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Neil Diamond, Journey top Jones Beach summer schedule
This summer will be one of Nikon at Jones Beach Theater's busiest seasons in years, starting with Brad Paisley on June 1 and running through Kiss and Motley Crue, performing side by side on Sept. 22.
Promoter Live Nation announced the venue's full schedule this morning, including a handful of new shows – The Allman Brothers Band and Santana (July 24), Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News (July 29), 311 and Slightly Stoopid (Aug. 3), System of a Down with Deftones (Aug. 5), Journey with Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo and Loverboy (Aug. 10), Chicago and The Doobie Brothers (Aug. 18) – that go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The rest of the shows are currently on sale – except for the first Neil Diamond show (June 8), Drake (June 16), Phish's shows (July 3 and 4), Identity Festival (July 28), the second Big Time Rush show (Aug. 17), and Jimmy Buffett (Aug. 30) shows which are already sold out.
Live Nation also announced four-pack ticket offers, as well as plans for offering tickets for some shows through Groupon. The company's new Facebook app launches tomorrow, while its new iPhone app will offer setlists in real time and concert recommendations based on fans' iTunes libraries. Using the app, you can also get tickets sent to your iPhone to be used for entry into concerts.
In the off-season, Jones Beach has also been upgraded, including 60 new LCD screens, more concession stands and landscaping improvements.
The full schedule:
June 1: Brad Paisley with The Band Perry, Easton Corbin ($32.50-$69.25)
June 8 and 10: Neil Diamond (First night sold out, second night, $29.50-$149.50)
June 9: Yanni ($20-$175)
June 12 and 13: Dave Matthews Band with Fitz and the Tantrums ($75)
June 16: Drake with J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill,
2 Chainz and French Montana (Sold out)
June 22: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band ($39.75-$125.75)
June 24: The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour ($25-$150)
June 27: Iron Maiden with Alice Cooper ($29.50-$89.50)
June 29: Stevie Nicks ($20-$175)
July 3 and 4: Phish (Sold out)
July 7: The Scorpions with Queensryche ($39.50-$89.50)
July 13: Def Leppard with Poison and Lita Ford ($25-$129)
July 24: The Allman Brothers Band and Santana ($45-$99.50)
July 28: Identity Festival (Sold out)
July 29: Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and The News ($25-$125)
Aug. 2: Wiz Khalifa with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Chevy Woods ($30-$65)
Aug. 3: 311 & Slightly Stoopid ($25-$85)
Aug. 5: System of a Down with Deftones ($35-$70)
Aug. 8: Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson ($29.50-$69.50)
Aug. 9: O.A.R. with Rebelution ($29.50-$42.50)
Aug. 10: Journey with Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo and Loverboy ($31-$135)
Aug. 14: Last Summer on Earth Tour with Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Cracker ($15.50-$125.50)
Aug. 17: Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson (Sold out)
Aug. 18: Chicago and The Doobie Brothers ($20.50-$150.50)
Aug. 21: Kelly Clarkson and The Fray with Carolina Liar ($20-$95)
Aug. 30: Jimmy Buffett (Sold out)
Sept. 1: Jason Mraz with Christina Perri ($23-$65)
Sept. 22: Kiss and Motley Crue ($30.50-$151)