Duran Duran


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Duran Duran
August 3

Touring in support of its latest album, Paper Gods, the 1980s pop band is sure to tap into its unending string of hits, including “Rio,” “Girls on Film,” “The Wild Boys,” “Ordinary World” and “Hungry Like a Wolf.” Chic, led by guitarist Nile Rodgers, is special guest. 7:30 p.m. $23.45-$128.45. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale,ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 5
The Piano Guys

These four talented dads from Utah earned a hefty internet following with their pop/classical mashups that showcase their unique sound amidst nature’s wonders. 8 p.m. $35-$169.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 11-13
Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering

Stories of the working cowboy are in the spotlight as dozens of cowboy poets and singers entertain and amuse with a blend of traditional and contemporary poetry and music. This year’s theme is Dust ’n’ Doggies, with Jim Jones, Mary Kaye and R.W. Hampton among the featured performers. Call for times and ticket prices. Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, azcowboypoets.org, 928-713-6323.

August 12
Jason Aldean

The country singer shares all the hits — including “Lights Come On,” “Tonight Looks Good on You,” “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and “My Kinda Party” — as his Six Strings Circus Tour makes a stop in the Valley. Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses are special guests. 7:30 p.m. $30.75-$70.75. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, livenation.com, 800-745-3000.

August 16-17

The British singer/songwriter with a soulful sound gained runaway fame with such hits as “Hello,” “Someone Like You,” “Set Fire to the Rain” and “Rumour Has It.” 7:30 p.m. $34.75-$144.75. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 21
The Rock Hall Three for All

Fans enjoy a starry night as Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick share the stage. 6:30 p.m. $25.25-$125.50. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.