Young the Giant, Grouplove coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa

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This past weekend's 97X Next Big Thing featured a handful of bands who paid Tampa a visit during 2011. Now two of those groups are already plotting their next trip back.

According to their website, Young the Giant will hit the Ritz Ybor on March 17, along with Grouplove. The show was out in the ether prior to Next Big Thing, but all parties involved held off on an official announcement until this week, so as not to take away any of NBT's glory. Tickets are $16.50, and they go onsale Friday (12/9). Click here.

This should be a teriffic show. Both bands played the old Orpheum in Ybor City last spring/summer (click here for our review of the Grouplove show, which also happened to be the final concert at the Orpheum), and both rocked the house Saturday at NBT.

Plus, March 17 is of course St. Patrick's Day, which means all of Ybor City will be partying, and there will be a parade down Seventh Avenue, right outside the Ritz. "We’ll probably be drinking green beer," Young the Giant singer Sameer Gadhia told us recently. (Click here for the rest of the interview.)

Let's hope they at least pack something green.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 10:02am]

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