5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (February 21-27)

Jason KeilFebruary 21, 2022
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The Sugar Thieves | Photo by Chadwick Fowler

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. For this edition, we’re (sort of) going around the world.

February 22
Justin Bieber
The beloved Canadian chain Tim Horton’s, known for their irresistible donut holes called Timbits, recently collaborated with fellow Canuck Justin Bieber to make three “yummy” new flavors. Now, if the 27-year-old pop star can arrange an Arizona donut pop-up shop, our state would be fans for life. 7:30 p.m. $89.50-$623. Gila River Arena, 29400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200, gilariverarena.com.

February 23-24
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Perhaps best known for their work with Paul Simon, this Grammy-winning choral group has become musical ambassadors for South African culture. 7 p.m., $54.50-$74.50, Music Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-478-6000, mim.org.

February 25
The Sugar Thieves
While this Valley band is known locally for its raucous performances and jazzy roots music, they’ve also amassed a dedicated following abroad. 8 p.m., $12, The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842, rhythmroom.com.

February 26
An Evening with Bruce Dickinson
This isn’t a solo performance by the British heavy metal pioneer, but rather an evening of stories told by the Iron Maiden vocalist. And he has plenty of shocking and heartwarming tales to tell. 7:30 p.m. $24.50-$61.50, Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com.

February 26-27
Innings Festival
The best indie and mainstream artists, along with an array of MLB legends, will gather together to celebrate all things baseball. Headliners include the Australian band Tame Impala, St. Vincent, local up and comer Sydney Sprague, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Foo Fighters. 12:30-11 p.m. $159; GA+, $289. VIP, $699. Tempe Beach and Arts Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, inningsfestival.com


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