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30 Seconds to Mars, Pitbull playing free shows at the University of South Florida




Hey, college kids: Do you like free concerts by superstar headlining national acts? Then you're gonna love October at the University of South Florida.

According to their website, Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars, above, have reinstated their canceled Tampa concert date on Oct. 15, and will perform that night at USF in Tampa. Not only that, but it's a free show -- and MTV is reportedly going to film the whole thing.

But first, USF will host its annual Homecoming week, known as SuperBull XIV -- and one of the headlining acts is rapper Pitbull, who will perform a free show on on Oct. 8.

First, Putbull. He'll perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 following the annual Running with the Bulls Night Parade, which precedes the USF-Syracuse game that Saturday. His show will be at The Meadows, a big lawn at the corner of 50th Street and Holly Drive. Local acts will support him. (This is actually the second big headliner of USF's homecoming week; D.L. Hughley is performing at the USF Sun Dome on Oct. 5. That show is free for USF students, $10 for non-students.)

Next, 30 Seconds to Mars. This is part of the annual mtvU Campus Invasion Tour. USF spokeswoman Lara Wade said the event will also take place at The Meadows, and New Politics and Neon Trees will maintain their opening slots. The concert is at 7 p.m., but a "sponsorship village" will open up at 5 p.m. Again, it's free, and open to the public.

Click here for details on the Pitbull show. Details for the 30 Seconds to Mars gig are scant online, but we've told you pretty much all you need to know for now.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: AP.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 2:53pm]


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