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More than 14 years passed between Dave Matthews Band's 2001 show at Rich Stadium and the return of major outdoor stadium concerts in the Buffalo area. But these large-scale shows were a key part of the city's history of major concerts, especially during the glory days of rock-and-roll, and extensive renovations, beginning in 2012, gave the venue legitimacy again. With B…

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When One Direction announced that a show at Ralph Wilson Stadium would be a part of its “On the Road Again Tour,” the British/Irish boy band had just been proclaimed the biggest band in the world, based on sales, streams and downloads. But when the group rolled into the home of the Bills on Thursday, its future appeared less than assured. The March defection of singer Zay…

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Dropping the kids off for the One Direction show at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Thursday? The Buffalo Bills have set up two lots as drop-off and pick-up locations for the show: lots No. 2 Preferred (the south side of the stadium) and No. 6 Preferred (north side of the stadium). Note that Abbott Road will be closed to through-traffic in front of the stadium. To get to Lot 2…

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Longtime Western New York music fans and concert veterans have been clamoring for big-ticket shows to return to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the entirety of the nearly decade and a half since the Dave Matthews Band played the last show on the Bills’ home turf in 2001. On Thursday, they got their wish … sort of. One Direction, the British boy band, subject of screaming idolat…