $125, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Jazz rock juggernaut Steely Dan announced last week that the band is extending a tour that started with a string of April dates into the summer. The “Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour,” which includes an opening appearance by brainy pop fave Elvis Costello, also will come to the Austin360 Amphitheater, on July 17. While this dashes our hopes of a possible Austin City Limits Music Festival appearance by the band that is also scheduled to play Coachella, plenty of Austin fans will be able to see the classic rockers. Tickets, which run $35-$125, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

More tickets on sale starting Friday:

• Amanda Palmer at the Paramount Theatre (April 14)

• Lydia Loveless at Lamberts (April 18)

• Givers at Stubb’s BBQ (April 20)

• Tony Lucca at Stubb’s BBQ (May 5)

• Stephin Merrit at Central Presbyterian Church (May 6)

• Pink Martini at ACL Live (May 15)

• Leopold & His Fiction at Parish (May 15)

• Postmodern Jukebox at the Paramount Theatre (May 29)

• Geographer at Mohawk (May 30)

• Kate Tempest at Mohawk (May 30)

• Diarrhea Planet at Red 7 (June 5)

• Cedar Park Pro Rodeo at Cedar Park Center (June 19-20)

It’s Oscar time!

Sunday night are the big awards, and Austin director Richard Linklater and his groundbreaking movie “Boyhood” are nominated in six categories. In Sunday’s Austin360 section and online, we look at what Linklater means to Texas filmmaking (spoiler: a lot) and how the Oscar race is shaping up (the big categories seem to be coming down to “Boyhood” vs. “Birdman”). And we interview “Boyhood” editor Sandra Adair, who also is up for an Academy Award. Plus, you can use our Oscar ballot to follow the winners, and some fun bingo cards add a game element to your viewing parties.

See all our previous stories about Linklater and “Boyhood,” plus our reviews of all the films up for best picture, at

Next week in Austin360

Central Austin gets a lot of attention for its food and beverage scene, but there’s a lot happening out in the suburbs. Arianna Auber looks at some of the breweries that are opening up. And we’ll have our monthly look ahead at Latino cultural and comedy events.