Best DFW Concerts In 2013

December 20, 2012 7:00 AM

(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

If you’re a lover of great music, DFW is one of the best places to live. With a variety of concerts to look forward to in 2013, there is sure to be a concert to fit almost any musical taste from rock to pop and most everything in between. With venues from The House of Blues to the American Airlines Center, artists are guaranteed a venue that suits their (and your) musical tastes.

Black Veil Brides
Palladium Ballroom
1135 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-2021
www.thepalladiumballroom.comDate: Jan. 10 – 7:30 p.m.
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If you are a fan of metal and rock, Black Veil Brides might be the concert for you. This band originally formed in Delhi, Ohio but was reformed in 2009 and now spends its time in Hollywood. Black Veil Brides is known for its performance as well as makeup, body paint and outfits that are very reminiscent of Kiss as well as other glam rock bands of the 1980s. The band includes Andy Biersack (lead vocals), Jinxx (rhythm guitar, violin), Jake Pitts (lead guitar), Ashley Purdy (bass) and Christian “CC” Coma (drums). Black Veil Brides has stated that its newest album will be more punk-rock inspired than any other album it’s done before making it a fusion of metal and punk rock. It is set to be released in January.

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House of Blues
2200 N. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 978-2583 Jan. 18 – 8 p.m.
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An English alternative rock band from Battle, East Sussex, Keane hit the mainstream in 2004 with the release of its album, “Hopes and Fears.” The album won many awards and was the second best-selling British album that year. Sometimes Keane is known as “the band with no guitar” because the band uses more piano in its music than guitar sounds. The band sites Radiohead and Oasis as musical influences. This concert will be a great option for the alternative rock crowd and those looking for music with lyrical influences and smoother, piano-based tunes.

Lady Gaga
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 222-3687
www.americanairlinescenter.comDate: January 29 – 7p.m.
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Lady Gaga became a very well-known American artist with the release of her hit singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.” Not your typical pop star, Lady Gaga has become recognized for her flamboyant and unique fashion sense, performance and music videos. Lady Gaga has been listed as Artist of the Year, and receives Grammy Awards as well as MTV Video Music Awards. For those that enjoy pop music with a twist, this concert will not disappoint.

Related: A Fan’s Guide to the American Airlines Center

Chris Botti
Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 692-0203
www.dallassymphony.comDate: March 8 and 9 – 8 p.m.; March 10 – 2:30 p.m.
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If your musical tastes lean toward a more classical sound, Chris Botti will perform at the Meyerson Symphony Center in March. Chris Botti is an American trumpeter and composer and was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2007. Botti attempts to fuse the sensuous sounds of jazz music with the fun and upbeat styles of popular music. While his music appeals to both pop fans and those that appreciate more classical blues and jazz sounds, Botti attempts to create new feelings and sounds through the combination of styles, allowing a wider audience to appreciate his music. Botti will offer three performances in March, making it possible for fans to see him at different times or multiple times. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will not be part of these performances.

Owl City
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 222-3687
www.americanairlinescenter.comDate: March 21 – 7:30 p.m.
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For those that enjoy the pop music sounds but with a more electronic/dance fee, Owl City will perform at the American Airlines Center. Owl City is an electronica project by Adam Young. Young is a multi-instrumentalist, so while listening to the music of Owl City, the performance that may sound like an entire band is really the work of one person. Young began the project in his parents’ basement and was able to achieve mainstream success after the release of two albums in 2009. Owl City’s newest album, “The Midsummer Station,” was released in August.

Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on

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