The top 8 touring shows coming to Austin in April (that aren’t sold out)

Spring has sprung, and touring season is upon us. The bad news: many hot tours coming this month, including the Dixie Chicks, Miguel, Jake Bugg and Tank and the Bangas are already sold out. If you snoozed on buying tickets, you’ll be stuck scouring the secondary market. But if you act fast, tickets are still available to these eight great shows.

April 13: Mack, Jack & McConaughey: Jack Ingram & Friends with Patty Griffin, Butch Walker, John Fullbright, Radney Foster, Bruce Robison, Jon Randall, more at ACL Live. The big news at this annual two-day benefit for children’s charities this year is the April 12 headlining show with the Dixie Chicks. But we’ve been to this closing-night guitar-pull-styled event before, and it’s something special. The marquee names alone warrant the price of admission, but there’s a camaraderie that happens when everybody’s onstage swapping tunes that often pushes the music into another realm. $49-$105. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — Peter Blackstock

18: Ibeyi at the Mohawk outdoor. Twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz live in Paris, but the lineage of their sound is drawn both from their familial homeland Cuba and their Yoruban ancestral roots. They were enchanting in their South by Southwest 2015 performances, and their 2017 release “Ash” is rich with the same tightly woven harmonies and mixture of futuristic electronics and primal, ancient sounds that made their debut release so compelling. $25. 6:30 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

18: Foo Fighters, Struts at Austin360 Amphitheater. Last time through town in 2015, Dave Grohl and company headlined the Austin City Limits Music Festival, about a year after a marathon taping of the “Austin City Limits” TV show. This tour stop might be a little more “normal” by comparison, but there’s new music, with “Concrete and Gold” becoming the band’s second Billboard 200 chart-topping album last fall. $45-$99. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — P.B.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park Friday, October 9, 2015. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

19: What’s So Not, Duckwrth at Emo’s. Australian artist Emoh Instead, a.k.a. Chris Emerson, made a name for himself as part of the duo Flume. Now working as a solo artist, he crafts expressive, electronic compositions. But really, we’re in this for the opener, Cali rapper Duckwrth, who swaggered into South by Southwest 2018 with a truckload of West Coast funk and feel-good vibes that lasted for days. $22. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

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23: Perfume Genius at Emo’s. “No Shape,” the 2017 release from Perfume Genius, is a lush and lovely collection of ebullient synth jams and heart-tugging ballads. In his early work, openly gay frontman Mike Hadreas explored his struggles with addiction. The new album is a celebration of life and love in recovery. His partner, Alan Wyffels, whom he met at an AA meeting, is part of his three-piece backing band. Reports from the tour describe Hadreas playing the best shows of his life. Sarah Jaffe opens. $22.50. Doors at 7 p.m. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

24: Haim, Lizzo at Stubb’s outdoor. Here’s your solid girl power bill for the month. Watching the Haim sisters rock out live puts a rousing spin on their catalog of radio hits. These women have been playing together their whole lives and they’re not afraid to go hard. Lizzo is pure magic. She’s a killer rhyme-slinger who sings like an old school soul queen, and along with her Big Girl dance team, she’s redefining cool, sexy and beautiful. You will leave this show with a smile on your face. $49.50. Doors at 7. 801 Red River. stubbsaustin.com — D.S.S.

Lizzo performs at the Independence and Lagunitas Bug Out party at the Scoot Inn during South by Southwest on Tuesday March 14, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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28: Eric Church, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Texas Gentlemen at Austin360 Amphitheater. Originally scheduled for last September, this show was postponed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The new date comes with a support-act change that’s a plus or a minus depending on whether you like Church more for his pop or his country instincts: Native Texan troubadour Earle and his band replace previously scheduled Elle King. It’s good fortune that up-and-coming Dallas outfit the Texas Gentlemen, booked on the original bill to open, are able to return this time. $35.50-$129. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com — P.B.

29: Joey Bada$$ at Emo’s. The young upstart from Brooklyn, whose arrival on the national scene as a teenager was heralded by 1000 (legitimate) Nas comparisons, is one of the most talented rhyme slingers of his generation. His solid 2017 release, “All Amerikkan Badass,” was a portrait of an artist trying to make sense of a country unable to wrest itself from the grip of the injustice silently entwined in its aspirational origin story. Now 23, and off the cannabis, he’s one of the artists leading hip-hop into a new golden era. $26.50-$28. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Dr. emosaustin.com  — D.S.S.

MORE TOURS HITTING AUSTIN THIS MONTH

April 6: Miguel, Sir, Nonchalant Savant at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)

6: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ggoolldd at Emo’s

6: Luna, Flaural at 3Ten

7: Jake Bugg, Nina Nesbitt at Parish (sold out)

7: Tank & the Bangas, Maggie Koerner at Scoot Inn (sold out)

7: Titus Andronicus at Barracuda

10: Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, Football Etc. at Scoot Inn

10: King Krule at Emo’s

11: Somo at Emo’s

11: Noah & the MegaFauna at Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre

12: Dixie Chicks at ACL Live (sold out)

12: Matt & Kim, Cruisr, Twinkids at Stubb’s outdoor

12: Brad Mehldau Trio at Paramount Theatre

12: Circa Survive, Foxing, Hail the Sun at Emo’s

12: Kevin Morby at Barracuda (also Friday, April 13)

12: California Guitar Trio at One World Theatre

13: Soccer Mommy at Stubb’s (inside)

13: Shooter Jennings, Jaime Wyatt at Antone’s

14: Missio, Morgan Saint at Parish (sold out)

14: Lulufest, celebration of female bandleaders with Leeann Atherton, Allison Miller, Sara Caswell, more at St. Edward’s University

14: Big K.R.I.T. at Emo’s

14: Cole Escola at the North Door

15: Marco Antonio Solis, Jesse & Joy at HEB Center at Cedar Park

15: Wishbone Ash at One World Theatre

16: Yung Gravy at Parish

16: Bebel Gilberto at Antone’s

17: Chromeo at Stubb’s outdoor

17: Front 242 at Mohawk outdoor

18: Steel Woodsm Drugstore Gypsies at Antone’s

19: J. Roddy Walston and the Business at the Mohawk outdoor

19: Colbie Caillat at ACL Live

19: KJ Sawka at Empire Control Room

19: Kyle Cook at Cactus Cafe

19: Nina Diaz at Stubb’s indoor

19-22: Old Settler’s Music Festival in Tillmon

20-22: Austin Reggae Fest at Auditorium Shores

20: The Revivalists at Stubb’s (sold out)

20: Less Than Jake, Face to Face at the Mohawk outdoor

20: Bowling for Soup, Dollyrots at 3Ten (sold out)

20: David Archuleta at One World Theatre

20: Mason Jennings at Cactus Cafe

21: The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest finals and free concert at the Bob Bullock Museum

21: Breeders, Post Pink at Emo’s

21: Weird Al, Emo Philips at the Paramount (part of the Moontower Comedy Festival)

21: Jukebox the Ghost at Mohawk outdoor

22: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at One World Theatre

22: Steve Moakler, Corey Kent White at Antone’s

24: Queens of the Stone Age, Wolf Alice at Austin360 Amphitheater

24: Homeshake at Mohawk outdoor

24: Turnstile at Barracuda

25: In This Moment at Emo’s

25: Houndmouth, Frederick the Younger at Scoot Inn

25: Jack Johnson., Fruition at Austin360 Amphitheater

26: Joe Louis Walker, Jake Andrews at Antone’s

26: Epic Beard Men at North Door

26: Over the Rhine, Leigh Nash at 3Ten

26: Lone Bellow at Emo’s

26-29: Levitation Fest in the Red River Cultural District

27: Slushii at Emo’s

27: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood at One World Theatre

28: Trace Bundy at Cactus Cafe

29: Tony Bennett, Antonia Bennett at ACL Live

29: Arrival From Sweden (Abba tribute) at One World Theatre

29: Denny Laine & the Cryers at Cactus Cafe

30: Marian Hill, Michl at Emo’s

30: Melvins at Mohawk outdoo


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