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By Dave Richards Erie TImes-News staff blogger
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Posted: December 5th, 2012
New concerts, film awards, Grammy speculation

Fleetwood Mac announced a tour that includes a stop at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center on April 26.
The group will release a 35th anniversary edition of “Rumours” in early 2013 that will include bonus material, including unreleased songs.
Tickets for Mac go on sale Dec. 10. See below for other new shows, plus a list of who’s playing where the next couple weeks.

Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” is quickly shaping up as a huge Oscar contender. National Board of Review today named it the year’s best film. New York Critics Film Circle picked it, too.
The film — about the hunt for Osama bin Laden — won’t likely hit Erie until Jan. 4, when it goes into wide release. National Board of Review also released a list of the 2012 top films in no particular order. In addition to “Zero Dark Thirty,” that list includes “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Argo,” “Lincoln,” “Django Unchained,” “Looper,” “Les Miserables,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and “Promised Land.”
NBR named Bradley Cooper of “Silver Linings Playbook” as best actor, which is a surprise. Daniel Day-Lewis is pretty astounding as Lincoln. Jessica Chastain won top actress for “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Grammy nominations will be announced tonight at 10. The major ones will be unveiled during the CBS special that also features performances by the Who, Luke Byran, Maroon 5, the Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Ne-Yo and fun. with Janelle Monae. Taylor Swift and LL Cool J will co-host.
It’s a pretty wide-open year. But I’d expect Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s “Wrecking Ball” to secure an album of the year nod, along with Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” and Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange,” which Spin already declared as its album of the year. Fun. will likely get one, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Lumineers, Avett Brothers and Gotye are also represented.
Train’s “Drive By” could cruise into a nomination; it was a huge hit. It never quite reached the level of “Hey Soul Sister,” though.



FEB. 13. Allstar Weekend. Altar Bar, Pittsburgh.
FEB. 22. Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry. Covelli Centre, Youngstown, Ohio. On sale Dec. 7 at Ticketmaster.
MARCH 2. Aretha Franklin. Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, N.Y. On sale Dec. 10 at Ticketmaster.
MARCH 5. Tenacious D. Stage AE, Pittsburgh. On sale Dec. 14 at Ticketmaster.
MARCH 14. Lindsey Stirling. Stage AE, Pittsburgh.
APRIL 26. Fleetwood Mac. Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. On sale Dec. 10 at Ticketmaster.
JUNE 22. Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Eli Young Band. Heinz Field, Pittsburgh. On sale Dec. 7 at Ticketmaster.


DEC. 6-9. Christmas with Wayne Newton. Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
DEC. 6. Smashing Pumpkins. Stage AE, Pittsburgh.
DEC. 6. R. Kelly. State Theatre, Cleveland.
DEC. 6. Phil Vassar Christmas Show. Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall.
DEC. 6. Walk Off the Earth. Town Ballroom, Buffalo.
DEC. 6. Trampled by Turtles. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland.
DEC. 6. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour. Palace Theatre, Cleveland.
DEC. 7. Temptations, Four Tops (Christmas show). Bryce Jordan Center, State College.
DEC. 8. Will Holton’s Christmas to Remember. Tralf, Buffalo.
DEC. 8. Ian Hunter, Ruby Spirit. Town Ballroom, Buffalo.
DEC. 8. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Warner Theatre, Erie.
DEC. 8. Eric Hutchinson. Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall.
DEC. 9. Olivia Newton-John. Palace Theatre, Cleveland.
DEC. 10. Of Montreal. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland.
DEC. 10. Kissmas Bash 2012 with Boys Like Girls, Ed Sheeran, Phillip Phillips, Owl City, Austin Mahone, Conor Maynard, Sean Kingston and Megan & Li. First Niagara Center, Buffalo.
DEC. 11. 2 Chainz. Stage AE, Pittsburgh.
DEC. 12. Sold out. Chainz. House of Blues, Cleveland.
DEC. 12. Wiz Khalifa. Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh.
DEC. 12. Every Time I Die. Mr. Smalls, Millvale.
DEC. 13. Martina McBride, “The Joy of Christmas.” Benedum Center, Pittsburgh.
DEC. 14. Killswitch Engage. Town Ballroom, Buffalo.
DEC. 14. Enter the Haggis. Tralf, Buffalo.
DEC. 14. Jerrod Niemann, Sean Patrick McGraw. Pepsi Roadhouse, Burgettstown.
DEC. 15. TobyMac. Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. Energy Center on

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