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Dixie Chicks, Experience Hendrix, Metric Among Recently Announced Concerts

Dixie Chicks coming to Hartford

Dixie Chicks return to Connecticut on their upcoming DCX MMXVI World Tour with a show at Hartford's Xfinity Theatre on June 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($42-$136) go on sale Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. through livenation.com.

Kurt Vile and the Violators perform at College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($22) go on sale Friday, Nov. 20, at noon through collegestreetmusichall.com.

Experience Hendrix, a tribute show featuring Hendrix bassist Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Zakk Wylde and many others, heads to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on March 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($35-$65) go on sale Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. through oakdale.com, livenation.com and at 800-745-3000.

Earth, Wind and Fire and Chicago ($60-$80) team up for a show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets beginning Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

Metric ($25) plays the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on March 16 at 7:30 p.m., with Joywave opening. Purchase tickets beginning on Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m., through oakdale.com and livenation.com.

Progressive rock band Kansas ($35-$45) heads to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on April 29 at 8 p.m. Shatner's World ($45-$60), starring William Shatner, arrives at the Fox Theater on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. foxwoods.com.

Howie Day ($24-$34) performs at Infinity Hall in Hartford on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m., followed by Monkees legend Micky Dolenz ($49-$64) on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. J.J. Grey and Mofro ($34-$49) play Infinity Hall Hartford on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Pink Floyd tribute The Machine ($39-$59) heads to Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Jan. 29 at 8:30 p.m., followed by jazz great Mike Stern ($39-$49) on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. infinityhall.com.

Primal Fear and Luca Turilli's Rhapsody ($22-$70) perform at the Webster Theater in Hartford on April 26 at 5 p.m. webstertheater.com.

Aaron Carter ($20) performs at The Space in Hamden on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. Wolf Alice ($16) performs at The Space on April 4 at 8:30 p.m. thespacect.com.

Funky Dawgz Brass Band plays a free show at BAR in New Haven on Dec. 9 at 9:30 p.m., with Tracy Jo and the Toads opening. And The Kids follows on March 2 at 9:30 p.m. manicproductions.org.

Darkfest ($10-$12), with Ego Likeness, Die Sektor and the Rain Within, takes place at Cafe Nine in New Haven on Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. cafenine.com.

The Robert Cray Band ($28.50-$38.50) takes the stage at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Mass., on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. 413-586-8686 and iheg.com

The Bad Santas ($12), an all-star group featuring members of Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, the Revivalists and other area bands, plays the Acoustic in Bridgeport on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m.

Actress and singer Rita Wilson ($75) performs at the Ridgefield Playhouse on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

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