Kendrick Lamar and other Top Dawg Entertainment artists, including SZA, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock, arrive at Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre on June 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets ($25 to $125) go on sale beginning on Friday, Jan. 26, at noon through livenation.com and at 800-745-3000.
Journey and Def Leppard kick off their joint U.S. Tour at the XL Center in Hartford on May 21. livenation.com
As part of the Live Nation 2018 Country Megaticket ($129-$599), Jason Aldean plays the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on May 25 with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina, followed by Rascal Flatts on June 8, with Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce; Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town on July 20; and Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker on July 28, with Russell Dickerson opening. megaticket.com
Dead and Co. ($37.25-$149.50) returns to Xfinity Theatre on June 13 at 8 p.m. livenation.com
Slayer’s ($44.50) final tour takes the band to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on June 1 at 5 p.m. mohegansun.com
Belle and Sebastian ($46) perform at College Street Music Hall in New Haven on June 6 at 8 p.m., with Snail Mail opening, followed by The Decemberists ($49) on June 8 at 8 p.m., with M. Ward opening. collegestreetmusichall.com
Squirrel Nut Zippers ($35-$40) perform at the Space Ballroom in Hamden on March 29 at 9 p.m. manicpresents.com
Forgotten by Friday ($15-$29) heads to Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m., followed by Pat Metheny ($74-$94) on March 1-2 at 8 p.m.; and Richie Furay ($39-$59) on March 16 at 8 p.m. Yes tribute Awaken ($19-$44) plays Infinity Hall in Hartford on March 2 at 8:30 p.m., followed by the UHartt A Cappella Groups with Jelani Sei ($19-$44) on March 4 at 2:30 p.m.; and Turkuaz ($26-$56) on April 19 at 9 p.m. infinityhall.com
Nick Fradiani ($25) plays Toad’s Place in New Haven on April 6 at 9 p.m., followed by What So Not ($22-$25) on April 25 at 9 p.m. toadsplace.com
Every Time I Die ($20-$23) performs at the Webster Underground in Hartford on March 5 at 8 p.m., with Lift and Dopeghost opening, followed by Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown ($13-$15) on May 6 at 8 p.m. webstertheater.com
Dumpstaphunk plays StageOne in Fairfield on March 14, followed by Future Generations (March 25) and Gary Hoey (March 31). The Warehouse hosts the New Mastersounds on May 10. fairfieldtheatre.org
Zachary Cale (free with RSVP, $5 at door) plays Cafe Nine in New Haven on March 12 at 8 p.m., with Snake Oil and ZZZwalk opening, followed by Rivers and Rust ($12-$15) on March 13 at 8:30 p.m.; Television’s Richard Lloyd ($12-$15) on April 5 at 8:30 p.m.; Duwayne Burnside ($15-$18) on May 12 at 8:30 p.m.; and the Murder Junkies ($10-$12) on June 13 at 9 p.m. cafenine.com