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Rush bringing “Moving Pictures” back this summer

Rush will bring their Time Machine Tour back to Washington this summer. The Canadian prog-rock kings will headline the Gorge Amphitheatre in George on July 2, Live Nation announced today. Tickets will go for $45 to $110, and Live Nation and Ticketmaster will have them on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31.

The Time Machine Tour – which features Rush playing it’s classic album “Moving Pictures” in its entirety – stopped at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre last August, and you can find our coverage here.


Gorillaz headed to Seattle

Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz will headline KeyArena on Nov. 2, the virtual pop band has announced. Based on a promotional video the band released on the Escape to Plastic Beach tour, the live show will feature Gorillaz collaborators Bobby Womack, Mos Def, De la Soul and Little Dragon, among others, along with video appearances by the likes of Snoop Dogg. But expect Jamie Hewlett’s band avatars Murdoc, Noodle, 2D, Russel and Android Noodle to show up in some form or other.

[Updated] Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 20, but prices for

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Gaither Homecoming Tour will return to Tacoma

Grammy winner Bill Gaither’s Gaither Homecoming Tour 2010 will kick off on Sept. 9 in Cedar Park, Texas and eventually make its way to the Tacoma Dome on Oct. 16, organizers announced last week.

This year’s roster includes the Gaither Vocal Band includes The Isaacs, The Martins, Karen Peck & New River, Mark Lowry, David Phelps, Michael English, Lynda Randle, Buddy Greene, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams. Jason Crabb, The Collingsworth Family, Jeff Taylor, Jeff & Sheri Easter and Russ Taff also appear on select dates. More details here.


Backstreet Boys headed to Kent’s Showare Center

The Backstreet Boys’ North American tour will drop in on Kent’s ShoWare Center on August 5, organizers announced today.

The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. that day. Tickets are $29.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30. Packages are available by visiting the resurgent boy band’s fan site.


Michael Franti, Lucinda Williams, Train and more headed to Marymoor

Live Nation announced the lineup for Concerts at Marymoor’s 10th season, which will include appearances by Michael Franti & Spearhead, Barenaked Ladies, Train and more. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and here’s who’s playing when.

Concerts at Marymoor 2010

Slightly Stoopid with Steel Pulse and the Expendables, 6 p.m. June 19, $36

Barenaked Ladies with Angel Taylor, 7 p.m. July 15, $38 to $53

Sublime with Rome, 6:30 p.m. July 7, $37.50

1964 Beatles tribute, 7 p.m. July 24, $27.50 to $37.50

Michael Franti & Spearhead, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, $29.50

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Dierks Bentley headed to Puyallup Fair for concert, bike fundraiser

Dierks Bentley is the latest addition to a Puyallup Fair concert series that already included Willie Nelson, Chris Botti, Natalie Cole and ’80s hit makers Hall & Oates. Full schedule here.

Bentley – a rising star known for “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Free & Easy” and other hits – will headline the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, organizers announced.

Tickets for the concert by itself will be $25 to $70. But the show is also being held in conjunction with Bentley’s Music and Miles for Kids,

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Martin Lawrence tickets go on sale Saturday

Comedian Martin Lawrence will headline Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on March 12, promoter Live Nation announced.

Lawrence was one of the most popular comedians of the ‘90s, known for appearances on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” his sitcom “Martin” and in “Bad Boys,” the “House Party” movies and other blockbusters. But by that the latter half of the decade the embattled superstar had also became known for erratic public behavior, a sexual harassment suit filed by “Martin” co-star Tisha Campbell and for nearly dying from heat exhaustion while running in 100-degree weather in 1999.

This year

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Three guesses where Dave Matthews is playing this summer

Dave Matthews Band has released summer tour dates. Not that local fans didn’t already have Sept. 3, 4 and 5 marked on their calendars. That’s when the DMB will return to the Gorge Amphitheatre for their annual Labor Day weekend shows.

Less predictable are Matthews’ opening acts. It’s Ben Harper and Relentless7 at the Gorge, with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Raphael Saadiq, Brett Dennen, Gov’t Mule, Zac Brown Band, Amos Lee Band and the Felice Brothers opening in other markets.

Presale tickets will be available beginning 3 p.m.

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Korn, Rob Zombie and Lamb of God will bring Mayhem to Auburn

Korn and Rob Zombie will co-headline the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which will drop in on Auburn’s White River Amphitheater on July 13, organizers announced.


Carole King, James Taylor tour to stop in Seattle

Legendary singer-songwriters Carole King and James Taylor have joined forces for the Troubadour Reunion Tour, a trek that Seattle Center announced will stop at KeyArena on May 9. The tour will actually kick off in driving distance, too, on May 7 at Portland’s Rose Garden arena.

Meanwhile, King and Taylor are scheduled for promotional appearances on “The Today Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman” on January 20.

Tickets for the Seattle show go on sale a few days later, at 10 a.m. on Jan. 23. Prices are set at $45 to $125 with more ticket info available

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