Muse coming to Consol; Kid Rock and ZZ Top to play First Niagara Pavilion


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British alt-rock band Muse, rarely seen in Pittsburgh, will play Consol Energy Center on Sept. 8 with Cage the Elephant.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Livenation.com, all Ticketmaster locations or charge by

phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Muse, which has been nominated for five Grammys and has sold 15 million albums worldwide, is touring on its sixth album, "The 2nd Law."

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The First Niagara Pavilion has added a late summer rock show at a bargain price. Kid Rock, ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker team up for the $20 Best Night Ever Tour, stopping here Sept.7.

Tickets are $20 in all sections, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through at the same outlets.



"Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country, but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselves on a summer night," Kid Rock said in a statement. "So we're going to throw the biggest and best party ever, with prices across the board that are reasonable and transparent. No hidden fees, no gimmicks. We're not sparing any expense on this tour, we're going over the top as always, but that doesn't mean we're going to ask the fans to pay more."

"If this works we're going to play to packed houses of fans who appreciate what we're doing. If it doesn't, might be a long summer. But someone has to go out there and fight these high prices and change things up, and I'm lucky enough that I can afford to take a pay cut. $20. Best night ever."

Participating Walmart locations will offer $20 tickets with no fees or parking charge. The first two rows at every show will be reserved as free upgrades for fans selected at random. T-shirts will be available for $20 as well and there will be special discount food packages.

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Going on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday is the previously announced Matchbox Twenty/Goo Goo Dolls show at the Pavilion on June 29. Tickets are $89, $69, $49.50, $39.50 Reserved/$19 Lawn/$75 Lawn 4-pack).

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smervis@post-gazette.com; 412-263-2576. Blog: www.post-gazette.com/popnoise First Published April 8, 2013 1:45 PM


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