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Concert Weekend: Elton John, Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Aretha's Jazz Cafe and more...
 

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

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The superstars are out in force during the next few days in downtown Detroit.



Elton John and his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour plays at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, at Little Caesars Arena. Tickets start at $49.50.



Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera, on her first North American tour since 2008, comes to the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Big Boi opens. Tickets start at $49.50.



Eagles return to late co-founder Glenn Frey's hometown for a show at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Little Caesars Arena. Tickets start at $99.50.



And, extending the weekend by a day, Foo Fighters will rock Little Caesars Arena at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Tickets start at $99.



313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com for all four shows.



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Royal Oak's Funky D Records celebrates new album releases by John Sinclair and Dumpster Machine at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. The Allen Dennard Quintet and others also perform. Tickets are $15. Call 313-961-4668 or visit pjslagerhouse.com.



The Los Angeles EDM trio Glitch Mob plays Friday, Oct. 12, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors at 6 p.m. $25 advance, $30 day of show. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.



The Texas Tenors bring their broad repertoire for a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Macomb Center, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. Tickets are $43-$58. Call 586-286-2222 or visit macombcenter.com.



The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Pops series pays tribute to another local icon with "Dancing in the Street: A Symphonic Tribute to Motown," Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14, at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $19.20-$115. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.



New Orleans' bumper Jackson play the first official concert in the newly rechristened Aretha's Jazz Cafe at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave,, Detroit. Tickets are $30. Call 313-887-8500 or visit musichall.org.



Veteran rockers Social Distortion, with Will Hoge and Pony Bradshaw, perform Friday, Oct. 12, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$69.50. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.



Imposters In Effect pays tribute to the Beastie Boys on Friday, Oct. 12, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13. Call 313-961-8137 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Salvador Torres & El Mariachi Mexico 2000 pays homage to Detroit's Mariachi traditions at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. The show is free with admission. Call 313-833-7900 or visit dia.org.



The Motown Museum's AMPLIFY singing competition holds its grand finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Garden Theatre, 3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Fifteen finalists will be singing Motown songs for a grand prize of $2,500 and studio time. Tickets are $15. Call 313-832-00888 or visit gardensatmidtown.com.



Detroit native Freda Payne, of "Band of Gold" fame, comes home for shows Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. $30. 313-882-5299 or visit dirtydogjazz.com.



Jam rockers Bahamas play Friday, Oct. 12, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.



Short-lived '80s hard rock troupe Kingdom Come reunites to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its first album on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 734-513-5030 or visit tokenlounge.com.



Trumpet great Arturo Sandoval blows at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets are $45-$65. Call 734-761-1800 or visit theark.org.



The Myways celebrate the release of a new album, with Royal Sweets opening, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets are $7 advance, $10 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



Alex de Grassi and Andrew York team up for a troubadours show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets are $30. Call 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.



Rich Brian, Joji, Higher Brothers, KOHH and more are part of the 88rising: 88 Degrees & Rising tour on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. $39.50-$75. 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.



Rapper Lil Xan headlines the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Saturday, Oct. 13, at Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 and $30. Call 313-961-8137 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Incognito, Maysa and Down to the Bone play a jazzy night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Music Hall Center, Detroit. Tickets are $55-$85. Call 313-887-8500 or visit musichall.org.



Pop singer Jessie J is back, with Ro James and Kiana Lede opening, on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Doors at 7 p.m. $35 advance, $40 day of show and $65 mezzanine reserved. 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.



Chase Makai from Nahko and Medicine for the People goes solo at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



Don't you forget about Simple Minds, playing Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $29.50-$75. 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.



South African singer Troye Sivan, along with Kim Petris and Carlie Hanson, performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Fox Theatre. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.



Big Data, Castlecomer and Fitness bring a night of electronic pop to town Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 313-961-8137 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



New York pianist and composer Ben Rosenblum, riding the success of his debut album "Instead," brings his trio to town for a 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, show at Cliff Bell's, 2030 Park Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $10. Call 313-961-2543 or cliffbells.com.



The Okee Dokee Brothers play a family show at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $18 adults, $12 children. Call 734-761-1800 or visit theark.org.

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