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Taking Back Sunday will play a two-night stand this fall at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and  Nov. 1 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). The New Jersey emo heavyweights will be back in downtown Buffalo as the group tours to celebrate its 20th anniversary. To commemorate the landmark achievement, TBS issued the retrospective album "Twenty" earlier this year. The career-spanning co…

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The 1990s hard-rock heavyweights Korn and Alice in Chains' co-headlining summer tour will hit town at 6:30 p.m. Aug 2 in the Darien Lake Amphitheatre (9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center). Nu-metal pioneer Korn is in the midst of recording material that will eventually make up the group's 13th release. Its most recent effort "The Serenity of Suffering" dropped in 2016. …

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Death Cab for Cutie has been locked in to headline this year's Rockin' at the Knox at 4 p.m. June 16 on the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.). Following last year's soggy sell-out featuring a dance-heavy headlining set from Beck, the beloved Seattle act, making its first city appearance since a string-supported performance in Kleinhans Music H…

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Tom Morello's "Atlas Underground Live" tour will hit Buffalo at 7 p.m. May 18 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The legendary guitarist of acts like Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage will be passing through town as he continues to tour in support of his 2018 offering. The record, his first solo output since 2011's "World Wide Rebel Songs," fin…

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Giddy garage rockers Twin Peaks will return to Buffalo at 7 p.m. May 1 in Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa St.). The spirited Chicago act continues to tour in support of its recent singles collection "Sweet '17 Singles." A yearlong series saw the group share a new track every month, ultimately to be collected as the limited-edition compilation that was dropped on Feb. 9 of last…

Buzzing indie act Car Seat Headrest's just-announced "Twin Fantasy Summer 2019" tour will include a stop in Buffalo at 8 p.m. June 25 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). The lo-fi project of prolific singer-songwriter Will Toledo, whose bandcamp discography is nearly a mile long, broke out in a big way in 2016 with the release of his second studio effort, t…

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When Beck was announced as a headliner for the revived Rockin' at the Knox, Buffalo music fans buzzed with excitement - perhaps inspired by memories of a rousing opening set for U2 at New Era Field - selling out the show rapidly. Now, Beck is back with another area appearance, at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Darien Lake Amphitheatre (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien), with more modern …

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Sure, we're in the throes of winter, but looking ahead to warm-weather concerts is a perfectly healthy form of escapism. Tickets for five solid area shows - from country to Swedish death metal - go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 8, and we're here to pass along the information. Zac Brown Band Who: Grizzly Zac Brown and his band return to Darien - separate from the Country Meg…

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Passion Pit's just-announced tour will include an area stop at 7 p.m. May 19 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). Led by Buffalo native and frontman Michael Angelakos, the dance-minded indie act will soon hit the road to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its breakthrough debut record "Manners." The ultra-catchy album features the pair of glossy singles …

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Eccentric indie outfit EELS will be making a long-awaited return to the Buffalo area at 7 p.m. April 29 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The long-running act of singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) will be rolling through town as it continues to tour in support of last year's new record,  "The Destruction." Full of loops and samples, the off-kilter album is…

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JoAnn Falletta is excited about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2019-2020 season -- her 20th season as music director. Powerhouse guest musicians, including Canadian violinist James Ehnes and Buffalo native and guitarist Jason Vieaux, are on tap for the Classics Series. So, too, are guest conductors Leonard Slatkin of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wilki…

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'90s nostalgia is alive and well, as two of the decade's favorites will link up for the first show announced for Artpark's 2019 season. Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World will perform at 6 p.m. July 3 at Artpark Amphiteatre (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston) as part of the venue's Coors Light concert series. Ra Ra Riot will open the show. Tickets, which will cost $49.50 in …

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It's not too hard to please country music fans. Let them relax to the genre on a warm summer day with cold drinks in a rural setting, and - in most cases - they won't complain. This falls in line with the 2019 Country Megaticket lineup, which changes only modestly each year; few risks are taken in determining the lineup, as Live Nation can be confident that the big name…

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Over the past 20 years, WYRK has proven that country music festivals don't need a rural setting to thrive. The radio station's Taste of Country concert will celebrate two decades on June 14 at Sahlen Field (formerly known as Coca-Cola Field), and the bill is beefier than ever. Luke Combs and Brett Eldredge are the two headliners, with Lee Brice, Joe Diffie and Buffal…

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Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and their band - the current makeup of The Who - will perform in Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. May 9 in KeyBank Center as part of the band's Moving On Tour. Tickets, ranging from $67.50 to $333.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 and will be available at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com or by phone at (888) 223-6000. Even though The News' Jeff Miers tho…