Once you’ve come off your sugar high from eating Halloween and State Fair goodies, you can concentrate on more traditional servings as you prepare for Thanksgiving. The concert glut of October has given way to a gentler November. There are fewer concerts in November, so you can rest up for the holiday season concerts just around the corner. Here are some of the classic rock artists coming to the Phoenix area in November.
November 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS at the Wild Horse Pass Casino Ovations LIVE! Showroom in Chandler. Some of Weiland’s former groups include Stone Tempe Pilots and Velvet Revolver. All in all, the recordings he’s been on have sold over 44 million copies. He must be doing something right. Tickets run from $22 to $67 plus fees and taxes.
November 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. THE YARDBIRDS at the Lounge at Harrahs Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa. They’ll play for your love. They’ve had as past guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Although it’s doubtful any of those three will show up, it’s a good bet they’ll have another ace guitarist around. This show is a free one.
November 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS at the UltraStar Amphitheater next door to Harrahs Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa. Relive those San Franciscan Nights. After all, it’s your life so do what you want. You might even remember, when you were young, that there was a house in New Orleans, called the Rising Sun. So if you need to get out of the place you’re at, check the show out. It is lawn seating, but it is free.
November 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. TOWER OF POWER at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler. It’s not so very hard to go to this show when you know what is hip. Emilio Castillo and Stephen “Doc” Kupka may have started this group in Oakland but Castillo moved to Scottsdale many years ago, so this is a hometown show for him. Tickets run from $38 to $56 plus fees and taxes.
November 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. MELISSA ETHERIDGE at the Wild Horse Pass Casino Ovations LIVE! Showroom in Chandler. She is the only one if you come to her window and bring her some water. Think you have similar features of this half an EGOT winner? (She’s won a Grammy and an Oscar). You can enjoy her like the way I do. Tickets range from $64 to $124 with fees to be tacked on.
November 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. ANDERSON PONTY BAND at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom in Scottsdale. If you missed Yes earlier this year, here is your chance to see the original vocalist and co-founder of Yes, Jon Anderson. He’s teamed with virtuoso violinist, Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra). Expect to hear some Yes, plus some original music by both musicians. The show is nearly sold out but ticket prices are listed at $30 to $65, plus fees.
Tickets for those shows can be purchased at the following locations:
Talking Stick Resort: Tickets for shows at Talking Stick Resort can be purchased online through ticketmaster.com, in person at the Talking Stick Resort box office and by phone at (480)-850-7734. Further information can also be obtained from Danny Zelisko Presents.
Wild Horse Pass Casino: Tickets for shows at Wild Horse Pass Casino can be purchased online through the Wild Horse Pass Casino website, by phone at 1-800-WIN-GILA Ext. 7370, or in person at the box office. Players Club Card discounts are available for some shows when purchasing in person at the box office.
Chandler Center of the Arts: Tickets for concerts at the Chandler Center of the Arts can be purchased in person at the Chandler Center for the Arts box office, online through www.chandlercenter.org or ticketmaster.com or by phone at (480) 782-2680.
If you want to save a few dollars, there are always excellent tribute shows available. Here is the lineup for November.
Casino Arizona has the following shows:
November 6 & 7: Paradise City-Tribute to Guns N’ Roses
November 20 & 21 Fan Halen-A Tribute to The Music of Van Halen
November 27 & 28 Wanted-The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi
Gila River Casino Wild Horse Pass presents:
November 15: Diamond in the Rough A Tribute to Neil Diamond
Gila River Casino Lone Butte has on tap:
November 7, 2015: DSB: Tribute to Journey
November 14, 2015 Cash’d Out: Tribute to Johnny Cash
November 22, 2015 Piano Man: Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John
Ak-Chin Casino will have Stars of Beatlemania, A Beatles Tribute, in their lounge on November 26 at 6 and 8 p.m.
The Celebrity Theatre will host 1964, The Tribute on November 27. It too is a Beatles tribute just in case the year didn’t tip you off.