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Palace Theatre announces three opening-weekend shows

Jeremy messersmith plays at the Palace Theatre 'sneak peek' in December 2016 (Nate Ryan/MPR)

Today, the Palace Theatre announced three shows that will serve to officially open the downtown St. Paul venue in March.

First up: Atmosphere are the first act to headline the newly renovated Palace Theatre on Friday, March 10 as a part of their Welcome to Minnesota 2017 tour. Pre-sale tickets ($25) are on sale now with password “downtown” at point of purchase, with remaining tickets on sale Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. CT. Support will be announced at a later date.

Next: the Jayhawks will take the Palace stage on Saturday, March 11. The Cactus Blossoms will open the show, and tickets ($30-$50) will go on sale Jan. 20 at noon CT. You can use the password “thecurrent” to get in on a pre-sale on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. CT.

Last, but certainly not least: Phantogram will play the Palace on Sunday, March 12. Tickets ($30) go on sale Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.; a presale opens Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. with password “thecurrent.” An opening band will be announced later.

Mayor Chris Coleman opened the venue’s doors for a sneak peek last month, and visitors were impressed at how the venue looked and functioned after a two-year, $15.6 million renovation. Two spring shows were previously announced for the 100-year-old theater: Regina Spektor (March 26) and the xx (April 28).

The Palace reopening was only one of last year’s big music venue stories; click here to read more.