As the United States emerges from the pandemic, musicians, comedians and other entertainers are once again planning tours.
Before the pandemic, the USA Today Network Florida provided details on some of the hottest acts in the state with our Hot Ticket to help you plan ahead.
It’s back, with information on the latest on upcoming concerts, shows or ticket sale information from South Florida to Pensacola and places in-between.
If you want to find out about a show not listed or when tickets go on sale for a show you want to see, email [email protected].
Metallica at Hard Rock Live
Metallica is one of the most successful and beloved heavy metal bands of all time, and they’re coming to Florida.
With hits including “Enter Sandman,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Until It Sleeps,” the Bay Area rockers head to South Florida on Nov. 4 for a show at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood.
It’s nearly a sellout, with the “cheapest” ticket going for $1,330 on Ticketmaster. More tickets are available on other ticket resale sites, such as StubHub and start at $244 as of late last week.
Metallica also performs in Daytona at Welcome to Rockville, a music festival from Nov. 11-14. General admission tickets for the weekend start at $289.50, excluding fees.
The San Francisco-based band entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
The Marshall Tucker Band in Fort Pierce
Formed in the early 1970s, this Southern rock band with a distinct sound is led by original member Doug Gray.
He helped form The Marshall Tucker Band in South Carolina along with guitarist Toy Caldwell (who died in 1993), his brother, bassist Tommy Caldwell (who died in a crash in 1980), guitarist George McCorkle (who died in 2007), drummer Paul Riddle and reed player Jerry Eubanks.
See them perform “Heard It In A Love Song,” “Can’t You See” and other hits Oct. 20 at Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce, with tickets from $40.
If you miss them in 2021, catch them in Tallahassee on Jan. 22 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, with tickets from $35. The band also performs Jan. 27 at Seminole Casino Immokalee, about 50 miles northeast of Naples, with tickets at $69.
The current lineup also includes Chris Hicks on guitar and vocals, Marcus James Henderson on keyboard, saxophone, flute and vocals, drummer B.B. Borden, bassist Ryan Ware and Rick Willis on guitar and vocals.
Marshall Tucker has performed at the White House, the Kentucky Derby, at biker festivals and everywhere in between, Gray said.
“It’s a lot of fun, man,” he told the Naples Daily News in 2016. “It’s been the ride of my life.
Steely Dan will perform in Miami Beach, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville
Remaining co-founder Donald Fagen and musicians he’s assembled play nine concerts over a couple weeks in October in their “Absolutely Normal” tour: four concerts — Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 8-9 — at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach; two, Oct. 12-13, at Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando; two, Oct. 15-16, at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg; and Oct. 19 at the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville.
Ticketmaster.com has information on tickets and more.
Steely Dan’s music remains a mainstay on classic and mellow rock radio stations and satellite radio sites, with hits including “Peg,” “Do It Again,” “Reelin’ In The Years,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Deacon Blues” and many others.
The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Dave Osborn is the regional features editor of the Naples Daily News and News-Press. Follow him on Instagram @detroitdave88 and on Twitter @NDN_dosborn.