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All the bands coming to the new Coney Island Amphitheater this summer

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The initial lineup for the new concert venue in Coney Island has been announced, and there's plenty to be excited about. You can look forward to beach-side shows by R&B iconoclast Erykah Badu, alt-rock mainstays Jane's Addiction, reunited cabaret-pop duo Dresden Dolls, and former Police and Genesis singers Sting & Peter Gabriel (note, their only other NYC date is at the already sold out, much larger Madison Square Garden). A quick recap on the space: the new venue is a 5,000-seat amphitheater located on the Coney Island boardwalk. In other words, an ideal place to be singing along to "Boys of Summer" as the sun sets on a September night. The upcoming schedule also includes nights dedicated to reggae, '80s freestyle music and lots of nostalgic rock & roll, as well as a performance by Hollywood Vampires, the Alice Cooper/Joe Perry/Johnny Depp "supergroup."

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Tickets for most of the below shows go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10am at coneyislandlive.com. Look for more shows to be announced soon.

The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk 2016 Summer Concert Series
JUNE 25 Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse, Maxi Priest, Ed Robinson
JULY 1 The Impractical Jokers*
JULY 3 Sting & Peter Gabriel
JULY 4 The Beach Boys
JULY 10 Hollywood Vampires - Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp
JULY 13 Culture Club featuring Boy George
JULY 15 Jane's Addiction with Dinosaur Jr.
JULY 16 311 with Matisyahu*
JULY 17 Kidz Bop Kids
JULY 23 Slightly Stoopid with SOJA*
JULY 31 Dark Star Orchestra - Tribute to the Grateful Dead
AUGUST 3 Erykah Badu
AUGUST 5 Deftones with Refused*
AUGUST 6 O.A.R.
AUGUST 7 The Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry & Whiskey Myers
AUGUST 10 Boston - 40th Anniversary Tour
AUGUST 12 Funk Fest featuring Kool & The Gang, Bootsy Collins, Morris Day and The Time, Doug E. Fresh
AUGUST 14 Jill Scott
AUGUST 18 Rick Springfield with Night Ranger & The Romantics
AUGUST 19 Flogging Molly and Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
AUGUST 20 The Disco Biscuits
AUGUST 27 The Dresden Dolls
SEPTEMBER 3 Freestyle Funhouse featuring TKA, George Lamond, Judy Torres & more
SEPTEMBER 21 Don Henley

*Tickets on sale now

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