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By Dave Richards Erie TImes-News staff blogger
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Posted: December 10th, 2012
3 Doors Down, Daughtry head to Erie; Bieber plays Buffalo.

3 Doors Down and Daughtry will rock the Erie Insurance Arena on Feb. 5.
Each one will play a full set; this is a co-headlining tour. We won’t know who closes until the show gets closer.
Aranda will open.
Both artists have played Erie before. 3 Doors Down last played the arena when it was called Tullio Arena with Shinedown and Seether in 2003. Daughtry was fresh off “American Idol” when he sold out the Warner in 2007.
3 Doors Down released “The Greatest Hits” in November with three new songs, plus such hits as “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.”
Daughtry’s third album, “Break the Spell,” was released in November 2011 and spawned several album-rock hits, including “Renegade” and “Crawling Back to You.”
Tickets are $52.50, $45 and $34.50. They go on sale Friday at the Warner Theatre box office (on the French Street side), by phone at 452-4857; and online at www.erieevents.com.

Justin Bieber will play Buffalo’s First Niagara Center on July 15. Tickets will go on sale Friday at (888) 223-6000 and online at www.tickets.com. Prices range from $39.50 to $95.

Hall & Oates will play the Akron Civic Theatre in Akron, Ohio, on Feb. 22. Those tickets go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.

Scotty McCreery plays Pittsburgh’s Stage AE on Feb. 21. Tickets go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.

Brokenstraw will play its one and only Christmas show on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brewerie at Union Station.

Solitaire Miles will return for her first New Year’s Eve show in her hometown in nine years. Joining her at Erie Ale House will be vocalist Lydia Marks Struble, Bruce Johnstone on sax, Harry Jacobson on bass, Howard Hamme on piano and Michael Hibbler on drums. You can make a night of with with dinner and champagne or do show, only.

Billboard reports the Stones’ final show on Saturday — the one that will be broadcast live on pay-per-view will feature several guests: Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys. Sounds good to me. As previously noted, the Stones will also play the 12-12-12 concert in New York. Paul McCartney will close that one. The Who, Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Bon Jovi and more are also on board.

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