Summer Concert News
DFW radio station The Eagle scores big headliner for summerfest
Reclusive rock band A Perfect Circle is coming to North Texas, as the headlining act of BFD 2018, the annual rock concert hosted by rock radio station 97.1 KEGL-FM The Eagle.
The day-long event will take place at Dallas' Starplex Pavilion on May 26, which is Memorial Day weekend.
Other acts joining APCA include Stone Temple Pilots, Theory of a Deadman, I Prevail, Nothing More, Candlebox, 10 Years, and The Blue Stones.
In a release, KEGL-FM owner iHeartMedia VP Patrick Davis calls BFD the kick-off to the summer concert season, and he is so very right. "This is the best BFD lineup yet, and we are very excited to bring these acts to our Rockoholics in Dallas-Fort Worth," he says.
Tickets go on sale on February 2 at 10 am through KEGL.com and Ticketmaster. Fans can also win tickets to BFD by listening to 97.1 The Eagle for in a promotion that runs from January 29-February 2.
A special pre-sale will take place on February 1 from 10 am-10 pm, one that requires you to sign up to be a "Rockoholic." C'mon, you know you wanna. Details are on KEGL.com.
KEGL-FM program director Don Davis calls the lineup "one of the best to date," singling out the coup of getting A Perfect Circle to headline, as well as introducing DFW to the newest iteration of STP.
A Perfect Circle is the metal-rock side project led by Maynard Keenan, singer/founder of rock band Tool. The band, which also includes guitarist Billy Howerdel and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, has been on a lull, but revived in 2017 with its first tour in nearly a decade, one that stopped at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie in April.
They've put out a couple of singles and plan to release an album in spring 2018.
Stone Temple Pilots is back on the road for the first time since 2015, in advance of a new album coming out in spring 2018 — their first since 2010. They have a new singer in Jeff Gutt, who won the gig after a search process by the band that saw 15,000 submissions and 50 actual candidates. It takes a brave man to step into a role left empty by former singers Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington, both now dead.
iHeartMedia Dallas owns and operates KHKS-FM, KDMX-FM, KDGE-FM, KEGL-FM, KZPS-FM, KFXR-AM, and is part of iHeartMedia.