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Two country music stars have announced they'll head to Omaha in the coming months.
Brad Paisley on Tuesday announced dates on his Virtual Reality World Tour, and one of them is at Omaha's Red Sky Music Festival.
The festival runs from July 17 to 22, and Paisley's publicist says he's down to headline the festival at TD Ameritrade Park on July 20.
Paisley, who's still riding the success of his 2010 album "This Is Country Music," will bring along The Band Perry as an opening act, the publicist said.
Miranda Lambert is currently on her "On Fire Tour," and she'll bring it to CenturyLink Center Omaha at 7:30 p.m. on May 10.
The Grammy Award-winning singer of "Gunpowder & Lead" and "The House That Built Me" has been a popular performer in the area. She played in Lincoln last year and in Council Bluffs in 2010. And before she comes to Omaha this year, she'll play at Kearney's Viaero Event Center on March 18.
At her Omaha performance in May, Lambert will bring along openers Chris Young and Jarrod Niemann.
Tickets, $25.75 and $49.75, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at Ticketmaster retail locations and at the CenturyLink Center box office.
Neither LiveNation nor the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority have announced anything about Red Sky acts.
"We're in discussions (with other artists) and we'll have big announcements concerning Red Sky soon," said Rebecca Kleeman, MECA spokeswoman.
Who will the other five headliners be? And what about the daytime bands? LiveNation and MECA officials are not expected to release any lineup information about the festival until later in the month.
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