The Brothers
The Allman Brothers Band announced the initial line-up for the 2nd annual Peach Music Festival to be held Thursday, Aug. 15 to Sunday, Aug. 18 at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton. The festival returns with an all-star roster of jam bands including: The Allman Brothers Band (2 nights), Bob Weir & RatDog (2 nights), The Black Crowes (Sunday night closer), Brunch with Bobby (Bob Weir solo acoustic), Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Railroad Earth, Galactic, Rusted Root, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more acts to be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. and are available at Ticketmaster.com, Toyota Pavilion Box Office (on sale and day-of-show only) or by-phone at 800-745-3000. There are no service charges for tickets purchased at the Toyota Pavilion Box Office for day of on sale only. For the latest information, band updates and ticket information, visit www.thepeachmusicfestival.com and www.allmanbrothersband.com.

It’s Dave Again
Dave Matthews Band will launch its 2013 summer tour on May 17 and the run of shows will include a stop at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (their seventh appearance) on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. An online presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. ET at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com. Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, March 18, at noon through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. and will be available at Ticketmaster.com, Toyota Pavilion Box Office (on sale and day-of-show only), Ticketmaster outlets or by-phone at 800-745-3000. For further details, visit www.davematthewsband.com. Beginning April 2, Toyota Pavilion Box Office will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on April 29, the box office will be open full-time Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

The Ball Line-up
Cabinet announced the first Old Farmers Ball festival to be held at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Saturday, May 11. The festival will feature Cabinet along with Yarn, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, MiZ, And The Moneynotes (Reunion!), Pappy (solo set), The Coal Town Rounders and Kyle Morgan (solo set). The Old Farmers Ball will also offer a farmers’ market as well as a host of vendors.
Tickets go on sale Monday, March 4 at 10 a.m. and will be available at Ticketmaster.com, Toyota Pavilion Box Office (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, Pa), Ticketmaster Outlets or by-phone at 800-745-3000.

The Rascals Return
Super country crooners Rascal Flatts’ and their “Changed Tour” roll into Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly will open the evening.
Tickets can be purchased at the Pennstar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at any Ticketmaster outlet. For more information, visit www.rascalflatts.com or www.livenation.com.

Breaking News
“Gangnam Style” is out, the “Harlem Shake” is in, and gigantic rocks of fire are raining down on us from outer space. Sleep tight, ladies and gentleman.

Here’s what’s in my headphones this week: Morrissey Live at Earls Court (Sanctuary Records) 2005

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