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The latest on the Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater's name game

So Paramore played the Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater on Friday night, which was opening night of the Honda Civic Tour. The T-shirts for sale listed the tour's cities and venues. And for some reason, the Raleigh date's venue was identified as "Road Runner Wireless Amphitheater" -- even though the DRA remains without a title sponsor after the recent Bud Light fiasco.

"That never had anything to do with us," Raleigh Convention Center director Roger Krupa said when asked about the name on the shirt. But he did add that he's "close" to closing a deal for a title sponsor for the venue. Stay tuned...

ADDENDUM (7/27/10): Here's some followup.

SECOND ADENDUM (8/25/10): And some more followup.

Paramore plays Raleigh

Paramore played Raleigh Friday night. Click on through to see the review, and also check out this photo gallery of shots from the show.

Black Crowes flying on in to new Raleigh amphitheatre

Little by little, the concert schedule for Raleigh's new downtown amphitheatre continues to take shape. The latest addition is the Black Crowes, as part of what is being billed as a "pre-indefinite-hiatus" tour, according to a tour schedule sent out by the band's publicist. That brings the total number of Live Nation shows there to seven, with another dozen or so still to come. So far, the schedule looks like this:


June 6 -- Backstreet Boys
July 23 -- Paramore, Tegan and Sara, New Found Glory
July 25 -- Shinedown, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust, 10 Years
Aug. 10 -- O.A.R., Citizen Cope
Aug. 25 -- Sound Tribe Sector 9
Sept. 17 -- Black Crowes
TBA -- Heart


For more information about other outdoor shows in the Triangle, see the outdoor-music preview in Friday's Weekend section.

(Thanks, Jedidah, for the catch!)

ADDENDA:  Another show was just announced, Slightly Stoopid with Cypress Hill and Collie Buddz on July 28; which brings the total show count to eight. Also, here's something on shows we'd like to see there.

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