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At Gibson, the Greek this summer

March 16, 2009|August Brown

The Greek Theatre and the Gibson Amphitheatre have announced their summer concert series for 2009. Among the notable headliners at the Greek are alt-country siren Neko Case, chamber-folk auteur Andrew Bird and dapper soul man John Legend. The Gibson's lineup includes crooner Frankie Valli and metal stalwarts Judas Priest.

The Premiere Marquee Club's broadened perks this year (available to anyone buying advance tickets to a combination of three, five or seven shows) include guaranteed seating, valet parking, special concession lines and advance pre-sales.

Highlights of the summer lineups for each:

Greek Theatre

Celtic Woman, April 25; L.A. Latin Jazz Festival, May 16; Allman Brothers Band and the Doobie Brothers, May 19-20; War, May 23; "A Prairie Home Companion," June 5; Super '70s Soul Jam Spectacular, June 6; Neko Case, June 12; Emmylou Harris, June 24; Chris Botti, July 9; Andrew Bird, July 10; Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, July 11; Counting Crows, July 21; George Thorogood and Jonny Lang, July 26; Lyle Lovett, Aug. 7; Morris Day, Aug. 8; Jackson Browne, Aug. 12; Los Lonely Boys and Los Lobos, Aug. 16; Jefferson Starship, Aug. 23; Tom Jones, Aug. 25; Chris Isaak, Aug. 26; Dream Theater, Aug. 29; John Legend, Sept. 1; Bob Weir and Ratdog, Sept. 5; Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal, Sept. 11; Old School Jams Live with Lisa Lisa, Sept. 13; Flogging Molly, Sept. 17; Gipsy Kings, Sept. 18-19.

Gibson Amphitheatre

Amanda Miguel and Diego Verdaguer, May 15; Ramon Ayala, May 16; MTV Movie Awards, May 31; Frankie Valli, June 19; Polo Polo, June 20; Emmanuel, June 26; Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, June 27; '80s Regeneration Tour with ABC, July 9; the O'Jays, July 10; Intocable, July 18; Il Divo, July 20; the Wiggles, July 25-26; Hippiefest with the Turtles, July 31; Judas Priest, Aug. 2; Chelsea Handler, Aug. 22; Pepe Aguilar, Aug. 28; Marco Antonio Solis, Sept. 18-19; the Temptations, Sept. 25.

The full musical lineups can be found at the Pop & Hiss music blog, at latimes.com/music_blog.

-- August Brown

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