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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 …

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It's been a crazy two months for superstar singer Ariana Grande, both personally and professionally. The 25-year-old performer, who just booked a March 22, 2019 show in Buffalo's KeyBank Center on Tuesday, has grieved the death of her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, in early September, then split from her fiance, Saturday Night Live comedian-actor Pete Davidson, two weeks ago…

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Halfway through Saturday’s sold-out show at KeyBank Center, Metallica guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield took a few moments to address the assembled. “Everyone is welcome, young and old, always and forever, in the Metallica family,” Hetfield said, after calling out a 12-year-old in the front row who was attending his first Metallica show. “And some of us who may look old…

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This weekend, two of the biggest popular music acts of the past 25 years-plus will take over KeyBank Center on subsequent evenings. Conventional logic suggests that love for these acts is mutually exclusive. Hard-boiled Metallica fans are not likely to follow Saturday’s likely tour de force by returning to KeyBank Center on Sunday for Justin Timberlake’s stop on the “Ma…

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Heads up, hard rock fans. Headliner Disturbed and support Three Days Grace, two powerhouse mainstream bands, have announced a double bill for Buffalo on March 2, 2019, in KeyBank Center. The show is part of Disturbed's Evolution World Tour, named after the band's seventh studio album that's scheduled for release tomorrow. Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 26,…

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Let's call it a mini music festival of pop and hip-hop. New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty By Nature are all slated to perform June 21, 2019, on the KeyBank Center stage as part of the Mixtape Tour. Tickets, which on on sale at noon Oct. 12, will run for $29.95 to $159.95 and may be purchased at the KeyBank Center box office (with …

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Andre Rieu’s concert Saturday night wasn’t sold out but, when looking around at the audience in the vastness of the KeyBank Center, it was difficult to see the empty seats. The stage was set and the audience was primed. As Rieu led his Johann Strauss Orchestra down the aisle from the back of the arena, people stood up and cheered. The musicians waved, slapped hands with…

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“I was sleepin’ on Buffalo,” J. Cole told the rapturous and riled crowd inside KeyBank Center on Tuesday. “I ain’t sleepin’ on Buffalo no more.” Nor are any of us likely to be "sleepin"’ on Cole again, if we ever really were. The creator of “KOD” - that rarest of rare birds, an album equally artistically and commercially successful -  offered us an arena-sized show that…

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It’s true that “sorry” seems to be the hardest word, but “farewell” can’t be far behind. After 50 years as the star-studded, sequined troubadour du jour, Elton John is making the rounds of every city he’s conquered along the way, stopping to say "So long, and thanks for the memories" as only he can – with a nearly three-hour show stuffed to the gills with evergreen pop …

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Aging gracefully and knowing when it’s time to call it a day are not part of the purview of rock ‘n’ roll, generally speaking. Case in point: I saw the Who on what the band was calling its “farewell tour” in 1982. At the end of 2017, that band – what’s left of it – was still touring. Cher, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne – countless musicians have insisted they were kicking the who…

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Nicki Minaj, one of the biggest names in hip-hop, has canceled the North American leg of her NICKIHNDRXX tour, which affects the previously scheduled Oct. 2 show at KeyBank Center. Refunds will be given at the point of purchase. While Vulture suggested the cancellation was due to low ticket sales, Minaj tweeted the delayed release of "Queen," which dropped Aug. 10, mean…

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Country star Carrie Underwood will bring her Cry Pretty Tour to Buffalo for a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 2019, in KeyBank Center, the artist posted on her website Wednesday. Tickets, which will go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 17, run from $46 to $96 (includes $4.50 facility fee) and can be purchased at KeyBank Center Box Office, at Tickets.com or by calling 888-223-6000. A r…

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What else can Buffalo hardcore band Every Time I Die accomplish this month? It's almost as if allegedly saving a life in bizarre circumstances and helping close out the final Vans Warped Tour wasn't enough, as ETID has been added to the Fall Out Boy and Machine Gun Kelly show at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in KeyBank Center. Tickets for that show range from $30.50 to $70.50 and a…