Orchestral Sting, Harry Connick Jr sets head up 2010 Chastain concert series

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One sure sign of Spring for us each year? Live Nation sends us the first chunk of its Chastain Park Amphitheatre concert line up.

Series A tickets go on sale Sunday at 10 a.m.

The most unique offerings announced so far?

Try former Police-man Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra on June 28.
Note the the candelabra set: the concert is a “Non Table Set-Up/No Coolers or Carry-Ins” show, according to the Live Nation folks.

Also on the schedule: Crooner Harry Connick Jr, with an orchestra on   June 19.

One of the weirder selections this season?

Um, try 1970s disco kings KC & The Sunshine Band on a double bill with 1980s icon MC Hammer  on June 13.

Other dates include:
 
Hall & Oates with special guest Todd Rundgren on April 24;

 Gipsy Kings on May 1;

ZZ Top with special guest Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights May 8;

Backstreet Boys June 3;

Jethro Tull with special guest Ian Hunter June 6;

Styx, Foreigner & Kansas June 7;

Jeff Beck with special guest Imelda May June 11;

REO Speedwagon
& Pat Benatar July 1;

and Chicago and The Doobie Brothers July 12.

In other words, most of your parents’ eight-track collection is touring this summer. . .
 
Again, only series and mini-series tickets go on sale Sunday Individual tickets will go on sale later.
 

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