February 28th, 2012 By Mike Breen | Music | Posted In: Live Music, Music News

Just Announced: Cincinnati Concert Update

Bunbury adds three huge bands and The Black Keys is sold out

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Two items of importance came down the wire recently relating to upcoming concerts in Cincinnati.

• This summer's three-day Bunbury Music Festival along the riverfront previously announced headliners for each day (Jane's Addiction, Death Cab for Cutie and Weezer) and today organizers gave us three more names. The Airborne Toxic Event is now set to play July 13 before Jane's, Manchester Orchestra will play July 14 and Gym Class Heroes (pictured) is set for the closing day of the fest, July 15.

From a purely commercial standpoint, this thing is going to be huge. Each act announced so far is top-tier enough to headline its own large show and all receive regular airplay on "Modern Rock" radio (if not Top 40). I'd get your tickets early if you are hoping to attend. Passes for the inaugural Bunbury fest are $46 for one day or $93 for all three days. Click here to purchase.

• If you don't have tickets for The Black Keys show at U.S. Bank Arena this Friday, start thinking about cyber scalpers (sorry, "online ticket brokers") because the show has officially sold out. Friday's concert is the first date on the Keys' first ever headlining arena tour, which includes a few other sold-out shows along the route, including a Madison Square Garden one that sold every ticket in 15 minutes. I think that
officially makes them "Arena Rock" stars. And damn popular ones at that. Not bad for a little Blues/Rock duo from Akron, Ohio.  

02.28.2012 at 05:17 Reply

I sure hope some bigger bands will be added. The three added today, in my book, are hardly "huge." Can't say I'm that excited about the lineup so far. Only looking forward to two acts - Jane's Addiction and the Airborne Toxic Event. Just glad both will be playing Friday. I never liked Death Cab. Weezer and Manchester Orchestra are kind of "meh" in concert, and Gym Class Heroes seems like an odd choice to go along with the others. I want so badly for this festival to become the best music weekend in Cincinnati for a long time to come, but with what's been announced so far, they're gonna have a hell of a time competing with Forecastle the same weekend.


02.28.2012 at 05:33

Bunbury, Forecastle and now Pitchfork all in one weekend!


02.29.2012 at 09:01 Reply

Get THE HARLEQUINS on this bill!!!!!!!!!!!!



02.29.2012 at 12:36 Reply

The announcement of these three bands all but ensures that I will not attend. Absolutely embarassing lamestream junk. What a waste.