Saturday, April 21, 2018
News Roundup

Ticket window: Carrie Underwood, Seal, Dierks Bentley

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

WWE Raw, 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the Amalie Arena, Tampa, $20-$115, on sale at noon Friday at the box office, 401 Channelside Drive (walk-up only), and through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or toll-free 1-800-745-3000.

Carrie Underwood, 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Amalie Arena, Tampa, $46.25-$76.25, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office and through Ticketmaster.

Ted Nugent, 8 p.m. July 23 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, $33.25-$53.25, on sale at noon Saturday at the box office, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, by calling (727) 791-7400 or at RuthEckerdHall.com.

Chick Corea Elektric Band, 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, $65-$85, on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office.

Seal, 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, $50-$100, on sale at noon Saturday at the box office.

Dierks Bentley, 7 p.m. July 16 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, $27-$51.75, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, 4802 U.S. 301 N, by calling (813) 740-2446 and through Ticketmaster.

Snoop Dogg, 7 p.m. July 21 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, $22-$118, on sale at noon Friday at the box office and through Ticketmaster.

Sleeves Up, Pants Down: The Naked Magic Show, 7 p.m. July 30-31 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, $35-$45, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at strazcenter.org, and at noon Friday at the box office, 1010 N MacInnes Place, or by calling (813) 229-7827.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 7 p.m. July 19 at State Theatre, St. Petersburg, $24, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster.

Buckethead, 9 p.m. May 26 at State Theatre, St. Petersburg, $21, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster.

Tampa Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2:30 and 7 p.m. May 28 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, $25-$50, on sale at noon Saturday at the box office.

Comments
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