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Save your money for some hot tickets

Lexington music fans, we hope you haven't spent all your money on holiday gifts, because you have concert tickets to buy this weekend.

Seats for a trio of big 2010 shows at Rupp Arena go on sale: Taylor Swift, the Three Days Grace-Breaking Benjamin tour and The Black Eyed Peas.

■ Swift, 19, is the youngest artist in history to win the Country Music Association's prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award. On her tour, she will perform with American Idol finalist Kelli Pickler. Tickets for the April 29 show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for $26, $50.50 and $60.50.

■ Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin first teamed up for a sold-out tour in 2007. They are joined on this tour by the critically acclaimed band Flyleaf. Tickets for the Feb. 1 show are $39.75 for general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the lower bowl. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

■ Black Eyed Peas were 2009's comeback act in pop music with the album The E.N.D., which has sold 9 million copies and added a couple of No. 1 singles to the band's catalog: Boom Boom Pow and I've Got a Feeling. Opening will be the Los Angeles duo LMFAO. Tickets for the Feb. 17 show will go on sale at noon Saturday. Tickets will be $39.50 to $81, and the floor will be general admission.

Tickets for all three shows are available at the Rupp Arena box office, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at For more information, go to

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