UPDATE: After tonight's basketball game, Tommy Lee and DJ Aero will perform at Vega, the new music venue in the Railyard across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Read more about it on Rock Candy.
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So Tommy Lee's back at UNL, at least for today.
The rocker, reality TV personality and former UNL student tweeted this Friday morning:
Steve Smith, a spokesman for UNL, confirmed that Mr. Lee is on the UNL campus.
"He's planning on checking out the new Pinnacle Bank Arena for the Nebraska men's basketball team's first game," Smith said.
To find out what Lee's role will be in the game, Smith advises Nebraska fans get there early. One could perhaps deduce from Tommy's tweet and profession what his role will be.
Tip-off is 8:05 p.m. for Nebraska's first regular season game (against Florida Gulf Coast), but the Nebraska Athletic Department encourages fans to be inside the arena by 7:45 p.m. to take part in the pregame celebration.
A less shrouded-in-mystery part of the pregame proceedings: Karmin (Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan) will perform the national anthem.
The pop duo started with a string of wildly popular covers on YouTube and has since had two hit singles and appeared on "Saturday Night Live," "Ellen" and "Dancing with the Stars." Heidemann is from Seward, Neb. and has been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.
So, there you go, a possible (and presumably once-in-a-life-time) opportunity to see Karmin, Tommy Lee and Nebraska men's basketball in one place at one time.
Food pairing suggestion for the event: a Valentino's pizza -- or sneak a Runza in