New shows at Portsmouth amphitheater include Tank and Ledisi, Buckcherry and Papa Roach, Dropkick Murphys

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The midsummer surge in local concert announcements continues with several from the nTelos Pavilion amphitheater in Portsmouth.

Here they are in chronolgical order.

Saturday, Sept. 10: Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Crossfade and Drive A, all touring under the banner of the Rock Allegiance Tour. This mainstream rock festival will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $19.99 to $43.99 and are on sale now from Ticketmaster.

Thursday, Sept. 15: Dropkick Murphys with Street Dogs. A show featuring rowdy Irish folk-punk from Boston. A prime party opportunity for a Thursday night. Tickets are $32.50 general admission and are available now through Ticketmaster.

Saturday, Sept. 17: Tank with Ledisi and Avant. These modern R&B acts join forces for a night of smooth grooves and progressive soul. Tickets are $20 to $47. They go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 22 through Ticketmaster.

Here's the press releases for the Tank show:

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TANK WITH LEDISI & AVANT

COMING TO NTELOSWIRELESS PAVILION

SATURDAY, SEPT.17

Portsmouth,Va.– Tank with Ledisi and Avant are comingto nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tank is one of the decade’s most consistent performers.His 2001premier CD , Force of Nature, went Gold, reached No. 1 on the R&B charts and No. 7 on the Billboard charts.Thefollowing year Tank reached No. 4 on the R&B charts with One Man.In 2007, Sex, Love&Pain reached No. 2 on Billboard and No. 1 on theR&B charts.Last year’s Now Or Never peaked at No.10 on the R&B charts.Tank has four Grammy Award nominations and has released 15 charting singles.

Ledisi has released five CDs.This year’s Pieces Of Me reached No. 2, following her No. 1 CD Turn Me Loose in 2009.2007’s Lost & Found peaked at No.10.She has earned four Grammy Award nominations, and has released 18 charting singles.

Avant has enjoyed six consecutive Top 10 CD releases and 13 hit singles.

Tickets go on saleat 10 a.m., Friday, July 22 through all Ticketmaster outlets, including online(www.ticketmaster.com) and by phone (800.745.3000).Orchestra tickets are $47, tickets intheGoldCircleare $37, and general admission lawn seats are $20, including service and facility fees.There is a $3 discount on Gold Circleand lawn tickets with military ID. Present your AAA Membership Card at the nTelos Wireless Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet and receive $3 off Gold Circle&lawn tickets. Discounts cannot be combined.

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