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Two concert announcements: Arcade Fire, Robert Plant

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Arcade Fire headlined Lollapalooza, landed their "Suburbs" album on numerous best-o'-2010 lists (including mine) and aren't done yet. The Grammy-nominated band will return to Chicago this spring as part of a newly announced series of concerts.

The band comes April 25 to the UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. Bonus: The National is opening.

Tickets are $51 and on sale at 11 a.m. this Saturday (Jan. 22) at the UIC Pavilion box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000 and

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Robert Plant has announced another leg of his tour with his Band of Joy, following the release of the new/old collective's Grammy-nominated self-titled record in September.

The tour stops April 9 at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway. Tickets are $45-$95 and on sale at noon this Saturday (Jan. 22) at the Auditorium box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000 and

Plant was all over Chicago for a week last summer, including performing an encore at Taste of Chicago with his new best friends Los Lobos. After that, he shot this video with them, for his cover of their song "Angel Dance" from his Band of Joy album ...

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Robert Plant is on tour in 2011! I'm going to see him @ the Hard Rock Live Hollywood FL! Real excited! If anyone is interested in buying tickets this website has great seats...Total Tickets

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