Cole Swindell at Billy Bob’s Texas
Georgia native Cole Swindell has kept busy since winning the Academy of Country Music’s new artist of the year trophy at AT&T Stadium this year. At the beginning of the month, Swindell, whose self-titled major-label debut arrived in 2014, released his Down Home Sessions II EP on iTunes, and this week, he brings his “Down Home” tour to Texas and the Fort Worth Stockyards, where he’ll join the long line of country and rock acts to entertain the thousands filling the show room of the World’s Largest Honky Tonk.
10:30 p.m. Friday. Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. $16-$22.
Muse at American Airlines Center
For whatever reason, British rock group Muse occupies an odd space in American music. The trio is a fixture at mammoth U.S. venues — Muse last played Dallas in 2013, filling American Airlines Center on the same tour that saw the band play two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden — but has a tough time finding any significant traction on the radio. (Well, that’s true for its new material; the 2009 single Uprising remains fixed in heavy rotation.) The three-piece, led by Matthew Bellamy, is touring in the round for its new album, Drones, released in June, and promises dazzling visuals to match the complex, brooding anthems. With Phantogram.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday. American Airlines Center, Dallas. $41-$71.