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Music, comedy tickets on sale this week

Staff Writer
Austin 360

With so many major concert announcements happening lately, shopping for the music lover in your life should be easy this holiday season.

For fans of local legends, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard present three nights of the classics. The two will perform at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels from April 15-17, and tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

The Dixie Chicks, country queens of the late ’90s, are also coming our way in 2016. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m., but you’ll have to wait until Aug. 7 to see the trio live at the Austin360 Amphitheater.

More tickets on sale this week:

• Fall Out Boy at ACL Live (Dec. 17)

• Tanlines at the Mohawk (Jan. 14)

• Rodney Carrington at Bass Concert Hall (Jan. 15)

• All Them Witches at Stubb’s (Jan. 29)

• Marrow at Lambert’s (Jan. 31)

• Bully at the Parish (Feb. 4)

• Alessia Cara at Emo’s (Feb. 6)

• Emily Wells at Stubb’s (Feb. 12)

• Hoodie Allen at Emo’s (Feb. 20)

• O.A.R. at Stubb’s (Feb. 20)

• Monte Montgomery at the Parish (Feb. 25)

• Abbath at Emo’s (March 23)

• Judah & the Lion at the Parish (April 8)

• Stick Figure at the Parish (April 15)

— Rachel Corbelli

Get your laughs

The Paramount Theatre, which produces Austin’s annual Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, has announced the early lineup of comedians who will appear in 2016 and has placed discounted, early-bird badges on sale.

Among those slated to perform at the fest, which will take place April 20-23 at venues throughout Austin: Martin Short, Kevin Smith, Maria Bamford, Jim Norton, Debra DiGiovanni, Piff the Magic Dragon, Sklar Brothers, Ron Funches and Anjelah Johnson (who will present her popular character Bon Qui Qui’s Gold Plated Dreams Tour featuring Group 1 Crew).

Short, Smith, Bamford and Johnson will headline on the Paramount stage; writer, comedian, podcaster and film director Smith will also present a live taping of his “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old” podcast with buddy Jason Mewes as a special badge-only event.

Moontower FAN, ACE and VIP badges are now on sale at an early-bird discount at moontowercomedyfest.com, at the Paramount box office, or by calling 512-474-1221. Single-show tickets for Paramount headliner shows will go on sale at a later date.

— Dale Roe

Next week in Austin360: Tired of turkey and your relatives already? Don’t panic — we have ideas for what you can do for fun on Thanksgiving weekend and all through the holidays.

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