Rays Add 3 New Acts to Concert Series

Two of these three acts make me a very happy Rays fan. I will let you guess which one I have no interest in attending.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL—The Tampa Bay Rays made three additions to the 2010 Summer Concert Series, presented by Hess Express as part of Rays Saturday Nights presented by Bright House Sports Network.

Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling rock band Train will perform live at Tropicana Field on August 14 following the 4:10 p.m. Rays game against the Baltimore Orioles. Their 2009 album Save Me San Francisco features the hit single “Hey, Soul Sister”—which charted in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is currently the No. 1 song on iTunes—and marked Train’s comeback into the mainstream.

On September 18, Adam Lambert and Orianthi will come to Tropicana Field to perform after the Rays play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 6:10 p.m. This will be their first appearance in Tampa Bay on their headline tour. Lambert, the 2010 People’s Choice Awards Break-Out Musical Artist of the Year, released his debut album For Your Entertainment in 2009. The flashy and flamboyant Indianapolis native is known for his time on the eighth season of the hit television show American Idol. Lambert’s hit single “For Your Entertainment” was a worldwide success reaching Top 100 charts in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Finland and New Zealand.

Accompanying Lambert will be singer-songwriter and stunning guitarist Orianthi, who is featured on Lambert’s song “Sleepwalker.” The 25-year-old Adelaide, Australia native has also rocked with Price, Eric Clapton and Carrie Underwood, and was also hand-picked by Michael Jackson to be the lead guitarist for his This Is It Tour. Her musical talents expand beyond the guitar, as she currently owns a top 20 single “According to You” and album Believe on the U.S. Billboard charts.

On September 25, chart-topping country music artist Dierks Bentley will perform following the 7:10 p.m. game against the Seattle Mariners. The Arizona native grew up listening to a mix of honky-tonk, bluegrass, classic country and modern rock ’n’ roll, forging his own sound along the way to seven No. 1 hits including “Come a Little Closer,” “Feel that Fire,” “Settle for a Slowdown” and “What Was I Thinking.” Bentley has released five studio albums—two of them platinum—and has a sixth, Up on the Ridge, scheduled for release this summer. He is a seven-time Grammy nominee.

This makes the concert series lineup:

Artist Date & Opponent Time

John Fogerty April 24 vs. Toronto Blue Jays 6:10 p.m.

ZZ Top May 1 vs. Kansas City Royals 6:10 p.m.

Nelly May 15 vs. Seattle Mariners 4:10 p.m.

Daryl Hall and John Oates May 29 vs. Chicago White Sox 7:10 p.m.

The Go-Go’s July 10 vs. Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m.

Train August 14 vs. Baltimore Orioles 4:10 p.m.

Adam Lambert with Orianthi September 18 vs. Los Angeles Angels 6:10 p.m.

Dierks Bentley September 25 vs. Seattle Mariners 7:10 p.m.


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