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This Week in Boston Shows (April 19-26)

Posted by Ace Staff on April 20th, 2010 in Concerts, Theatre

As we mentioned last week, singer-songwriter Elvis Costello will be performing at The Orpheum theatre tonight, Tuesday, April 20th. The prolific musician has been called one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine. Don’t miss the opportunity to see him. Orchestra seats start at just $59. On Friday, April 23rd, Owl City will be at The House of Blues. The synthpop project is the creation of Adam Young, who’s gained popularity since the major label debut Ocean Eyes was released in 2009. That album contains the hit single “Fireflies.” The opening acts for Friday’s show are Lights and Paper Route. Floor tickets are available for $49.

On Saturday, April 24th, Badfish appears at the House of Blues. This highly recognized tribute band to the music of Sublime has been touring nationally since the members met at the University of Rhode Island in 2001. They have become popular among fans of Sublime who were never able to see the original band due to singer Bradley Nowell’s death in 1996. Also on the bill for Friday is Rustic Overtones, and GA tickets start at $59. Boston’s House of Blues concludes their packed weekend with a performance by Gipsy Kings on Sunday, April 25th. The band is known for bringing their pop-oriented version of traditional flamenco music to worldwide audiences. Made up of brothers from the Reyes and Baliardo families, the band members are related to flamenco legends Manitas de Plata and Jose Reyes. Their music has been described as a place where “Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk.”  General admission tickets for Sunday’s show are available starting at $89.

Next Wednesday, April 28th, “Gypsy punk band” Gogol Bordello will visit the House of Blues.  Known for its theatrical stage shows and constant touring, the band is inspired by Gypsy music mixed with punk and dub sound. Since releasing their first single in 1999, Gogol Bordello has toured tirelessly through the United States and Europe. Appearing alongside them at the house of blues will be DeVotchKa, Jesse Malin, and St. Mark’s Social. Upper mezzanine tickets are available for $75. Jordin Sparks will make her way to The Orpheum Theatre the same day. The youngest person to ever win American Idol, Sparks has sold over 2 million albums worldwide. She has also won an American Music Award and been nominated for a Grammy, among other accolades. Kate Voegle is the supporting act for next Wednesday’s show, and orchestra seats start at just $59.

Opening this week in Boston is Young Frankenstein, a musical based on the Mel Brooks film of the same name. The show parodies the horror film genre, especially the 1931 adaptation of Frankenstein. The show will be playing at the Boston Opera House in 2010 from April 20th to May 2nd. The touring cast includes Roger Bart, who originated the role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein on Broadway. Balcony seats start at $55, and orchestra seats at $125. The Big Apple Circus continues to delight families at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. Upcoming performances will be running all week from Wednesday to Sunday. Mezzanine tickets are available for $75, and ringside seats start at $95. Check back for more concert and theatre updates!

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