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And the 2012 Triple Play Bands Are...

The New Lenox Village Board announced Monday the three headliners for the 2012 Triple Play Concert Series. Find out who will be rocking your suburb this year.

The New Lenox Village Board has announced the three headlining bands for the annual Triple Play Concert Series. This year, we'll see Night Ranger, Heart and Styx. 

Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19, at and will be available for $50 to residents in the 60451 zip code through April 27. The $50 price is for one pass that provides entrance to all three shows.

If any of the 5,000 tickets are still availabe after that, they will be sold for $60 to anyone, not just residents.

Here's the schedule:

  • Saturday, June 2: Night Ranger
  • Friday, July 20: Heart
  • Saturday, Sept. 1: Styx

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The Heart concert will be the first Friday show for the Triple Play Concert Series, now in its fourth year. Mayor Tim Baldermann said the village had been trying to get that band for a while and changed the show to a Friday to make it work.

The bands fit the classic rock mold of past Triple Play performances that include Kansas, REO Speedwagon and Cheap Trick.

"We're at a point now where you know the bands well," Baldermann said. "I think we've topped it again."

All shows are at the performing arts pavilion, which was packed last year after all 5,000 tickets sold out. Baldermann said the village is considering ways to ease foot traffic on the grassy hill, including possibly making an area for lawn chairs only.

No blankets would be allowed from the standing room area in front of the stage to the top of the hill, and aisles would be painted off to make it easier for fans to walk in and exit. There would still be space for blankets on the back and sides of the hill.

For the second straight year, the village will also ask concertgoers to bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries.

Although many residents have asked for a country act to headline a Triple Play concert, the village has balked at the idea because of the considerable cost increase. However, Baldermann said he's trying to find a country artist who could possibly perform for an August show separate from the Triple Play series.

Sap68 February 14, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Saw Heart this past summer when they opened for Def Leppard - they sounded awesome!
Susan Mikoff Thedens February 14, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Are we able to just by for one event?
Michael Sewall (Editor) February 14, 2012 at 02:42 AM
@Susan: Single-show tickets will be available at the door ONLY if the show isn't entirely sold out. Last year I believe the multi-concert passes sold out shortly after the first show, and the village expects this year to sell out again.
Susan Mikoff Thedens February 14, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Thanks Michael!
Kim February 14, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Great, can't wait! Good idea with the no blanket rule.
hlh February 14, 2012 at 03:21 PM
honestly, I think it would better if they had "no chairs" instead of "no blankets"! Last year, people used their chairs more like barricades and people couldn't get through. At least you can step over a blanket. They will need to have security to ENFORCE the aisles painted on the grass, or people will just fill them up with their chairs like they did last year. I'd really like to go - they've got some great acts lined up - but the behavior of people last year was ridiculous.
DJ February 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Is Styx really Styx without Dennis DeYoung? I hear his replacement is pretty good though.
Nadine G February 15, 2012 at 05:22 AM
I can't wait to see Heart. I like Styx, but it isn't the Original Styx to me. If Dennis is not in it and a few of the others than it it is not Original.
scott williamson April 05, 2012 at 04:45 PM
how much are 1 show tickets? i'd like to go to nightranger & buy @ the door, if it doesn't sell out.
Michael Sewall (Editor) April 05, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Scott, I'm not sure what the cost for one show is. Last year, if I'm remembering correctly, they were about $25-30. I think the price would be determined closer to the show IF there are still tickets available. I'll post an update when I hear.
Sue July 16, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Does anyone have any extra tickets they need to get rid of? Went to buy tickets and their sold out, email suenauseda@yahoo.com
Jess July 25, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I need tickets for Styx! If you have extras please email me at johncusack6@yahoo.com!!!!
Kerri August 27, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Please let me know if anyone has any extra tickets for styx... Please email me at kerriruswick@yahoo.com

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