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Concert News: Lil Wayne, Psychedelic Furs, ZZ Ward

Lil Wayne at Xcel Energy Center in 2011

Lil Wayne at Xcel Energy Center in 2011

Three big-name Twin Cities shows were recently announced; expect very little fan crossover.

-- In January, Lil Wayne released his Sorry 4 the Wait mixtape to tide fans over as they wait for the fabled The Carter V release. (Meanwhile, a beef with Young Thug over Carter naming rights, among other things less tangible, continues to escalate.) Weezy's scheduled June 21 visit to the Venue in downtown Minneapolis is part of his "Release Partiez" tour for Sorry, and fans will pay a premium price to attend the intimate show: $100. Tickets are on sale now. -- Back in 1988, voters witnessed the implosion of tank-ridin' Michael Dukakis's presidential aspirations. Dukakis would never rock again. That same year, post-punk fans mourned the cancellation of a tour set to feature the Psychedelic Furs and the Church. In non-Dukakis fashion, those bands announced plans Monday to join forces for a joint tour that hits First Avenue on August 25. The Furs -- most known for their titular 1986 soundtrack contribution to John Hughes's Pretty in Pink -- reunited in 2001 but haven't recorded an album since 1991's World Outside. The Church released their 21st LP, Further/Deeper, last year. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. -- Finally, ZZ Ward - notable wearer of jaunty hats - confirmed a September 25 show at First Avenue. The blues-rocking Cities 97 fave born Zsuzsanna Ward will be touring in support of her sophomore LP, This Means War, due September 18. Tickets for her Minneapolis stop go on sale May 29.


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