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By Dave Richards Erie TImes-News staff blogger
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Posted: April 18th, 2012
Van Halen to Cleveland; Train tour

Van Halen has tacked on 18 concerts to its ongoing comeback tour, including a July 28 concert at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland.
Tickets will go on sale May 4 at www.theqarena.com and by phone at (888) 894-9424. Ky-mani Marley will open.

Train has released the dates of its summer U.S. tour and, alas, there is no Erie date listed.
Could be because the band just played here in October and it’s too soon for a return trip. In any case, the closest they’ll come is Cleveland for an Aug. 16 show at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.
Train is off on Aug. 17, then plays in Philadelphia on Aug. 18. Which means they’ll do a “drive by” of Erie during CelebrateErie time.
Could they, in fact, pull into Erie for a CE headlining spot on Aug. 17? That’d be fantastic, obviously. It’s also pure conjecture on my part, but I can’t help but note the routing and circumstances couldn’t be more favorable.
On the other hand, Train does command a mighty high price these days as a headliner.
Train visited Rolling Stone magazine’s studio for an intimate, four-song set, available for viewing at www.rollingstone.com. They play current single “Drive By” and “This’ll Be My Year,” both from just-released new album “California 37″ and hits “Drops of Jupiter” and “Save Me, San Francisco.” They performed on Tuesday’s “Dancing with the Stars,” too.

TMZ is reporting Dick Clark has died. The former “American Bandstand” leader and music impressario was a key tastemaker and savvy businessmen. He created the People’s Choice Awards, and Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve has been a live staple for years.
I interviewed him once on the phone and he was cordial, if not exactly fun. I had hope to extract a lot of fun memories out of him but he was mostlyall business.

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