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Rowdies to open season with bagpipe rock concert

"Bagrock" is coming to help the Tampa Bay Rowdies kick off their season April 12, so get ready to hear Queen's We Will Rock You or Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water set to a furious fusion of guitars, drums and bagpipes at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg. Direct from Glasgow, Scotland, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers exploded in Europe after winning the BBC talent competition When Will I Be Famous? in 2007. Three of the band members are graduates from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and they have since toured the globe. Their 2009 album went triple platinum in Scotland, and their follow-up album, Music for the Kilted Generation, reached No. 2 on the U.S. Amazon Chart. The team also announced upgrades to the 2014 Rowdies fan experience with the addition of more than 1,000 new premium seats, including the VIP Midfielder's Club. The team opens the season against FC Edmonton. Tickets are available at and — Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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