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Imagine Dragons to headline Target All-Star Concert presented by Budweiser

Grammy Award winning artists IMAGINE DRAGONS will headline the 2014 Target All-Star Concert presented by Budweiser with special guest, Minnesota-based ATMOSPHERE, on July 12th as part of MLB All-Star Week. The concert will take place three days prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field, which airs on FOX with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. A special fireworks show presented by Firestone will be conducted immediately following the concert.

Fans can obtain either a free General Admission Ticket or free On-Field Standing Room Ticket based on availability at AllStarGame.com/Concert beginning June 19th at 10:00 a.m. Central. Free tickets must be printed and brought with attendees, and may not be resold. Limit four tickets per individual request. The rain or shine concert will take place at TCF Bank Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m. Central, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Central. All visitors will be screened at security checkpoints before entering the stadium. No backpacks, alcohol, umbrellas, glass or metal containers, and other specified items are permitted. A full list of prohibited and acceptable items is available at AllStarGame.com/Concert.  

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"Major League Baseball is committed to bringing the great fans of Minnesota an unforgettable week of events and activities leading up to the 2014 All-Star Game and we are thrilled to host Grammy Award winning artists Imagine Dragons for what will be an All-Star caliber concert," said Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice President, Business, Major League Baseball Properties. "We are proud to work with our great partners at Target and Budweiser to host this concert as part of our All-Star festivities. With fan events like the concert, MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet, T-Mobile All-Star Fan-Fest and the Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike in addition to the ballpark events, fans will have many opportunities to create an All-Star memory."

 "Music is an important part of Target's brand and we are excited to bring what will be an unforgettable concert to our hometown guests and All-Star Week fans," said Dan Griffis, Vice President, Experiential Marketing, Target. "The concert will be a 'can't miss' event and Target is proud to partner with Major League Baseball to host the talented Imagine Dragons."

"The Twins organization tips our cap to Major League Baseball and long-time partners Target and Budweiser for teaming to make this All-Star Concert possible," Twins President Dave St. Peter said. "We are excited to have this unique opportunity to deliver a world-class show of this nature - for absolutely free - to our great fans across Twins Territory."

"Atmosphere loves free stuff. So naturally we're excited to be part of the All-Star Concert's free show, celebrating the All Star Game taking place in the Twin Cities," said the group, Atmosphere." Come down and throw your hands in the air like you REALLY DO care."

The Target All-Star Concert presented by Budweiser marks the fourth concert to take place during an MLB All-Star Week. In 2013, multi-Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey performed with the New York Philharmonic on the iconic Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City as part of All-Star Week hosted by the New York Mets; Missouri native and multi-Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow performed under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis as part of All-Star Week hosted by the Cardinals in 2009; and Grammy Award winner and New Jersey native Bon Jovi also performed on the Great Lawn in Central Park as part of All-Star Week hosted by the New York Yankees in 2008. 

Media may request a concert-only credential by emailing Lauren.Verrusio@MLB.com. If approved, media may obtain their credentials at the Dodge county entrance on the south side of TCF Bank Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. Central on the day of the concert.

Grammy Award winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS is one of the 2013's breakout artists, having played to sold-out audiences worldwide. Their debut full length album, Night Visions, (KIDinaKORNER/ Interscope Records) arrived on the Billboard Top 200 at #2 with the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in over six years. Certified double platinum, the album was propelled by the amazing success of the 2x platinum selling single, "It's Time," the 6x platinum follow-up "Radioactive" and "Demons," which has sold over 3.5 million. Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons "the biggest breakout of the year" and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the "Year of the Dragons." IMAGINE DRAGONS are Dan Reynolds (vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass), and Daniel Platzman (drums).

17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed Minneapolis into a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And because of the duo's indefatigable touring habits, Top 20-charting albums, and their artist-owned label Rhymesayers (MF Doom, Aesop Rock), they're still pushing the boundaries of what indie rap can mean.

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