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How could you go wrong with Linkin Park? What about Incubus? The Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavilion, north of Houston, hosted the 2012 Honda Civic Tour on Aug. 28, 2012, with headliners Linkin Park, who played nearly two-dozen songs. Brilliant move.

Due to traffic problems, we missed Incubus and openers MuteMath.

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The 2012 Honda Civic Tour, featuring Linkin Park and Incubus, will make at stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion north of Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 28, with gates opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100.25-$46.50 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.

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Fresh off his third solo comedy special on HBO, It’s Not Me, It’s You, the multi-talented George Lopez is back on tour doing new material and will perform two shows in two nights at the Bayou Music Center at 520 Texas Ave. in Houston on Aug. 10-11 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $61 or $49.50 and can be purchased at the venue or online at livenation.com.

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I’ve been to hundreds, wait, change that to probably thousands of concerts since my mother took me to my first one some 28 years ago (Nov. 9, 1984 to be exact) when Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five came to the Houston Astrodome for the Victory Tour. OK, you get the point  — lots of shows. But as many as I’ve been to, I’ve never had the opportunity to see Aerosmith, until now.

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They’re back! Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) of Aerosmith are coming to Houston on July 30 for the Global Warming Tour at the Toyota Center. Tickets are still available at the Toyota Center box office, online at houstontoyotacenter.com and by phone at (866) 446-8849. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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