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Top Concerts To Look Forward To In Connecticut In 2013

December 20, 2012 8:00 AM

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With a new year comes new resolutions. For those resolving to find more time for fun, Connecticut has a great line-up of concerts in 2013. With some amazing venues throughout the state, great acts coming to visit and a diverse range of music represented, this list is sure to have something for everyone. Be sure to score tickets before the ball drops!

The Queen Extravaganza
Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
95 S. Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 265-1501
www.oakdale.com

Date: January 12, 2013
Price: $25-$35
Click here for tickets.

For die-hard fans of Queen and the late Freddie Mercury, The Queen Extravaganza is a tribute show not to be missed. Not your average “tribute band,” The Queen Extravaganza brings an energetic and interactive performance to the biggest fans of the British rock band. The intimate setting of the humble Oakdale Theatre will amplify this performance that has been raved about by attendees at other stops along the tour. Go back in time with a night of Queen.

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Maroon 5
Mohegan Sun Arena
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
(888) 226-7711
www.mohegansun.com

Date: February 22, 2013
Price: $65-$85
Click here for tickets.

Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine has been seen on TV recently as one of the coaches of hit show “The Voice.” Now Connecticut residents can see him and the rest of the band in person at the exciting Mohegan Sun Arena. There literally is not a bad seat in the house (and there are plenty of seats). With one of the band’s latest hits “Moves Like Jagger” making history, this is a 2013 concert not to be missed.

George Strait: Cowboy Rides Away Tour
XL Center
225 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 249-6333
www.xlcenter.com

Date: February 23, 2013
Price: $69.50-$89.50
Click here for tickets.

Country fans of Connecticut rejoice! George Strait and Martina McBride will be coming to the capital city for the Cowboy Rides Away Tour. With Martina opening and George carrying the night away, this show is sure to please both classic and modern country music fans. This is a great opportunity for country fans to see an award-winning artist who doesn’t frequent the Constitution State very often.

Rihanna: Diamonds World Tour
XL Center
225 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 249-6333
www.xlcenter.com

Date: March 15, 2013
Price: $36.50-$122
Click here for tickets.

Also at the XL Center in downtown Hartford, super celebrity Rihanna will be making a stop on her Diamonds World Tour. Demonstrating her vocal stylings and sexy costumes, Rihanna won’t disappoint fans who are eager to hear her top hits. “Umbrella,” “Only Girl In The World” and “What’s My Name” are just a few of the many pop favorites fans can expect to hear. This show will undoubtedly be a great party, and on a Friday night, what better way to start the weekend?

Pink: The Truth About Love Tour
Mohegan Sun Arena
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
(888) 226-7711
www.mohegansun.com

Date: March 27, 2013
Price: $89.50-$110
Click here for tickets.

Fans who have watched the many phases of Pink won’t want to miss her show at Mohegan Sun in March. Pink has been known to put on a great show, offering more than just her vocals to fans. Even with the elaborate visual performance Pink provides, there is no better way to see her demonstrate her true vocal talents than in concert. Head down to Mohegan for a night of female empowerment on Pink’s The Truth About Love Tour.

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Nicole DiCicco is multimedia specialist in Connecticut who enjoys dancing, movies and live music. She writes about all the nightlife Connecticut has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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