Danity Kane seemed well on its way to becoming one of the top "girl groups" of the 21st century.

It certainly got off to a flashy start, having formed on the third season of MTV's "Making the Band" in 2005 and then landing a deal with Bad Boy Records.

Its 2006 eponymous debut went platinum, with a follow-up affair -- 2008's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" -- reaching gold certification.

Yet, the group called it quits in 2009, right as the marketing machine behind it was really starting to heat up.

Now, Danity Kane is back in business and will launch its comeback tour on Friday at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

Show time is 9 p.m. and tickets are $50, www.livenation.com.

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Lindsey Stirling is an absolute sensation.

The artist, widely known as the "Hip-Hop Violinist," made a ton of fans on the fifth season of "America's Got Talent."

She didn't win that TV talent competition -- but she certainly seems to be winning over the Internet. Notably, her YouTube channel, dubbed Lindseystomp, has over 4 million subscribers.

Now, she hopes her success on the web will translate to the concert stage.

Stirling performs Friday and Saturday at the Warfield in San Francisco. Dia Frampton opens. Show times are 8 p.m. and tickets are $30-$40, and going fast, www.axs.com.

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Real-life girl group Danity Kane is out.
Real-life girl group Danity Kane is out.