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New concerts: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Danny Brown and more

Posted by Andy Downing | February 20, 2014 02:49 PM


Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band visit Nationwide Arena April 15.

The job market might be improving, but there’s still only one Boss — Bruce Springsteen — and he’s set to visit Nationwide Arena with the E Street Band for a concert on April 15. Tickets, which start at $45, go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Visit ticketmaster.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

Long-running alt-country crew Old 97’s are scheduled to visit Newport Music Hall on June 6 with a special opener in tow — local singer/songwriter Lydia Loveless, who released her excellent new album Somewhere Else earlier this week. Tickets for the concert are $17 in advance/$20 at the door, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.

The Old 97’s/Lydia Loveless bill highlights a slew of shows recently announced for the Newport.

Neon Trees hits the venue on June 30 in support of the forthcoming Pop Psychology, which is due out at the end of April. Tickets are $22 in advance/$25 at the door, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.  On June 7 Band of Skulls visits with opener Deap Vally. Tickets are $18 in advance/$20 at the door, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Mayday Parade headlines a four-band bill on May 3. Tickets are $18 in advance/$20 at the door, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Finally, Michigan sextet Chiodos stops by the club on May 20. Tickets are $17.50 in advance/$20 at the door, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21.

A number of new shows were also announced for A&R Music Bar, chief among them a visit from esoteric Detroit rapper Danny Brown, who brings his Old tour to A&R on April 13. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Also en route are Chicago’s brother/sister-led Wilde Belle, which brings its reggae-tinged sound to A&R on May 13. Tickets are $12 in advance/$14 at the door, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21.

Other noteworthy shows that have come to light in recent weeks include Merge-signees Vertical Scratchers, which hits Double Happiness on March 30. Admission is just $8. Visit bencopresents.com for more information or to purchase tickets. Also coming to town is Animal Collective offshoot Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, which visits Ace of Cups on April 28. Tickets for that one are $15, and can also be purchased by visiting bencopresents.com.

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