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Buffalo summer concert outlook, so far

Spring just arrived, but we already know lots of major acts will make a stop in the Buffalo and Western New York area this summer.

It's not technically summer, but Pearl Jam comes to HSBC Arena on May 10. Tickets are still available through

The Flaming Lips are coming to Artpark on July 22. Tickets are also still available through

Green Day hits Darien Lake on Aug. 5. Tickets go on sale April 17.

The Black Eyed Peas also are coming to HSBC Arena on Aug. 11. Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon.

Just announced this week, Kings of Leon will play at Darien Lake on July 30. Tickets will be on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Artpark, which also features its free Tuesday night "Tuesday in the Park" concert series, hasn't released its summer lineup yet. However, according to, War, who had the hit "Low Rider," will be coming to the Lewiston venue on Tuesday, June 15.

Pollstar also reports George Thorogood will perform at Artpark on Tuesday, July 27.

Another Artpark show, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper, is scheduled for May 22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Three acts have been unveiled through Pollstar for the Canal Concert Series on Friday nights in Lockport. Gretchen Wilson, Rik Emmett, formerly of Triumph, and Rusted Root have dates of July 9, July 30 and June 25.

Check out Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers' recent look at what the summer already brings.

--Aaron Besecker

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