Pittsburgh area concert news: Alice in Chains & Maren Morris headed here

Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin will launch a co-headlined summer tour at The Pavilion at Star Lake.

Country-pop star Maren Morris will headline the Stage AE outdoor stage.

And guitar ace George Thorogood returns to The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.

That's the big concert news announced Monday for the Pittsburgh area.

American rock bands Alice In Chains and Breaking Benjamin come together for the first time as co-headliners, joined by special guests Bush. The 30-city tour kicks off Aug. 10 at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.com

Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin launch a summer tour in Washington County.
Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin launch a summer tour in Washington County.

Grammy-winning crossover country star Maren Morris hits the road this summer, too, for a tour reaching Stage AE, Pittsburgh on July 15. The warmup act will be Brett Cobb. The public sale of tickets begins at 10 a.m. March 11. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning 8 a.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $49.50 in advance ($55 the day of the show) and $99 for platinum seating.

Morris’ new album "Humble Quest" is out March 25.

Meanwhile, Drusky Entertainment announced Thorogood and his Destroyers will play The Palace on June 19. Tickets to see the "Bad to The Bone" singer-guitarist go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday with a promoter online presale at 10 a.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $39.75 to $69.75 (price includes $1 donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society).

George Thorogood returns to Greensburg on June 19.
George Thorogood returns to Greensburg on June 19.

Highlights of the Western Pennsylvania concert calendar:

Petersen Events Center

March 12: Tyler, The Creator

April 2: Toby Mac

April 3: For King & Country

April 14: Jack White

April 21: Bill Burr

May 9: Lamb of God and Megadeth

May 11: Deftones

May 18: AJR

Oct. 6: Killers

UPMC Events Center

April 7: Motionless in White, Black Veil Brides

April 26: Lil Durk

May 1: Whiskey Myers

PPG Paints Arena

March 26: The Eagles

April 1: Trevor Noah

April 4: Justin Bieber

May 1: Jim Gaffigan

June 18: Ringo Starr

July 6: Roger Waters

July 17: Kevin Hart

July 19: New Kids on The Block

July 20: Shawn Mendes

July 22: Dude Perfect

July 29: Rage Against The Machine

Aug. 31: Twenty One Pilots

Sept. 7: Rod Stewart

Sept. 26: John Mulaney

Mr. Smalls Theater

March 9: Joshua Radin

March 15: Parquet Courts

March 18: Animal Collective

March 26: Perfume Genius

March 29: Circle Jerks

April 2: Soccer Mommy

April 19: Houndmouth

April 24: Lights

April 29: Cat Power

May 19: Built to Spill

May 22: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

May 24: Afghan Whigs

Sept. 7: Snail Mail

Club Cafe

April 10: Sean Rowe

April 19: James McMurtry (sold out)

June 7: Grant-Lee Phillips

Palace Theatre

March 9: Loverboy

March 11: America

March 12: Chris Janson

March 16: Celtic Thunder

March 24: Martina McBride

April 3: Buddy Guy

April 12: Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening

April 15: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

April 16: Al Stewart

April 28: Jefferson Starship

April 29: Clay Walker

April 30: Steve Hackett

May 8: Lewis Black

May 11: David Foster

May 22: The Spinners

June 6: Trace Adkins

June 9: George Thorogood

July 26: Hanson

Sept. 9: Steven Wright

Nov. 7: Steve Vai

Nov. 13: W.A.S.P.

Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

March 16: Henry Rollins

March 18: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

March 30: Colin Hay

May 6: Valerie June

May 12: Marc Maron

May 20: Steve Byrne Benefit Shows for Mario Lemieux Foundation

June 4: Nikki Glaser

June 18: Corinne Bailey Rae

June 26: The Zombies

July 8: Howard Jones

Nov. 10: Richard Marx

Dec. 2: Dave Landau

Corinne Bailey Rae plays Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on June 18.
Corinne Bailey Rae plays Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on June 18.

Jergel's Rhythm Grille

March 15: Adelitas Way

May 8: Lit

June 4: Steve Earle

June 8: The Outlaws

Stage AE

March 11: The Wonder Years

March 12: Khruangbin

March 16: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

March 19: Mayday Parade

March 29: Mitski

April 1: Wolf Alice

April 5: Bright Eyes

April 8: Kip Moore

April 24: Mastodon

April 28: Steel Panther

April 30: Girl Talk (outdoors)

May 3: Simple Plan and Sum 41

May 9: Testament

May 13: Hot Chip

May 17: Halestorm (outdoors)

May 18: The Offspring (outdoors)

May 27: The Head and The Heart (outdoors)

May 28: The Commonheart (outdoors)

June 3: Pride on The Shore Festival with Jessie J

June 4: Bon Iver (outdoors)

June 5: Flume (outdoors)

June 8: Lord Huron (outdoors)

June 21: Rex Orange County (outdoors)

June 22: My Morning Jacket (outdoors)

June 28: Mt. Joy

July 13: Third Eye Blind (outdoors)

July 15: Maren Morris (outdoors)

Aug. 1: Coheed & Cambria (outdoors)

Aug. 8: Andrew Bird with Iron & Wine (outdoors)

Aug. 15: Dispatch and O.A.R. (outdoors)

Aug. 18: Kid Laroi (outdoors)

Aug. 19: Avett Brothers (outdoors)

Sept. 13: Idles

Sept. 22: Goo Goo Dolls (outdoors)

Nov. 12: AFI

Maren Morris will headline Stage AE on July 15.
Maren Morris will headline Stage AE on July 15.

Roxian Theatre

March 11: Hippo Campus

March 18: Manchester Orchestra

March 20: Dirty Honey and Mammoth WVH

March 29: Bob Weir & The Wolf Brothers

March 31: Jerry Cantrell

April 3: The Menzingers

April 10: Brian Culbertson

April 11: Gov't Mule

April 16: Wynonna Judd

June 11: Bastille

Oct. 17: Airborne Toxic Effect

Heinz Hall

March 20: Alice Cooper

April 14: The Temptations and The Four Tops

June 22: Ben Folds

Alice Cooper headlines Heinz Hall.
Alice Cooper headlines Heinz Hall.

Byham Theater

April 20: Amos Lee

June 2: Chelsea Handler

Benedum Center

April 5: "The Bachelor" Live on Stage

Sept. 26: Chris Rock

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

March 12: Dee Dee Bridgewater

March 19: Antonio Carols Jobim with strings

March 25-26: Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

April 2: SFJazz Collective

April 30: Stefon Harris & Blackout

May 21: Arturo O'Farrill & The Latin Jazz Orchestra

Thunderbird Cafe

March 18: Gary Numan

March 26: The Cactus Blossoms

April 5: Will Hoge

April 15: Sonny Landreth

May 16: Midlake

Pavilion at Star Lake

May 14: Foo Fighters

June 5: Flume

June 15: The Lumineers

June 17: Train

July 5: Backstreet Boys

July 6: Santana

July 9: Doobie Brothers

July 14: Thomas Rhett

July 16: Jimmy Buffett

July 21: Morgan Wallen

July 22: Chicago with Brian Wilson & Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

Aug. 6: Kid Rock

Aug. 10: Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin

Aug. 26: Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean headlines The Pavilion at Star Lake.
Jason Aldean headlines The Pavilion at Star Lake.

PNC Park

July 29: The Clarks post-Pirates game

Aug. 11: Billy Joel

Aug. 12: Def Leppard, Motley Crue

Aug. 14: Metallica

Sept. 16: Elton John

Heinz Field

June 11: Kenny Chesney

Wild Things Park

July 19: Eli Young Band

Rivers Casino

March 12: Ron White

March 26: Andrew Schulz

April 23: Gladys Knight

May 14-15: Thunder From Down Under

Scott Tady is the local Entertainment Reporter for The Beaver County Times and Ellwood City Ledger. He's easy to reach at stady@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @scotttady.

This article originally appeared on Beaver County Times: Alice in Chains begins tour at Star Lake; Maren Morris plays Stage AE