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Posted: April 17th, 2014

Concert update

Here is a list of shows that go on sale this weekend, and others that will unfold in the next week. We didn’t have room in Showcase for them, but some big ones are going up. Check it out. None are for Erie, though. Glad to see WWE return, and that we’re getting a Cirque [...]

Posted: April 9th, 2014

Concert update: McCartney, Jack White, more; Jay Leno to Jamestown, N.Y.

We didn’t have room in Thursday’s Showcase for Dr. Rock’s Concerts, and tons are going on sale. So see below for the lengthy list. Also, Jay Leno will headline the 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on Aug. 9 in Jamestown, N.Y. Lucie Arnaz, Lucy’s daughter, will perform during Leno’s part of the show, too. Also [...]

Posted: April 8th, 2014

Paul McCartney to Pittsburgh; Bad Company/Skynyrd tour

Paul McCartney will play the U.S. again this summer. Four shows were announced today, including one for Pittsburgh. Sir Paul will play at Consol Energy Center on July 7. Its his first show there since he opened the building in August 2010. Expect massive screens, fireworks, lasers, videos and, of course, tons of Beatles and [...]

Posted: April 7th, 2014

WWE returns to Erie; Jack White to Pittsburgh

The WWE will return to Erie for the time in four years in June. Look for The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins), Big Show, Kane, Christian, Alberto Del Rio and more to compete on June 15 at 5 p.m. at Erie Insurance Arena. That’s a Sunday show. Tickets will range from $15 to [...]

Posted: April 4th, 2014

Erie County Fair (N.Y.) shows; new Chautauqua, Blossom concerts

The Erie County Fair in Hamburg, N.Y., has announced its lineup and act fast: Ticket go on sale today at 10 a.m. Performers include John Fogerty (Aug. 7), Bridgit Mendler of Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie” (Aug. 9), Dierks Bentley (Aug. 11) and Lady Antebellum (Aug. 13). They go on sale at (888) 223-6000 and at [...]

Posted: April 2nd, 2014

New Seneca Allegany shows; block party schedule

Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca, N.Y., has added several new shows for the summer. The list includes John Legend (June 13), Jeff Dunham (June 27-28), KC and the Sunshine Band (July 12), Yes (July 18), Jim Gaffigan (July 26), and Martina McBride (Aug. 22). Tickets go on sale today at Ticketmaster for Yes, Legend, Dunham [...]

Posted: April 1st, 2014

New Jack White, Night Lights at the Heron fest, Sunset lineup

Cool news: Jack White will release a new album on June 10; the title is “Lazaretto.” Check out the video for the new track “High Ball Stepper” below. It’s a volcanic instrumental filled with his usual blues-meets-punk, fuzz-toned, effect-laden guitar stylings. The 2014 Night Lights Fall Music Festival is stepping it up; check out this [...]

Posted: March 31st, 2014

Cirque du Soleil to Erie; Reverend Peyton soars at Crooked I

I’ve never seen a Cirque du Soleil show, though I’m dying to hit Las Vegas to see “Love,” the show based on Beatles tunes. That one, alas, isn’t touring but “Varekai” is — a sort-of modern interpretation of the Icarus myth. It’ll hit Erie for seven shows from Aug. 13-17 at Erie Insurance Arena. Cirque [...]

Posted: March 28th, 2014

8 Great Tuesdays announces 2 shows

8 Great Tuesdays has announced two performers who will play at Liberty Park’s Burger King Amphitheater this summer during the series’ 15th anniversary. Funk band Here Come the Mummies, a 10-piece powerhouse, will play on July 29. They’ve opened for Al Green and Parliament-Funkadelic, among others, and are regulars on radio’s “The Bob and Tom [...]

Posted: March 28th, 2014

Hunter Hayes to Meadville; Big Leg Emma to Docksider

Crawford County Fair announced Hunter Hayes will headline the fair on Aug. 16. Hayes, just 22, emerged as a breakout star with his first album with songs like “Wanted” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak.” He was also up for four Grammy Awards, including best new artist. He’s scheduled to release his second album, “Storyline,” in May. First [...]