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Weekend concerts worth your time: Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey and more

Our best bets for this weekend are multiplatinum superstars Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey , pop-rock acts Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows , and the Retro Futura tour with Howard Jones , The English Beat , Men Without Hats and more.

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey visit
Lionel Richie’s All the Hits Tour is finally ready to hit the Bay Area. The trek, featuring special guest Mariah Carey, was supposed to come through back in the spring. Yet, Richie’s recovery from a knee procedure made the postponement necessary. Hopefully, the star is fully recovered and ready to dance and croon “All Night Along.” Tauren Wells is also on the bill. Details: 7 p.m. July 21; Oracle Arena, Oakland; $39.95-$500, .

Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows at Shoreline
Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows have a lot in common. For starters, both came to fame in the ‘90s thanks to blockbuster debut albums. Matchbox Twenty’s first effort, 1996’s “Yourself or Someone Like You,” sold some 12 million copies in the U.S. alone, while the Crows’ “August and Everything After” came out in 1993 and also went on to enjoy multiplatinum success. Now, the two pop-rock bands have embarked on a co-headlining tour. Details: 6:45 p.m. July 21; Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View; $29.50-$125.50, .

Men Without Hats, English Beat and more
Nostalgia for the ‘80s is still going strong in 2017. For proof, just check out the upcoming Retro Futura, billed as “America’s Premier ‘80s Concert Tour.” The trek features Howard Jones, The English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English, Paul Young and Katrina (formerly of Katrina and the Waves). That’s a pretty cool crew and we just can’t wait to see the crowd reaction when Men Without Hats breaks into “The Safety Dance.” Just remember: You can dance if you want to. Details: 7:30 p.m. July 21; Mountain Winery, Saratoga; $49.50-$79.50, .

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