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Baltimore concert venues seeing high-volume ticket sales
Baltimore concert venues seeing high-volume ticket sales

When Elton John played 1st Mariner Arena last year, his first Baltimore performance in more than a decade, more than 12,000 fans turned out. Sade, opening her first American concert tour in just as many years, drew an audience just as big later in the summer, and it became 1st Mariner's highest-grossing show of 2011. The demand to see pop singer Robyn, who was playing her only regional show at Rams Head Live, was so large that some bus companies set up trips from Washington to Baltimore for the night. These acts — and other marquee names, including Lil Wayne, Rihanna and The Pogues — helped 1st Mariner Arena and Rams Head Live, the city's major concert venues, defy...

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