4 Concerts to Check Out This Week (March 27-April 2)

Jason KeilMarch 28, 2023
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Billy Idol | Photo by Michael Muller

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week’s column features musicians with side hustles.

March 29-April 2
Arizona Bike Week 2023
Rev up your engines! Billy Idol (who’s appeared in a movie or two), Staind, and Megadeath are scheduled to perform at one of the nation’s largest bike rallies. In addition to the great music, attendees can enjoy parties, bike and stunt shows, and demo rides. Check website for schedule. $15, WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, azbikeweek.com

March 30
Reba McEntire
After five decades of performing, Reba McEntire seems to be everywhere these days. In addition to the many awards she has won for her musical output, she’s also designed merchandise for stores and appears on the small screen in the show Big Sky. Now you can catch her in person when she performs with Terri Clark and The Isaacs in Downtown Phoenix. 6:30 p.m., $44.75-$224.75, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com

March 31
A Whole New World of Alan Menken
You may recognize this composer’s name from the credits of your favorite Disney animated classics or the Broadway classic Little Shop of Horrors. And for this show, the rare “REGOT” winner (a Razzie, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony) will perform the songs he wrote as he tells the stories behind the music. 8 p.m., $45-$90, Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com

April 2
If you’ve been listening to Muse for a while, their dystopian futuristic lyrics now feel current. But who knows? Maybe they’ve found some hope for their latest tour. And if you want to impress lead singer Matt Bellamy, have him sign your copy of his other band’s eponymous debut album, a collection of Beatles covers called The Jaded Hearts Club. 6:30 p.m., $39-$398, Desert Diamond Arena, 29400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200, desertdiamondarena.com