Top concerts this week (July 24-30)


Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Zedd, Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, DJ Mustard and Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows.

7.27: Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey

Say “Hello” to this double bill of superstar and diva awesomeness. Rescheduled from a May date due to knee surgery, Ritchie probably won’t be “Dancing on the Ceiling,” but Mariah will be there to pick up the slack on this “Fantasy” double shot of Grammy-winner goodness.

7 p.m. Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego. $37-$130. All ages. 619.594.7315 or

7.27: Elephante

Michigan-born, Harvard grad Tim Wu quit a high-paying consulting job to make music full-time. In less than five years, Wu has amassed over 45 million plays on SoundCloud and 100 million total digital streams. While not completely convinced, his parents have stopped worrying so much.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-$55. 21+. 619.544.9500 or

7.27, 28: UB40

Founding vocalist Ali Campbell and keyboardist Mickey Virtue left UB40 in 2008, with original toaster Astro following in 2013. Everything is back to normal now. Matisyahu opens the show.

7:20 p.m. Pala Casino, 11154 CA-76, Pala. $45-$65. All ages. 877.946.7252 or

7.27, 28: Psychedelic Furs

It’s been more than a quarter-century since this band released an album, but that doesn’t stop the founding Butler brothers - singer Richard and bassist Tim - from tearing through their extended catalog over two-night stops like this one.

8 p.m. Sycuan, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. $69. 21+.

7.28: Zedd

The Russian DJ, fresh from Coachella and his smash hit “Stay” with Alessia Cara, hits San Diego as part of Energy 103.7’s One Night Stand. Grey and Lophiile open the show.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-$55. 21+. 619.544.9500 or

7.28: Violent Femmes

Wisconsin’s finest export since cheese. Two of the Femmes’ original three members - vocalist/guitarist Gordon Gano and bassist Brian Ritchie - are keeping the legacy alive these days. The band released their ninth studio album, “We Can Do Anything,” last year.

After last race of the day. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $5-$87.50. All ages. 858.792.4242 or

7.28: Taking Back Sunday

Surviving a multitude of line-up changes over their 18-year career, the Long Island-based emo punks released their seventh studio album, “Tidal Wave,” last September. They return to San Diego with Every Time I Die and Modern Chemistry opening the show.

7:30 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $35. All ages. 619.239.8836 or

7.28: Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows

Another dynamic duo of yesteryear crowd-pleasers team up to combine their superpowers and deliver a set of greatest hits.

6:45 p.m. Mattress Firm, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. $29.50-$139. All ages. 619.671.3500.

7.29: DJ Mustard

The L.A. DJ born Dijon McFarlane has worked with everyone from 2 Chains to Travi$ Scott and produced “Needed Me” from Rihanna’s “Anti.” He released his sophomore studio album, “Cold Summer,” last year and followed it up with the singles “Pop It, Shake It” with YG and “Goin’ Up” with Ty Dolla $ign and YG in the last few months.

10 p.m. Parq, 615 Broadway, downtown. $20-$30. 21+. 619.727.6789 or

7.30: Maxi Priest

Once rumored to be taking over lead vocals in UB40 after Ali Campbell left, Brit reggae crooner Max Elliott (aka Maxi Priest) has been putting out albums for more than 30 years. Elliott released his latest full-length, “Easy To Love,” in 2014.

7 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $35. 21+. 858.481.8140 or

7.30: Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Another veteran act of KAABOO’s inaugural festival in 2015, the one-time couple returns to Southern California for the third time in as many years after appearing locally at the Belly Up last summer. The Mexican guitar duo’s last studio album, “9 Dead Alive,” was released in 2014.

7 p.m. Pechanga, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula. $55-$75. All ages. 877.711.2946 or