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Posted at 6:40 PM ET, 06/ 9/2010

Hot tickets: Arcade Fire, Spoon, Kiss, Justin Bieber

By Alex Baldinger

Arcade Fire performs with Spoon, Aug. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion (Kevin Westenberg)

Isn't it nice when two great bands decide to play shows together? Ostensibly, one more date on your concert calendar is freed up, and you get more bang for your buck. For area alternative rock fans, Merge label mates Arcade Fire and Spoon just made life a little easier with the announcement of an Aug. 6 appearance at Merriweather Post Pavilion, three days after the former is scheduled to drop "The Suburbs." Spoon has been touring this year in support of their latest album, "Transference," but this will be the first time Arcade Fire has toured the States since 2007. Tickets ($32-$48.50) go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.

A list of the other shows going on sale this week is after the jump.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for these shows at the 9:30 Club:
Drive-By Truckers, July 23 ($30).
Chromeo, Holy Ghost! and Telephoned, July 26 ($25).
Seu Jorge and Almaz, July 27 ($25).

Tickets go on sale Friday (June 11) at 10 a.m. through Live Nation and Ticketmaster for:
Kiss, Aug. 21 at Jiffy Lube Live ($26.50-$131).
Margaret Cho, Oct. 29 at the Warner Theatre ($28.50-$45).

Tickets go on sale Friday (June 11) at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for:
Mixfest featuring Train, Backstreet Boys and others, Aug. 22 at Pier Six Concert Pavilion ($35-$85).

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for these shows at Birchmere:
Laurie Anderson, July 16 ($39.50).
The Seldom Scene and Wells Family Band, Aug. 28 ($25).
Acoustic Alchemy, Oct. 7 ($35).

Tickets go on sale Saturday (June 12) at 10 a.m. through Live Nation and Ticketmaster for:
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival featuring Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail the Villain, New Medicine and others, Aug. 31 at Jiffy Lube Live ($34-$101.55).

Tickets go on sale Saturday (June 12) at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for these shows at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium:
Gretchen Wilson, Aug. 27 ($20).
Bret Michaels, Sept. 1 ($20).
Justin Bieber , Sept. 5 ($47.50).

Single tickets go on sale Sunday (June 13) at noon through Telecharge for:
"Dreamgirls", July 28-Aug. 8 at the National Theatre ($56.50-$151.50).

Tickets go on sale Tuesday through Wham City for WHARTSCAPE 2010, with Wye Oak, Dan Deacon, No Age and others.

-- Amy Orndorff and Brandon Weigel

By Alex Baldinger  | June 9, 2010; 6:40 PM ET
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