5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (August 1-7)

Jason KeilAugust 1, 2022
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Rod Stewart | Photo by Penny Lancaster

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley.

August 2
David Gray
The British singer-songwriter is touring in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough album White Ladder, which features the hits “Babylon” and “Please Forgive Me.” But the album first came out in 1998, so is our math off? Not exactly. The album was re-released in 2000 by Dave Matthews’ record label, which helped turn it into the international success it became. Gray had planned a tour in 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. 7:30 p.m., $55.50-$189, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, 602-381-0184, phoenixconventioncenter.com

August 4
Rod Stewart
Rod the Mod has held a Vegas residency for over a decade now, so the “Forever Young” singer must be eager to leave the comfort of Caesars Palace and hit the road to perform “You Wear It Well,” “Hot Legs,” and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” 7:30 p.m., $44.50-$495, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com

August 4
Third Eye Blind and Taking Back Sunday
Do you want to feel old? Third Eye Blind, the band behind the hits “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Never Let You Go,” is celebrating 25 years together. They’re marking the occasion with one of the bands they’ve influenced: Taking Back Sunday. So prepare yourself for a night recalling all those times you drove in your car aimlessly around town listening to “Jumper” on the radio. 7 p.m., $39.50-$99.50, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com

August 4
Thomas Rhett
Rock music has plenty of concept albums. Country? Not so much. Thomas Rhett changed that last year when he released the first part of his Country Again collection, the aptly subtitled Side A. The idea that ties the 2021 record together is Rhett going back to his classic country roots. Side B might come out later this year, but as for now, Rhett is touring in support of his latest, pop-oriented release, Where We Started. 7:30 p.m., $35.50-$140, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com

August 6
Father John Misty
For a while, the indie artist was better known for his aggressive attitude towards audiences than the thoughtful, emotional folk music he writes. That seemed to change with the release of his latest, Chloë and the Next 20th Century. Many have praised it for its jazzy sound and optimistic tone, a stark departure from his previous dark, foreboding records. 8 p.m., $45-$48, The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 480-659-1641, thevanburenphx.com


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