Bands You Need To Hear Before You See Them Live in February

. February 16, 2016.
Bands You Need To Hear Before You See Them Live in February

Brantley Gilbert, with Michael Rae & Canaan Smith

7pm, Thursday, February 18 at Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., 844-854-1450. $33+

A well cultured country-rock artist, Brantley Gilbert kicks off the 2016 tour with his fourth venue at the Huntington Center. Gilbert is headlining his first tour after opening for country legends Willie Nelson(2011), Eric Church(2012), Tim McGraw(2013), and Thomas Rhett(2014).


Fetty Wap, with Post Malone

7pm, Friday, February 19 at The Filmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 313-961-5451. $25+

Rising to fame just over a year ago, hip-hop artist Fetty Wap has made a splash in the music scene winning three different awards including “Artist to Watch” at the VMA’s in 2015. Fetty Wap’s live shows are just as exciting as his career. He invites fans to sing along to his hit singles, “Trap Queen” and “My Way” and dances around stage creating a visually pleasing show as well.


Black Sabbath, with Rival Sons

7:30pm, Friday, February 19 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Dr, Auburn hills, 248-377-0100. $35+

Formed in 1968, the original pioneers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath has stood the test of time returning three of the original four members, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Lommi, and Geezer Butler. The End Tour is their massive 57 date farewell tour to their fans. The iconic dark guitar riffs matched with their satanic-like look is sure to create an atmosphere full of their dark, bluesy-rock.


Goodbye Blue Skies, with Ghost Native, Raine Wilder, Into the Wild & Silver Age

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7pm, Friday, February 19 at Realm, 135 S. Byrne Rd., 419-214-1005. $8+

A band rising in the undercover music scene, Goodbye Blue Skies is a screamo blended rock band based out of Toledo. In the midst of releasing their new album, Motives, the band is touring all over and introducing people to their catchy lyrics and melodic guitar riffs.


Blake Shelton, with Jake Janson

7:30pm, Saturday, February 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Dr, Auburn hills, 248-377-0100. $30+

Country-rock artist Blake Shelton is known for putting on upbeat and exciting shows with great vocals and connecting with the fans. An inviting atmosphere and music great for those semi-rock, semi-country fans.


Lil Wayne, with Rae Sremmurd & Hedmac

7:30pm, Thursday, February 25 at Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave, 844-854-1450. $40+

For his first time on tour since 2013’s America’s Most Wanted Tour, Lil Wayne kicked off the Dedication Tour on January 21st in El Paso, TX. A man with multiple egos (Young Weezy, Birdman Jr., President Carter, ect.), Lil Wayne is known to use the entire stage when he performs jumping around and becoming passionately engrossed in each song.


Ekoostic Hookah, with JoJo Stella, The Happy Little Trees & Flores Lava

7:30pm, Thursday, February 25 at Realm, 135 S. Byrne Rd., 419-214-1005. $12+

Formed in the early 90’s, Ekoostic Hookah is a psychedelic rock band headed by keyboardist-songwriter, Dave Katz. Although they perform primarily in the Columbus region, the band has toured all over the world and produced many groovy songs. Their shows are known to be high energy between both the band and audience and tight vocals and extending guitar riffs.


Moccasin Creek, with Rye Whiskey, Chris Salyer and the Shooters & Kerosene

7pm, Friday, February 26 at Realm, 135 S. Byrne Rd., 419-214-1005. $12+

Moccasin Creek is a Country-rock-hip hop band from the South. A band anyone can relate to, they call themselves “Redneck, White trash, Dixie Fried.” Since their formation in 2011, the band has earned tens of thousands of fans from all ages who come to see them for guaranteed entertainment.


Tell All Your Friends, with Drop Dead Silhouette & Light Horizon

8pm, Saturday, February 27 at Realm, 135 S. Byrne Rd., 419-214-1005. $5+

Realm will be hosting a series of local punk-rock bands sure to bring a lively energy and crowd in with an exciting atmosphere.


I Set my Friends on Fire, with Into the Wild & Glascity

6pm, Saturday, February 27 at Frankies, 308 Main St., 419-691-7464. $12+

Originating from Miami, Fl, I Set My Friends on Fire is an up and coming band. They play a blend of screamo, electronicore, hardcore and experimental. The band is comprised of two men, Nabil and Matt, who have built themselves from the ground-up and are pioneers in the DIY digital movement.


The Who Hits 50!

7:30pm, Saturday, February 27 at Joe Louis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, 844-854-1450. $40+

Celebrating 50 years of performing, The Who are going on a 2-year long tour hitting venues all over the world. With over 70 dates, this tour will be headed by original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. This will be a rock show you won’t want to miss!