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The Summer Concert Season Is Here!

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The Nippertown summer concert season officially kicks off on Wednesday, May 27 with the first concert of 2009 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Coldplay.

Too many locals still like to think of us as Smallbany, but a closer look would seem to prove otherwise. Despite the fact that this is undeniably a secondary market, we seem to get more than a fair share of blockbuster shows on our local stages.

Take a look back at the Top 10 tours of summer 2008:

1. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ($32.1 million)
2. The Dave Matthews Band ($29.5 million)
3. The Police ($28.3 million)
4. Neil Diamond ($19.2 million)
5. Coldplay ($16.7 million)
6. Journey ($15.6 million)
7. Rush ($14.2 million)
8. “American Idols Live” ($13.8 million)
9. The Jonas Brothers ($11.1 million)
10. Motley Crue ($10.5 million)

OK, now consider that Petty, the Police, Diamond and Rush aren’t on tour this summer. That leaves six top shows, and all but one – the Jonas Brothers – are already scheduled to make a tourstop in town this summer.

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