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New Boise concerts: Band of Horses, Silversun Pickups, Anthrax, outdoor EDM

Bust out the neon: EDM fans will flock to the “Life in Color: Kingdom Tour.”
Bust out the neon: EDM fans will flock to the “Life in Color: Kingdom Tour.” Invision/AP

School’s out, but local promoter CTTouring definitely isn’t on summer vacation. Based on the press release I just received, those folks are staying insanely busy. Here’s the latest on concerts coming to the Boise area:

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▪  A couple of weeks ago, I teased the idea of an outdoor EDM festival headed to the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa. Well, here it is: “Life in Color: Kingdom Tour” is coming Friday, Sept. 9. Billing itself as the world’s largest paint party, it’s an onslaught of wild color, heavy beats and musical catharsis. We’re talking massive production, acrobats, pyro, lasers, paint cannons, etc. The DJs/producers who will perform haven’t been announced yet.

Tickets go on sale at noon Wednesday at ICTickets. General-admission is $30 (first 500 sold), express pass is $35 (first 100 sold, includes general-admission ticket, express entry, one free bottle of paint), survivor pass is $40 (first 200 sold, includes general-admission ticket, express entry, official LIC bag with T-shirt, free bottle of paint, towel and shades).

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▪  Rock group Band of Horses is headed to the Revolution Center for an 8 p.m. show Monday, Aug. 15. Tickets are $29.50 ($59.50 VIP) and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ticketfly.

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▪  Finally! After all these years, rockers Silversun Pickups are coming to the Treasure Valley. The group will headline an 8 p.m. show Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Revolution Center. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday for $26 ($56 VIP) at Ticketfly. A Silent Film and Kiev open.

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▪  Thrash-metal royalty Anthrax will stir the mosh pit Saturday, Oct. 15, when the group headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Revolution Center. Tickets to the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for $25 ($55 VIP) at Ticketfly.

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▪  Lastly, the Lecrae / Switchfoot concert scheduled for June 15 at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater has been moved to the Revolution Center. All previously sold tickets will be honored at the new venue. Otherwise, you can buy tickets at Ticketfly.

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