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Florence and the Machine, Robert Plant and more tickets on sale

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Florence and the Machine will play the Austin360 Amphitheater in May.

In what is likely to be one of the most magical concerts of the spring, Florence and the Machine, who beautifully closed out Austin City Limits Festival late last year, will be back in town May 19, when the band’s “How Beautiful” tour stops at Austin360 Amphitheater. To make her Austin360 Amphitheater performance even sweeter, she’s bringing electropop artist Grimes, whom we loved at Fun Fun Fun Fest, along as an opener.

Tickets to the amphitheater show run from $30.50-$80.50 and go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets.

— Deborah Sengupta Stith

Robert Plant brings his Sensational Space Shifters band to Texas in March as part of an 11-date tour titled “Blues…Roots and Hollers (A Southern Journey)” that will include four Texas dates, culminating with a March 20 show at ACL Live.

Legendary Northwest garage-rockers the Sonics will open all the shows. Tickets, $51-$86, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via acl-live.com.

— Peter Blackstock

But wait, there are more shows with tickets now on sale:

• Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live (Feb. 13)

• Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at ACL Live (Feb. 25)

• Pocoyo Live Show at ACL Live (Feb. 28)

• Vishal & Shekhar at Bass Concert Hall (March 25)

• iHeart Country Festival at Frank Erwin Center (April 30)

• Tech N9ne at Emo’s (April 1)

• The Rocket Summer at Barracuda (April 8)

• M83 at Stubb’s BBQ (April 10)

• Cullen Omori at Stubb’s (April 11)

• Ghost at Emo’s (April 25)

• Parachute at the Parish (April 27)

• Flatbush Zombies at Emo’s (May 6)

• Drake White and the Big Fire at Stubb’s BBQ (May 12)

— Rachel Corbelli

New LBJ exhibits

Friday, on what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday, the LBJ Presidential Library opens two exhibits that are particularly timely as we mark MLK Day next week and Black History Month in February. A letter of condolence from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Coretta Scott King after the death of her husband will make its public museum debut. Also on view in the Great Hall is “The Continual Struggle,” works by artist Brian Washington documenting the civil rights movement. Both exhibits run through April 10.

The LBJ Library also will be offering free admission Monday for MLK Day.

Visit lbjlibrary.org for more information.

Coming next week in Austin360: Our guide to the festivals coming this year to the Austin area.

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