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Steve Miller Band coming to the St. Pete Times Forum for Lightning Launch party

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Last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning kicked off their season with a performance by Stone Temple Pilots. This year, they're throwing another concert, though the star is probably a lot more stable than Scott Weiland.

Steve Miller Band will headline this year's "Lightning Launch" party on Oct. 4 at the new and improved St. Pete Times Forum. Tickets are $25, $45, $60 and $92 -- or free, if you're a Lightning season ticket holder. The team will be introduced at the event, so you'll get a good look at Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier, too. Click here for all the details.

It's not the first concert scheduled for the renovated Forum -- that would be Last Damn Show on Sept. 24 -- but it will be music fans' first chance to see the building in action. But what will the St. Pete Times Forum look like for concerts?

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You're looking at it. This rendering shows how an end-stage concert setup will appear at the Forum. Looks about the same, doesn't it -- aside from that cool pipe organ in the upper deck? Let's hope an artist finds some way to make use of that in the future.

Here are a few other mockups of the St. Pete Times Forum -- a restaurant, the venue's new party deck, the concourse, a luxury suite and how it will look during a Lightning game:

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Click here from more information from the Lightning about renovations to the St. Pete Times Forum.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 10:54am]

    

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