As if the lineup announced yesterday for this year’s KDWB Jingle Ball didn’t promise enough Disney TV alumni singers at Xcel Energy Center in the coming months, St. Paul’s arena has now announced a new date with Selena Gomez for next summer, June 28.
Tickets go on sale next Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and the arena box office at prices to be announced (other comparable cities are selling in the $45-$99 range). The date comes a month and a half into her 2016 tour. Opening acts have not yet been announced.
Gomez is poised to shed her Disney-kid past for a bona-fide pop starlet future with Friday’s release of her new album, “Revival,” her first for industry big-wig Interscope Records after the end of her longtime deal with Disney’s Hollywood Records. Deluxe editions of the album will be on sale at Target stores, often a precursor to big sales.
Other newly announced concerts:
Harp-plucking singer/songwriter extraordinaire Joanna Newsom, whose first album in five years lands Oct. 23, will play a rare Twin Cities performance at the Fitzgerald Theater on Dec. 17. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for $35-$50 via Etix.com, the Fitzgerald Theater box office or by phone at 800-514-3849. The New York Times just ran a compelling profile of Newsom ahead of her long-awaited return.
Another acclaimed singer/songwriter we thankfully see a lot more often, Jason Isbell will come back around on Feb. 22 for his first local theater-sized headlining gig at Northrop Auditorium. This will be the former Drive-by Trucker’s local gig since the release of his new album “Something More Than Free,” though he played several of the tracks at the Basilica Block Party a week before the record’s release in July. Those tickets are all $40 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Northop’s in-house ticket system.