Rihanna Coming To Hartford's XL Center In March

Rihanna's recently announced Anti World Tour will stop in Hartford's XL Center on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., with Travis Scott opening, according to a Live Nation press release.

Tickets ($30.50-$126) will go on sale beginning on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. through xlcenter.com.

The Anti World Tour kicks off on Feb. 26 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif. A North American leg stops in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver and Washington D.C. In June, Rihanna heads to Europe, where she'll perform in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and elsewhere, with the Weeknd and Big Sean opening all European dates.

Rihanna's new album, "Anti," will reportedly be released exclusively on the Tidal streaming service on Nov. 27, with worldwide release on Dec. 4.

Deafheaven opens for Lamb of God and Anthrax at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Jan. 24. Tickets ($29.50-$39.50) are on sale at oakdale.com.

Peter Asher and Albert Lee ($24) play Infinity Hall in Hartford on Jan. 14 at 8 p.m., followed by “The Voice” finalist Joshua Davis ($24-$34) on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Cracker ($34-$49) plays an unplugged show at Infinity Hartford on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m., followed by Five For Fighting ($34-$44), accompanied by a string quartet, on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Johnny A ($24-$34) performs at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Jan. 15 at 8:30 p.m., followed by the Steel Wheels ($39-$49) on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. infinityhall.com.

Lupe Fiasco ($30-$35) plays Toad’s Place in New Haven on Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. toadsplace.com.

Vektor ($12) plays the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden on Feb. 5 at 8:30 p.m., with Eight Bells opening. Cloakroom plays a free show at BAR in New Haven on Jan. 6 at 9:30 p.m., with Wildhoney opening. Bent Knee plays a free show at BAR in New Haven on Jan. 13 at 9:30 p.m., with Kindred Queer and Procedure Club opening. manicproductions.org.

Very Fresh ($5) plays Cafe Nine in New Haven on Dec. 1 at 9 p.m., with Hellrazor, Lea and Witch Hair opening. cafenine.com.

Jen Lowe and the Super Sensitive ($15) leads Dude-A-Palooza at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., with performances by Auburn Mode, Michael Cleary, Lee Sylvestre, Chip Fenney, Paul Lombardo, Billy Megofna and others. charteroakcenter.org.

Soule Monde ($15), featuring Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski of the Trey Anastasio Band, play an EP release party at the Main Pub in Manchester on Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. mainpub.com.

David Cook ($35-$85) performs at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne in Fairfield on March 6 at 7:45 p.m. The Blind Boys of Alabama ($65) play StageOne on April 15 at 7:45 p.m. Delbert McClinton ($68) performs at the Warehouse on May 17 at 8 p.m. fairfieldtheatre.org.

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