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Now The Killers return to the renamed Wind Creek Event Center more than five years later, and fans not only still haven’t forgotten; if anything, they’ve gotten more fervent. After a new disc (2017’s “Wonderful Wonderful”) that was the band’s first No. 1 his show sold out in 35 minutes.
8 p.m. Thursday, Wind Creek Event Center, 77 Wind Creek Boulevard, Bethlehem. Sold out, but resale tickets available, www.windcreekeventcenter.com, 800-7453000. Most music acts who perform entire albums in concert do it to mark an anniversary. But leave it to iconoclastic new wave singer Adam Ant to ignore that when he plays his 1982 debut solo album “Friend or Foe” in a rare U.S. tour.
Before that disc, Ant, with his band Adam and The Ants, had success, especially in the U.K., with the album “Kings of the Wild Frontier” and the breakthrough hit “Antmusic.”
But “Friend of Foe” took him to another level in the United States — giving him his best-selling disc (it went gold), minor hits in the title cut and “Desperate But Not Serious,” and his biggest U.S. hit, “Goody Two Shoes.”
Now 64, Ant still is following that song’s lyrics: “We don’t follow fashion … You know we’re going to set them, set them/So everyone can take note, take note.”
8 p.m. Friday, with Glam Skanks, Merriam Theatre, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Tickets: $39.50$59.50, www.kimmelcenter.org, 215-893-1999. Spin Doctors’ stay at the top was relatively short — two years and three Top 10 hits before grunge came along and scorched the earth of party pop-rock songs like “Two Princes,” “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues.”
But oh, how big those hits were at the time. They took the album “Pocket Full of Kryptonite” five times platinum and gave them a second platinum disc, 1994’s “Turn It Upside Down.” And the band, known for its lengthy, freeform shows, was a precursor of other jam bands that followed. And that music also has endured. Spin Doctor’s show at Sellersville Theatre is sold out. 8 p.m. Sunday, with Jeffrey Gaines, Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville. Sold out, but resale tickets available, www.st94.com, 215-2575808.
The Killers return to Wind Creek Event Center on Sept. 19.