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Rodeo Austin announces music lineup, plus more tickets on sale

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There’s been a flurry of concert announcement the past week; get ready to get your tickets.

RODEO AUSTIN LINEUP

Dwight Yoakam, Turnpike Troubadours, Ludacris, Young the Giant, Gladys Knight: Continuing with its “a little something for everyone” approach, Rodeo Austin has unveiled the music lineup for its annual ProRodeo & Concert Series on March 10-24 at the Travis County Expo Center.

Country acts as usual are the foundation of the schedule, with a heavy emphasis on radio-ready male singers: Josh Turner, Cody Johnson, Justin Moore, Tracy Lawrence and Chris Janson among them. There’s a token local addition with Kevin Fowler, and the inclusion of Norteño band Duelo gives the Rodeo one more Latin act than ACL Fest had last year.

Tickets, $20-$175, go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 via rodeoaustin.com or by phone at 877-987-6487.

— P.B.

PHISH

The greatest jam band of their generation, Phish, hits the road this summer for a 10-city run of dates around the country.

Trey Anastasio and crew skip Dallas and Houston to come keep it weird with us this go-round. The band will roll into Austin during the blistering dog days of Texas summer, with a July 31 date at the open-air Austin360 Amphitheater.

Tickets to the Austin show run $45-$75, and the band is currently offering fans an opportunity to request tickets for each date of the tour on tickets.Phish.com. Requests must be made before Feb. 5; all requests will be placed in a lottery and randomly awarded before the public on sale begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 10.

— D.S.S.

KENDRICK LAMAR

Need a little reassurance in these troubled times? One of the most powerful young rappers of our time, Kendrick Lamar, will be back in town to remind us “We Gon’ Be Alright” on May 18 at the Austin360 Amphitheater.

Lamar will be traveling with the full Top Dawg Entertainment crew including SZA, whose stunning album “Ctrl” was one of 2017’s best. Also on the bill are Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and more.

Tickets will set you back $35-$125 and go on sale at noon Jan. 26.

More information at austin360amphitheater.com.

— D.S.S.

SLAYER

Decades ago, the brutally aggressive noise of Slayer helped define and shape the genre of thrash metal. Now, after almost 37 years, the band members will lay down their axes, but not before one last tour to say goodbye to fans.

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament will support Slayer on the tour, which comes to the Austin360 Amphitheater on June. 20.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26. More information at austin360amphitheater.com.

— D.S.S.

THE MAVERICKS

Austin loves their Mavericks. The eclectic country band fronted by golden-voiced singer Raul Malo returns to ACL Live for two nights on March 2 and 3, the marquee downtown venue has announced.

Tickets to the show, presented by the local Latin music series Pachanga, run from $35 to $49 and are on sale now at acl-live.com.

The Nashville-based group, originally from Florida, makes regular visits to Austin, one of its biggest markets. Last year saw the release of the ninth Mavericks album, “Brand New Day,” which garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album. The band won a Grammy in 1995 for best country performance by a duo or group with vocal for its single “Here Comes the Rain.”

— P.B.

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Scottish indie pop outfit Belle and Sebastian just dropped the second EP in their “How to Solve Our Human Problems” trilogy. On Monday, the early twee standouts announced plans for a monthlong North American tour in June.

The tour includes a stop at ACL Live on June 16.

Tickets to the show will run $41-$61 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at acl-live.com.

— D.S.S.