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Feb.
16th

Rammstein headed to the Tacoma Dome

German art-metal Rammstein will headline the Tacoma Dome on May 15, Live Nation announced today. The band – known for its theatrical style and vocalist Till Lindemann sometimes performing while engulfed in flame – will launch its nine-stop North American tour on May 5 in New York. Tickets for the Tacoma show will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 26, but prices were not yet made available.

Feb.
5th

Ozzy Osbourne review and set list

Let’s start with the obvious. Ozzy Osbourne has seen better days. And after decades of ingesting enough booze and contraband to kill most of us, you never know which version of the rock legend will show up in concert.

Will it be the guy who’s had trouble finishing tours in recent years; the one that melted down and shuffled offstage after his voice blew out midway through Black Sabbath’s set in Auburn a few years back? Or will it be some semblance of the Prince of (bleeping) Darkness, the lovable madman that got this metal train rolling more than

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Feb.
2nd

Ozzy vs. Slash


Warning: Do not approach these men if you see them. Her, a different story (AP photo/Joel Ryan)

Listen up, people! It’s time to hide your daughters, the contents of your medicine cabinets and any small animals that may be in your care.

Why? Ozzy Osbourne and Slash are coming to town, that’s why. They’re the main attractions Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome. And, in case you didn’t know, they’re also two of the most debauched rockers to ever be featured on VH-1’s “Behind the Music.”

So as a public service we’ve compiled some incriminating confessions from their biographies, “I Am Ozzy” (written with Chris Ayres, Hachette Book Group, $15.99) and “Slash” (with Anthony Bozza, It Books, $15.99) to figure out which guy is the most dangerous and erratic – and to let you know why you should do a 180 and run if you see either one strolling down D Street before the show.
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Feb.
1st

Tacoma Link hours extended for Ozzy

Sound Transit has announced extended Tacoma Link hours for Saturday night’s Ozzy Osbourne concert at the Tacoma Dome.

Tacoma Link will operate until 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, to accommodate crowds attending the Ozzy Osbourne concert at the Tacoma Dome. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Sound Transit buses will operate on regular weekend schedule.

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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Dec.
12th

Spoiler alert: “The Wall” is torn down at the end

British prog-rockers Pink Floyd visited just two American cities with the original tour for 1979 double album “The Wall” before pulling the plug on a venture that proved too costly. But local fans finally got to witness one of rock’s most celebrated operas Saturday night as chief architect Roger Waters presented his magnum opus to a packed Tacoma Dome.
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Dec.
9th

How much of Pink Floyd fan are you? Take “The Wall” quiz

You don’t need nooooo ed-yoo-kashun! Or do you? When it comes to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” that is.

We’re running a quiz in Friday’s GO section to commemorate Roger Waters bringing the classic rock opera to life Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. But you, loyal TRC readers, don’t have to wait. Test your knowledge and level of fandom right here by answering a few questions. Then check back Friday for the answers. (You know, if you’re just too lazy to just Google ‘em.)
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Nov.
22nd

Man bands united: Back Street Boys and NKOTB headed to T-Dome in 2011

Boy band comebacks, phase two: Back Street Boys and New Kids on the Block have announced a co-headlining tour – billed as NKOTBSB – that is scheduled to stop at the Tacoma Dome on July 8, 2011.

The Backstreet Boys were last in this neck of the woods, at Kent’s Showare Center, in August. Find our review here and audio from our interview with AJ McLean (the one with the tats) here. New Kids’ comeback bid brought them to Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre last year.

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Nov.
13th

There’s a party in our city (scenes from Yo Gabba Gabba!)

Hey! Where was the acoustic set? And the encore?

And what? No “Don’t Bite Your Friends” on the set list? Man, I hate when bands get so big they don’t feel “obligated” to play their big hits. And was it just me or did Brobee sound a bit pitchy this afternoon? Well, guess they just fix it up in the studio with a little Auto Tune like everybody else.

But seriously, we’re talking about Nick Jr.‘s hit kids show Yo Gabba Gabba which took over the Tacoma Dome today for two shows. (The second is going on as I post this.) A few thousand little people – many clad in fuzzy Brobee and DJ Lance Rock costumes – were highly entertained at the 2 p.m. show.
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