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17 big shows coming to the Beehive State next year

SALT LAKE CITY — The year is not over but — we nonetheless have Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve to have fun, in the end — however some big-name artists have already introduced plans to come to the Beehive State next year. Ranging from ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro to rock band The Killers, song fans have so much to glance ahead to in 2018.

Here’s an inventory of 17 shows hitting a few of Utah’s better venues next year. Please observe that this record isn’t all-inclusive.

Jan. Four-6 — Hilary Hahn

When she was once simply 10 years previous, violinist Hilary Hahn was once approved to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia — a faculty with a 4.8 percent admission rate that provides loose tuition to all of its scholars. A local of Lexington, Virginia, Hahn has long past on to carry out with symphonies during the nation and global and was once even featured on the unique ranking of M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “The Village.” The violin virtuoso will seem at BYU’s de Jong Concert Hall on Jan. Four, and can take the Abravanel Hall degree Jan. Five-6.

Jan. 19 — Marilyn Manson

Controversial rock band Marilyn Manson has a rocky historical past with the Beehive State. In 1994, the band was once set to open for Nine Inch Nails at the then-Delta Center. A preview of the display only some days sooner than the live performance brought about Delta Center staff to cancel Marilyn Manson’s display as a result of questionable degree theatrics and discussion, in accordance to the Deseret News. Two years later, the rock band was once additionally prohibited from performing at Utah State Fairpark. Now, Marilyn Manson is about to carry out at The Complex in Salt Lake City on Jan. 19 — a rescheduling of the Oct. 20 efficiency the band was once not able to meet due to an onstage injury at a efficiency in Manhattan on Sept. 30.

Jan. 20 — Justin Moore

The nation singer-songwriter from Arkansas is making his means to the Beehive State on Jan. 20, with an look at West Valley City’s Maverik Center. Moore is understood for hits equivalent to “Small Town USA” and “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” a music firstly recorded via Rhett Akins — father of nation singer Thomas Rhett who will even play in Utah next year — in 2007. Moore launched his fourth album, “Kinda Don’t Care,” in 2016.

Feb. three — TobyMac

The Christian hip-hop artist with 7 Grammys to his name will seem at Vivint Arena on Feb. three as a part of his “Hits Deep” excursion. Earlier this year, the artist launched a video for his music “Love Broke Thru,” a monitor from his 2015 album “This is Not a Test.” In an interview with Billboard, the singer stated that “the song was written about how God broke through in my life and we thought the video could be a symbolic picture of how we need God to break through and heal our divided nation.”

Feb. 6 — The Killers

For Brandon Flowers, functioning at Vivint Arena will now be a house gig. The frontman for the rock band The Killers moved to Park City previous this year to honor his spouse’s needs. And whilst Flowers is keen on his upbringing in Henderson, Nevada, he did additionally spend a couple of years in Payson and Nephi. The Killers’ newest album “Wonderful, Wonderful” was once launched on Sept. 22 and displays Flowers’ extra advanced lifestyles as a husband and father, in accordance to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The band will seem at Vivint Arena on Feb. 6.

Feb. 15 — Jake Shimabukuro

He’s the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele. With a character as colourful as his tool, Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukuro delivers charming performances on his ukulele — from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” — in addition to his personal compositions. Shimabukuro rose to world reputation in 2006 when a video of him acting a virtuosic rendition of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was once posted on YouTube with out his wisdom and turned into one in every of the first movies to pass viral on the website online, in accordance to pbs.org. Shimabukuro takes BYU’s de Jong Concert Hall degree Feb. 15.

Feb. 16 — CAKE

CAKE is bringing its mix of deadpan, monotone vocals and trumpet strains to the Eccles Theater degree on Feb. 16. One of the songs for which the choice rock band is highest recognized is “The Distance,” a success from the 1996 album “Fashion Nuggets” that granted the album platinum standing, in accordance to allmusic.com.

Feb. 19 — Walk The Moon

The pop/dance-rock crew Walk The Moon had its main step forward in 2014 with the hit “Shut Up and Dance.” The catchy music is off of the band’s 2d main label studio album, “Talking is Hard,” and reached No. 4 on the Billboard’s Hot 100. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca was once in Utah previous this year, acting as a part of the LoveLoud Festival. Walk The Moon will carry its vigorous efficiency to Salt Lake City’s The Complex on Feb. 19.

March 7-Eight — Alan Menken

He gave us the song for “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Newsies,” “Hercules” and plenty of different Disney classics. Now, movie ranking composer Alan Menken is coming to BYU’s de Jong Concert Hall for 2 nights to percentage the tales and songs in the back of his three-decade occupation of hit motion pictures and musicals.

May nine — Pink

Although she’s highest referred to as a pop-rock determine for hits equivalent to “Get the Party Started,” “What If” and “Just Give Me a Reason” — the singer Pink has a fair raspier and edgier voice akin to Janis Joplin this is showcased in her quilt of “Me and Bobby McGee.” Pink considers each Joplin and Madonna to be two of her biggest musical influences, in accordance to International Business Times. The singer will carry out at Vivint Arena on May nine.

July 18 — Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

The nation song superstars and husband/spouse duo appeared earlier this year as the debut tournament in the refurbished — and sold-out — Vivint Arena on Sept. 27. The good fortune in their “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017” promoted the singers to prolong the excursion into 2018 with 25 new dates, in accordance to a press unencumber. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will once more take the Vivint Arena degree July 18. Both artists started dominating nation song charts in the early 1990s and feature more than one Grammys to their names.

July 28 — Shania Twain

The Queen of Country Pop is coming to the town. From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, Canadian singer Shania Twain inspired audiences with a string of hits together with “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “I’m Gonna Getcha Good.” The singer’s newest album “Now” was once launched previous this year in September and marks her first album in 15 years, in accordance to The Guardian. Twain will discuss with Vivint Arena on July 28 in strengthen of the album.

July 30 — Niall Horan

Niall Horan, a singer-songwriter from Ireland, is highest referred to as a member of the boy band One Direction. In 2016, Horan signed a solo deal with Capitol Records and launched his debut album, “Flicker,” closing month. Featured in this album are hits “This Town” and “Slow Hands.” Horan will carry out at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City on July 30.

Aug. 1 — Weezer

There’s a scene in the TV display “Gilmore Girls” the place Zach, a member of Stars Hollow’s liked band Hep Alien, publicizes that no true rock ’n’ curler is going to school. His declaration is met with a lot resistance, as his buddies remind him that Mick Jagger went to the London School of Economics, Dexter Holland of The Offspring were given his Ph.D. in molecular biology, and Weezer’s lead singer Rivers Cuomo went to Harvard — the place he graduated with honors. The band might be headlining USANA Amphitheatre with rock band The Pixies on Aug. 1.

Aug. 22 — Sam Smith

London singer-songwriter Sam Smith won a world following along with his hit “Stay With Me” that reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. The music is from his debut album “In the Lonely Hour,” which additionally comprises the hit “Lay Me Down.” The 25-year-old singer launched his 2d album, “The Thrill of it All,” previous this year, and Smith will make a prevent at Salt Lake City’s Vivint Arena next year on Aug. 22 in strengthen of the album.

Sept. 7 — Maroon Five

It’s a very long time from now, however that doesn’t imply we will’t be excited. Utahns who’re these days taking part in gazing Adam Levine’s funny banter with nation singer Blake Shelton on NBC’s “The Voice” are most definitely already taking a look ahead to Maroon Five’s live performance in Salt Lake City next year. But the band has even deeper connections to the Beehive State. For lead guitarist James Valentine, who joined Levine when the band modified its call from Kara’s Flowers to Maroon Five in 2001, the Salt Lake City display might be a reunion of varieties as his parents moved to Highland in 2005 to paintings at Brigham Young University. Maroon Five takes the Vivint Arena degree Sept. 7.

Oct. 20 — Thomas Rhett


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Singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett emerged on the nation song scene along with his debut album “It Goes Like This” in 2013. Rhett is the son of nation performer Rhett Akins, and because of the hardships that continuously include traveling, his mom made him promise he would by no means develop into a singer, in accordance to an interview with the Chicago Tribune. He ended up breaking that promise when he dropped out of Lipscomb University in Nashville at age 20.

“The hardest part was telling her I dropped out of college — telling her I quit something I’d been doing for three years,” Rhett informed the Chicago Tribune. “Like any mother would, she requested ‘Why did we spend all this money on college?’ I didn’t plan for this. I didn’t know the alternative would provide itself. But now she’s my greatest fan.”

Rhett will carry out at Vivint Arena Oct. 20 in strengthen of his 3rd studio album, “Life Changes.”

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