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DTE, Meadow Brook, Palace Announce Summer Schedules
 

By GARY GRAFF
of the Oakland Press

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If Palace Sports & Entertainment has its way, it will keep the I-75 corridor between Auburn Hills and Independence Township rocking, as Kid Rock would say, all summer long.

The organization has issued a schedule of more than 80 events from May through September at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the DTE Energy Music Theatre and the Meadow Brook Music Festival. Most have already been announced -- 41 are already on sale, in fact -- but there are still a few exciting new entries on the list, including: a double bill of Eric Clapton and the Who's Roger Daltrey on July 3 at DTE; the Renegade Revival Tour featuring Travis Tritt, Dickey Betts and the Outlaws on July 8 at DTE; the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's full schedule for Meadow Brook; a pair of Wiggles shows on Aug. 27 at the Palace; and Meadow Brook's annual Wine & Food Festival Aug. 28-29.

More than 70 percent of the schedule will feature discounted ticket prices, according to PS&E. Some three dozen -- including perennial season opener Eddie Money, the Scorpions' farewell tour, Huey Lewis & the News, Anita Baker and Ted Nugent -- will have lawn tickets priced at $10 or $15. PS&E will also offer discounted four- and six-pack deals for both pavilion and lawn tickets for a number of the shows, including Insane Clown Posse, Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Santana and Steve Winwood, Iron Maiden and O.A.R.

This year's lineup follows a 2009 summer season that included 110 events, 29 sellouts and attendance of more than 900,000 at the three venues.

Ticket information on the entire summer schedule is available by calling 248-377-0100 or visiting www.palacenet.com. An asterisk (*) indicates tickets are already on sale

MAY

11 -- Simon & Garfunkel at the Palace*

15 -- Insane Clown Posse, Kottonmouth Kings, Coolio, Kittie and Necro at Meadow Brook*

22 -- Maxwell and Jill Scott at the Palace*

27 -- Carole King and James Taylor at the Palace*

28 -- Eddie Money at DTE*

30 -- Happy Together Tour with the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, the Grass Roots, Micky [cq] Dolenz of the Monkees and others at DTE*

JUNE

11 -- Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore and others at DTE*

13 -- The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony featuring Bordy Dolyniuk at DTE (on sale May 1)

15 -- The Bamboozle Roadshow with Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, LMFAO, Third Eye Blind and others at DTE*

18 -- Backstreet Boys at DTE*

19 -- Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat at DTE*

22 -- Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at DTE*

24 -- Dave Matthews Band and Martin Sexton at DTE*

25 -- Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bret Michaels and 38 Special at DTE*

25 -- Toby Mac and Chris Tomlin at DTE*

26 -- "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" at Meadow Brook (2 shows)

27 -- United In Rock Tour with Foreigner, Styx and Kansas at DTE*

JULY

1 -- Scorpions at DTE (on sale Saturday, April 24); "ABBA The Music" at Meadow Brook

2 -- Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton at DTE (on sale Saturday, April 24); 1964 The Tribute at Meadow Brook

3 -- Eric Clapton and Roger Daltrey at DTE (on sale April 30); Weird Al Yankovic at Meadow Brook*

7 -- United Tour 2010 with 311, the Offspring and Pepper at DTE*

8 -- Renegade Revival Tour with Travis Tritt, Dickey Betts, the Outlaws and Blackberry Smoke at DTE

10 -- Universal Tone Tour 2010 with Santana and Steve Winwood at DTE (on sale Friday, April 23)

14 -- Chicago and the Doobie Brothers at DTE*

15 -- Boyz II Men and En Vogue at DTE*; Cirque D'Or at Meadow Brook (2 shows)

16 -- Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at DTE*

17 -- The Final Frontier World Tour with Iron Maiden and Dream Theater at DTE*; Demetri Martin at Meadow Brook*

18 -- O.A.R. and Citizen Cope at Meadow Brook*

20 -- Jack Johnson, G. Love and ALO at DTE*

21 -- Lilith Fair Tour with Sarah McLachlan, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert and others at DTE (on sale May 1)

22 -- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Drive-By Truckers at the Palace*; Huey Lewis & the News at DTE*; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, "Oh What a Night" at Meadow Brook*

23 -- DSO, "Italian Carnival" at Meadow Brook*

28 -- John Mayer and Train at DTE*

29 -- The Last Rodeo with Brooks & Dunn and Gary Allan at DTE*

30 -- DSO, "American Celebration" at Meadow Brook*

31 -- Kings of Leon at DTE*; DSO, "Russian Spectacular" at Meadow Brook*

AUGUST

1 -- Beach Boys at DTE (on sale Saturday, April 24); DSO, "A Night at the Movies" at Meadow Brook*

3 -- Carrot Top at Meadow Brook (on sale Saturday, April 24)

4 -- Hippiefest 2010 with War, Jack Bruce, Rare Earth, Mitch Ryder and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland at DTE

6 -- Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Korn, Rob Zombie and more at DTE*

7 -- John Pinette at Meadow Brook

8 -- Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant at DTE

10 -- Barenaked Ladies, Kris Allen and Angel Taylor at DTE (on sale Friday, April 23)

14 -- "Kids Day on Broadway" at Meadow Brook (2 p.m.); "101 Years of Broadway" at Meadow Brook (8 p.m.)

15 -- Justin Bieber at the Palace*; 2010 Honda Civic Tour with Paramore and Tegan & Sara at Meadow Brook*

20 -- REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at DTE (on sale Saturday, April 24); Jim Gaffigan at Meadow Brook

22 -- Rihanna and Ke$ha at DTE*

23 -- Green Day and A.F.I. at DTE*

26 -- David Gray and Ray LaMontagne at Meadow Brook

27 -- The Wiggles Wiggly Circus at the Palace (2 shows, on sale May 22); Blondie and Cheap Trick at DTE*; Laugh-A-Palooza featuring Kyle Dunnigan and others at Meadow Brook

28 -- Anita Baker at DTE (on sale Saturday, April 24); Wine & Food Festival at Meadow Brook; Get Back! The Cast of Beatlemania at Meadow Brook (evening)

29 -- Toby Keith at DTE; Wine & Food Festival at Meadow Brook

SEPTEMBER

4 -- Lady Gaga and Semi Precious Weapons at the Palace*

5 -- Ted Nugent at DTE (on sale Saturday, April 24)

10-11 -- The Rocky Horror Show at Meadow Brook

12 -- Crosby, Stills & Nash at DTE

18 -- Sugarland at DTE; Pro MMA Extreme Cage Fight War at Meadow Brook

19 -- Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day at DTE

Web Site: www,palacenet.com

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