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Preston's picks: Star-studded tours at American Airlines Center on Saturday, Gexa Energy Pavilion on Sunday

Posted 7:41am on Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2012

'R You on the List' Tour at American Airlines Center

The star-studded package tours continue rolling through North Texas this week, with this hastily scheduled and rather brief (just six dates) lineup of hip-hop and pop crossover stars. Led by white-hot rapper Flo Rida, who just released his fourth studio album, Wild Ones, this year and has a slew of popular singles blanketing radio (Good Feeling gets an assist from electronic dance music tyro Avicii), the oddly titled "R You on the List" also features Goodie Mob co-founder, F--- You crooner and The Voice judge Cee Lo Green. Expect big beats, a young crowd and carefree feeling. With B.o.B. and Kirko Bangz.

7 p.m. Saturday. American Airlines Center, Dallas. $48.50-$113.50.

'Last Summer on Earth' Tour at Gexa Energy Pavilion

While Barenaked Ladies peaked nearly a decade ago (with 2003's masterful Everything to Everyone), the Canadian pop group took a big hit when co-founder Steven Page jumped ship in 2009. Arguably the soul of BNL's snappy, grounded songs, the band has nevertheless soldiered onward, headlining this fond glance back at the '90s. Purists might quibble with every act on the bill -- Big Head Todd & the Monsters? -- but for those desperate for a dose of flannel feel-good-ness, prepare to party like it's the "Last Summer on Earth." Also with Blues Traveler and Cracker.

6:30 p.m. Sunday. Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas. $24.71-$97.42.

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