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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson And Coldplay

The band Depeche Mode is pictured live in concert in this undated photo.

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Above: The band Depeche Mode is pictured live in concert in this undated photo.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson And Coldplay

GUEST:

Nina Garin, KPBS Arts Calendar Editor and Producer

Transcript

San Diego is heading into a big weekend for concerts with a heavy heart and a heightened concern about security. Just a week after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at a country music concert, San Diego is welcoming such high profile acts as Coldplay, Janet Jackson, and Depeche Mode.

Depeche Mode

Music

Beloved alternative band Depeche Mode returns to San Diego for its Global Spirit Tour.

On this tour, the band mixes newer material with songs from the 1990s and a few nods to its 1980s synth-pop roots.

The band was formed in 1980, and its founding members David Gahan, Andrew Fletcher and Martin Gore are still recording and touring together.

Warpaint will open the show.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista. $45 - $500 Find tickets.

Depeche Mode - Heroes (Highline Sessions Version)

Janet Jackson

Music

Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

She has received accolades as an actress including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Jackson is a published author, dancer, businesswoman and philanthropist. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture.

Her music and artistry have opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. $35.50 - $246 Find tickets.

Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes

Coldplay

Music

British rock band Coldplay returns to San Diego for a show at Qualcomm Stadium.

Since forming in the late 1990s, the band has released many hits and radio standards including "Yellow," "Fix You," "The Scientist" and "Paradise" among others.

Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams" tour will feature new songs, plus the band's trademark visuals and stage antics.

Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley. $29 - $501 Find tickets.

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (Official Video)

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