It's been sort of sleepy on the touring music fron
Tool return to the Spokane Arena on March 9.
t — that's January for ya — but the calendar is starting to fill up, and we've just been inundated with some exciting concert announcements. No doubt more will be coming.
On March 9, hard rock icons Tool
return to the Spokane Arena, their first Inland Northwest stop since 2014. Last year saw the release of their album Fear Inoculum
, which earned them some of the best reviews of their career. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 24. $65
The Arena has also slated Canadian rockers Nickelback
to perform on Sept. 15, and they'll be appearing alongside Stone Temple Pilots and Switchfoot. Tickets are on sale this Thursday, Jan. 23. $39.50
Northern Quest Summer Concerts
In celebrating a full decade of outdoor summer concerts, Northern Quest Resort & Casino dropped some big names on their upcoming musical roster. First up are the Barenaked Ladies
, who will headline on June 20. It'll be a full-on '90s celebration, with the Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket serving as openers. $49-$99
On July 10, hip-hop legend Ice Cube
takes the stage. Expect a setlist comprised of solo hits and classics from his days with NWA. $49-$99
Weezer hits Spokane at Northern Quest on July 14.
And then, on July 14, Weezer
will make what appears to be their Spokane debut. They'll be on a tour timed with the release of their 14th album Van Weezer. $79-$119
Fans of EDM and dance music have a lot to look forward to this year. The Knitting Factory is bringing superstar DJ and electronic record producer Steve Aoki
to town on April 21. Tickets start at $35, and various VIP packages are also available. And up-and-coming DJ duo Louis the Child
will turn the new Riverfront Park Pavilion into a party on June 4. Tickets go on sale this Friday. $30