Monday, February 5, 2018

Shaggy 2 Dope and Dark Carnival Games coming to Colorado

Posted By on Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 8:36 AM


Juggalo Alert: Colorado Springs denizens of the Dark Carnival already know that Insane Clown Posse emcee Shaggy 2 Dope — the one who wonders how “fucking magnets” work in the band’s 2010 hit “Miracles” — will soon be making his way to the Black Sheep for a Feb. 13 show promoting his first solo album in a decade.

But that’s just the beginning. ICP’s label Psychopathic Records has announced that the Dark Carnival Games Convention will be held at Denver’s Crowne Plaza Convention Center from May 11-13. Promoters are promising a “spectacle of games, arcades, contests, gameshows, autograph signings, seminars, movies, Juggalo gladiatorial combat, inflatable games, and concerts” that will capture the spirit of the earliest Juggalo gatherings.

Tickets are $50 for all three days and include admission to concerts, which will feature performances by the Insane Clown Posse and numerous other Psychopathic recording artists. Juggalo Fam members are also eligible for discounted rates at the adjacent Crowne Hotel, which has same-day laundry and dry cleaning service, perfect for removing those embarrassing Faygo stains.

You can visit the official DCG Con site for more details.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Miguel, Khalid, and Liza Anne top new show announcements

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 1:13 PM

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  • Brett Warren
  • Liza Anne will perform at Globe Hall April 5.

Concert season is finally starting to pick up again: Dashboard Confessional and Cradle of Filth tickets go on sale Friday, Khalid on Saturday, Miguel and Matt Kearney on Monday. Granted, nearly all of the aforementioned shows are more than four months away, but at least it’s something to look forward to as the onset of winter approaches.

Here's a full list of newly announced show and on sale dates.

On sale Friday, Dec. 1
• Of Mice And Men, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Feb. 6
• 10 Years, Black Sheep, Feb. 8
• Russ Liquid Test, Black Sheep, Feb. 17
• Iced Earth, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Feb. 28
• Tiny Moving Parts, Marquis Theatre, Denver, March 3
• Dashboard Confessional, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Apr. 9
• Cradle Of Filth, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Apr. 16
• Fortunate Youth, Black Sheep, Apr. 26

On sale Saturday, Dec. 2
• Khalid,
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, May 14

On sale Monday, Dec. 4
• Miguel,
Ogden Theater, Denver, Feb. 28
• Mat Kearny, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 3

On sale now
• Justin Moore,
1STBANK Center, Denver, March 8
• Jesus Piece with Vein, Marquis Theatre, Denver, March 10
• Liza Anne, Globe Hall, Denver, Apr. 5
• 3LAU, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Apr. 6

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kid Rock cancels candidacy, announces Denver show

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Kid Rock announced Tuesday that he is no longer running for the U.S. Senate — it was all just a joke, he swears — but that tickets for his upcoming “Greatest Show on Earth 2018 Tour” will be going on sale this Friday. The itinerary will include a March 20 date at the Pepsi Center.

The Detroit native will also be releasing a new album called Sweet Southern Sugar on Nov. 3. The new material, according to his publicist, will range “from country to classic rock, with a little rap sprinkled in between.”

Meanwhile, here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements. All tickets are on sale now unless otherwise noted.

• A Benefit For The Las Vegas First Responders,
Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 2

• Falsifier, Black Sheep, Nov. 19

• Daedelus, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 24

• Set To Stun, Marquis Theater, Denver, Wednesday, Nov. 29

• Derek Luh & Sammy Wilk, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 3

• Black Smurf, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Dec. 6

• Dayshell, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 6

• The All American Rejects, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 7

• Scarface, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 10

• Robb Banks, Summit Music Hall, Tuesday, Dec. 12 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Saints Of Never After, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 15

• The Defectives, Marquis Theater, Denver, Jan. 4

• John Maus, Marquis Theater, Denver, Jan. 19 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Seaway, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 4 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Punk Against Trump featuring Anti-Flag, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 20

• Avatar, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 31 (tickets on sale Friday)

• The Dangerous Summer, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 13 (tickets on sale Friday)
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Warped joins the music cruise business

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 8:18 AM


Imagine, if you will, being stranded on a desert island along with two dozen pop-punk bands plus 2000 of their closest fans.

A throng of ‘90s music diehards will be running that risk as Warped Rewind at Sea sets sail from the port of New Orleans on Oct. 28. Star attractions will include 3OH!3, Bowling for Soup, Good Charlotte, The Juliana Theory, Reel Big Fish, American Hi-Fi, The Aquabats, and Simple Plan. The cruise ship tour will make its way to Cozumel, Mexico, and then, if all goes well, be back in New Orleans on November 1.

And yes, there will be a live-band emo karaoke night, so keep an eye on those life rafts.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer their Warped Tours landlocked, promoters have just announced a survey to help determine which bands appear at next summer’s festival.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stargazers announces Elephant Revival New Year's Eve show

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:23 PM

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For local music enthusiasts who don’t want to travel beyond city limits for this year’s New Years Eve celebration, Elephant Revival's newly announced Stargazers show will come as good news. The venue, fans may recall, sold out a Dec. 11 holiday show last year, but the band had to cancel earlier that week. Happily enough, they'll be making it up to disappointed fans on Dec. 31. Tickets are on sale now, but most likely not for long.

Meanwhile, here's this week’s full list of new show announcements. All tickets are on sale now, unless otherwise noted.

• Dirty Thieves, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 22
• Little Car, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 13
• Hard Working Americans (featuring Todd Snider), Fox Theater, Boulder, Nov. 14
• Scream Blue Murder, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 15
• Evinair, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 25
• SIR, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 8
• The Anchor with Tonight We Rise, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 16
• Agnostic Front, Black Sheep, Dec. 19 (tickets on sale Oct. 19)
• Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Globe Hall, Denver, Dec. 29-31
• The Wailers, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Jan. 17, 2018
• Silverstein & Tonight Alive, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 26, 2018
• Dar Williams, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Feb. 27, 2018
• Galactic, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 17, 2018 (tickets on sale Oct. 20)
• Chicago, Pikes Peak Center, March 20, 2018
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Iration and P!nk announce onsale dates

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 1:26 PM

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We’ve finally reached that tipping point where most of the shows going on sale this Friday won’t actually be taking place until 2018.

But as far away as that may seem, don’t be surprised if tickets to them — especially St. Vincent, Iration, and P!nk — sell out very quickly.

Here then, for your planning purposes, is this week’s full list of new show announcements and onsale dates:

On sale Friday, Oct. 13
• Jazz Masters & Beyond, with Philip Bailey & Larry Dunn, Dianne Reeves, Bill Frisell and Ron Miles, Paramount Theatre, Denver, Nov. 28
• Christmas Jam, with Chris Young, Chris Janson and Chris Lane, 1stBank Center, Denver, Dec. 14
• St. Vincent, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Jan. 15, 2018
• Iration, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Feb. 3, 2018
• NF, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 2, 2018
• Walk Off the Earth, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 13, 2018
• P!nk, Pepsi Center, Denver, May 8, 2018

On sale now
• Crowbar,
Black Sheep, Nov. 25
• The Wailers, Fine Arts Center, Jan. 17, 2018
• Dar Williams, Fine Arts center, Feb. 27, 2018
• Sam Smith, Pepsi Center, Denver, Aug. 21, 2018

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New show alert: Dave Chappelle and Minus The Bear tickets on sale Friday

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 4:43 PM

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Care to try your luck again? The biggest show announcement this week is Dave Chappelle, whose July 13 appearance at Denver’s Bellco Theatre will go on sale this Friday, June 2.

You may recall that tickets for Chappelle’s Red Rocks show went on sale back in March and were gone before many of his fans could get through. As one jilted friend mourned on Facebook: “Five minutes after several unsuccessful attempts, I checked the third party sites and they were already flooded with tickets at double and triple price.”

Tickets for the Bellco show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Live Nation, AXS, or by phone at
888-929-7849. Let us know how it goes!

Meanwhile, here's this week’s full list of new show announcements and onsale dates:

On sale this Friday, June 2
• Dave Chappelle,
Bellco Theatre, Denver, July 13
• Minus The Bear & Pinback, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Sept. 1&2
• Venom Inc., Marquis Theater, Denver, Sept. 11
• Ty Segall, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Oct. 7
• New Found Glory, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, Nov. 16

On sale now
• Moonwalker, Summit Music Hall, Denver, July 16
• Dita Von Teese, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, July 20
• FMQB Triple A Conference, with Future Islands, Foxygen, Amy Shark, Bahamas, JD McPherson, others, St. Julien Hotel & Spa, Boulder, Aug. 9-12
• Bryson Tiller & H.E.R. Music, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver, Aug. 23

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Cloud Factory showcases experimental music at unconventional venues

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 1:00 AM

  • Michael Watson

DIY venues took a hit last year, nationally and locally, but in the aftermath of the loss of local venues like the Flux Capacitor and Mountain Fold Books, our community got creative.

Local artist collective Cloud Factory was one DIY venture to rise from the ashes, spearheaded by Mitchell Macura, keyboardist of local indie rockers Eros and The Eschaton; Han Sayles of Peach Press and the former Mountain Fold Books; and (disclosure) our own Indy reporter Nat Stein.

This collective has committed to keeping the DIY spirit alive, proving that art and music can happen anywhere by hosting shows at Funky Little Theater Company, The Zodiac Venue & Bar and Voodoo Leatherworks, among others.

Macura says: "This was our best response to [the closing of the Flux Capacitor]. By being not necessarily untraceable, but just invisible."

While Cloud Factory has faced challenges related to finding legal venues for pop-up events — and perhaps harder to come by, venues willing to host events without monetary compensation — they want to create something that might last. "We're trying to keep a community alive," Macura says, "and, maybe, to build a community so a model like this could be sustainable."

For now, that means bringing in cool, experimental music and art that gets folks in the door, and presenting this music wherever they can. Sunday's show by Karen Meat, an Iowa-based indie-pop/rock artist, will be held in one of their more creative locations thus far — a bowling alley.

Macura describes Karen Meat's music as "part of this weird vein of avant-garde indie-rock. The lyricism and themes behind the songs are not taken super seriously ... reflecting these instances of existential crises in society and making a joke out of them."

With a set of mournful vocals and a '60s-era sway, Karen Meat does everything indie-pop does best — blending the old with the new. Her aesthetic style reads almost '80s-inspired, glittery and disheveled, so she should fit right in under the Peak Bowl blacklights.

Also performing: Dana T, a Karen Meat collaborator and member of the national DIY community who calls his genre "Avant-Everything"; Kevin Greenspoon from California, providing electronic visual projections and sound; and local favorite experimental indie-rock musician Charioteer.

What's more, before the show folks are encouraged to fit in a few games of bowling — a much more exciting date night than dinner and a movie, and certainly more memorable.

Sunday, June 4, bowl at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m., Peak Bowl, 2861 N. Prospect St., $7 suggested donation, facebook.com/CloudFactoryCOS.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Imagine Dragons, ChameleonsVox, and Flobots top new show announcements

Posted By on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM

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  • Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds with big drum.

Colorado music fans will definitely not be crashing ticket agency servers Friday morning, given that the Black Sheep’s Born of Osiris date looks to be the only area show going on sale that day. We do, however, have an extra week’s warning for the Imagine Dragons/K.Flay show at the Pepsi Center, which is sure to sell out quickly.

Meanwhile, fans of The Chameleons will want to know that the revered UK band's frontman Mark Burgess is touring with his current band project ChameleonsVox, and that Denver is among the handful of cities the group will play on its upcoming American tour.

Meanwhile, here's this week’s rundown of new concert announcements. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are on sale now.

• Flobots, Black Sheep, June 10
• New Orleans Suspects, Sweetwater Park, Lone Tree, June 17
• Doctor P, Pwnage Method, Rawkus, June 23
• Born of Osiris, Black Sheep, July 3 (on sale May 12)
• Killing the Messenger, Bullfrog’s Bar & Grill, Pueblo, July 4
• Marcia Ball, Soiled Dove, Denver, July 7-8
The UMS: Undeground Music Showcase, various venues, Denver, July 30
• Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, Cowboys, Aug. 12
• Imagine Dragons, with K.Flay, Pepsi Center, Denver, Oct. 14 (on sale May 19)

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Beck, Shins, Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie announce on-sale ticket dates

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 3:58 PM

  • Fleetwood Mac's Buckingham and McVie
A half century of nostalgia is drifting into Colorado this week, thanks to the announcement of upcoming on-sale dates for shows ranging from The Shins and Spoon to Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie.

Red Rocks is responsible for a good number of these "legacy acts," including an especially eclectic pairing of Beck and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. (Actually, Florida Georgia Line and Nelly hooking up at the Pepsi Center sounds pretty special, too.)

In other dispatches from yesteryear, Hudson Gardens has just unveiled a summer season that includes Loverboy, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The B-52s, while Chautauqua Auditorium is taking a somewhat more subdued approach with Lucinda Williams and the Drive-By Truckers.

Here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements:

On sale Friday, April 14

• Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, multiple venues, Denver, June 2 & 3
• Beck, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 11
• Dawes, Ogden Theatre, Denver, July 22
• Reggae on the Rocks, feat. Sublime with Rome, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone, Inner Circle, Landon MacNamara, Judge Roughneck, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Aug. 26
• Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Chris Lane, Pepsi Center, Denver, Sept. 30
• The Shins, Spoon, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Oct. 5

On sale Saturday, Apr. 22

• Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie,
Paramount Theatre, July 27

On sale now

• Loverboy, Survivor,
Hudson Gardens, Littleton, June 11
• Drive-By Truckers, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, June 16-17
• Donny & Marie Osmond, Hudson Gardens, Littleton, July 18
• James McMurtry, Sarah Jarosz, Boulder Theater, Boulder, July 21
• Gladys Knight, Hudson Gardens, Littleton, July 23
• Chris Isaak, Hudson Gardens, Littleton, July 28
• Lucinda Williams, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, July 31
• Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hudson Gardens, Littleton, Aug. 6
• The B-52s, Hudson Gardens, Littleton, Aug. 27
• Billy Brag, Boulder Theater, Boulder, Oct. 12
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Gazette predicts big things for Elton John

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 5:25 PM

The Colorado Springs Gazette was not technically incorrect with Friday’s front page caption about Elton John selling more than 250 thousand albums. But it was also a bit of an understatement, given the fact that Elton has actually sold more than 250 million records over the course of a five-decade career.

Be that as it may, Friday night’s show ended up breaking three Broadmoor World Arena records, according to promoters. It was the venue's highest-grossing single event ever. Tickets sold out in just 22 minutes. And, last but not least, Elton set a new World Arena record for most tickets sold to a single event, drawing an audience of more than 9,000. Which, we should also note, is more than nine.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Flux Capacitor to host town hall gathering

Posted By on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Flux Capacitor, the all-ages venue that's seeking a new location after being forced to shut its doors back in December, wants your input. The venue will be hosting a “Town Hall Meeting” at 5:30 Thursday afternoon, which will include a community dialogue and, of course, music.

In preparation for the event, local musician Brian Elyo, AKA Mobdividual, is putting together a slide show to play while folks are filing in. If you have photos of your own special moments at the venue, you can reach out to Brian via his Facebook page.

Here are the full details:
Community stakeholders, musicians, artists, organizers, cultural organizations, and all lovers of the Flux are invited to a meeting and presentation about the future of this beloved community art and music venue!

Come show your support for the Flux, share what the space has meant to you, and learn what you can do to help the project take its next steps. We'll have a short presentation about the past, present and future of the Flux, followed by engaging in positive community dialogue.

If you have a great story about feeling welcome, getting sober, meeting friends, starting your first band, or anything else, please come to this event and share it! With music from Tejon Street Corner Thieves!

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E Costilla Street 80903 (West Reception Hall)

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

E-40, Modest Mouse, John Mayer and Depeche Mode top new Colorado show announcements

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 3:58 PM

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So who else out there remembers hyphy, that short-lived but much-loved '90s sub-genre that had Bay Area hip-hop fans ghost-riding the whip with their stunna shades on?

If you were among them, you’ll want to have your credit card handy this Friday morning when tickets for E-40’s Denver date go on sale. The purveyor of “Tell Me When To Go” and other hyphy hit will be performing May 9 at Summit Music Hall.

Meanwhile, here's this week’s full list of new show announcements and on-sale dates:

On sale Friday, March 3

• E-40,
Summit Music Hall, Denver, May 9
• Modest Mouse, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, June 6
• At the Drive In, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, June 15
• All Time Low, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, July 14

On sale Saturday, March 4
• John Mayer,
Pepsi Center, Denver, July 19

On sale Friday, March 10
• Depeche Mode,
Pepsi Center, Denver, Aug. 25
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rakim, Pixies and Midnight Oil top latest show announcements

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Paid in full: Rakim onstage - FLOWIZM
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  • Paid in full: Rakim onstage

This week is a big one for fans of Chris Stapleton and Incubus. Actually, let’s make that “Chris Stapleton or Incubus,” since that’s one Venn diagram without much overlap. Tickets for both artists' Red Rocks shows go on sale this coming Friday, along with Denver dates by Pixies and a reunited Midnight Oil.

Closer to home, the biggest news is that Rakim — the god-like emcee who teamed up with producer Eric B. for “Paid in Full” and other groundbreaking hip-hop masterpieces — will be playing the Black Sheep on March 16. Those tickets are already on sale, so don't sleep on that one.

Meanwhile, here's this week’s full list of new show announcements:

On sale Friday, Feb. 24

Cowboy Mouth, Summit Music Hall, Denver, April 15
• The Slackers, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 2 & 3
• Balance and Composure, Black Sheep, May 3
• Everclear, Summit Music Hall, Denver, May 20
• Midnight Oil, Paramount Theatre, Denver, May 23
• Chris Stapleton, Red Rocks, Morrison, May 23
• Incubus, Red Rocks, Morrison, Oct. 3
• Pixies, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Oct. 18

On sale now

• Dan Deacon,
Marquis Theater, Denver, March 9
• Rakim, Black Sheep, March 16
• Adelita’s Way, Black Sheep, April 6
• Wovenhand, Marquis Theater, Denver, April 28

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lady Gaga, Muse, and Rise Against on sale soon

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 8:56 AM

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Following her high-energy Super Bowl performance, pop icon Lady Gaga surprised Colorado fans with the morning-after announcement of a show at Denver’s Pepsi Center. Granted, it’s ten months away, but given the enthusiasm of her fan-base, tickets are likely to sell out quickly once they go on sale Feb. 20.

In other new concert announcements, Rise Against and Deftones have also announced a Pepsi Center date, for which they’ll be co-headlining, while the Black Sheep will be putting three new shows on sale this coming Friday.

And with that, here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements:


Frank Iero and the Patience, Marquis Theater, May 4

As It Is, Black Sheep, May 6

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Summit Music Hall, May 7

The Dear Hunter, Black Sheep, May 21

Suffocation, Black Sheep, June 9

Rise Against, Deftones, Pepsi Center, June 30

Muse, Red Rocks, Sept. 18


• Lady Gaga,
Pepsi Center, Dec. 12

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