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Kevin Costner and Modern West coming to the Youkey Theatre in Lakeland




Think back to 2007. The "Facebook vs. MySpace" debate still had legs. The world fell in love with a demure young girl-next-door named Amy Winehouse. The 2012 presidential race was just getting started. And the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were still the doormats of the American League.

But that last part was about to change. To help celebrate their transition from "Devil Rays" to "Rays," the team called upon actor Kevin Costner and his country-rock band, Modern West, to record a rah-rah anthem called It's All Up To You. It sounded, in the words of music critic Sean Daly, "a little like a drunk Stones tribute band soundtracking Smokey and the Bandit 2." That's a good thing, right?

We have no idea if It's All Up To You is still an integral part of Costner and Modern West's setlist. But perhaps we'll find out now that the Oscar-winning actor has booked a long-awaited return engagement in the Bay area.

Kevin Costner and Modern West will perform March 28 at the Lakeland Center's Youkey Theatre in Lakeland, according to Ticketmaster. Tickets are $35-$123, and they go onsale Friday (1/20). Click here to get them. And click here for more info on the show.

To get you fired up, click here to listen to It's All Up To You. You're the only one can make your dreams come true!

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:38am]


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