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Summer concert preview
by Cortney Maddock
May 28, 2008 | 840 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the days slowly creep towards summer, the long wait for the hot summer concerts scheduled to rock Reno and Sparks is almost over. Here are some shows that should be penciled into everyone’s calendar.

The Glow In The Dark Tour: Making sure to kick off the concert season right, LiveNation is bringing everyone pertinent in hip-hop and R&B right now. A tour normally reserved for larger cities like Los Angeles or San Fransisco, Kayne West, Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D. will perform at the Reno Events Center June 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.50, $89.50 and $104.50.

Brooks & Dunn: Country duo Brooks & Dunn with be performing at the Reno Events Center on June 7 at 8 p.m. Brooks & Dunn have been in the music business for more than 15 years and have proven the country crooners have staying power. Tickets are $45, $55, $65, $75 and $95.

Alan Parsons: The engineer for Pink Floyd's legendary "Dark Side Of The Moon," and producer for Al Stewart, Pilot and Ambrosia, and the main force behind multi-platinum albums by the Alan Parsons Project will perform at the Nugget on June 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. in the Celebrity Showroom. Tickets are $37.

Panic At The Disco!: Making sure to keep the emo-punk scene happy as well, the Grand Sierra Resort are bringing Panic At The Disco!, Motion City Soundtrack, The Hush Sound and Phantom Planet on June 10 at 7 p.m. The Las Vegas headliners have been blazing the music charts with the band’s follow up to 2005’s “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” “Pretty. Odd.” Tickets are $35 in advance.

Billy Idol: 80’s rocker Billy Idol will perform at the Grand Sierra Resort on June 28 at 8 p.m. While Idol might be getting older, his music is still popular and catchy with hits like “Dancing With Myself,” “White Wedding” and “Rebel Yell.” Tickets are $55.

B.B. King: Blue legend B.B. King will perform at the Reno Ballroom on June 28. Paving the way for blue musicians during his long and respected career, King, 76, is considered the most revered blues artist. King started recording albums in the 1940’s and has more than 50 releases. Tickets are $40, $60, $70 and $80.

Crosby, Stills and Nash: Hall of Fame rockers Crosby, Stills and Nash will perform at the Reno Events Center on June 29 at 8 p.m. The socially conscience band hit the scene during the 70s under the original name Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. After Neil Young left the band for a solo career, the remaining members kept rocking and released “Looking Forward” in 1999. Tickets are $40, $60, $70 and $80.

Boston: Influenctial rock band Boston will perform at the Peppermill in the Tuscany Events Center on July 4 at 8:30 p.m. The band released its first album in 1976 and have been going strong since. The band released “Discover Further” and its follow up “Discover Beyond” in 2007. Tickets start at $55.

Mike Ness: One of the founding members of Social Distrotion, Mike Ness will perform his solo show at the Grand Sierra Resort on July 12 at 8:30 p.m. Ness has created a sound that incorporates rock-a-billy, punk and old fashioned rock and roll. Tickets are $35.

Andrew Bird: Off-beat musician Andrew Bird will perform at the Grand Sierra Resort on July 16 at 8 p.m. Known for incorporating different sounds, Bird has occasionally whistled a complete show, except to see the violin, mandolin and glockenspiel be played during this show. Tickets are $25.

Styx: Arena rock band Styx will perform at the Silver Legacy in the Grande Exposition Hall on July 18 at 9 p.m. The band, which is often parodied for their hit songs during the 70s and 80s, is known for hits “Come Sail Away” and “Mr. Roboto.” Tickets are $50, $60 and $75.

Paramore: Rock newbies Paramore will perform at the Grand Sierra Resort on July 28 at 7p.m. Paramore finally broke into the mainstream with the band’s 2007 release “Riot!,” which is a follow up to 2005’s “All We Know Is Falling.” Fronted by hot lead singer Hayley Williams, she has proved that women can make it in the male dominated rock world. Joining Paramore will be Jack’s Mannequin, Paper Route and make a second appearance this summer Phantom Planet.

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