Arlo Guthrie will be at the Mesa Arts Center on Friday evening, April 1. David Crosby was in town last week and Arlo Guthrie is here this week – talk about back-to-back folk legends appearing in intimate, fan-accessible venues. If you like folk music, Arlo Guthrie is a bucket list show that shouldn’t be missed. Maybe best known for his songs of protest and yearning – protest against injustice by the establishment and yearning for peace and social justice. Just in case you’ve forgotten what a masterful storyteller Arlo Guthrie can be, listen to the way a simple train trip across the country unfolds in The City of New Orleans. Tickets available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office.
Steve Hackett, early guitarist for the rock band Genesis, will be at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom on Staurday APril 2. Hackett contributed to six Genesis studio albums, including Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot,and Selling England by the Pound; three live albums and seven singles. After Genesis, Hackett was a founding member of the supergroup GTR with which he produced one album that cracked the Billboard top 10 in the U.S. Hackett has been touring and performing primarily solo since GTR disbanded in 1987..Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. He is widely considered a guitar/progressive guitar virtuoso. Here’s a sample just in case you’re not familiary with his work:
The Killers will be appearing at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Sunday April 3. The show sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale so if you didn’t grab them then you may be out of luck. The Killers have released four stellar studio albums: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam’s Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012). Their fifth studio album, Somewhere Outside That Finish Line was originally slated to be released March 16, 2016 but has since been pushed back to May 2, 2016. Here’s my favorite The Killer’s track, All the Things that I Have Done.