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Saturday, April 15th, 2017 7:30 PM
The versatility of Steve’s music goes beyond his magnetic pull as an artist. The Pittsburgh native moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music in 2006. A handful of odd jobs, hundreds of shows and a thousand songs later, Steve has successfully released three independent full-length albums and an EP, sold out venues across the country and topped the iTunes® charts on multiple occasions.
This year alone, Moakler has had his first song at radio, his Grand Ole Opry debut and was named an “Artist to Watch For” by over 20 outlets including Rolling Stone Country, CMT, Huffington Post, Taste Of Country and more. He was also featured on Spotify’s “Spotlight on Country 2016” playlist and on the iTunes New Artist Spotlight. Moakler recently wrapped up his Spring headlining “Suitcase Tour” and has toured alongside acts such as Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington and Dan + Shay.
His career as a songwriter has seen chart successes including Dierks Bentley’s emotionally powerful title-track, “Riser.” Bentley told Billboard Magazine that the single was a “once in a career song.” Moakler has had songs recorded by artists like Ashley Monroe, Jake Owen, Ben Rector and the song “Mardi Gras” off Dierks’ latest release, Black.
Moakler has been working with GRAMMY® Award-Winning Producer, Luke Laird (Kacey Musgraves) on new music and released his debut country EP in March. The EP includes his lead radio single, “Suitcase” (written by Laird, Barry Dean and Thomas Rhett). “Suitcase” has received over 2 million streams on Spotify and Pandora and has been featured on SiriusXM, most notably hitting No. 3 on the The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown, and continues to gain traction on FM Radio. It’s hard to believe it has been a decade since Moakler arrived in Nashville, but if his career is any indication, he’s on the ride of his life.
And The Heartbreakers
& Joe Walsh
@American Airlines Center
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 8:00 PM
The tour began in Oklahoma City, now Dallas then Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, with other stops. The Heartbreakers will also play the Mountain Jam Festival in Hunter Mountain, New York on June 17, and stage multiple shows at Red Rocks and in Queens, N.Y.
This is the 40th-anniversary tour for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as they hit 30 cities at major arenas and stadiums. While Joe Walsh is playing the Dallas concert, there are also a number of shows that Chris Stapleton will join them as the opening act. Along with the tour, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will release companion box sets of all their albums on vinyl.
Tom Petty also had plans to release an expanded edition of his 1995 Wildflowers album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Petty said he wants to tour in 2017 playing that entire album on the road as well. There is no word if that tour will happen at all now that the 40th-anniversary tour is underway.
Dallas Opera Presents Norma @Winspear Opera House
April 21st through May 7th, 2017
In this outstanding John Conklin production from Cincinnati Opera, set during the Roman occupation of Gaul in 50 B.C., a passionate love triangle in the midst of a deepening culture clash leads to dangerous consequences. A Druid high priestess, Norma, is in the throes of despair after learning her lover, a Roman proconsul with whom she has two children, has been unfaithful.
Starring Elza van den Heever • Yonghoon Lee • Christian Van Horn • Mithra Mastropierro • Charles Karanja
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Set and Costume Designer John Conklin