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Win Tickets to See John Hiatt and Big Head Todd at The Orbit Room

97.9 GRD welcomes John Hiatt And The Combo and Big Head Todd And The Monsters this Tuesday at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids. How would you like to go to the show for free? Find out how after the jump.

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Bush Make Their Return to Grand Rapids at The Orbit Room

After a near 10-year hiatus, Bush returned to the music scene last year with frontman Gavin Rossdale once again leading the charge. After releasing their latest album The Sea of Memories last month, the first since 2001's Golden State, the band hit the road to promote the record. Bush headlined The Orbit Room last night (Tuesday) and met with lucky GRD listeners before the show. Check out our photo gallery from the show.

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Bush to Headline The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids October 4

U.K. rockers Bush have been on an extended hiatus since they disbanded back in 2002. That all changed when frontman Gavin Rossdale reformed the band in June of last year. Bush will embark on a North American tour this fall, making a stop at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on October 4.

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Tickets to See Social Distortion at the Orbit Room on Sale Now

Punk icons Social Distortion are ready to do some damage at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids for a GRD show on November 27. The date is part of the just announced fall tour for the band, who are currently promoting their album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.

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Taking Back Sunday Take Over The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids

Taking Back Sunday played an awesome set at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids Thursday night. It was a good mix of some new songs but more older tunes for the crowd to enjoy. If you didn't go to the show last night, see what you missed after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday Come Full Circle in Grand Rapids

Taking Back Sunday have gone through a lot of changes over the years. Members have come and gone, albums have become more ambitious and the remaining roster have matured as time went on. That maturity has not been more evident than in the return of guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper, part of the beloved Tell All Your Friends lineup. Nolan and lead vocalist Adam Lazzara sat down with me before their show at the Orbit Room Thursday night to talk about the evolution of Taking Back Sunday and how going back brought them forward.

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Win Tickets to see Taking Back Sunday at The Orbit Room or a Trip to NYC

97.9 GRD and Coke are giving away tickets to see Taking Back Sunday at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on July 28. Plus, you could unlock access to the exclusive Coke Secret Soundcheck, an intimate pre-concert three-song set performed by Taking Back Sunday!

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Hollywood Undead Bring The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids to Life

Hollywood Undead had the Orbit Room crowd in a frenzy as soon as they stepped on stage. The group also hung out with GRD listeners before the show and played a little cornhole toss.

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Original Taking Back Sunday Lineup Hit The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids July 28

Taking Back Sunday have posted dates for a summer North American tour, which includes a stop in Grand Rapids at the Orbit Room July 28. Thursday and Colour Revolt will support TBS throughout the trek.

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30 Seconds To Mars Brings Their War to The Orbit Room

30 Seconds To Mars brought a visual and sonic onslaught to a SOLD OUT Orbit Room crowd Tuesday night.  The band has been touring for what seems like forever in support of their latest album, This Is War.  Frontman Jared Leto and guitarist Tomo hung out with a few GRD listeners before the show.  View the photos after the jump.

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My Chemical Romance Invade the Orbit Room

My Chemical Romance brought their World Contamination Tour to the Orbit Room Saturday night for a SOLD OUT show at the Orbit Room! MCR were kind enough to meet with a few GRD listeners before the concert. Definitely a great way to spend Record Store Day.

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If you missed the show, here is a little taste of the night.

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