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Lightning 2009-10 Post-Game Concert Series set to Continue

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

After a successful series of post-game concerts following select Tampa Bay Lightning home games through the first half the season, the Lightning and the St. Pete Times Forum are proud to host the second half of the fourth consecutive season of the Lightning Post-Game Concert Series, presented by Beck’s Beer and sponsored by

Featured bands Nonpoint, Seventh Void and Saving Abel will take the stage on the outdoor plaza immediately following select Lightning home games. The latest installment of featured bands to perform comes on the heels of a successful start to this season’s bill, in which Danko Jones, Gandalf Murphy and ZO2 took the stage. All game tickets include the price of admission to the concert.

The Lightning Post-Game Concert Series began in 2006 and has been a huge hit attracting fans to enjoy additional entertainment after watching exciting Lightning hockey. Florida natives Nonpoint and Brooklyn based Seventh Void both have received high acclaim for their recent and current projectswhile Nonpoint and We The kingsl will conclude this year', while the alternative rock group Saving Abel is set to release their upcoming Spring album as they conclude this year’s series. 

The remainder of this year’s series is scheduled as follows:

Sat. Feb. 6 vs. Calgary Flames – Concert Featuring Nonpoint
Sat. Mar. 6 vs. Atlanta Thrashers – Concert Featuring Seventh Void
Sat. Mar. 20 vs. Washington Capitals – Concert Featuring Saving Abel

Nonpoint Performs Following February 6 Game. Nonpoint was formed in 1998 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has sold well over 500,000 records in the United States. Their unrelenting live shows have earned them the distinction as one of rock music’s best performing acts. The band has toured with some of the genre’s most renowned acts including Mudvayne, Staind, Ozzie Osbourne and Linkin Park. The group’s new album, To The Pain, is a culmination of the band’s hard work over their last decade in the music industry. The album’s first single, “Bullet With A Name,” has been steadily climbing the charts and is already one of the band’s most successful singles.

Seventh Void Performs Following March 6 Game. Seventh Void is a hard rock band composed of Type O Negative members Kenny Hickey, Johnny Kelly, Matt Brown of Uranium 235, and Hank Hell of Inhuman. Originally conceived in 2003 by Hickey and Kelly, the band's personnel was not solidified until 2005 when their songwriting began in earnest. The band's name is lifted from a line in Dante’s Inferno. Their debut album, Heaven Is Gone, was released in April 2009 on Big Vin Records and has received high acclaim.

Saving Abel Performs Following March 20 Game. Saving Abel gradually came together in the small town of Corinth, Mississippi with the final electric lineup of guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor and drummer Blake Dixon. The band released their self-titled, major label debut album on March 11, 2008, which achieved certified gold status just one year later largely in part due to the strength of its hit single “Addicted,” which peaked at #2 on the US Mainstream Rock Chart. The band is almost finished with their second full-length record and plans to return to the studio this month to record the last few tracks.

Individual game tickets are on sale now and start as low as $16. To order tickets by phone, call 813-301-6661. Tickets can also be ordered online at Admission to the post-game concert is granted with a Tampa Bay Lightning ticket to the corresponding game. For more information, contact Patrick Duffy at 813-301-6525 or at

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