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Upcoming summer concerts in the Capital Region

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By RONISHA WILLIAMS

5/3/16

If you’re going to be in Albany this summer or want to go to some shows before you leave, check out these events. All are worth checking out whether you’re a student or a local, as each performer on this list has proven to put on entertaining and engaging shows.

On May 6, Post Malone and his special guest Desiigner, will be at the Palace Theatre, their shows starting at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $30 to around $90 and can be purchased on Ticketmaster. Post Malone is known for his hit rap singles “White Iverson” and “Too Young” while Desiigner will be performing his #1 single, “Panda.”

On May 11, Grammy-nominated band, Cage the Elephant will be performing at the Times Union Center, their show expecting to start at 7 p.m. You can buy tickets for around $26, but to get a floor seat it will be around $43. Tickets are for purchase at Ticketmaster or the Times Union’s ticket booth. Cage the Elephant have four studio albums and have earned an enthusiastic following, so this show should be a treat.

Primal Fear and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody have paired together for a joint tour which will be at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on May 25, scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale for around $50 at TicketsNow.com. Primal Fear is from Germany and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody are Italian, and both put on energetic international rock performances.

The duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela will be at The Egg on June 23. Their music is very worldly and they both rely heavily on classical guitar to portray their lyrics. They are from Mexico and get inspiration from every genre of music. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are on sale at The Egg, Ticketmaster, and Stubhub, ranging from $30 to $60.

On July 21, English band The Struts will hold a show at the Upstate Concert Hall, on their “Dirty Sexy Summer” tour with opening band Dorothy. It will be their first time in the Capital Region so any fans are encouraged to attend. The tickets range from $10 to $25 and can be purchased at the door or any Ticketmaster location.

Lastly, Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” tour will stop over at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 31. Bryan is a big deal in the world of country music and has won and been nominated for countless awards that recognize his music, including winning Country Artist of the Year at the iHeart Music Awards. Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch with him and tickets are on sale at Live Nation, ranging from $30 to $85 a piece.

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