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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.wind­creekevent­cen­, 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,­mel­cen­, 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,, 215-2575808.


The Killers re­turn to Wind Creek Event Cen­ter on Sept. 19.

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