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Miranda Lambert, REO Speedwagon, Goo Goo Dolls announced for Rays Summer Concert Series

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Mere hours after we broke the news that Goo Goo Dolls would be part of the Rays Summer Concert Series (okay, fine, the band broke the news, but still), the Rays not only confirmed the news, but dropped two more big names in our lap: Miranda Lambert and REO Speedwagon.

REO Speedwagon will perform at the Trop on April 30, and, you know, fair enough, everyone knows them, and they come to Tampa Bay all the time. They were just at Ruth Eckerd Hall in October. We've all heard Keep On Loving You a billion times.

But Miranda Lambert? Wow, that's quite a get. She's one of the hottest country singers around these days, thanks to hits like Kerosene, Gunpowder & Lead and the Grammy-nominated hit The House That Built Me. This year, she has been nominated for Entertainer/Artist of the Year at the ACMs and CMAs. She performs Sept. 24 at the Trop.

So, to recap, here's a look at the postgame concert schedule so far:

April 30 (Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels): REO Speedwagon

May 14 (Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles): Darius Rucker

Aug. 6 (Rays vs. Oakland Athletics): Goo Goo Dolls

Sept. 24 (Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays): Miranda Lambert

-- Steve Spears and Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:50pm]

    

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