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British rock icons. Hair metal virtuosos. Fashioners of the anticipatory synth riff, and enablers of the most famous double-Jaguar dance sequence in music video history. The David Coverdale-led Whitesnake has rode those accomplishments to endure through breaks and lineup changes over its more than 40 years of existence. Whitesnake is bringing its “Flesh & Blood” wor…

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Guess who finally made his way to the anxious, pining and adoring Queen City? After two tour date postponements that were to have Justin Timberlake and backup band the Tennessee Kids rolling through Buffalo late last year promoting his release "Man of the Woods," the entourage at long last played a nearly sold-out KeyBank Center on Saturday night. Timberlake reported…

Don’t worry, she’s fine. Ariana is fine, everyone. She’s had a tumultuous year for any person to endure, celebrity or otherwise – the whirlwind romance, engagement, separation and open mockery of her relationship with Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson; the tragic death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, with whom she had produced music; and the residual aftermath of the 2…

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It's amazing how one drum solo can prolong an artist's career. Phil Collins, a masterful UK drummer who's also an emotive singer-songwriter, is perhaps best known for "In the Air Tonight," released in 1981 but still a familiar tune roughly four decades later. Collins has announced a Buffalo stop for 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in KeyBank Center as a part of his Still Not Dead Yet …

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At an even 5-feet tall, Ariana Grande appears to be standing on top of the world. Already this year, the 25-year-old pop star won her first Grammy, became the most followed woman on Instagram (147 million followers) and broke the record for most streams in a week (307 million) on the Billboard Hot 200. Grande released her fifth studio album “thank u, next” in Februar…

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“He’s like Kanye West, but on steroids, bro.” I overheard a guy saying this to his concert-mate on the way into Sunday night’s KeyBank Center stop on Travis Scott’s long-running “Astroworld” tour. I ruminated on his words as I waited – and waited – for Scott to take the stage. When he went on around 9:15 p.m., it hit me rather quickly that the guy’s short, pithy desc…

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Commanding of stage, voice, and intersong banter that includes a smattering of adult humor, Michael Bublé played a packed KeyBank Center Wednesday night, part of a tour supporting his 2018 release, "love," his 10th. After a publicized starting time of 8 p.m. sharp (and no opener), the show got rolling after a half-hour delay, ostensibly due to the persistent regional snowf…

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Blake Shelton brought his good ‘ole boy charm and musical chops to the KeyBank Center Friday, delivering without flaw what his fans came to see: nearly two dozen songs from his 20-year country music career. From more recent singles like “Sangria” and “Came Here to Forget” to older fan favorites like “Some Beach,” “Honey Bee” and his sweet, much-loved debut single “Austi…

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The Chainsmokers will appear at KeyBank Center this fall, it was announced Tuesday morning. The DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall will appear at the Buffalo arena at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $109.50, $99.50, $69.50, $59.50 and $39.50 (includes $4.50 facility fee) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 through the KeyBank Center box office, ticketmaster.com, livena…

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Final rock tours – and that decisiveness – are received by fans with a dose of disbelief. So many musicians have stated that intent and then hit adoration highway again. But Bob Seger, out on tour with The Silver Bullet Band, is on an ultimate tour. And he seems to mean it. Seger came onstage beaming and, as in past shows, he dances and moves about when not seated at pi…

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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…

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Justin Timberlake is tearin' up Buffalo hearts again. The pop superstar has canceled the rest of the December dates on his tour, which includes the Dec. 19 show at KeyBank Center. The concert was originally scheduled for Oct. 28. On Thursday morning, Timberlake announced the rescheduled show for April 6. He posted a message to fans on Instagram late Wednesday explain…

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These advance concert announcements are getting a little out of control. English heavy metal band Iron Maiden has booked a show for Aug. 13, 2019, in KeyBank Center, as part of its Legacy of the Beast 2019 Tour. Tickets, ranging from $39.50 to $125, go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com or by phone at (888) 223-6000. The Raven Age, buoyed by…

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While his son's liver cancer put further recording plans on hold, traditional pop star Michael Buble will press forward with his touring schedule, announcing a Buffalo stop on Feb. 27, 2019, at KeyBank Center. Tickets, ranging from $69.50 to $144, go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 and may be purchased at the KeyBank Center Box Office, at Tickets.com, or by calling (888) 223…

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Storming into Buffalo's then-First Niagara Center on St. Patrick's Day 2016, country star Blake Shelton delivered what reviewer Tim O'Shei called a "rocking celebration." Now, Shelton - still one of the biggest names in country and regularly in the spotlight as a competitor coach on "The Voice" - has announced a Feb. 22, 2019 show in KeyBank Center. Tickets, ranging …