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Kings Of Leon To Play Xfinity Theatre In August

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Kings of Leon will head to the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Aug. 7. (John Woike Photo.)

Kings of Leon will head to the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Aug. 7. (John Woike Photo.)

Fresh off a successful run of shows on their 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour, rockers Kings of Leon announced a third set of performances, including one at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Thursday, Aug. 7. Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac to Play XL Center in Hartford

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Fleetwood Mac heads to the XL Center in Hartford on Nov. 1. (Danny Clinch Photo.)

Fleetwood Mac heads to the XL Center in Hartford on Nov. 1. (Danny Clinch Photo.)

The classic Fleetwood Mac lineup — Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie — will head to the XL Center in Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 1, according to a LiveNation press release.

Tickets ($49.50-$179.50) go on sale starting Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. through xlcenter.com or LiveNation.com or by calling 877-522-8499.

Upcoming Concerts: Dave Matthews Band, Bruno Mars, Trisha Yearwood

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The Dave Matthews Band returns to Hartford in July. (Johnathon Henninger Photo.)

The Dave Matthews Band returns to Hartford in July. (Johnathon Henninger Photo.)

It’s not really summer in Hartford without a visit from the Dave Matthews Band, who’ll play at the newly branded XFINITY (formerly Comcast) Theatre in on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. Continue reading

Fall Out Boy, Paramore Open Summer Tour In Hartford

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Fall Out Boy and Paramore kick off their summer tour in Hartford on June 19. (Promotional Photo.)

Fall Out Boy and Paramore kick off their summer tour in Hartford on June 19. (Promotional Photo.)

Fall Out Boy and Paramore, two of the biggest power pop groups of the aughts, will kick off a summer Monumentour in Hartford on June 19, with a show at the newly branded Xfinity Theatre (formerly the Comcast Theatre). Continue reading

Comcast Theatre in Hartford Now XFINITY Theatre

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What’s in a name? A lot, apparently.

Effective today, Hartford’s Comcast Theatre will be rebranded as the XFINITY Theatre, according to a Live Nation press release received this morning. The name change coincides with a four-year extension of a current seven-year agreement, which gives Comcast the right to name the theater through 2019.

The venue, which was previously known as the Meadows Music Theatre, can accommodate up to 25,000 people and hosts roughly 20 concerts per year.

The press release also notes that “Comcast’s sponsorship at the Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut is also changing to Xfinity branding.”

Top Connecticut Music Moments Of 2013

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Couchtouring became more of a thing in 2013.

Couchtouring became more of a thing in 2013.

What a year.

Some incredible, superstar acts came through Connecticut in 2013 — Justin Timberlake, Phish, Drake, Pearl Jam, Elton John, Rosanne Cash, Chris Cornell, Black Sabbath, tons and tons of awesome indie-rock bands, avant-garde jazzers and hip-hop artists (and later this week, we get to see Prince, Janelle Monae, Esperanza, Robert Randolph and a few others). It was so much fun covering them for the Advocates and CTNow.

But I also got to write about a few local acts — not as many as I would have hoped for, but a decent cross-section — who did some amazing things. When I talked to them, they were hilariously funny, nervous, smart and insightful. Best of all: they made killer music, all of them.

So, here’s a quick rundown of my year covering the Connecticut music scene. And here’s to an even better 2014. Cheers, and thanks for reading.