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Concert Weekend: Tom Jones, Ghost, Kenny Barron, Anderson East and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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It’s not unusual to be excited about Tom Jones coming to town — this time at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St. Into The Ark opens. Tickets are $49-$99-$155. Call 313-237-7464 or visit michiganopera.org.

Also Playing:

• Hard rockers Sevendust, with Memphis May Fire and Fire From the Gods, bring the noise on Friday, May 11, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27 in advance, $30 at the door, $55 mezzanine reserved. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.

• Local favorites the Whiskey Charmers, the Craig Brown Band and Scott Fab team up for a potent triple bill at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.

• The Detroit troupe Carry On: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young revisits the hits on Friday, May 11 at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 248-544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

• The Washington, D.C., power pop trio Jukebox The Ghost plays Friday, May 11, with the Greeting Committee and Future Feats at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodard Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $22 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

• Veteran troubadour Susan Werner returns to Ann Arbor at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, for a show at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets are $25. Call 734-761-1451 or visit theark.org.

• Grammy Award-winning Swedish rockers Ghost introduce a new band, characters and more, on Saturday, May 12, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28.25-$63. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

• Jazz pianist Kenny Barron is joined by saxophonist Melissa Aidana at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $19-$99. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.

• Obituary headlines a headbanging bill that also includes Pallbearer, Skelletonwitch and Dust Bolt on Saturday, May 12, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 advance, $28 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

• Je’Caryous Johnson presents a Pre-Mother’s Day concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Detroit’s Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave. Tickets are $15. Call 313-887-8500 or visit musichall.org.

• Rap-pop hitmaker Jake Miller’s Hit and Run Tour, also featuring Devin Hayes and New City, hits Saturday, May 12, at the Magic Stick in Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show, $35 VIP. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

• Well-traveled singer-songwriter Chris Smither plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $30. Call 734-761-1451 or visit theark.org.

• Latino rapper Farruko ryhmes on Sunday, May 13, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45-$75. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.

• Southern soul singer Anderson East and Jade Bird visit on Sunday, May 13, at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23. Call 313-961-8358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Chicago indie rockers the Sea and Cake, joined by James Elkington, play Sunday, May 13, at the Magic Stick in Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.50 in advance, $20 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit themagicbag.com.

• Nellie McKay brings her cabaret stylings to Ann Arbor at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at The Ark. Tickets are $20. Call 734-761-1451 or visit theark.org.

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