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Rare Earth. 7 p.m. April 25. The Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst. 831-3271. www.theforvmbuffalo.com. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show and $50 VIP.

Guy Code/Girl Code Comedy Tour. 7:30 p.m. April 1, featuring Jordan Carlos, Damien Lemon and Nessa. Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, SUNY Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. 878-3005. Tickets are $25 (box office, www.buffalostatepac.org).

Backstreet Boys. 7:30 p.m. June 18, with Avril Lavigne. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center. http://darienlake.com. Tickets are $35-$125 reserved seating, $28 lawn and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com).

John Mellencamp. 8 p.m. July 3. Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. 278-4944. www.senecaniagaracasino.com. Tickets are $95-$195 and go on sale at noon Friday (box office, www.ticketmaster.com).

Keith Urban. 7 p.m. July 25. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center. http://darienlake.com. Tickets are $59.75-$29.50 reserved seating, $29.50 lawn and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com).

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Matuto. 7 p.m. July 30. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. www.sportsmenstavern.com. $15

Kiss and Def Leppard. 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, 9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center. http://darienlake.com. Tickets are #36.50-$149.50 reserved seating, $32.50 lawn and go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday (www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com).

Amy Helm. 8 p.m. April 3. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. www.buffaloironworks.com. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show (box office, www.ticketfly.com).

Chuck Mead. 7 p.m. April 7. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. Tickets are $15. www.sportsmenstavern.com.

Marshall Crenshaw. 8 p.m. April 24. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. Tickets are $20. www.sportsmenstavern.com.

NY Rocking Revue Band. 8 p.m. May 2. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413. www.rivieratheatre.org. $15 advance, $20 day of show. (box office, www.rivieratheatre.org)

Spirit of the West. 8 p.m. May 3. Bear’s Den Showroom, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. 278-4944. www.senecaniagaracasino.com. Tickets start at $40 and go on sale noon March 28 (box office, www.ticketmaster.com).

Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde. 7 p.m. May 18. Bear’s Den Showroom, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. 278-4944. www.senecaniagaracasino.com. Tickets start at $20 and go on sale noon March 28 (box office, www.ticketmaster.com).

Kenny Wayne Shepherd. 7 p.m. May 25. Seneca Allegany Casino Events Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca. 945-9300. www.senecaalleganycasino.com. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale noon Wednesday (box office, www.ticketmaster.com).

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun. 9:30 p.m. June 13. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. www.sportsmenstavern.com. Tickets are $20.

Far West. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. www.sportsmenstavern.com. Tickets are $5.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst. 645-ARTS. www.ubcfa.org. Tickets are $39-$33 and go on sale 10 a.m. Monday (box office, www.tickets.com).