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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

2005 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 | Outside Houston | 281-363-3300

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Houston's "summer shed" hosts the A-list national touring acts and packages across all musical genres. But while the seated areas provide a better view for a pricier ticket, the best action is often found on the lawn. That's especially true during rock shows, where the ant-free green carpet isn't the only grass being enjoyed up high.


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    Aftermath has heard a decent amount of entertaining segues at concerts. Most concert segues are awkward and some are funny, but this one from Zac Brown's last night was the most country shit...
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    Chris Brown, T-Pain, Tyga, Bow Wow Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 16, 2011 "I work too hard to be ballin on a budget" proclaimed Chris Brown as he stood atop of the massive stage...
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    blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Matt & Kim Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 26, 2011 Surely, there have been murmurs about blink-182's reformation. Surely, many people have...
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    Def Leppard, Heart Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 23, 2011 Like so many of their 80s hard rock brethren, Def Leppard has always straddled the line between serious musical...
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    Santana, Michael Franti & Spearhead Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 10, 2011 Timeless. Classic. Legend. OG - all classifications that tend to be distributed loosely in the music...
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    Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival feat. Avenged Sevenfold, Seether & Three Days Grace Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 5, 2011 First, Aftermath would like to give credit where...
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    To see lots of pics of bikini-clad girls and neon-wearing dudes, check out our slideshow of the ID Fest. Identity Festival feat. Steve Aoki, Rusko, Pretty Lights, Disco Biscuits, Le Castle...
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    If you haven't noticed, the past few years have seen yet another explosion of electronic music. This time dubstep is leading the way, invading radio pop, remixes and the ears of teens and...
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    Check out these '90s all-stars in our slideshow. 311, Sublime With Rome Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 12, 2011 Aftermath could smell the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion before we...
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    Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch, Parachute Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 13, 2011 The Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch and Parachutes made an interesting lineup at the Cynthia Woods...
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    Stevie Nicks Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 13, 2011 Aftermath can't help but wonder if the people who think Stevie Nicks is some kind of wand-waving white-witch faerie queen have...
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    Ke$ha Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 2, 2011 See glitter, glow-in-the-dark attire and some mighty afros from Ke$ha, LMFAO and Spank Rock (and their fans) in our slideshow. Halfway...
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    UPDATE X3: The remaining U.S. dates of the tour have been CANCELLED. Better luck next time. UPDATE X2: Kings of Leon's Woodlands date has been rescheduled for September 22. UPDATE: We have...
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    Peter Gabriel, enigmatic performer, vocalist in Genesis' early, proggy days and keeper of a boffo solo career for the past three decades, hits The Woodlands Thursday night for the first time...
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    Arcade Fire, Explosions In the Sky Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 4, 2011 Check out pics of Arcade Fire's intimate concert in our slideshow. It was a sort of homecoming for titanic...
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    Last night during their Buzzfest 26-closing set at at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, classic alt-rockers Jane's Addiction had the distinct honor of announcing to the nearly sold-out...
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    James Taylor is like a warm blanket and a cold night, or conversely, the cold side of the pillow on a warm night. It's hard to quantify Taylor's tones to someone who isn't a believer, but...
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    Lead singer Scott Weiland's burly Jim Morrison-esque baritone and brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo's bass-and-guitar assault helped make Stone Temple Pilots alternative-FM darlings in the...
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    Must Kings of Leon do everything backwards? First the Followill boys went and got mega-popular in the UK before brooding but hook-loaded 2008 LP Only By the Night finally kicked them up to...
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    The name on the ticket stub may be Heaven and Hell, but that's only to avoid the wrath (and writs) of Sharon Osbourne. Every headbanger worth his devil horn's sign knows what he's really...
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