by Mike Breen
Ke$sha, Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies and more booked for new Cincinnati casino
Cincinnati's new Horseshoe Casino has announced its outdoor concert season lineup and it's a fairly impressive list that puts the casino's music venue, which they've dubbed "The Shoe," in direct competition with larger outdoor sheds in the region (like Riverbend, PNC Pavilion and Fraze Pavilion in Kettering). Tickets for The Killers' May 16 show at The Shoe sold out almost instantly after going on sale, while The Shins' concert set for May 21 is likely to also sell out quickly (tickets went on sale to the general public today). Here are the rest of the shows, freshly announced this morning.June 8: Ke$shaJune 9: Huey Lewis and the News (on their tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sports)June 14: Billy IdolJuly 6: Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and GusterJuly 7: Alice CooperJuly 19: An Evening with Willie Nelson and FamilyJuly 25: Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Fastball, Vertical HorizonAug. 23: ChicagoSept. 5: "Comedic" puppeteer Jeff DunhamSept. 22: Earth, Wind & FireTickets go on sale through Ticketmaster outlets and at horseshoecincinnati.com on April 5 at 10 a.m. Keep an eye on the Horseshoe Facebook site for info on early pre-sale opportunities.