Concert notice: Go-Go's and Rihanna ruin my summer by cancelling their Dallas shows

Just a quick note that if you haven’t heard, The Go-Go’s have canceled the remainder of their tour. Jane Weidlin injured herself in a hiking trip and has to have surgery on her ACL. Recovery looks to be about a year. Thus, no ’80s flashback at the Granada July 26.

The Rihanna/Ke$ha show at Superpages.com Center has also been nixed from its July 24 date. RihannaDaily.com says they don’t know the story, but “it’s not because the tour isn’t selling! Don’t believe gossip sites who doesn’t support her and wants her to fail.” Although, there seems to be a whole lot of buzz that her U.S. shows weren’t selling as much as expected. There is also speculation that her Tucson show was canceled as a protest to the new immigration laws.

Either way, scratch these off your concert calendar.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert notice: Christina Aguilera and Leona Lewis to play Superpages in August

The concert buzz just said that “Dirrty” girl Christina Aguilera will head this way as she starts touring for her newest release, “Bionic,” set to drop June 8. Aguilera hits the road with Leona Lewis and is set to play the Superpages.com Center Aug. 10.

I wonder how those two get along.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

She seems to be giving up the pin-up girl glam of her last album and gets back to hot and sexy (by way of a little bit of Gaga and a whole lotta Madonna) in her newest video for “Not Myself Tonight.” Check it out.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert notice: Rihanna to play Superpages July 24

I was a little miffed that Rihanna hadn’t included Dallas on her tour when her North American leg was announced. I don’t know how the whole planning thing works but seriously, how does a big artist leave off a big city like Big D on the tour announcement? So, it’s official now. The peeps at LiveNation released notice today that the good girl gone bad is heading our way. It’ll be a double dose of pop with Ke$ha is on the bill as the opener..

Rihanna plays Superpages, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $24–$99 and go on sale May 1 at 10 a.m.

Above, Rihanna’s last appearance at Superpages when she toured with Kanye in 2008.

—  Rich Lopez

Depeche Mode at Superpages Saturday night

Clearly I’m not as big of a Depeche Mode fan as I thought. Considering I didn’t know the majority of their songs while the rest of the huge crowd sang along indicated to me I had lost touch with the band after their big hit album, “Violator.” I can be fine with that. But I can’t decide if I was fine with the lack of signature Mode songs played Saturday night.

—  Rich Lopez