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Detroit Spring Concert Preview

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Spring is right around the corner and a number of bands have announced some big concert tours. Many of those tours will be making a stop in the Detroit area. Here are just a few of the most anticipated spring shows.

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Uncle Kracker
Machine Shop 10th Anniversary Lineup

3539 S. Dort Highway
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 715-2650
www.themachineshop.info

Price: $8 – $25
Date: Thursday, March 22th
Time: 7 p.m.

Flint’s biggest rock venue, the Machine Shop is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a lineup of big concerts guaranteed to please everyone. The shows include a Thursday, March 22 Uncle Kracker performance. The Michigan rocker is out touring ahead of the release of his fifth studio album “Postcards From Home”. Over the years the Machine Shop has been booking the best in rock, metal and outlaw country. The venue is known for its great treatment of not only their patrons but the performing artists as well.

Paganfest 2012
Blondies
2281 West Fort St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 964-1000
www.facebook.com

Price: $20
Date: Wednesday, April 4th
Time: 6 p.m.

The North American version of the popular European Paganfest returns to the Detroit area at Blondies on April 4, 2012. This year the festival will be headlined by Finnish folk metal band Turisas.  Also on the bill are Scotland’s Alestorm, Rome’s Ex Deo, Russia’s Arkona, and the U.S.’s own Huntress. This will be Turisas’ first-ever U.S. headlining run and the show is guaranteed to pack a punch.

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Palace of Auburn Hills

6 Championship Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 377-0100
www.palacenet.com

Price: $35 – $95
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 12th

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band will be bringing their Wrecking Ball World Tour to Auburn Hills on April 12 at the Palace. Springsteen’s 17th album “Wrecking Ball” was released on March 6 with the first single “We Take Care of Our Own,” which recently hit the airwaves to a positive reaction. The show will be the E Street Band’s first outing since the death last year of legendary E Street sax man Clarence Clemons. Springsteen’s last show in the Detroit area was back in November 2009, which was also at the Palace.

B.B. King
Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-6611
www.olympiaentertainment.com

Price: Orchestra Pit $65, Main floor $42.50 – $52.50
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, May 23rd

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King will be making a stop at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on May 23. As always, King will have his guitar “Lucille” with him. Spanning several decades King has brought the blues to a worldwide audience and gained a number of accolades and awards along the way. King has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a sound that is all his own.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers
Joe Louis Arena

600 Civic Center Dr.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 396-7000
www.olympiaentertainment.com

Price: $42.50-$62.50
Time: 8 p.m.
Date: Friday, June 1st

Los Angeles alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers are embarking on their I’m With You World Tour in support of their 10th studio album “I’m With You,” which was released back in August. The album made its debut at number one in 18 countries and is nominated for a
Grammy in the Best Rock Album category. The tour will be making a stop in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on June 1. This is the band’s first stop in the area since 2006 when they played the Palace of Auburn Hills. Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.

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Tracy Heck is a freelance writer living in Dearborn, Michigan. She covers Music & Entertainment. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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