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Hollywood Vampires are coming to Mount Pleasant

Rock supergroup the Hollywood Vampires announced a string of summer tour dates Monday, which included a July 13 stop at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant. The band includes Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses (McKagan will be with GNR in Detroit on June 23, as well). Tickets for the outdoor concert are $25-$98 and go on sale 9 a.m. Saturday. Visit soaringeaglecasino.com.

More new concerts announced

To get you ready for warmer weather, a flurry of spring and summer concerts have been announced. The Hip Hop Smackdown at the Fox Theatre will pit rappers against each other May 28. The card includes Uncle Luke vs. Juvenile, Lil’ Kim vs. Trina, Scarface vs. Too Short and The LOX vs. E-40. Ticket, $49-$125, go on sale Saturday. Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will bring their “High Road” tour to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Aug. 12 ($22-$121). Also in August, ZZ Top and Gregg Allman hit DTE Energy Music Theatre on Aug. 17 ($21-$111), Gov’t Mule comes to Meadow Brook Ampitheatre on Aug. 19 ($49.50-$69.50) and Don Henley also comes to Meadow Brook on Aug. 20 ($30-$149.50). All those concerts go sale Friday, except Henley, which goes on sale Saturday. Iggy Azalea, Charlie Puth, Troye Sivan and Daya come to Freedom Hill on June 5. Tickets, price is TBA, go on sale Thursday. This fall, Sigur Rós hit the Fox Theatre on Oct. 1. Tickets, $31.50-$71.50, go on sale Friday.

Kesha: ‘I got offered my freedom if I were to lie’

Over the weekend pop singer Kesha posted to Instagram insinuating that she would be released from her Sony contract if she agreed to lie. She’s currently trapped in a contract with the record label and her alleged rapist, producer Dr. Luke. “I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped,” she posted. “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.”

Off-set drama for ‘Trailer Park Boys’ comedy series

One of the stars of Canadian comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” Mike Smith was arrested in Los Angeles on Friday for misdemeanor domestic battery against his friend, Georgia Ling. Smith, who plays Bubbles on the show, was released on $20,000 bail after four hours. A statement by Smith and Ling deny that there was an assault. “Georgia is a friend of mine and we had a loud and heated dispute,” Smith said in the statement. “At no time did I assault her.” “Mike and I did indeed have a heavy argument, but it saddens me the way things are being reported and the way it was handled by the police,” Ling said. “The police were called by others not present in the room who mistakenly perceived the argument to be something other than what it was.” The next day, actress Lucy DeCoutere, who plays Lucy on the show, tweeted that she was resigning, but later added that there are “no bad feelings” between her and the cast, so it appears to be unrelated to Smith’s arrest. DeCoutere was the complainant in the sexual assault case against former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi; he was acquitted last month.

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The musical headliners for the Uncle Jam Jam in Woodhaven are 38 Special on July 8, Vince Neil on July 9 and 50 Amp Fuse on July 10. The free festival, which also has a carnival, petting zoo and monster trucks, will take place at the Civic Center Park.

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Tuesday’s birthdays

Greg Mathis, 56

Pharrell Williams, 43

Lily James, 27

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