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Tech N9ne, Dave Matthews Band, Lonestar announce area concerts – The Spokesman-Review

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Rapper Tech N9ne and country act Lonestar have announced concerts in Spokane.

Tech N9ne is no stranger to Spokane. He’s stopped by the Knitting Factory twice a year, like clockwork, for years, and for his first Spokane stop of 2019, he’ll play the Knit on April 18 as part of the “It Goes Up” tour.

Though he only released “Planet,” his 20th album, last year, Tech N9ne is already plugging his upcoming record, “N9na,” which will be released sometime this year.

“I did ‘Planet’ and went to my own planet on the last record,” he told the website HipHopDX in September. “This time around I’m letting everybody know the creator even more, ‘N9na.’ ”

Krizz Kaliko, Dax, Mayday and UBI, of Ces Cru, will support Tech N9ne on the “It Goes Up” tour.

Tickets are on sale now and are $31 in advance and $33 the day of the show. Tickets are available by calling (866) 468-7623 and online at www.ticketweb.com or www.sp.knittingfactory.com.

If you want to attend the show in style, consider purchasing a VIP package for $150. The package comes with a ticket to the show and a meet and greet with the touring artists, as well as a tour t-shirt and Strange Music-branded memorabilia (car mats, a notebook, a soccer scarf, a bling pendant, sunglasses with a case, a metal tumbler, a jeweled ring, a coin case and a Strange Music/Tech N9ne collector coin).

VIP packages are available through www.strangevip.com.

Dave Matthews Band, another act that returns to the Pacific Northwest like clockwork, has announced its annual three-day run at the Gorge Amphitheatre, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.

Since 1999, Dave Matthews Band has stopped by the Gorge every year during Labor Day weekend. The band took a break from the road in 2017, but returned to the amphitheatre last year with “Come Tomorrow,” its first album since 2012’s “Away From the World.”

According to a press release, this year’s trio of shows will bring the band’s Gorge show count to more than 60.

Tickets are on sale now through www.livenation.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

As a special treat for fans, every ticket purchase can be redeemed for an unreleased live recording from the band’s 2018 tour. Visit www.redeem.davematthewsband.com for more information.

Country quartet Lonestar, known for smash hit “Amazed,” “No News” and “Come Crying to Me,” will headline the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Aug. 1.

In 1999, the band won the Academy of Country Music award for single of the year for “Amazed,” which also won the song of the year award. Two years later, the band – Michael Britt, Richie McDonald, Keech Rainwater and Dean Sams – took home the vocal group of the year award from the CMAs.

The band released its latest album, “Never Enders,” in 2016.

Tickets are $40-$58 and go on sale March 1 at 10 a.m. through all TicketsWest outlets, online at www.ticketswest.com or by calling (800) 325-SEAT.

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