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Concert News: Vicente Fernandez’s Fresno farewell — now rescheduled

You might recall a few months back when Latin music icon Vicente Fernandez canceled the sold-out Fresno stop on his farewell tour because of health problems. Fans were sad, left to get refunds on thousands of tickets.

Well, now it’s time to start buying again.

Fernandez, seemingly in better health, will now perform at Selland Arena on April 12. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, costing $48, $70, $95, $150 and $175. In case you’re wondering: these are the same prices as the previous show. So just consider that a warm-up run. Tickets will go fast the second time around. Maybe even faster.

You can buy them at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or the Fresno Convention Center box office.

Concert News: Vicente Fernandez canceled

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Vicente Fernandez’s sold-out Nov. 16 concert at Selland Arena has been canceled.

The Latin music legend — age 72 and on his farewell tour — had a lump detected in his liver and canceled his remaining 2012 shows.

Per his announcement:

Several studies have been carried out on the singer and in the next days Don Vicente will undergo surgery to remove the lump on his liver. Due to the nature of the surgery and the recovery, the concerts programmed for the rest of 2012 will be canceled.
After the operation it is necessary to carry out the pertinent pathology. These results will be communicated to the mass media. Likewise, we will continue to inform the media regarding the state of health of Vicente Fernández as he advances in the procedures.

Ticket refunds will be available starting on Monday at original point of purchase.

You Review Vicente Fernandez

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Vicente Fernandez — the king (or “El Rey”) of ranchera music — returned to Fresno on Friday night, for his first ever performance at Save Mart Center.

Fernandez is an icon of Latin music, a 40-year vet of song and film. So was his most recent Fresno stop totally regal? Let’s hear your reviews.

Was this show as good as his past ones? At 70, does he still have it? How was the crowd? Into it? Was the arena packed? What were your highlights? Lowlights? Was it worth the money. Chime in on any of that and whatever else you wish in the comments section.

If you have photos from the show you want to share, head over to our Picture This site and upload ‘em.

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

While you’re not at Comic-Con

1. CLIMB THE STRANGE VINE
On-the-rise local band — and one of my faves — Strange Vine is having its CD release party on Saturday night at Audie’s Olympic. I give their disc, “Ghosts,” a thumbs up. Read more about them and the show in this interview. You can also get a free track from the Strange Vine guys right here on The Beehive.

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Concert News: Jonas Brothers return, Aventura arrives and more

UPDATE: Details on the Jonas Brothers stop in Fresno have been confirmed — the trio is playing Save Mart Center (no surprise there). Tickets cost $32, $52, $72 and $82, and go on sale starting at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 22).

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ORIGINAL POST, 4/27: Jonas Brothers are scheduled to make their Fresno return on Sept. 21. There aren’t many other details yet, not even a venue. Odds are very good it’s going to be Save Mart Center, but wouldn’t it be cool to do it at Chukchansi Park? Just sayin’.

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