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Twenty One Pilots, Five Finger Death Punch, John Prine and the biggest, best concerts coming to town this week

November 15, 2018

We picked them for you: the biggest, the best, the coolest concerts coming this week.

1. Twenty One Pilots

The massively popular pop and rock duo will take their latest tour to Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday. It comes on the heels of the band’s latest album, “Trench,” which came out just last month. It follows the success of their previous singles “Stressed Out” and “Ride.” Tickets via Ticketmaster.

2. Five Finger Death Punch

It might get loud. On Wednesday, Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin will team up to co-headline Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena. Both bands have new music having just released thunderous new records. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

3. John Prine

The legendary songwriter brings his show to Omaha’s Orpheum Theater on Saturday. Catch Prine play songs from his new album, “Tree of Forgiveness,” as well as classics such as “Angel From Montgomery” and “Sam Stone.” Oh, and Conor Oberst is playing, too. Tickets via Ticket Omaha.

4. Cursive

Cursive has an angry, wild new album, “Vitriola.” And after months on tour, the Omaha-based band has planned a homecoming at The Waiting Room Lounge on Sunday. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

5. Cannibal Corpse

The one and only Cannibal Corpse will bring its particular brand of death metal to The Waiting Room Lounge on Tuesday. Bring your earplugs. Tickets, $25, via etix.com.

MORE THIS WEEK

THURSDAY

Now that they’ve released “Panic Vertigo,” indie rock band The Wrecks is headed on tour, which includes a stop at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

FRIDAY

Electronic duo EOTO will play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $18, at etix.com.

SATURDAY

On this tour, Local H will play “Pack Up the Cats” in its entirety. The tour stops at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

Funk and electronica duo The Floozies will play Sokol Auditorium. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.

MONDAY

Houston trio Waterparks released a new album, “Entertainment,” early this year, and they’ll head to The Waiting Room Lounge on Nov. 19. Tickets, $18, at etix.com.

TUESDAY

Welcome back The Priests, a trio of Catholic priests and singers from Northern Ireland. They’re playing the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets via Ticket Omaha.

WEDNESDAY

Deathcore band Whitechapel will play The Royal Grove in Lincoln. Tickets via etix.com.

Swedish DJ and producer Kasbo will play Slowdown. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.

COMING UP

On the slate for next week:

Gabriel Sanchez has been performing as Prince for more than a decade, and The Prince Experience will return its ultimate Prince tribute act to Slowdown on Nov. 24. Tickets, $20, via ticketfly.com.

The Rev is returning. Rockabilly band The Reverend Horton Heat will play The Waiting Room Lounge with Big Sandy, Junior Brown and The Blasters on Nov. 27. Tickets, $30, at etix.com.

Rock out with P.O.D. when the band plays Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on Nov. 27. Tickets, $25, at ticketweb.com.

Violinist Lindsey Stirling will return to Omaha this fall. Stirling will play Baxter Arena on Nov. 28, and her setlist will include Christmas favorites. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

JUST ANNOUNCED

Going on sale this week:

The one and only Tech N9ne will play the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln on Dec. 6. Tickets, $30, on sale now at ticketweb.com.

Americana singer Parker Millsap will play Reverb Lounge on Jan. 10. Tickets, $20, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

Alt-folk musician Dan Tedesco will play Slowdown on Jan. 20. Tickets, $10, go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. at ticketfly.com.

Dubstep producer 12th Planet will play the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln on Feb. 2. Tickets, $20, are on sale now via ticketweb.com.

Southern rock band NEEDTOBREATHE is going on an acoustic tour, and they’re headed to Omaha. Needtobreathe will play the Orpheum Theater on Feb. 19. Tickets go on sale Friday via Ticket Omaha.

“Electric Worry” and “The Regulator” rockers Clutch on March 10 at the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln. Tickets, $30, go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. at ticketweb.com.

Bluegrass and jam band The Infamous Stringdusters will release a new live album, “Live From Telluride,” and then they’ll play Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on March 13. Tickets, $25 to $45, go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. at ticketweb.com.

Young songwriter Chelsea Cutler has been busy. She just released a mixtape, and she’s bringing her tour to The Waiting Room Lounge on March 14. Tickets, $15, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

Dubstep producer Zomboy will make the walls of Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre buzz on March 20. Tickets, $20 to $28, go on sale Monday at noon at ticketweb.com.

EDM producer Mansionair will play Reverb Lounge on April 1. Tickets, $13, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

Whiskey Myers isn’t a person. It’s a red dirt country band, and it’ll get your toes tapping at Slowdown on April 13. Tickets, $27, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketfly.com.

Alan Jackson is back at it. The country star will bring the “Chattahoochee” to CHI Health Center on April 13. The Country Music Hall of Famer was forced to postpone his previously scheduled Omaha concert after his son-in-law died in a tragic accident. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Tickets for the original date will be honored in April.

Indie rocker Lady Lamb will play Reverb Lounge on April 22. Tickets, $15, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

Social media-famous-friends-turned-pop stars Jack & Jack will come home to Omaha for a concert at Sokol Auditorium on May 5. Tickets, $25, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketfly.com.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago (and its horn section) will play Stir Cove on May 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.

“Weird Al” Yankovic will return to Nebraska next year, but this time it’ll be a little different. Yankovic will play Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln on July 31. The master of pop parody is embarking on a tour dubbed “Strings Attached,” and at each concert, he’ll play parodies such as “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise,” “Like a Surgeon” and “Smells Like Nirvana” with a string section. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

Backstreet’s back. The Backstreet Boys are set to release a new album, “DNA,” on Jan. 25 and then hit the road next summer, stopping at CHI Health Center Omaha on Sept. 8. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday via Ticketmaster.

SOLD OUT

Elton John’s concert Feb. 12 at the CHI Health Center.

Celeste Barber’s concert Thursday at Slowdown.

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