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Here’s a rundown of recent headlines from the metro Phoenix music and concert scene, including details about Guns N’ Roses returning to the Valley for the first time since 2016, a karaoke dance party going on tonight at Thunderbird Lounge, and a big birthday bash for a long-running local FM radio station.

Guns N’ Roses Announce Phoenix Concert This Summer

Prepare yourself, rock and metal fans of the Valley: Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, and the rest of Guns N’ Roses are set to perform at Phoenix Suns Arena on Monday, August 30. The legendary band announced the show earlier this week along with 33 other dates as a part of its rescheduled fall tour. It’s the first time GN’R has played the Valley in five years. Mammoth WVH, the rock act fronted by Wolfgang Van Halen, will open. Tickets for the concert are $34 to $224 and are set to go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. tomorrow via Ticketmaster.

Mega 104.3 Celebrating 20-Year Anniversary in September

Local old-school R&B/hip-hop radio station Mega 104.3 turns 20 years old this year and is planning a birthday blowout on Friday, September 10, at Phoenix Suns Arena. The concert will feature a selection of R&B artists featured on the FM station, which launched in 2001,