Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we’re focusing on artists who’ve rearranged their sound.
Sammy Hagar and the Circle
The Red Rocker’s supergroup, which features Michael Anthony, guitarist Vic Johnson, and drummer Jason Bonham, is hitting the road. He’s described their sound as “American folk-rock” with an edge. But they’ll probably still play “I Can’t Drive 55.” 7:30 p.m., $25-$349.50, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com
These ‘80s “wild boys,” who are also the newest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have often changed their sound and style since they came on the scene with “Girls on Film.” But this year, they are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rio, their breakthrough album. 7 p.m., $34.50-$645.50, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com
The country star is rejiggering some of his hits in preparation for his “The Speed of Now World Tour.” And you may recognize Tyler Hubbard, one of Urban’s opening acts. He’s taking some time away from Florida Georgia Line to perform his solo music. 7 p.m., $24.50-$144.50, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com
Alice In Chains & Breaking Benjamin
Even after the unfortunate loss of guitarist and vocalist Layne Staley in 2002, Alice In Chains continues to draw enormous crowds to their shows. And if seeing two legendary rock headliners wasn’t enough, Bush, the band behind the hit “Glycerine,” is opening the show. 5:30 p.m., $25-$99.50, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com
The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper’s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, his first album in five years, almost didn’t happen after a severe bout of writer’s block. But critics and fans agree that this record, a meditation on trauma, fame, and fatherhood, is one of his best. 7:30 p.m., $54-$174, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com