Stone Sour to help kick off 2011 Waterfront Concert Series

By Aimee Thibodeau, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 27, 2011, at 12:22 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The first event of the 2011 Waterfront Concert Series was announced Thursday and is set to bring The Avalanche Tour to the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion Saturday, April 30, for an all-day music festival.

The tour features rock bands Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art Of Dying. The Bangor event also is expected to include more than a dozen local bands.

Gray compared the music fest to the previously held Oxxfest and Smackfest.

Late last year, Bangor city councilors unanimously approved a contract for the concerts with Old Town native Alex Gray of Waterfront Concerts LLC, who is backed by the firm Live Nation, from May 1, 2011 through Oct. 12, 2011.

Gray noted on Thursday that he expects to host 12 to 15 shows on the waterfront in 2011, but said there could be more than that. More acts will be announced in the very near future, he said.

Tickets for all Bangor waterfront concerts can be purchased at waterfrontconcerts.com/tix.

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