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REA on hunt for two local bands to open for Bret Michaels

"Why should your band open for rocker Bret Michaels?" That's the question officials at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks are asking as they search for two regional bands to open for Michaels during his "Get Your Rock On" concert tour stop Dec....

Bret Michaels
Singer Bret Michaels arrives at the NBC Universal Winter 2010 press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

"Why should your band open for rocker Bret Michaels?"

That's the question officials at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks are asking as they search for two regional bands to open for Michaels during his "Get Your Rock On" concert tour stop Dec. 2 at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Bands interested in opening for Michaels must contact the REA as soon as possible. The names of the two winning bands will be announced live at 9 a.m. Tuesday on XL93 radio, a news release said.

Submissions and any questions about the selection process should be emailed to fans@theralph.com . To enter your band in the competition:

• Send a video or audio sample of their best track (original or cover song).

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• State why your band would be the best opening act for Bret Michaels.

• Include the name of the band and contact information.

• Include a brief description of the band's set list.

Tickets for the Bret Michaels concert, on sale now, range from $19 to $45. UND students are eligible for a $5 discount on reserved seats, valid only at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office and with a UND ID.

Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster locations ( www.ticketmaster .

com), by calling (800) 745-3000 and at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office.

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