Two American idols are set to come to Cary in the coming months, though only one is the winner of the Fox reality show.
Scotty McCreery, who won “American Idol” in 2011, will play at the Cary Arts Center Tuesday, March 29, for a benefit. Meanwhile, Ringo Starr, who some might argue is one of the original American idols, will come to Koka Booth Amphitheatre with his All-Starr Band Saturday, June 18.
McCreery, a Garner native, is set to perform an acoustic performance for the 10th annual World Voice Day event by Duke Voice Care Center. He will take part in a Q&A session following the show, which coincides with a Vocal Health Fair. There, participants will get information on caring for their voice. Tickets are $25, or $15 for students. Cary Arts Center is at 101 Dry Ave., Cary. Go to dukevoicecare.org or etix.com.
Starr, formerly of The Beatles, of course, will come to Cary shortly after his North American tour kicks off in Syracuse, N.Y., June 3. He’ll bring his All-Starr Band of Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.
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The All-Starr lineup is the 12th one Starr has assembled and the longest running, according to a news release. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $50 for general seating on the lawn and $129.50 for reserved seats and reserved table seats. They can be bought at the amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, or at etix.com.
Starr and the All-Starr Band have performed twice in the Triangle in recent years – in 2010 and 2014 – at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
Booth Amphitheatre also has announced that Modest Mouse and Brand New will rock out Booth Amphitheatre Wednesday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.99 to $49.99 in advance and increase to $50 to $60 the day of the event. Modest Mouse is scheduled to close the show.