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Fresh off new, chill content on April 20, Wiz Khalifa has announced a stop in the Buffalo area this summer. Khalifa, who broke out with Pittsburgh-repping track "Black and Yellow," will play here July 21 at Darien Lake Amphitheater (9993 Allegheny Road, Corfu). French Montana and Playboi Carti are the chief openers, with additional support from DJ Drama, Moneybagg Yo an…

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February, March and April are the three biggest months of the year for summer concert announcements. The news that nationally recognized bands are coming to Buffalo whets the palates for music fans who crave warm weather and the chance to dance outside the confines of a crowded indoor venue. Here are six shows that have been announced in the last week: 311 with the Dir…

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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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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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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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The urge to see a single band is just one of the reasons to attend a concert at Darien Lake. There's the obvious tailgating in the parking lots, the pleasure of enjoying live music among other fans, relaxing on the lawn on a warm summer night and the people-watching inherent to shows of different genres. The list goes on. For the first time, Live Nation will offer a …

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If you want to rock and roll all night with KISS, this is your last chance. Seriously. KISS returns for its “final tour ever” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Darien Lake Amphitheater. This concert is part of the just announced second leg of the band's "End of the Road World Tour." Many of the dates on the first leg of the tour, which starts Jan. 31 in Vancouver, British Col…

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Manchester dance-rock outfit the 1975 will return to the area at 7 p.m. June 2 in the Darien Lake Amphitheater (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center). Making its first area appearances since back-to-back sold-out gigs at the Rapids Theatre in May 2017, the hook-heavy pop group will hit the road to support its forthcoming album "A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships," …

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Consider this a gift from Niall Horan to his fans: He got them to put their phones away. About a half hour into his Sept. 7 tour stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Horan slowed down the evening, briefly transforming it from festive to reflective. The 24-year-old Irish singer and his five-piece band had already accelerated through a handful of his slightly poppy, slightly…

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Think of blues-based hard rock and heavy metal as sounds that rattle dashboards in their own separate ways. Hear the deliberate and dynamic guitar forays, the undercurrent of bass and barrage of snares and cymbals. Envision the musicians behind these separate forms of nuanced mayhem, and you may see the lineups of the pulsating Deep Purple and Judas Priest. The English-bor…

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Semi-stormy Labor Day festivities included an all-night emo-metal celebration at Darien Lake Amphitheatre with a lineup of four bands at the top of the genre. Headlining Breaking Benjamin followed sets by Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More, and Bad Wolves. A quick note for those unfamiliar with the music: despite bad-boy band names, wailing music, and thug-like appea…

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Named for the '60s surfing documentary, The Endless Summer Tour, with co-headlining rappers G-Eazy and Lil Uzi Vert, came to Darien Lake Amphitheatre on Friday night. The vibe was late-summer (a chill in the air) so the sporadic spraying of the audience with Super Soakers and beverages was pointless, aggressive and a bit off-season. With six different acts hitting th…

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Three women were arrested by Genesee County Sheriff's deputies Thursday during a Miranda Lambert concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, according to the Sheriff's Office. Monica W. Granata, 54, of West Seneca, was charged with two counts of second-degree harassment for allegedly punching, kicking and biting two Live Nation security officers as she was ejected fr…

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On the day Aretha Franklin died, Miranda Lambert summoned the Queen of Soul’s spirit at Darien Lake while making her own claim to fame as one of the greatest divas of our time. The small-town Texan-turned country superstar paid respects before combining with co-headliner Little Big Town for a dual-band diva salute Thursday night. After a short solo set from affable Albe…