Thursday, December 1 2022

When the late Stevie Ray Vaughan sang “The House is Rockin'” in 1989, he didn’t say how big that house was. And the big house in the metropolitan area – no, not THAT big house – will indeed rock this weekend.

Little Caesars Arena is hosting an unusual and eclectic triple-header of concerts over the weekend, at least if you extend the weekend by an extra day (which we’ll do here). It begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, when the Killers play their first-ever arena date in Detroit. Bruce Springsteen is unlikely to be around to take the stage during the encores like he did last weekend in New York, but you can expect opener Johnny Marr to join them for something special. his former band, The Smiths.

UK metal mainstay Iron Maiden will follow with their Legacy of the Beats World Tour stop at 7.30pm on Sunday October 9th. Within Temptation opens with a few appearances from Eddie, Maiden’s mummified mascot.

And finally, you can top your Monday blues with Michael Buble, whose Higher Tour hits LCA at 8 p.m. on October 10.

The arena is located at 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.

Other musical events of note this weekend (all subject to change) include:

• The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Pops series kicks off its new season with “Prohibition: Cabarets & Speakasies of the Era,” featuring a cast of singers recreating songs from the 20s and 30s Friday through Sunday, October 7-9, at the Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.

• Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his Saucerful of Secrets plays music from the band’s debut Friday, October 7 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors at 7 p.m. 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com . For an interview with Mason, visit theoaklandpress.com.

• Demi Lovato brings what she says will be her last concert tour in town at 8 p.m. Friday, October 7 at the Fox Theater, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Royal & the Serpent open. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.

AJ Croce celebrates the 50th anniversary of his late father Jim Croce’s hit album “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” with “Croce Plays Croce” on Friday, October 7 at the Macomb Center. (Photo courtesy of AJ Croce)

• AJ Croce celebrates the 50th anniversary of his late father Jim Croce’s hit album “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” with “Croce Plays Croce” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7 at the Macomb Center, 44575 Garfield Road, Guangzhou of Clinton. 586-286-2222 or macombcenter.com.

• Radio station WLLZ-FM celebrates its recent local compilation, “Motor City Rocks 2022” with two nights of performances by acts from the album on Friday and Saturday October 7 and 8 at The Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.

• Shadow of Intent headbangs from Connecticut to Detroit for a concert on Friday, October 7 at Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors 6 p.m. 313-961-8961 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• noveltysongs is celebrating the release of a new album, ‘Never Ending Blues’, at 7pm on Friday October 7th at the Parliament Hall at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Stoop Lee, Danny Van Candt and Bklynn also perform. 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.

• The Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield Township will be in tribute mode this weekend. The Nightmare (Alice Cooper) headlines a Nightmare Before Halloween Tribute Fest on Friday, October 7, while Kiss the Sky – Jimi Hendrix Re-Experience performs on Saturday, October 8. 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield Township. 586-933-3503 or dieselconcerts.com.

• Chilean trio Kiltro bring their indigenous mix to The Ark 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 7. 313-761-1818 or theark.org.

• Rapper Asher Roth brings his mic skills to town on Saturday, October 8 at The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors 7 p.m. 258-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.

• Hip-hop troupe Gasolina Party kicks off at 8 pm Saturday, October 8 at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit. 313-961-8961 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy picks to make you smile at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at The Ark, Ann Arbor. 313-761-1818 or theark.org.

• Not on stage, but “Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium” will screen Sunday, October 9 in theaters nationwide. Tickets and other information via BillyJoel.Film.

• Industrial rock pioneers KMFDM set the tone on Sunday October 9 at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 rue S. Saginaw, Pontiac. Doors 7 p.m. 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.

• Brooklyn indie pop singer King Princess performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 9 at The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 7 p.m. 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.

* Philadelphia jam band Ghost Light celebrate their second studio album, “The Healing”, on stage Sunday, October 9 at The Magic Bag, Ferndale. 258-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.

* The Lost Dog Street Band – aka singer-songwriter Benjamin Tod and Friends – meets at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. 313-961-8961 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.

* Wednesday the 13th Horror Rockers Pre-Halloween at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 9 at Token Lounge, 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.

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