Vanguard synth band Tangerine Dream's first American tour in 10 years brings them to the Warner Theatre Sunday.

No longer strictly a performance artist (though she elevated that genre), Laurie Anderson brings an updated Mr. Heartbreak tour to Constitution Hall Sunday, a few weeks before the film version of the original Heartbreak tour opens at the Key Theatre.

Who'd have thunk the proto-punk Ramones would last 10 years? They embark on their second decade at the Bayou Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jimmy Buffett's wry songs and evocations will be comfortingly familiar Wednesday and Thursday at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.

The smooth as silk Delphonics have come back together with sounders William and Wilbert Hart; during their engagement at the Ibex Thursday through Saturday, they'll be joined by Major Harris, who was a part of the Delphonics in 1971 (the year they won a Grammy) before he embarked on a successful solo career.

Can they really say goodbye? The Nighthawks go on hiatus somewhere between for a while and forever with a blowout concert Saturday at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre. Among the guests: John Hammond, Pinetop Perkins, Guitar Junior Johnson and Bob Margolin.

Memories are made of this: the Temptations and the Four Tops (with the grand voice of Levi Stubbs), at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday.