The first wave of bands for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour have been announced, and early bird tickets are on sale for its June 26 stop at NMSU's Practice Field.
Woe Is Me, I See Stars, Go Radio, The Story So Far, Like Moths to Flames and Big Chocolate are confirmed so far.
More bands will be revealed each week on the new Fuse reality show "Warped Roadies," which airs at 9 p.m. our time on the cable network.
It debuted last Friday, the same day early bird tickets went on sale for $23.50, plus service charges.
There are 500 of those tickets for the Las Cruces stop, part of a tour that will spread 40 shows out over 39 cities from June 15-Aug. 4. The cost includes the 2013 tour compilation CD, which will include tracks by various bands on this year's tour.
Tickets will go up to $35 once that allotment is sold out.
Concertgoers can get a discount for donating $5 or a canned food item to Feed Our Children NOW!, which will have a tent set up near the main entrance.
The tour will end in Texas, with stops in Dallas on Aug. 2, San Antonio on Aug. 3 and Houston on Aug. 4.
A quick look at the itinerary suggests more shows at amphitheaters than before.
Tickets are on sale at the NMSU Pan Am Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800.745.3000.
In other concert news:
• It's going to be hard to miss Wednesday's 12-12-12 Superstorm Sandy benefit concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, which will feature performances by the Rolling Stones, Who, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys and many others.
It will air at 5:30 p.m. El Paso time on Dec. 12.
It will be simulcast live on 34 U.S. television networks (including AMC, Fuse, HBO, ION and VH1 Classic), Sirius XM radio, terrestrial radio (including El Paso's Sunny 99.9 FM) and more than 200 Cinemark theaters, including all three in El Paso — Cielo Vista Cinemas, Tinseltown 20 and Cinemark West.
The theaters will show it at that time. Tickets are $6.50, with all proceeds going to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, the benefactor of tomorrow's largesse.
• They haven't announced any movies or stars yet, but VIP passes for the sixth annual Plaza Classic Film Festival are on sale, at a discount, through Dec. 24.
They usually sell for $200 and include admission to all movies and events, in addition to a chance to jump the line. But they're $175 through Christmas eve, on sale at 533.4020 and plazaclassic.com.
Next year's festival will be Aug. 1-11.
• Beach House, the Baltimore indie rock duo, finally has added an El Paso date to its touring plans.
A spring tour will bring them to Tricky Falls at 8 p.m. April 8.
The duo recorded their fourth album, "Bloom," last year at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo and New York's Electric Lady Studios. It debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's album chart.
Tickets are $20, on sale now at holdmyticket.com and Dec. 15 at All That Music & Video, Bowie Feathers, Eloise and Maria's Closet.
• Danish metal band Volbeat has announced a spring North American tour, including a free show March 10 at the Socorro Entertainment Center.
It's the fourth stop on the tour, which begins March 6 in Dallas and ends April 11 in Philadelphia.
The band is touring in support of its fourth album, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven," but will announce details of a new album soon, according to a press release from its publicist.
Danko Jones will open the show.