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Forum staff reports, Published May 03 2013

Megadeth, O.A.R., more announce F-M shows

FARGO – Fargo-based promotion company Jade Presents announced a trio of summer shows, bringing heavy metal, jam rock and country acts to the F-M area.

The “Gigantour” featuring head bangers Megadeth, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Device and Newsted hits Scheels Arena on Aug. 4.

Tickets for this all-ages show are $45 for general admission or $39.50 for reserved seats. Additional fees may apply. Tickets are available at JadePresents.com, the Scheels Arena box office, by calling (800) 745-3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.

Jam rock band O.A.R. plays the Imagine Amphitheater at Bluestem Center for the Arts at 7 p.m., June 26.

O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) is known for the crowd favorites “Crazy Game of Poker,” “This Town” and “Hey Girl.”

A pre-show picnic, free and open to the public, is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring local musicians and food and beverages from area vendors.

Tickets for the all-ages show are $45.50 for reserved seating, $29.50 for general admission bench seats, $22.50 for general admission lawn tickets.

Country duo Thompson Square plays The Venue at The Hub at 8 p.m. on June 28.

Husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson’s breakthrough hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” topped country charts and was nominated for two Grammys. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 on the day of the show.

Both shows go on sale at noon May 10. Tickets are available at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office or by calling (866) 300-8300. Tickets for Thompson Square are also available at Sickies Garage.