Concert news: Lauryn Hill, Weekends, Boys II Men, Suzanne Vega, Class Actress, Van Halen
Lauryn Hill at Rams Head in February (Colby Ware/Special to the Baltimore Sun)
After a disappointing performance at Rams Head Live at the start of the year, Hill will again try to win over regional crowds with a show at the Warner Theater in DC February 29.
Hill, of course, does not have new material to promote. If the Rams Head show was any indication, she'll play a mix of hers and the Fugees' old hits. Tickets, starting at $55 for the upper balcony and set at a whopping $150 for the so-called golden circle, go on sale December 30.
Baltimore's Weekends are going on tour early in the new year. The garage rock duo - Adam Lempel and Brendan Sullivan - start the 13-city, "Double Handy" tour January 3 and play Baltimore the 6th.
The band will perform at the Bell Foundtry; admission is $5. A location has not been announced for the Baltimore show. Ticket information was also not included alongside the tour itinerary. The band released "Strange Cultures' this year.
Boys II Men will play Rams Head Live March 2, it was announced last week. The group is promoting new album "Twenty," whose first single, "More Than You'll Ever Know," features Charlie Wilson.
Tickets, at $35, are already on sale. Also at Rams Head - Jimmie's Chicken Shack, the 90s alternative rock band from Annapolis, performs February 4. Tickets, at $12, are already on sale. The band seems to be touring in promotion of their catalog.
Suzanne Vega will play Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis May 1. Vega, the great singer-songwriter, is promoting album "Close-Up, Vol. 3: States of Being," which was released this year.
Tickets, at $50, are already on sale. Also at Rams Head on Stage - The Bacon Brothers, who released - amazingly - a "Best Of" earlier this year, will perform April 19 and April 20.
The show is part of an annual stop at the Annapolis venue; they performed there this January. Tickets, at $49.50, are already on sale.
Class Actress, one of the standouts from this year's CMJ Festival, will play U Street Music Hall January 28. Tickets, at $12, are already on sale.
The trio is promoting "Rapprocher," its debut on Carpark Records. The show is part of the new cross-promotional agreement between U Street and the 9:30 Club.
As you might have read, Van Halen is going on tour next year with David Lee Roth. That's about as much as it's known so far. No dates or venues have been announced yet.