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Queen + Adam Lambert: The big-voiced, glam “American Idol” alum joins guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor in the revamped version of Queen, the legendary British rock band. Lambert doesn’t try to be Freddie Mercury, but he’s got the pipes and personality to do justice to this over-the-top rock group. (8 p.m. Fri. Xcel Energy Center, $29.50- $149.50.)

Jonny Lang: Hard to believe he’s 36. The longtime Minnesota favorite is about to drop his first album in four years, “Signs,” on Sept. 8. Expect a preview of what promises to be an album that revisits some of the earthy blues of his early years. Twin Cities Americana ace Molly Maher opens. (7:30 p.m. Fri. Minnesota Zoo, $65-$77.50)

Weezer: The enduring California nerd-rock band has become a summer favorite in Minnesota with irrepressibly fun sets at the Basilica Block Party and State Fair, where they remind us just how many radio hits they’ve had since “Buddy Holly” and “Undone (The Sweater Song)” off their 1994 debut album. Hopefully, they don’t skip songs from their superior follow-up album “Pinkerton” this time around, when they play Treasure Island in the sun with openers Cold War Kids, part of the casino’s new outdoor music series. (8 p.m. Fri., Treasure Island Casino, Red Wing, $25-$70, ticketmaster.com.)

Rock Fest: Western Wisconsin’s big, annual three-day metal meltdown continues with Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Stone Sour and Clutch on Friday and culminates Saturday with Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Shinedown, Sevendust and more. (Noon-1 a.m. Fri. & Sat., 24447 Hwy S in Cadott, Wis., $99/day, rock-fest.com.)

Lakefront Music Fest: This annual Prior Lake park fest splits its two days between rock and country. The Fray of “How To Save a Life” fame headline on Friday, with appearances by the Mowgli and Kat Perkins, the local powerhouse who made her mark on NBC’s “The Voice.” Country star Billy Currington, known for such hits as “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” tops the Saturday bill. (5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Lakefront Park, Prior Lake, $30 each night)

Roots, Rock and Deep Blues Festival: Due to space limitations, the seventh annual eclectic fest is scaled back but still has a strong lineup of local musicmakers, including 4onthefloor, Erik Koskinen, Black-Eyed Snakes, Zuluzuluu, Cornbread Harris, McNasty Brass Band and Jack Klatt. (2 p.m. Sat. Hook and Ladder, Mpls., $20-$30)

Kiss: Gene Simmons has hinted in interviews that he and co-founder Paul Stanley might soon retire from the road, something that many old-school Kiss Army members say should’ve happened a decade and a half ago when Ace Frehley and Peter Criss each split from the group one last time. Stanley’s voice, in particular, has not held up well in recent years, and the set lists have changed very little in that time. There nonetheless remains a nostalgic, kid-like joy every time the old circus rockers bring their show to Minnesota, which seems to be enhanced at outdoor venues like the one for this latest (final?) tour stop. (8 p.m. Sat., Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater, $65-$135, ticketmaster.com.)

Flume: At 25, Australian electronic music producer Harley Streten has gone from a cult-loved EDM star to a Top 40 hitmaker with the help of such guest singers as Tove Lo (“Say It”) and Kai (“Never Gonna Be Like You”). He also collaborated with Lorde on her new album. Twin Cities fans will now find out how he rates on stage on his own. The stylish, often breezy beatmaker makes just his second Twin Cities appearance as part of ESPN’s Summer X Games, where concerts take place outside U.S. Bank Stadium after the competitions end inside. See our story on all the X Games music at startribune.com/music. (10:45 p.m. Sat., Commons Park, 425 Portland Av. S., Mpls., $40-plus, xgames.espn.com.)

All Time Low: The teen-centric Baltimore area band — which rose to fame off tour gigs with Fall Out Boy and the Warped Tour — is anchoring only the second all-ages show in the newly reopened Palace, touring behind its new album for the Fueled by Ramen label, “Last Young Renegade.” Swmrs, Waterparks and the Wrecks open. (6 p.m. Sun., Palace Theatre, $27.50.)

Amos Lee: The Philly acoustic soul man knows his way around the Twin Cities. Last fall in concert at Northrop auditorium, he gave shout-outs to the Basilica Block Party, Cities 97, Bunker’s, Dr. Mambo’s Combo, Prince and Nye’s. He didn’t mention the Minnesota Zoo, where he and his remarkably versatile band will play for two nights. Expect more depth to his soulfulness, as he demonstrated at Northrop. (7:30 p.m. Tue.-Wed. Minnesota Zoo, $68-$80.50, suemclean.com)