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It's a brighter January day for country music fans, who get their first glimpse of the annual Country Megaticket lineup slated for the Darien Lake Amphitheater this summer. Live Nation announced details for three shows, the smallest collection of artists in the package in at least seven years; 2018 was the second smallest, with four. Despite the size, the 2020 lineup…

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Three new concerts at Darien Lake, a Rapids Theatre showcase of legendary industrial bands and March events at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort all go on sale on Jan. 17. Here's the list by performance date: Styx, 8:30 p.m. March 19 at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ont. Tickets start at $45 and will be available online at ticketmaster.ca st…

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"Jersey Shore" celebrity DJ Pauly D threw his birthday bash in Buffalo in 2018, drawing more than 3,000 people to the beach on a balmy afternoon. After a year away, the DJ has chosen Buffalo for a personal milestone. Pauly D announced he will celebrate his 40th birthday – with aggressive fist-pumping – at a party from noon to 6 p.m. June 27 at Sunset Bay Beach Club (102…

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It may feel like winter outside, but the summer concert season for 2020 is already packed with major shows from Artpark in Lewiston to New Era Field in Orchard Park. Here's a look. AWOLNATION with Andrew McMahon, The Beaches and Bleeker. 5 p.m. May 31 at Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston (754-4375). Tickets are $40-$45.50 general admission (box office, tickets.com, a…

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The Biebs is back. Justin Bieber will return to the area for a concert on Aug. 24 in KeyBank Center, according to a press release from his record label. Ticket information is yet to be announced. The press release also includes information that his next single, "Yummy," will arrive on Jan. 3 as the first track from his fifth studio album to be released in 2020 on RBMG/D…

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Billy Joel will play New Era Field on Aug. 15, 2020, it was announced at a news conference this morning including Buffalo Bills owner and President Kim Pegula, and officials from Live Nation. Tickets are $64.50 to $184.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 through livenation.com and ticketmaster.com. A presale for American Express card members runs from 10 a.m. Nov. 18 t…

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Journey and the Pretenders will be teaming up for a massive, 60-date 2020 summer tour that will include a stop at 7 p.m. July 18 in the Darien Lake Amphitheater (9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center). The San Francisco arena-rockers of Journey are well-versed in the summer amphitheater tours, promising a set that features "hits from start to finish" backed by some new ons…

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David's Gray's just-announced "White Ladder" anniversary tour will head to Artpark for a concert at 8 p.m. July 13 in the Mainstage Theater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). The soulful British singer-songwriter was already three albums into his somewhat overlooked musical career before releasing "White Ladder," which would turn into his breakthrough effort. Led by singles…

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Alternative Buffalo appears to be in a very giving mood with the holiday season quickly approaching. The popular radio station's annual Kerfuffle Before Christmas event will now be a two-night affair split between shows at 7:05 p.m. Dec. 4 at Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.) and 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The Dec. 4 show will fea…

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Here's an early Christmas gift for Buffalo music fans. Star 102.5 FM announced a Deck the Hall Ball starring Buffalo's beloved Goo Goo Dolls and Rob Thomas, slated for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 4, cost $59.50 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com and MyStar1025.com. The show is open to all …

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An open date on the Raconteurs' tour schedule has created a rare opportunity for regional fans of the indie-rock supergroup. The band has added a show on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls) to its highly touted summer tour. “Unfortunately, The Raconteurs will no longer be playing Woodstock 50,” reads a press release from the band's manag…

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Post Malone's just-announced "Runaway Tour" will include a stop in downtown Buffalo at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 in the KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza). Earlier this month, the Syracuse-born rapper dropped the music video to his latest single "Goodbyes," which is just a taste of the new music he has promised to share later this year. His Grammy-nominated sophomore "Beer…

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The outdoor "Party on the Portico" has been a summertime staple at the Buffalo History Museum in recent years. But this year, the series was put on hold for a good reason: the long-awaited restoration work on the portico. On Aug. 16, the party returns in a special "Party FOR the Portico" concert by Boston, Mass.-based band The Sheila Divine, fronted by Hamburg native Aa…

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When Chris Brown sold out Darien Lake in 2015, the major reaction was just how elite of a dancer the pop/R&B artist proved to be, even approaching Michael Jackson levels. The same energy and moves will be on display when Brown returns to Buffalo, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in KeyBank Center. Tickets go on sale at noon June 14 at the KeyBank Center Box Office, Tickets.…

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Rick Springfield's just-added "Best in Show" 2019 tour dates will complete Artpark's 2019 Tuesdays in the Park series at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). Best known for his mega-smash single "Jessie's Girl," the chart-topping entertainer has been delivering hits and breaking hearts for over four decades. His most recent record…