On Saturday, country superstar Miranda Lambert will bring her “Livin’ Like Hippies” tour to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The tour’s name comes from the song Highway Vagabond from Lambert’s latest, The Weight of These Wings, though I’d wager Lambert’s current tour bus bears little resemblance to Further, the 1939 International Harvester school bus that carried Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters.

Nevertheless, the album, released in winter of 2016, is her sixth studio record, a double album, and a no-holds-barred, breakup-and-new-love record written in the wake of her tabloid-ready divorce from fellow superstar Blake Shelton, and her relationship with bluesy, country-soul singer Anderson East (I guess she has a type).

Lambert has been killing it career-wise with Weight debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s country album chart, selling platinum and earning top spots on end-of-year best of lists. The lead single Vice received two Grammy nominations (she already has two), the album was named the Academy of Country Music’s Album of the Year, and she won her eighth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year award at last year’s ACM ceremony.

Lambert is also using the tour to help out America’s canine community.

Near the entrance to the show will be a “Little Red Wagon” for Lambert’s nonprofit Muttnation Foundation, which will be collecting food, treats, dog supplies and cash donations. The collected stuff will be donated to the Friendship Animal Protective League of Lorain County. Donors can also sign up for a meet-and-greet with Lambert where you can ask her about each of her eight rescue dogs.

Opening for Lambert is John Pardi, working his sophomore 2016 album California Sunrise, which brought the laid-back singer his first No. 1 hit for Head Over Boots, followed by another country chart topper Dirt On My Boots. The 32-year-old Californian has already won several big time awards, including ACM’s new male vocalist of the year, and the Country Music Association’s new artist of the year.

‘Dark Side’ redux

On Saturday night, Cleveland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, Wish You Were Here — The Sight & Sound of Pink Floyd will bring its “Wish You The Moon” show to the Akron Civic Theatre.

The show is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (take a moment to process that D.S.O.T.M. is creeping up on a half-century if you need to) by performing the entire album followed by a set of Floyd hits.

The long-running tribute band boasts some new video, lasers and lights and claims it will be the largest production on the same Civic stage that the real Pink Floyd played in 1972, when the album was still a newborn.

The show also doubles as a benefit concert for Akron Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Center.

Metallica, Pentatonix

The slate of spring, summer and fall shows continues to grow with a few more recent concerts announced.

Thrash-metal legends Metallica have deigned to grace Northeast Ohio with its gray-bearded, head-banging presence for the second leg of its North American WorldWired tour.

The band will bring its in-the-round stage production and 35 years of classics (and that one noncrappy song from St. Anger) to Quicken Loans Arena on Feb. 1, 2019. So make sure you can get a baby sitter nearly a year from now, so you can make the show.

Opening will be the “Light It Up” pre-show featuring comedian and Metallibuddy Jim Breuer, along with a DJ melding music, comedy and “fan interaction.” Every ticket purchased will include a physical or digital copy of the band’s solid Hardwired... To Self-Destruct. Tickets are $75 and $145.

Yeah, that’s right, $75 for the nosebleed section and they go on sale Friday at livenation.com.

Surprising star vocal group Pentatonix also announced a new album and a new tour. The triple Grammy and multiplatinum a cappella quintet drew initial attention while competing and eventually winning the third season of The Sing-Off.

The group has one of the top 50 YouTube channels, with more than 14 million subscribers, and has sold nearly 10 million records of its unusual arrangements of pop tunes, holiday classics and a few originals.

The band will be touring behind its PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I, which will be released in April and features a bunch of covers including the lead single, a slinky arrangement of Camila Cabello’s Havana. The group will hit Blossom Music Center on Sept. 13. Tickets are $25.00-$129.50 and go on sale Friday, March 9.

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