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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell due here July 22; Alabama returns, plus more new gigs

Posted by: Jon Bream under Music, Concert news, Tickets Updated: February 14, 2013 - 6:45 PM

 

Steve Martin, the only person to win Grammys in both bluegrass and comedy, will team up with Edie Brickell, the voice of the 1988 classic "What I Am," July 22 at State Theatre in Minneapolis.

 

Banjo picker Martin and singer-songwriter Brickell are making an album together, “Love Has Come For You,” due April 23 – and undertaking a 27-city tour this spring and summer.

Martin will be accompanied by the Steep Canyon Rangers, his regular backup band that this week won a Grammy for best bluegrass album, for “Nobody Knows You.”

Tickets, priced from $43.50-$83.50, will go on sale March 8.

Other concerts just announced:

Alabama is returning on a casino tour with a Aug. 31 date at Grand Casino Hinckley;

REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent will relive the '70 and '80s April 19 at Target Center;

Todd Rundgren lands May 20 at the Varsity;

Divine Fits rocks April 4 at the Varsity,

JD McPherson swings May 4 at First Avenue;

Andy Grammer appears March 30 and Marina & the Diamonds May 19, both at the Skyway Theatre.
 

Steve Martin photo by David Brewster, Star Tribune, 2010

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