[b]First Niagara offers deals[/b]
BURGETTSTOWN - Live Nation and First Niagara Pavilion have announced the 2013 Baierl Subaru Country Megaticket. Each Megaticket includes one concert ticket to eight of the hottest country artists performing this summer at First Niagara Pavilion. The Baierl Subaru Country Megaticket will go on sale at 10 a.m. today and will be only available at www.megaticket.com for a limited time only.
All Baierl Subaru Country Megaticket customers receive several exclusive benefits for purchasing this country music subscription series, including a guaranteed seat for all the Megaticket concerts and and general parking for every show (Platinum tickets guarantee VIP parking).
The 2013 concerts in the Baierl Subaru Country Megaticket series at First Niagara Pavilion include:
* Saturday, May 18 - Tim McGraw with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft
* Saturday, June 1 - Brad Paisley with Chris Young and Lee Brice
* Saturday, June 15 - Toby Keith with Kip Moore
* Friday, Aug. 02 - Blake Shelton with Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer
* Friday, Aug. 16 - Jason Aldean with Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett
* Friday, Sept. 6 - Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry
* Friday, Sept. 13 - Keith Urban with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch
* Saturday, Sept. 28 - Luke Bryan with Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line
Subscription series ticket prices are:
* Lawn level: $199
* Bronze level: $399
* Gold level: $599
* Platinum level: $799
Only Megaticket packages are available to purchase at this time. No individual show tickets for these performances are available for sale at this time. Show dates and support acts are subject to change and/or cancellation.
Applicable service and handling fees are not included in the listed package price.
All ticket packages include presale access for the 2014 Megaticket.
[b]Boy bands join forces[/b]
PITTSBURGH - Earlier this week, New Kids on the Block announced that they would be celebrating the release of their upcoming new album with The Package Tour, which will feature the group teaming up with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees. The tour will visit the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. June 11.
The biggest boy band of the late 1980s and early 1990s, NKOTB will release their new album, "10," on April 2. The first single from the record, "Remix (I Like The)," will be released on iTunes on Monday.
Boyz II Men was one of the biggest bands of the 1990s, selling more than 30 million albums and notching seven No. 1 singles.
The Package Tour will be the first tour in 12 years for 98 Degrees, who came to fame in the late '90s and have sold more than 10 million records.
Tickets for the show will be $29.50, $49.50, $69.50 and $89.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 2. Tickets will be available at livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
[b]Eisenhower hosts ballet[/b]
UNIVERSITY PARK - Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal performs two dances, both choreographed by Italian Mauro Bigonzetti but quite different in style, when the troupe visits Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12.
"Italian Evening" features "The Four Seasons," set to beloved music by Vivaldi, and "Cantata," performed to live music sung by Gruppo Musicale Assurd.
Tickets are $48 for adults, $20 for University Park students and $39 for a those age 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.
[b]Alice in Chains to perform[/b]
PITTSBURGH - Multi-platinum rock band Alice in Chains will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh.
Alice in Chains was one of the biggest rock bands of the early '90s, until falling apart in 1996 due to lead singer Layne Staley's substance abuse and subsequent death.
The group reunited in 2002 with new singer William DuVall joining founding members guitarist/songwriter Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, as well as bassist Mike Inez. The group is poised to release its second post-reunion album later this year.
Tickets for the show are $35, $45, $55 and $65 and are available at livenation.com, charge-by-phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office.