Heart scheduled for First Niagara with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience

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Heart, one of the newest bands to be enshrined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will play the First Niagara Pavilion on July 21 with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.

The show will end with Heart and Bonham teaming up for a 30-minute tribute to Led Zeppelin.

Over the past few years, Heart has played Stage AE and the former Amphitheatre at Station Square, so this is a jump in size for the Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy.

They met Bonham, son of the late Led Zep drummer John Bonham, at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Led Zeppelin in December.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com, all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone 800-745-3000. Reserved seats are $99.50, $75, $55, $35, $25. General admission lawn tickets are $15, lawn four-pack $50. Get lawn tickets for $10 plus charges through Sunday at 10 p.m.

"Nancy and I and the rest of Heart are thrilled to be playing with Jason and his band this summer," Ann said in a statement. "Awesome rock 'n' roll music every night ... miracles apt to happen any old time."

Nancy added, "It's not a tribute as we have the blessings of the gods themselves."

A limited number of VIP experience packages with premium seating, exclusive music and merchandise, and a meet-and-greet with Ann and Nancy will be available for all shows. For details visit: www.vipnation.com.

Heart, best known for the rock classics "Barracuda," "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man," will be inducted into Hall of Fame on April 18. The broadcast will be on HBO on May 18.

Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls show set

Nineties hitmakers Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls will team up for a co-headlining tour that stops at the First Niagara Pavilion on June 29.

Matchbox Twenty is touring on its chart-topping 2012 album, "North," while the Dolls are set to release the new album, "Magnetic," on May 7.

Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday at www.matchboxtwenty.com and www.googoodolls.com. Public on-sale for select dates of the tour begins March 23.

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Scott Mervis: smervis@post-gazette.com and 412-263-2576.


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