If you’re a music fan, there’s bound to be something you’ll like over the next few days in Tulsa. From major headlining country superstars to total head banging to one of Tulsa’s own, it’s here.
Seriously, you cannot be bored this weekend. Here’s just some of the bands playing:
It kicks off today (Friday) with The Atticus Tour over at the Flytrap Music Hall. Billed as a “Ten Band Blood Bath,” doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Featured bans are Silverstein, Blessthefall and Finch with special guests Closure In Moscow, Drop Dead Gorgeous, I See Stars, Let’s Get It, Madina Lake, Of Mice and Men and The Word Alive.
Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door.
The big event is Saturday, with Alan Jackson performing at the BOK Center.
With more than 50 million albums sold and 25 No. 1 hits, the guy in the white hat needs no introduction. Heck, there’s even an “Alan Jackson Day” in Georgia, and he’s got his own street named after him.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $69.75 and $49.75.
Also Saturday is Tulsa’s own Stars Go Dim playing at Electric Circus, 222 E. 1st St. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Opening acts include Ben Kilgore, Fundamental Elements and Alpha Rev.
Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8 p.m. and Stars Go Dim are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
The band is really starting to make a move, with various songs and videos being featured across the country – and world.
MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins featured Stars Go Dim’s "Crazy" on the Nov. 5, 2009 episode. Delta Airlines will be playing Stars Go Dim’s "Come Around" on CH 9 on all its flights during the months of November and December. And their "Come Around" music video will be played before movies in theaters across Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The group recently had two No. 1 singles in the Philippines – “Crazy” was No. 1 for seven weeks and “Love Gone Mad” has been No. 1 for five weeks.
And to top it off, their album "Love Gone Mad" has been licensed by the following programs for this fall and Spring 2010: Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Khloe and Kourt Go to Miami (E!), Bad Girls Club (Oxy), Tough Love (VH1), The Hills, The Stylist, The City, Road Rules, The Real World, Cribs, and other MTV programming.
To thank their local fans, the first 50 people at the door will get an autographed poster.
Also Saturday, over at the Cain’s Ballroom Hank III is featured. Hank as in the grandson of Hank Williams and son of Hank Williams Jr. However, this is not your grandfather’s music, as you’ll hear a little country, a little punk and some heavy metal.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21.25 in advance and $23.25 at the door. Opening act is Those Poor Bastards.
Sunday gets a little heavier with Rob Zombie playing over at the Brady Theater as part of the Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour. Tickets are $35 and $42.50 and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Opening acts are Nekromantix and Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures.
Wrapping it up Monday is GWAR over at the Cain’s. Their outfits alone may be worth the price of admission. Think Bionicles meets KISS with a little Zombie thrown in for good measure.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22.25 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets for all the shows are available at the usual outlets, as well as through the web sites of where the bands are playing.