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Feb.
28th

Josh Groban headed to Seattle

Josh Groban will bring his Straight to You Tour to Seattle’s KeyArena on Aug. 27, Live Nation announced today. Tickets to see the singer – “O Holy Night,” “Believe” and other operatic, adult contemporary hits – will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with most tickets going for $52 to $92. Find more info here.

Feb.
28th

Larry the Cable Guy tickets on sale Saturday

Larry the Cable Guy will “get errrrrr done” at the Puyallup Fair this year. (OK, I know. “Get r’ done.” Total cliché at this point. “Lord, I apologize.” OK, that, too.)

The sleeveless, catch phrase spouting comedian – born Daniel Whitney – will headline the Puyallup Fair & Events Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, organizers announced. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday with prices ranging from $25 to $50.

Find more info on this year’s lineup, which also includes Chicago with Tacoma Sympony on Sept. 13, and Amy

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Feb.
11th

Puyallup Fair announces Chicago as first act of 2011, ditches Ticketmaster

Chicago will headline the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand on Sept. 13, the first act to be announced for this year’s Puyallup Fair. The band – known for “Make Me Smile,” “Saturday in the Park” and other hits – will perform with the Tacoma Symphony with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. start time.

Tickets are $30 to $60 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 19. But they won’t go on sale through Ticketmaster. Instead, fans will be able to purchase them online at
www.thefair.com/concerts.

Feb.
7th

Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse and more headed to 10th annual Sasquatch Festival

Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco, the Flaming Lips and the Decemberists are among the big names that will join Foo Fighters at the 10th annual Sasquatch Music Festival, Live Nation announced over the weekend. Sasquatch will take place from May 27 to 30 this year at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, here’s all of the bands that have been announced so far.
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Feb.
1st

Sugarland tickets on sale Friday

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush – the award winning country duo that’s better known as Sugarland – will bring their Incredible Machine Tour to Comcast Arena in Everett on July 18, their only Northwest stop this year. Tickets prices will range from $35 to $82, and they will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Comcast Arena announced last week.

Find more info here, and listen to clips from our last interview with Nettles here.

Jan.
24th

Sasquatch 2011 acts to be revealed at Feb. 6 launch party

Live Nation tells us we’ll learn who’s playing Sasquatch 2011 on Feb. 6. A festival launch party will be held at 8 p.m. that day with performances by the Thermals (recent TRC interview clips here), Das Racist andMad Rad. Comedian Todd Barry, who appeared at last year’s festival, will host the event.
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Jan.
12th

Country superstar Kenny Chesney to play Tacoma

Kenny Chesney is headed to Tacoma. The country superstar added 41 dates to his new Goin’ Coastal tour today including a July 22 appearance at the Tacoma Dome, a relatively intimate setting compared to his previous local stops at Qwest Field in 2008 and 2009.
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Sep.
21st

Allison Iraheta interview audio

In just a few hours, “American Idol” alumni Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta will take the main stage at the Puyallup Fair. Recently, I caught up with Iraheta, and you can click the link below to hear what she had to say about life after “Idol” and what she learned from the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Jamie Foxx.

Click here.

Sep.
16th

Willie Nelson review and set list

He’s a country icon, accomplished songwriter, counterculture hero and activist. It doesn’t get much bigger than Willie Nelson, a living legend if there ever was one and the biggest deal to headline the Puyallup Fair grandstand this year. His Thursday night concert sold out at 10,056 strong, and it was no wonder as he and his Family band – featuring little sis, Bobbie on piano – reminded fans why Nelson is still one of the of the most beloved figures in all of popular music.
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Sep.
16th

Dierks Bentley explains why he went bluegrass on “Up On the Ridge” (audio)

Dierks Bentley will be the main attraction Saturday night at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand. You can expect some “What Was I Thinkin’,” some “Sideways” and maybe some “Feel That Fire” on the set list. But along with the big radio hits, expect a few unplugged selections from his latest critically acclaimed album “Up On the Ridge.” There’ll be a related Q & A in Friday’s GO section, but until then click here to listen to the country superstar talk about why he went bluegrass on the new CD.

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