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DETROIT (CBS Detroit) It feels unseasonably like summer is already here, and lucky metro Detroiters will have a hot series of summer concerts to enjoy the season.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Eddie Money; and Barenaked Ladies with Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd &The Monsters and Cracker.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, tickets go on sale for KISS paired with Motley Crue — which will mark the first time KISS and Mötley Crüe will share a stage since 1982.

Money will kick off the DTE Energy Music Theatre’s 2012 summer concert season — per tradition — with a 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, show. He plans to bring his biggest hits, including “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets To Paradise.”

Tickets, $34.50 pavilion and $10 lawn, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23 at Palacenet.com, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Palace Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing.

The next big show to hit DTE will be the “Last Summer On Earth” concert featuring Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker. The tour will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

Tickets at $75.50, $45.50 and $35.50 pavilion and $25.50 lawn, or lawn ticket four-packs go on sale at Palacenet.com, Livenation.com, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Palace Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. Special Platinum seating is also available.

Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 1-800-745-3000.

“I love playing outside in the summertime,” says Barenaked Ladies vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson. “To travel and hang around with a bunch of bands, and get a chance to do some collaboration is part of the magic of a summer tour.”

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Barenaked Ladies, who recently announced that they’ll be composing an original score for “Animal House: The Musical,” a theatrical production based on the popular 1978 comedy.

In addition, May 8 sees the group releasing their long-awaited rarities album “Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before!” The album features 12 rare and previously unreleased tracks including demos, b-sides, remixes, and live recordings from 1994 to 2003.

For more information on their show go to www.lastsummeronearth.com.

To cap off the summer, KISS and Motley Crue will visit at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 to bring Detroit the “biggest, baddest rock tour of the summer.”

Tickets are $90.50 and $50.50 pavilion, and $36 lawn (including a limited number of lawn tickets at just $16), or a limited number of lawn ticket four-packs at $108. Get tickets at Palacenet.com, Livenation.com, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Palace Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. There is an eight-ticket limit.

With combined album sales of almost 200 million, KISS and Mötley Crüe are more than just iconic; they remain today as the dominant powerhouses of rock music tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out tours and awards and accolades from around the world. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.

KISS has broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis. Mötley Crüe is the first rock band in history to have just completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster) and music (brand new song due out this spring), but remain on the cutting edge via social media interaction.

As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide.

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