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From Paul McCartney Examiner:
This was tweeted by Bill King, editor of Beatlefan, who tells us the tip came from the magazine's Brad Hundt, who lives in the area:
"New 20,000-seat arena opens in Pittsburgh late summer and they're promising someone 'prestigious' is going to be the first act booked. Hmmm.:
About the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, opening in August:
"All in all, we believe we have the most comfortable seating arrangement in the entire league," Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer said during a tour.
Mr. Sawyer said the team still is on schedule to complete the arena construction by Aug. 1.
Lady Gaga already has been booked to perform at the center on Sept. 5, but she will not be the opening act in the 18,087-seat venue.
The Penguins plan to hold some events in the new arena in August, Mr. Sawyer said, and expect to land a "big name" performer to open the building. Just who, they're not saying.