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Crosby, Stills, and Nash concert set, Jordison and Slipknot split, and more news

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There has been a great deal of music news made in Central Iowa this week. Here are a few items that you may have missed.

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On Tuesday, Des Moines Performing Arts announced that Rock and Rock Hall of Famers Crosby, Stills, and Nash will play the Des Moines Civic Center on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to see the legendary group will go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster for $56 to $86 on Monday, December 16 at 9 a.m.

Yesterday, Slipknot announced to fans through their website that they have parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison. Here is the announcement:

To our Maggots and fans around the world,

It is with great pain but quiet respect that, for personal reasons, Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.

Thank you,
The ‘Knot

Jordison is currently touring Europe with one of his other projects, Scar the Martyr.

San Diego reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid have announced a tour date at West Des Moines' Val Air Ballroom on March 12. The band describes its sound as a blend of folk, rock, reggae, blues, hip-hop, funk, metal, dub, and punk. General admission tickets for the 8 p.m. all ages show are $22.50 in advance through TicketWeb. Reserved box seats are also available for $75.

Jazz singer Max Wellman announced recently that his December 21 "Home for the Holidays" concert at Wooly's in Des Moines will also be an album release event for Wellman's new album You Must Believe in Spring. Tickets for the show are $22 to $42 through TicketFly. 4-person VIP packages for this all ages event are also available for $168.

Finally, Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines has announced two more shows. Texas blues/soul group Black Joe Lewis will bring their Electric Slave tour to the venue on February 27. The 8 p.m. show will be 21-and-over, and no openers have been announced yet. Advanced tickets for the show are $15 through Tikly. The venue also announced a show by Japanese indie rock duo Cibo Matto (see featured video) at 8 p.m. on March 5. Openers for this 21-and-over concert have not been announced either. Advanced tickets are $15 through Tikly.

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