First up: Lizzo — the Minnesota-launched, world-conquering pop/rap star — is coming home for a New Year’s Eve rager on December 31 at Myth in Maplewood. Brooke Candy and CupcakKe have opening duties, Sophia Eris will spin a light-night DJ set, and a “surprise guest” is TBA. Our money’s Manchita, since that’d make a one-off GRRRL PRTY reunion possible. Tickets ($45) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday via eTix and the venue box office.
Check out Lizzo’s latest major-label single, “Truth Hurts,” below. Come for the Old West barroom piano and chest-pumping charisma, stay for the Minnesota Vikings references.
Next and last up: Robert Plant — the U.K.-launched rock ‘n’ roll icon behind Led Zeppelin — made Minneapolis one of just 12 announced stops on his upcoming North American tour. Plant, 69, is set to rock the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on February 22. Tickets ($79-$100) go on pre-sale 2 p.m. Thursday; the general sale begins 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster and the venue box office. Plant last played the Twin Cities in 2011.
This go-’round, the Golden God will be touring in support of latest album, Carry Fire, due out October 13. “It’s about intention,” Plant said in a press release of Carry Fire, a collaboration with his backing band, the Sensational Space Shifters. “I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the trawl and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new.”
Here’s a taste of Chrissie Hynde-featuring single “Bluebirds Over the Mountain,” which was originally a 1968 rockabilly jam by Ersel Hickey, and later a popular cover by Ritchie Valens and the Beach Boys.
Robert Plant’s Carry Fire tour dates:
February 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
February 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
February 12 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
February 14 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
February 16 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
February 17 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
February 20 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
February 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
February 24 – Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
February 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Symphony Hall
February 28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
March 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre