Broken Bells/ photo by James Minchin

Broken Bells/ photo by James Minchin


Maxwell and Michael McDonald, soul men of divergent styles, are coming back to the Twin Cities this summer.

Maxwell will return June 15 to the State Theatre, as part of his 35-city Summer Solstice Tour that is skipping such major markets as New York, Miami, Philly and Dallas. The neo-soul singer hasn’t released an album since 2009. Tickets, priced from $35.50-$125, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the State box office and

McDonald, known for hits with the Doobie Brothers as well as his interpretations of Motown classics, will perform June 29 at the Mystic Lake Casino showroom. Tickets, priced at $31 and $39, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at and 952-445-9000.

In other concert news, Broken Bells – the indie-rock duo of Danger Mouse and James Mercer – will return Aug. 3 at the State Theatre. The group kicked off its winter tour in February with a sold-out show at First Avenue. Tickets, priced at $37.50, will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at the State box office, 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets.

The Replacements haven’t announced a Twin Cities date – yet. But word came today that, after playing Coachella for two weekends, the ‘Mats will play the Austin City Limits Festival in October in Texas – along with Eminem, OutKast, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck, Lorde and many others.

The Mats also have scheduled performances at the Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta on May 10 and Forecastle fest in Louisville on July 20.

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