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December 6, 2013

Los Lobos, The Band Perry announce Mankato dates

MANKATO — Concerts featuring Los Lobos and The Band Perry have been added to the Verizon Wireless Center schedule.

■ Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. today for The Band Perry's Feb. 28 appearance in Mankato. Cost is $39.75 and $29.75, and tickets are available at the Verizon Wireless Center Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

Since releasing its self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville in 2010, The Band Perry has ascended quickly with a string of hit singles, including the quadruple-platinum “If I Die Young," the platinum “You Lie,” and the gold-certified as well as the consecutive No. 1 hits, “Better Dig Two” and “Done.”

■ Tickets went on sale earlier this week for Los Lobos' Jan. 31 concert on the Verizon Wireless Center Soundstage. Cost is $34 and all seats reserved.

Formed in 1973 straight out of high school in East Los Angeles, Los Lobos took their love of rock and roll and created a unique hybrid that incorporated traditional Mexican music. From their beginnings performing in local dive bars to being catapulted to fame with their recording of "La Bamba," the three-time Grammy-winning band has forged a career founded on pushing artistic boundaries.

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