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First Avenue reveals acts booked for 50th anniversary 'kick-off weekend'

The legendary venue will embark on a year of celebrations starting in April.
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First Avenue has revealed several acts who will "kickoff" its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations.

The legendary downtown Minneapolis venue has announced four shows for the First Avenue Mainroom between Apr. 2-5.

It will start with Heart Bones, the collaboration between Sabrina Ellis and Minnesota's own Har Mar Superstar, on Thursday, Apr. 2.

They'll be followed by The Hold Steady, the New York band with Minneapolis roots who last played the Twin Cities at the Surly Festival Field in 2018.

The Hold Steady will play the Mainroom on Friday, Apr. 3, as well as a pair or more intimate shows in the 7th Street Entry on Saturday, Apr. 4. The band will be supported by The Bad Man and the Gully Boys.

Headlining the Mainroom on the Saturday night is Golden Smog, the Minnesota-linked supergroup that comprises Gary Louris and Marc Perlman of The Jayhawks, Dan Murphy of Soul Asylum and Kraig Johnson of Run Westy Run.

Sunday night is being headlined by Neko Case, the singer-songwriter who has carved out a successful solo career after previously being a member of The New Pornographers, will 

Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, with Heart Bones costing $25, The Hold Steady and Golden Smog $50, and Neko Case $35.

You can find more information here.

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