New concert announcements

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Yes, we're in the midst of celebrating Rocktober (read about our FREE Rocktoberfest show that takes place at the Bluestone this Saturday, Oct. 12, right here), but the city is blessed with great concerts year-round.

In recent weeks a number of new shows have been announced that should keep local music fans rocking well into 2014.

First up, alt-rock legends The Pixies, who recently jettisoned a founding member (bass player Kim Deal) and released their first batch of new songs in ages (the middling EP-1), visit LC Pavilion for a concert on Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $39 in advance/$42 at the door and go on sale Friday, Oct. 11, at

If synchronized dance moves are more your thing, British/Irish boy band The Wanted is scheduled to visit LC Pavilion on Wednesday, May 14. Tickets for that concert are $29.50 and go on sale Friday, Oct. 11, at Hopefully this concert will satiate fans of The Jonas Brothers, which recently scrapped its tour, including an Oct. 24 show at the LC, citing the age old excuse of "creative differences." Say it ain't so, JoBro.

Along similar lines, former teen star Demi Lovato brings her "Neon Lights Tour" to Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 22. Tickets are priced at $29.50, $45 and $62.50 (!) and can be purchased at

Other recently added shows include those fans of random punctuation Panic! At the Disco, who visit LC Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24. Tickets are $28.50 in advance/$30 at the door and go on sale on Friday, Oct. 18, at Also, jam-friendly Virginian Keller Williams brings his never-ending tour to Newport Music Hall on Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets for that show are $18 in advance/$20 at the door and go on sale Friday, Oct. 11, at

UPDATE: Minutes ago it was announced that dubstep superstar Skrillex will visit the Bluestone for a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at