Once you’ve handed out all your candy to your neighborhood trick or treaters (hopefully saving the good stuff for yourself or raiding your child’s or grandchild’s swag for at least a Baby Ruth), it’s safe to leave your house again. For the first time since April, it’s decision time, do you wear shorts or long pants to a concert? Once you’ve made up your mind, here’s the wide variety of classic rock concerts in the Valley for you to choose from in November.
November 1, 2014 8 p.m. DARLENE LOVE at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom in Scottsdale. Her boyfriend was a rebel. Her song “Christmas (Please Come Home)” is a holiday classic. She’s inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She’s a rock diva in all the good ways. Ticket prices are listed as $20 to $65, plus fees.
November 8, 2014 8 p.m. PSYCHEDELIC FURS/THE LEMONHEADS at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom in Scottsdale. A night of 1980’s punk rock and 1990’s alt rock. The Psychedelic Furs were pretty in pink as the ghost in you could love my way. The Lemonheads might share stories about their drug buddy. After all, it was a shame about Ray. Ticket prices go from $40 to $75, plus fees.
November 12, 2014 7:30 JUDAS PRIEST with STEEL PANTHER at the Gila River Arena, formally the Jobing.com Arena, in Glendale. You can be breaking the law if you got another thing coming. But for this show, Judas Priest is blocking off half the arena so their new album “Redeemer of Souls” can be given a theater like performance . Ticket prices are shown as ranging from $10 to $75, plus fees.
November 14, 2014 8 p.m. FELIX CAVALIER’S RASCALS at the Wild Horse Pass Casino Ovations LIVE! Showroom. He was groovin’ long before people got to be free. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will take you back to the innocent days of the 1960’s which really weren’t all that innocent. Tickets are priced at $18 to $48 plus fees.
November 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. SLAYER with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and EXODUS at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. If thrash metal is your game, then this is your night. There’s even a mosh pit in front of the stage. Not for the faint of heart. Tickets are priced at $38 and $45 plus fees.
November 16, 2014 8 p.m. K.C & THE SUNSHINE BAND at the Talking Stick Resort Ballroom in Scottsdale. Is that the way, uh huh, uh huh, you like it? Do you want to get down tonight? Boogie shoes are acceptable when shaking your booty to this disco legend. Even if you’re a rock and roller, you’ve probably found yourself toe tapping to his music at one time in your life. Ticket prices range from $45 to $125, plus fees.
November 18, 2014 8 p.m. ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom in Scottsdale. This guitar playing virtuoso was discovered by Frank Zappa, played with David Bowie and The Talking Heads and led King Crimson for 22 years. That’s some serious credentials. Tickets are priced from $20 to $30, plus fees.
November 22, 2014 8 p.m. TODD RUNDGREN at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom in Scottsdale. Hello, it’s him. Known to bang on the drum all day, he’ll tell you we gotta get you a woman and ask can we still be friends. This one is sold out so it’s Stub Hub, Craigslist or ticket brokers if you want to get in.
November 26, 2014 8 p.m. CHRISSIE HYNDE at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa. The voice of The Pretenders has gone solo with a new album this year, “Stockholm.” You can expect to hear some of her new material and some Pretenders’ hits. It won’t be the middle of the road even if you’re back on the chain gang. Tickets are priced from $37 to $77 plus fees.
November 30, 2014 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA at the Gila River Arena in Glendale. Thanksgiving will be over, so it’s now officially Christmas season and what better way to start it off by having your senses blown away by TSO. This year they are performing “The Christmas Attic.” Words cannot adequately describe a TSO show, but it is not to be missed. Tickets run from $32 to $67, 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 when purchasing in person at the box office.
Gila River Arena: Tickets for the Live Nation shows at this facility are available through ticketmaster.com, with information found on livenation.com.
Comerica Theatre: Tickets for the Live Nation shows at this facility are available through ticketmaster.com, with information found on livenation.com.
Mesa Arts Center: Tickets for shows at the Mesa Arts Center are available through the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, either in person, by phone at 480-664-6500 , or online at boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com. Information can also be obtained through Danny Zelisko Presents.
Enjoy professional tribute bands? Check out November’s tribute band shows.
Casino Arizona’s lineup for November includes tribute bands for Kiss, Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Gila River Casino presents tribute bands dedicated to the music of the soft rock era of the early 1970’s at the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Bruce Springsteen at the Vee Quiva Casino.