This Week in Boston Shows (March 31-April 4)

By on March 31, 2010 in

On Thursday, April 1st, the multi-talented Somali-Canadian artist Knaan will be at Boston’s House of Blues. The poet/rapper/musician is known for being dedicated to global change since leaving Somalia at the age of 13. He has been affiliated with many UN events, and also collaborated with artists such as Nelly Furtado, Mos Def, The Roots, and Pharoahe Monch. Co-headlining the show is Walewith special guest John Forte. General admission tickets are available for $59. Popular indie rock band Vampire Weekend will be performing at The Orpheum Theatre the same day. The band is touring in support of their second album Contra, which was released in January of 2010 and features popular singles “Cousins” and “Giving Up the Gun.”  Orchestra tickets for this concert start at $99.

On Friday, April 2nd, stand-up comedian Doug Benson will be at The Wilbur Theatre at 7:30 PM. Benson is highly recognized through appearances on shows that include Comedy Central’s “The A-List” and “Two Drink Minimum.” He’s also been seen on HBO’s “Mr. Show” and currently hosts the popular comedy podcast “I Love Movies with Doug Benson.” Tickets for his Boston performance start at just $65.

Southern rock/country band Drive By Truckers is set to play the House of Blues on Friday with Lucero. Drive By Truckers have been touring for over a decade, in turn helping them establish a large and dedicated fan base. Lucero also has a rapidly growing fan base, playing an average of 150-200 shows a year since 2001. Also due to appear is Langhorne Slim. General Admission tickets are being sold for $65. British buzz-band The XX has two shows lined up this weekend at the Paradise Rock Club in support of their album xx with lead single “Crystalised.” Presented by local radio station WFNX, the 6 PM show will feature Nosaj Thing as the opener and the 9 PM show will have JJ on the bill. A few GA tickets are still available for the 6 PM show at $55 each.

On Saturday, April 3rd, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will visit Boston’s House of Blues. BRMC’s history has been marked with various line-up changes and hiatuses, but 2010 sees them back with a recently released studio album, Beat the Devils Tattoo. Alberta Cross is the opening act and GA tickets are available for $60.

If you’re looking for comedy this weekend, Bruce Bruce will be at the Wilbur Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 PM.  Bruce has appeared on various shows on Comedy Central, MTV, and BET, as well as many films such as Larry the Cable Guy and Idlewild. Mezzanine tickets for the 7:30 PM show are available for $69. Since the weather is supposed to be beautiful in Boston, it’s a great time to take the family to the circus! The world famous Big Apple Circus has several performances scheduled at Boston’s City Hall Plaza this weekend: Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Mezzanine tickets are available starting at $75, and ringside seats start at just $95! To obtain tickets for any of the above events, please call 617-783-3333 and speak with your dedicated account rep.

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