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CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening


Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Kirby Feb. 13; Mezza Voce Feb. 15.

 American Legion Post 8, South Boston … Dance featuring Pizazz Feb. 16, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. Admission is $15 per person advance, $20 at door. Tickets available at Post 8. For info call 572-2297.

 Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sutherlin … Sweethearts Dance with Rare Form Band Feb. 16. Admission $10, must be 21. For info call 434-251-0994.

 Carolina Theatre, Durham  … Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Feb. 15; Harry Belafonte Feb. 16 (cancelled).

 Greensboro Coliseum … Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry Feb. 15; Winter Jam Tour with TobyMac Feb. 16.

 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville … Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry Feb. 16.

 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh … moe. Feb. 14.

 The National, Richmond … Dark Star Orchestra Feb. 14.

 Scope Arena, Norfolk … TobyMac Feb. 17.



The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyonce will kick off in Europe April 15. The North American leg of the tour will begin in June and will travel to over 20 cities throughout the continent, including a sotp in Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena July 27. This is Beyonce’s first multi-city tour in over three years and promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date, expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.

RESCHEDULED – To accommodate the finishing pre-production and spring promotion of his first original rock studio album in almost 20 years, Rod Stewart has pushed back his spring tour with Steve Winwood to now begin in October. The concert scheduled for April 27 at Greensboro Coloiseum has been reslated for Oct. 17. Hold on to your tickets and they will be honored in October, or refunds will be available at point of purchase until Feb. 22.

Due to overwhelming demand, the highly acclaimed RUSH “Clockwork Angels Tour” will return to North America for a selection of dates this summer, including stops at PNC Arena in Raleigh May 3 and Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach May 5. Tickets are on sale now. Rush’s 20th studio album, “Clockwork Angels,” has earned accolades by fans and press alike since its release last year. This year, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the ceremony in L.A. April 18.

Classic rock will return to the Mid-Atlantic region when the Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express rumbles into town … REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent will land in Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh April 27 and Roanoke Civic Center April 28 for their second year of touring together. REO Speedwagon has charted 13 to 40 hits and sold more than 40 million records worldwide. Styx is the first band to ever be awarded four consecutive multi-platinum albums. And if the show needed any more reason to be great, the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent brings his arsenal of songs from over 34 albums to the stage. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15.

Barry Manilow returns to Raleigh on Friday, April 26, at PNC Arena. Manilow’s unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment, and with worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time.

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 Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte … Third Day March 17.

 Carolina Theatre, Durham  … Jim Brickman Feb. 20; Richard Lewis April 19; Boney James April 20; Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo April 23; Tracy Morgan June 5; Hot Tuna Acoustic w/Jill Sobule June 6.

 Carolina Theatre, Greensboro … Pure Prairie League and Poco Feb. 22; Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin Feb. 23; The Vienna Boys Choir March 1; Dickey Betts & Great Southern April 10; Red Clay Ramblers April 12; KC & The Sunshine Band April 18.

 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Rock City Campgrounds, Charlotte … Carolina Rebellion May 4 and 5, with Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Bullet for My Valentine, Halestorm, Sick Puppies and more on Saturday; Soundgarden, Rise Against, Busch, 3 Doors Down, Buckcherry, Steel Panther and more Sunday. Tickets are on sale now. For more info visit

 Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham … Olivia Newton-John Feb. 19; Nas/DMX March 3; The Whispers/The Dramatics March 9; Daryl Hall and John Oates March 13; Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell March 30; Smokey Robinson April 5; Diana Krall April 6; Needtobreathe April 13; Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall April 13; Chris Tucker April 19; B.B. King/Robert Cray April 21; Celtic Woman April 27; Il Divo May 7; Carol Burnett May 12.

 Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach … Rush May 5; Luke Bryan May 17; Vans Warped Tour July 9; Blake Shelton July 19; Tim McGraw July 27; Jason Aldean Aug. 9; Rascal Flatts Sept. 26.

 Greensboro Coliseum … Bill Cosby Feb. 22; Kid Rock, Buckcherry, Hellbound Glory Feb. 26; Lady Gaga March 18; George Strait/Martina McBride March 23; Alicia Keys March 30; Third Day April 20; Jason Aldean/Jake Owen May 18; Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell May 31; Taylor Swift Sept. 12.

 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville … Third Day March 14; Luke Bryan March 23; Taylor Swift Sept. 14.

 Landmark Theatre, Richmond … Matchbox Twenty March 10.

 The National, Richmond … Hackensaw Boys April 26.

 The Norva, Norfolk … Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Feb. 21; Deftones March 13; Alice In Chains May 5.

 Patriot Center, Fairfax … Green Day April 4.

 PNC Arena, Raleigh … Eric Clapton/The Wallflowers April 3; One Direction June 22; Taylor Swift Sept. 13.

 Pocahontas Live, Chesterfield … Justin Moore May 23.

 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium … Buddy Guy/Jonny Lang Feb. 20; Johnny Mathis March 7; Weird Al Yankovic April 10.

 Richmond Coliseum … Carrie Underwood/Hunter Hayes March 21.

 Roanoke Civic Center … Carrie Underwood/Hunter Hayes March 23; Ron White April 18; Brantley Gilbert April 26; Daniel Tosh June 18; Avett Brothers June 20.

 Salem Civic Center … George Jones April 20.

 Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg … Third Day Feb. 22.

 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte … Bon Jovi March 5; Pink March 16; Taylor Swift March 22; Eric Clapton/The Wallflowers April 2; New Kids on the Block with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men June 19; Fleetwood Mac June 24.

 Time Warner Cable Pavilion, Raleigh … Tim McGraw May 4; The Black Keys/The Flaming Lips July 11 (on sale Feb. 15); Luke Bryan/Florida Georgia Line July 13; Keith Urban/Little Big Town July 26; Blake Shelton Aug. 9; Jason Aldean Sept. 13; Rascal Flatts Sept. 27.

 Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. … Fleetwood Mac April 9.

 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte … Tim McGraw May 3; Luke Bryan July 12; Keith Urban July 25; Vans Warped Tour July 29; Jason Aldean Sept. 12.

 Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex … Elton John & His Band April 6.

 Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem … Pat Green Feb. 23; George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic March 2; Naughty By Nature March 3; L.A. Guns March 9; Reverend Horton Heat April 3; Blackberry Smoke April 12; Shooter Jennings April 16; Mother’s Finest, May 11.

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