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Posted: October 18th, 2012
A little Hagar, don’t miss Melissa, concert update

Meat Loaf will welcome a special guest for his 35th anniversary concert for “Bat Out of Hall” on Wednesday at Cleveland’s State Theatre.
Sammy Hagar has announced he’ll make a special appearance at the concert. Take that, Van Halen. Tickets are on sale via www.livenation.com and (216) 241-6000.

Good seats remain available for Melissa Etheridge, who plays the Warner Theatre on Tuesday. Tickets are $34.50, not bad for concerts these days, especially someone of her stature. This is an evening with, which means no opener and more Melissa. And it means you’ll get home earlier on a week night. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Crooked I has some excellent shows coming up. Don’t miss Waylon Speed and Falling Hollywood on Friday. Waylon’s “Valance” is full of killer songs, especially the Neil Young inspired “Livin.’” On Sunday, Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes play. Their album “Civilized Man” made Amazon.com’s list of the Top 100 albums released in 2011. And it’s great stuff: savvy pop with hints of Talking Heads, Wilco, Elvis Costello and more.

Train’s “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” jumps to No. 24 from No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and inches up to No. 4 on the Adult Pop chart. So, it’s a hit, if not as big as “Drive-By,” the first single from “California 37.”

The Rolling Stones will play the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Dec. 13 and 15. Tickets go on sale Oct. 26. They’ll be pricey. A tour is supposedly coming in 2013, but we’ll see about that. On the other hand, I can’t imagine the Stones skipping Chicago during their 50th anniversary hoopla. They LOVE that city.

No concert listings ran in Showcase today, but you’ll see the Just Announced and what’s scheduled through Oct. 24 below.
JUST ANNOUNCED

NOV. 30. The Fugs. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland.
DEC. 4. High on Fire. Grog Shop, Cleveland.
DEC. 6. R. Kelly. State Theatre, Cleveland. On sale date TBA.
DEC. 11. 2 Chainz. Stage AE, Pittsburgh. On sale Oct. 19 at Ticketmaster.
DEC. 12. 2 Chainz. House of Blues, Cleveland. On sale Oct. 19 at Ticketmaster.
DEC. 28. Third Eye Blind. House of Blues, Cleveland. On sale Oct. 19 at Ticketmaster.
DEC. 28. Rick Alviti. Tralf, Buffalo.
DEC. 29. Brother Joscephus and Love Revival Revolution Orchestra. Tralf, Buffalo.
JAN. 16. Midge Urge. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland.
FEB. 9. Walk the Moon. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland.
FEB. 11. Sarah Brightman. Center for the Arts, University of Buffalo, Buffalo.

OCTOBER
OCT. 18. Social Distortion, Lindi Ortega. House of Blues, Cleveland.
OCT. 18. Menomena. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland.
OCT. 19. Mike Watt & The Second Men. Mohawk Place, Buffalo.
OCT. 19. Umphrey’s McGee. Stage AE, Pittsburgh.
OCT. 19. Sloan. Tralf, Buffalo.
OCT. 19. Canceled. Gym Class Heroes. Mr. Smalls, Millvale.
OCT. 20. 10 Years, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Mr. Smalls, Millvale.
OCT. 20. Umphrey’s McGee. House of Blues, Cleveland.
OCT. 20. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Bear’s Den, Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls N.Y.
OCT. 21. Fiona Apple. Stage AE, Pittsburgh.
OCT. 21. Huey Lewis & the News. Palace Theatre, Cleveland.
OCT. 21. Silversun Pickups. House of Blues, Cleveland.
OCT. 21. GZA. Town Ballroom, Buffalo.
OCT. 22. Ryan Cabrera. Hard Rock Cafe, Pittsburgh.
OCT. 23. Melissa Etheridge. Warner Theatre, Erie. $34.50. On sale at Warner Theatre box office, by phone at 452-4857, online at www.erieevents.com.
OCT. 23. Morrissey, Kristeen Young. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh.
OCT. 23. Wiz Khalifa. Wolstein Center, Cleveland.
OCT. 23. Dinosaur Jr. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland.
OCT. 24. Geoff Tate. Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh.
OCT. 24. Circa Survive, Touche Amore. House of Blues, Cleveland.
OCT. 24. Flobots. The Club at Stage AE, Pittsburgh.
OCT. 24. Dinosaur Jr. Mr. Smalls, Millvale.
OCT. 24. Glen Campbell. Center for the Arts, University of Buffalo.
OCT. 24. Meat Loaf. State Theatre, Cleveland.
OCT. 24. Drive-By Truckers. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland

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