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Live Nation launches $20 summer ticket sale

To mark the beginning of the summer concert season, Live Nation has announced that tickets to nearly a thousand of its shows this summer will be on sale for US$20.

The Kickoff to Summer Sale runs from 13 to 20 May, with a full list expected to be announced later today as part of Live Nation’s ‘National Concert Day’ celebrations.

National Concert Day 2016 will take place at the Live Nation-owned Irving Plaza in New York and feature performances by Wiz Khalifa, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (pictured), Cheap Trick and country singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley and “special appearances” by Live Nation summer touring artists Nick Jonas, Awolnation, Goo Goo Dolls, Corey Taylor and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan of Slipknot, Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Rome from Sublime with Rome, Jared Watson and Dustin Bushnell of Dirty Heads, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional.

The concert will be streamed in full via Yahoo.

Other artists touring with Live Nation this summer include Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, Coldplay, Bryan Adams, Rihanna, Guns N’ Roses, The 1975, Def Leppard and Florence + the Machine.