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Summer 2014’s 40 Hottest Tours

Rock icons, reunited rap stars and pop spectacles are all hitting the road: here’s your ultimate guide

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It was a devastatingly cold winter pretty much everywhere, but warm weather is upon us and movies about superheroes are hitting the big screen, which means we're on the verge of the summer concert season. It seems like every day there's either a farewell or reunion tour announced and our calendars are filling up quickly — it's a lot to track, so we've assembled a handy list of the 40 biggest summer tours, with our picks for potential show highlights as well as the memories that buying a ticket might evoke. Click through to prep your own summer tour schedule. By Andy Greene

peter frampton tom johnston doobie brothers perform

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Peter Frampton and the Doobie Brothers

Dates: June 22nd to August 31st
Likely Highlight: When Frampton breaks out the talk box for "Do You Feel Like We Do."
Flashback To: The Bicentennial. We celebrated America's 200th birthday by blasting "Takin' It to the Streets" and "Baby, I Love Your Way."

June 22nd — Cincinnati, OH @ Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
June 25th — Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
June 26th — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 28th — Lincoln, RI @ Twin River Casino
June 29th — Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook
July 2nd — Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
July 3nd — Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
July 11th — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 12th — Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 13th — Wantagh, NY @Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 15th — Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 17th — Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
July 18th — Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
July 19th — Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at the Wharf
August 21st — Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
August 24th — Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
August 26th — Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
August 27th — Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
August 29th — Visalia, CA @ Oval Park
August 30th — Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Rincon The Events Center
August 31st — Tucson, AZ @ AVA Amphitheater

 

barry gibb performs

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Barry Gibb

Dates: May 15th to June 4th
Likely Highlight: He's doing almost all Bee Gees songs, so we're gonna go with "Night Fever."
Flashback To: A time when John Travolta was the hottest young actor in Hollywood and nothing was sexier than a beard.

May 15th – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
May 19th – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
May 23rd – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
May 27th – Chicago, IL @ United Center
May 31st – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
June 4th – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

goo goo dolls daughtry plain white t's perform

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Goo Goo Dolls/Daughtry/Plain White T’s

Dates: June 12th to August 23rd
Likely Highlights: Watching Plain White T's figure out a way to have fun singing "Hey There Delilah" at 7:30 p.m. 
Flashback To: VH1 circa 1997, or that time you turned off American Idol for good.

June 12th – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
June 14th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
June 15th – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 19th – Saint Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 20th – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 21st – Orange Beach, AL @ Amphitheater At The Wharf
June 24th – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
June 25th – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 27th – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 29th – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 1st – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 2nd – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 3rd – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 5th – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 6th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 8th – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 9th – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 11th – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 12th – Memphis, TN @ Live at the Garden
July 15th – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 16th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
July 18th – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
July 21st – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
July 22nd – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
July 24th – Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Rincon Pavilion
August 1st – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Casino Resort
August 3rd – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
August 9th – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand
August 10th – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
August 12th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 15th – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 16th – Big Flats, NY @ The Summer Stage At Tag’s
August 17th – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 19th – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
August 21st – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook
August 22nd – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 23rd – Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo Grandstand

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Billy Joel

Dates: May 9th to August 2nd (and then through infinity at Madison Square Garden)
Likely Highlight: Joel rarely plays "Captain Jack," but when he does it's fucking awesome.
Flashback To: The fall of 1983, just as MTV put "Uptown Girl" into heavy rotation.

May 9th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 17th – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
May 22nd – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
May 27th – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
June 1st – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
June 7th – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
June 21st – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 26th – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
July 2nd – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 11th – Quebec, QC @ Festival d'Eté de Québec
July 18th – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
July 26th – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
August 2nd – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park

 

jack johnson amos lee perform

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Jack Johnson and Amos Lee

Dates: May 20th to September 1st
Likely Highlight: A funky cover of "Just What I Needed" by the Cars
Flashback To: A very long and mellow day at the beach.  

June 7th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 10th – New York, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
June 19th-22nd – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
July 1st – Paris, France @ Olympia – Paris
July 2nd – Paris, France @ Olympia – Paris
July 4th – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 5th – Arras, France @ Arras Main Square Festival
July 7th – Saint-Malo-du-Bois, France @ Festival de Poupet
July 11th – Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live
July 12th – Barcelona, Spain @ Cruilla Barcelona
July 14th – Pistoia, Italy @ Pistoia Blues Festival
July 15th – Locarno, Switzerland @ Moon & Stars – Switzerland
July 19th – Devon, United Kingdom @ Somersault Festival
July 20th – London, United Kingdom @ Hammersmith Apollo – London
July 23rd – Nyon, Switzerland @ Paleo Festival Nyon
July 25th-27th – Yuzawa Minamiuonuma District, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
August 18th – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 21st – Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park
August 23rd – Quincy, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
August 24th – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheatre
August 26th – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre – Berkeley
August 27th – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre – Los Angeles
August 28th – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre – Los Angeles
August 30th – La Jolla, CA @ RIMAC Field
August 31st – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
September 1st – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

Journey Steve Miller Band Tower of Power perform

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Journey/Steve Miller Band/Tower of Power

Dates: May 15th to August 1st
Likely Highlight: We love "Jet Airliner" and "The Joker," but let's not kid ourselves. The place will be packed night after night because of "Don't Stop Believing." It's clear by this point that we're all stuck with that song forever and ever, so we might as well just embrace it.
Flashback To: The summer of 1982, when you could turn on the radio and be pretty much guaranteed to hear "Open Arms" or "Abacadabra" within three minutes.

May 15th – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
May 16th – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
May 18th – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 20th – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
May 22nd – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
May 23rd – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 25th – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 27th – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
May 29th – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
May 30th – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 1st – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 10th – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
June 11th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 13th – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
June 14th – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 16th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 17th – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 19th – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 21st – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
June 22nd – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 24th – Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 25th – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 27th – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
June 28th – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 8th – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 9th – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 11th – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 12th – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 14th – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 16th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
July 17th – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 19th – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 20th – Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
July 23rd – Paso Robles, CA @ Mid-State Fair
July 25th – Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 26th – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29th – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
August 1st – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center

 

gene simmons kiss Joe Elliott Def Leppard perform

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Kiss and Def Leppard

Dates: June 23rd to August 31st
Likely Highlight: We love Def Lep's "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages," but it's hard to top Kiss songs like "Black Diamond" and "Detroit Rock City."
Flashback To: A time when a rock concert wasn't complete without a drum solo, guitar solo and lots of fire-breathing. 

June 23rd – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
June 25th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
June 27th – Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
June 29th – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 2nd – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
July 3rd – Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 5th – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 6th – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 8th –Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
July 9th – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12th – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
July 13th – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 15th – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 16th – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 18th – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 19th – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 20th – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 22nd – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 23rd – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 25th – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 26th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 1st – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 2nd – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
August 3rd – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 5th – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 6th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre
August 8th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 9th – Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 10th – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
August 12th – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 13th – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 15th – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 16th – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 17th – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
August 20th – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
August 22nd – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
August 23rd – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 24th – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
August 26th – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 28th – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 29th – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
August 31st – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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Lady Gaga

Dates: May 4th to August 20th
Likely Highlight: "Marry The Night." That thing deserved to be a massive hit. 
Flashback To: The fall of 2009, when "Bad Romance" was all over the radio and it seemed like Gaga-mania would never die. 

May 4th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
May 6th – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
May 8th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
May 10th – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
May 12th – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
May 13th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 15th – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
May 17th – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
May 18th – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
May 20th – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Entergy Center
May 22nd – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
May 25th – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
May 26th – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
May 28th – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
May 30th – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
June 2nd – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
June 3rd – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
June 26th – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
June 28th – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
June 30th – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 2nd – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 4th – Quebec, QC @ Festival d'Eté de Québec
July 5th – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 7th – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
July 9th – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 11th – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 14th – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
July 16th – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 17th – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 19th – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden
July 21st – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
July 22nd – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
July 30th – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena
August 1st – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 2nd – Stateline, NV @ Harveys Lake Tahoe
August 4th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
August 6th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 13th – Tokyo, Japan @ QVC Marine Field
August 16h – Seoul, Korea @ AIA Real Life NOW Festival
August 20th – Perth, Australia @ Perth Arena

Linkin Park 30 Seconds to Mars AFI perform

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Linkin Park/30 Seconds to Mars/AFI

Dates: August 8th to September 19th
Likely Highlight: AFI's "Miss Murder." We aren't afraid to admit we really like that song. 
Flashback To: A time when the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth were all over the news.

August 8th– West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 9th –Tampa, FL @ George M. Steinbrenner Field
August 12th – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 13th – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 15th – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 16th – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 18th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 19th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
August 21st – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 23rd – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
August 24th – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 26th – St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
August 27th – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
August 29th – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 30th – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 5th – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 6th – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
September 8th – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
September 10th – Phoenix, AZ @US Airways Center
September 11th – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
September 13th – Quincy, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
September 15th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Bowl *
September 16th – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 18th – Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 19th – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
* Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars only

 

Dave Matthews Band perform

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Dave Matthews Band

Dates: May 16th to September 6th
Likely Highlight: "Ants Marching." DMB has done it exactly 1,000 times, but the crowd never tires of it.
Flashback To: The five biggest frat parties you ever attended all mashed into one. 

May 16th – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 17th – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 21st – Tulsa, OK @ Bok Center
May 23rd – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
May 24th – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
May 30th – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
May 31st – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 6th – Bangor, ME @ Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
June 7th – Mansfield, MA @ XFINITY Center
June 10th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 11th – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
June 13th – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 14th – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 20th – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
June 21st – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
June 24th – Toronto, Ontario @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 25th – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 27th – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
June 28th – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 2nd – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
July 4th – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
July 5th – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
July 9th – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 11th – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
July 12th – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
July 15th – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
July 16th – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 18th – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 19th – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 22nd – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 23rd – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 25th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 26th – Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 22nd – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
Aug. 23rd – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
Aug. 24th – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
Aug. 26th – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheatre
Aug. 29th – George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 30th – George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 31st – George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
Sept. 5th – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sept. 6th – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

 

Bruno Mars Pharrell Williams perform

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Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams

Dates: May 23rd to August 17th
Likely Highlight: Not having the Red Hot Chili Peppers run onstage midway through the set.
Flashback To: Eating nachos during halftime at this year's Super Bowl.

 

May 23rd + 24th – Las Vegas @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
May 27th – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center 
May 28th Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena 
May 31st + June 1st – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (w/ Pharrell)
June 4th – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center 
June 6th – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum 
June 7th – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena 
June 10th – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena 
June 11th – Birmingham, AL @ Birmingham Jefferson County Civic Center Arena 
June 13th –  Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena 
June 14th – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena 
June 17th –  Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena 
June 18th – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills 
June 20th – Chicago Heights, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 
June 21st – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 
June 23rd – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center 
June 25th – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest 
June 27th – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena 
June 28th – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena 
June 30th – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center 
July 2nd – Boston, MA @ TD Garden 
July 9th – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre 
July 11th – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 
July 12th – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion 
July 13th + 14th – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (w/ Pharrell) 
July 17th – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center 
July 18th – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena 
July 20th – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center 
July 23rd – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre (w/ Pharrell) 
July 24th – Ottawa, Ontario @ Canadian Tire Centre (w/ Pharrell)
July 26th – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre (w/ Pharrell) 
August 2nd – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ MTS Centre 
August 3rd – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Credit Union Centre 
August 5th – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome 
August 9th George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheater 
August 11th – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena 
August 14th – Stateline, NV @ Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena 
August 15th – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose 
August 17th – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 23rd + 24th – Las Vegas @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan

the monkees

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The Monkees

Dates: May 22nd to June 7th
Likely Highlight: The suite of songs from Head is pretty awesome, but watching Michael Nesmith sing "Listen To The Band" after all these years is sweet paradise for Monkees fans. 
Flashback To: 1967. That's the year that The Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined.

May 22nd – Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 23rd – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Music Box 
May 24th – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey PAC
May 25th – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
May 27th – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 
May 28th – Greensburg, PA @ The Palace Theater 
May 30th - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater 
May 31st – Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza Theater 
June 1st – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater 
June 2nd – Minneapolis, MN @ Weesner Family Amphitheater 
June 4th – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater 
June 5th – St. Louis, MO @ FOX Theater 
June 6th – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavillion at Riverbend Music Center 
June 7th – Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live 

morrissey performs

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Morrissey

Dates: May 7th to June 21st
Likely Highlight: That feeling of euphoria everyone feels when the band launches into "How Soon Is Now?"
Flashback To: The time you realized the world is full of crashing bores.

May 7th – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic Auditorium
May 10th – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena 
May 13th – El Paso, TX @ Plaza Theater
May 14th – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 16th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
May 17th – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
May 19th – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
May 20th – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
May 22nd – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
May 24th – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
May 25th – Beaumont, TX @ Julie Rodgers Theatre
May 27th – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
May 28th – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 30th – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
May 31st – Miami, FL @ Knight Concert Hall
June 04th – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
June 07th – Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House
June 10th – Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
June 13th – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
June 14th – Flint, MI @ James Whiting Auditorium
June 16th – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Main Stage Theater
June 17th – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
June 19th – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
June 21st – New York, NY @ Barclays Center 

motley crue vince neil alice cooper perform

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Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper

Dates: July 2nd to November 22nd
Likely Highlight: "Kickstart My Heart." Say what you will about Mötley Crüe, that is one hell of a song.
Flashback To: The nine millionth time that VH1 showed the Mötley Crüe Behind The Music.

July 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
July 4th – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 5th – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 6th – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 8th – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
July 9th Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 11th – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 12th – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
July 13th – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
July 15th – Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
July 16th – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 18th – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
July 19th – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 21st – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
July 22nd – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 23rd – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 25th – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
July 26th – Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep County Amphitheatre
July 27th – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 29th – Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 30th – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 1st – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
August 2nd – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 3rd – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 5th – Sturgis, SD @ Sturgis Buffalo Chip
August 6th – Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
August 8th – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 9th – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 10th – Toronto, Ontario @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 12th – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 13th – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
August 15th – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
August 16th – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
August 17th – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 19th – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 20th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 22nd – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 23rd – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 24th – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 26th – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 27th – Allentown, PA @ Great Allentown Fair
August 29th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 30th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 31st – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
October 10th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena
October 11th – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
October 12th – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
October 14th – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
October 15th – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
October 17th – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
October 19th – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
October 21st – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
October 22nd – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
October 25th – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
October 26th – Montville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
October 29th – Syracuse, NY @ The OnCenter Complex
November 5th – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
November 6th – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
November 9th – Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
November 11th – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
November 12th – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
November 13th – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
November 15th – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
November 16th – Fargo, ND @ FargoDome
November 18th – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
November 19th – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
November 21st – Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena
November 22nd – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

trent reznor nine inch nails chris cornell soundgarden perform

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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden

Dates: July 19th to August 25th
Likely Highlight: Nine Inch Nails' "March Of The Pigs." It never fails to whip a crowd into an absolute frenzy.  
Flashback To: Watching MTV in 1994. 

July 19th – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
July 21st – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 24th – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 26th Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 27th – Toronto, Ontario @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 29th – Mansfield, MA @ XFINITY Center
July 30th – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 1st – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
August 2nd – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 4th – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 5th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 7th – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion
August 8th – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Ampitheater at Lakewood
August 10th – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 11th – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 14th – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
August 16th – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
August 17th – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion
August 19th – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
August 21st – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 22nd – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 24th – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 25th – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

Andre 3000 Big Boi OutKast perform

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Outkast

Dates: April 11th to September 5th
Likely Highlight: Outkast have a ton of amazing tracks, but "B.O.B" is guaranteed to kill every single night.
Flashback To: The final years of the Clinton administration and the early days of W's tenure, when bombs were literally falling all over Baghdad. 

April 11th – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 18th – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 25th – 27th – Kingston Downs, GA @ CounterPoint
May 2nd – 4th – Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Festival
May 16th – 18th Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 23rd – 25th George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
June 6th – 8th New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
June 15th – Warsaw, Poland @ Orange Warsaw
June 19th – 22nd – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 29th – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
June 29 – July 6th – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
July 5th – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Wireless Festival
July 6th – London, United Kingdom @ Wireless Festival
July 10th – 12th – Frauenfeld, Switzerland @ Openair Frauenfeld 
July 11th – 13th – Ferropolis, Germany @ Splash! Festival
July 13th – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
July 18th – 20th Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
August 3rd – Toronto, Ontario @ OVO Fest
August 7th – Oslo, Norway @ Øya Fest
August 8th – 9th – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
August 8th – 9th – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival 
August 15th – 17th – Hockenheim, Germany @ Rock'n'Heim
September 4th – 7th – Isle of Wight, United Kingdom @ Bestival

katy perry performs

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Katy Perry

Dates: June 22nd to October 11th
Likely Highlight: "Teenage Dream." Don't pretend that you don't know and love every single word.
Flashback To: Every time you've turned on the radio since 2008.

June 22nd – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
June 24th + 25th  – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
June 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
June 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
June 30 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
July 2nd – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center 
July 3rd – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
July 9th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 11th + 12th – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
July 15th – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
July 16th – Ottawa, Ontario @ Canadian Tire Centre
July 18th, 19th, 21st – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
July 22nd – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center 
July 24th + 25th – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
August 1st + 2nd – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 4th + 5th – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center 
August 7th + 8th – Chicago, IL @ United Center 
August 10th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
August 11th – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills 
August 13th – Columbus, OH  @ Nationwide Arena 
August 14th – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena 
August 16th – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center 
August 17th – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center 
August 19th – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 
August 20th – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena 
August 22nd – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center 
August 23rd – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
August 26th – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ MTS Centre 
August 28th – Saskatoon, Saskathewan @ Credit Union Centre 
August 29th – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome 
August 31st + Sept. 1st – Edmonton, Albera @ Rexall Place 
September 9th + 10th – Vancouver, B.C. @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 
September 12 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center 
September 13 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome 
September 16th + 17th – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center 
September 19th + 20th – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center 
September 22nd 23rd – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center 
September 25 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena 
September 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena 
September 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena 
September 30 – Denver, CO 2 Pepsi Center 
October 2nd + 3rd – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center 
October 5 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum 
October 6 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center 
October 8 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena 
October 10th + 11th – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 

Trey Anastasio Phish performs

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Phish

Dates: July 1st to August 31st
Likely Highlight: The guitar solo in "You Enjoy Myself."
Flashback To: Your third LSD trip, the one you enjoyed.

July 1st – Mansfield, MA @ XFINITY Center
July 3rd – 5th – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center 
July 8th + 9th – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts 
July 11th – 13th – New York, NY @ Randall’s Island 
July 15th - Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC 
July 16th - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre 
July 18th – 20th – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island
July 25th – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion 
July 26th + 27th – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion 
July 29th + 30th – Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
August 1st - Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at the Wharf 
August 2nd - Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 
August 3rd - Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 
August 29th – 31st – Commerce City, CO @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 

Adam Lambert Brian May queen perform

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Queen + Adam Lambert

Dates: June 19th to July 28th
Likely Highlight: Lambert can sing his ass off, so this thing will be great from start to finish. It's especially mind-blowing when Glambert rips into the last section of "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Flashback To: The last watchable season of American Idol.

June 19th – Chicago, IL @ United Center
June 21st –  Winnipeg, Manitoba @ MTS Centre
June 23rd – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Credit Union Centre
June 24th – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
June 26th – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
June 28th – Vancouver, B.C. @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 1st – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
July 3rd – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
July 5th – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
July 6th – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
July 9th – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 10th – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 12th – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 13th – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
July 14th – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
July 16th – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 17th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 19th – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 20th – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 22nd – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 23rd – East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
July 25th – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 26th – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
July 28th – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre​

 
REO Speedwagon Chicago

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REO Speedwagon and Chicago

Dates: July 31st to August 31st
Likely Highlight: Realizing that Robin Thicke isn't going to repeat his Grammy telecast performance by jamming with Chicago.
Flashback To: The TimeLife informercial for their soft-rock collection hosted by Air Supply.

July 31st – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavillion
August  2nd – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
August 4th – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 7th – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
August 10th – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
August 12th – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 13th – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 15th – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
August 16th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 17th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
August 19th – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 20th – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 22nd – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
August 23rd – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 24th – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
August 31st – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

lionel richie cee lo green perform

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Lionel Richie and CeeLo

Dates: May 29th to August 2nd
Likely Highlight: Screaming out "tam bo li de say de moi ya, hey Jambo Jumbo" at the top of your lungs during "All Night Long."
Flashback To: An era when the video for Lionel Richie's "Hello" seemed incredibly romantic and sincere and not perfect fodder for I Love The 80s

May 29th - Vancouver, B.C. @ Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena
May 30th - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
June 1st – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
June 3rd - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
June 6th - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
June 7th - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 8th – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 10th –  Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
June 11th – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 15th – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 17th – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
June 18th -  Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
June 20th – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 21st -  Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
June 22nd – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 24th – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
June 25th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
June 27th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 7th – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 10th - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
July 11th -  Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 12th – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 14th – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 15th -  West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
July 17th - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 19th – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 21st – Washington, DC  @ Wolftrap
July 22nd – Washington, DC @ Wolftrap
July 23rd - Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 25th - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 26th – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 28th – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
July 30th – Toronto, Ontario @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 31st -  London, Ontario @ Budweiser Gardens
August 2nd – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Romeo Santos performs

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Romeo Santos

Dates: May 21st to July 12th
Likely Highlight: His stunning two-night stand at Yankee Stadium. It's proof you can sell insane amounts of concerts tickets with virtually no mainstream press. 
Flashback To: The amazing reign of the New York-based bachata group Aventura. Santos was their lead singer.

May 21st – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
May 22nd – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
May 23rd – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena 
May 25th – Las Vegas, NV  @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
May 29th – Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Center
May 30th – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center 
May 31st – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
June 4th – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
June 6th – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
June 7th – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
June 11th – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
June 13th – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
June 20th + 21st – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
July 11th + 12th – Bronx, NY @ Yankee Stadium

bruce springsteen e street band performs

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Dates: Now to May 18th
Likely Highlight: In the past year, Springsteen has played classic albums straight though without any notice. Keep your fingers crossed for another The River show. 
Flashback To: The 1978 Darkness On The Edge of Town tour, if there were ten more people onstage and another hour of set time.

April 8th – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena 
April 12th– Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
April 15th – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena  
April 17th – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena  
April 19th – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena 
April 22nd – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center 
April 24th – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena 
April 26th – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 
April 29th – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center 
May 1st – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 3rd – New Orleans, LA @ Jazz & Heritage Festival 
May 6th – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 
May 13th – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
May 14th – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium 
May 17th – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun 
May 18th – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun

rod stewart santana perform

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Rod Stewart and Santana

Dates: May 23rd to August 20th
Likely Highlight: Rod tends to close out the night with "Da Ya Think  I'm Sexy?" If that's not your bag, Carlos Santana is guaranteed to play all the hits. 
Flashback To: FM radio in 1973. 

May 23rd – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
May 25th – Uncasville, N.Y. @ Mohegan Sun
May 27th – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
May 31st- Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
June 3rd – Louisville, KY @  KFC Yum! Center
June 6th – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
June 7th – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 31st- Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
Aug. 2nd – Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena
Aug. 4th – Calgary, Alberta @  Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug. 5th – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
Aug. 8th – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ MTS Centre
Aug. 10th – St. Paul, MN @ XCEL Energy Center
Aug. 12th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Aug. 14th – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Aug. 16th – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
Aug. 19th – Washington, D,C. @ Verizon Center
Aug. 20th – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach

Styx Foreigner Don Felder perform

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Styx/Foreigner/Don Felder

Dates: May 14th to July 27th
Likely Highlight: No original lead singers are anywhere near this tour, so it's a three-way tie between the guitar solo in "Hotel California," the last two minutes of "Come Sail Away" and every moment of "I Want To Know What Love Is." 
Flashback To: Cruising around the suburbs with your friends in 1980.

May 16th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
May 17th – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
May 18th – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 20th – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 22nd – Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
May 23rd – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 24th – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 25th – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf
May 29th – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
May 30th – Simpsonville, SC @ Charter Amphitheatre
May 31st – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 1st – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Amphitheatre
June 5th – Cincinnati, OH @ Horseshoe Casino
June 6th – Chicago, IL @ First Merit Bank Pavilion
June 7th – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 8th – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
June 19th – Boston, MA @ Bank Of America Pavilion
June 20th – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 21st – Big Flats, NY @ Summer Stage
June 23rd – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino
June 27th – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
June 28th – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Jones Beach Theater
July 4th – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
July 5th – Bangor, ME @ Darlings Waterfront
July 6th – Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavilion
July 9th– Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 10th -Detroit, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheater
July 17th – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
July 18th – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam
July 19th – Sloan, IA @ Winnavegas Casino
July 22nd – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 25th – Las Vegas, NV @ Orleans Arena
July 26th – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
July 27th – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

 

james taylor performs

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James Taylor

Dates: May 30th to August 9th
Likely Highlight: It's hard to calculate how many times Taylor has played "Sweet Baby James" and "Fire and Rain," but everyone still loves hearing them and he manages to make them fresh. 
Flashback To: Super mellow times in 1971. 

May 30th — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
May 31st — Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
June 3rd — Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
June 4th — Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
June 7th — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
June 10th — Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
June 11th — Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Resort & Casino Amphitheater
June 14th — The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavilion
June 15th — Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
June 17th — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 20th — Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
June 21st — Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
June 24th — St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 29th — Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
July 3rd — Lenox, MA @ Koussevitsky Music Shed at Tanglewood
July 4th — Lenox, MA @ Koussevitsky Music Shed at Tanglewood
July 14th — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
July 16th — Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 17th — Holmdel, NY @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19th — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 20th — Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 22nd — Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 24th — Toronto, Canada @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 25th — Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 27th — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31st — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 2nd — Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 3rd — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 5th — Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

 

Tegan Quin Sara Quin perform

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Tegan and Sara

Dates: Now to October 8th
Likely Highlight: "The Con." Those two really know how to capture pain. 
Flashback To: The most horrific breakup you've ever endured. 

May 3rd - Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Music Festival
May 4th – Plano, TX @ Suburbia Music Festival
May 6th – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
May 7th – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 8th – Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater 
May 9th – Toronto, Canada @ Canadian Music Week
May 10th – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at The Old National Centre 
May 12th – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 13th – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
May 14th – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
May 15th – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
May 16th – Jacksonville, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 
May 17th – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest
May 19th – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
May 20th – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel 
May 21st –  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 22nd - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 25th – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival 
June 16th – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 
June 17th + 18th – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
June 19th -Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
June 21st – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festiva
June 22nd – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place 
June 24th – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom 
June 28th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens Amphitheater 
June 29th – Toronto, Canada @ Yonge-Dundas Square 
July 3rd – Ottowa, Canada @ RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest 
July 4th – Quebec, Canada @ Festival d'ete' de Quebec
July 6th – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch 

justin timberlake performs

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Justin Timberlake

Dates: July 9th to August 12th
Likely Highlight: Timberlake plays a lot of cool covers like "Human Nature" and "Jungle Boogie," the climax is his incredible finale of "Mirrors."
Flashback To: 2006, right as the world was re-introduced to the concept of "sexy."

July 9th – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
July 12th – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
July 14th – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
July 16th – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
July 18th – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
July 19th – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 22nd – Ottawa, Ontario @ Canadian Tire Centre
July 25th + 26th Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
July 28th – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 30th – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 3rd – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
August 5th – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
August 8th – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 11th – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
November 20th – Portland, OR @ MODA Center
November 22nd – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
November 24th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
November 28th – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 1st – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
December 3rd – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

mark mcgrath performs

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Under the Sun with Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth and Uncle Kracker

Dates: June 27th to August 12th
Likely Highlight: This one's tough, but we're gonna go with "Hook" by Blues Traveler. Hearing that song is like taking a time machine back to 1995.
Flashback To: A Nineties rock block on your local Mix FM radio station.

June 27th – Omaha, NE @ Memorial Park
June 28th – Riverside, IA @ Riverside Casino & Golf Resort (Special Guest: Gin Blossoms)
June 29th – Springfield, IL @ Outdoor Pavilion
July 4th – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
July 5th – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads( w/o Smash Mouth) 
July 6th – Aurora, IL @ River Edge Park (w/o Smash Mouth) 
July 8th – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 10th – Traverse City @ MI National Cherry Festival
July 11th – Clarkston, MI @ DYE Energy Music Theatre
July 12th – Fort Wayne, IN @ Hanning and Bean Plaza at the Three Rivers Festival
July 13th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoors
July 17th – Oshkosh, WI @ Leach Amphitheatre
July 18th – Prior Lake, MN @ Lakefront Music Fest
July 19th – Hammond, IN @ Wolf Lake Memorial Park – The Pavillion (w/o Smash Mouth) 
July 20th – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
July 22nd – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
July 23rd – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn's Peak (w/o Blues Traveler) 
July 24th – Stamford, CT @ Alive At Five Concert Series (w/o Uncle Kracker) 
July 25th – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
July 26th – Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Taj Mahal – Mark Etess Arena
July 27th- Solomons, MD @ Calvert Marine Museum (w/o Blues Traveler. Special Guest: Gin Blossoms) 
July 29th – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
July 30th – Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series
August 1st – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
August 2nd – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 3rd – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckard Hall
August 5th – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre (w/o Uncle Kracker) 
August 7th – Albuquerque, NM @ Route 66 (w/o Uncle Kracker) 
August 8th – Las Vegas, NV @ Golden Nugget
August 9th – Valley Center, CA @ Harrah's Rincon Hotel & Casino
August 11th – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
August 12th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
August 13th – Paso Robles, CA @ Vino Robles Amphitheatre
August 15th – Marysville, WA @ Tulalip Resort Casino (w/o Smash Mouth)

ZZ Top Billy Gibbons Jeff Beck perform

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ZZ Top and Jeff Beck

Dates: August 8th to September 12th
Likely Highlight: A toss up between Jeff Beck's instrumental rendition of "A Day In The Life" and ZZ Top's "La Grange." They're also promising to top off each show with a guitar duel, which should be pretty sweet. 
Flashback To: Air guitar heaven.

August 8th — Missoula, MT @ Ogren Park
August 9th — Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle
August 10th — Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre 
August 12th — Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery 
August 13th — Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Amphitheatre
August 15th — Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre 
August 16th — Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint — 
August 20th — Englewood, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
August 22nd — Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
August 23rd — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
August 24th — Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 27th — Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 28th — Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia
August 31st — Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods
September 2nd — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
September 3rd — Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 4th — Wantagh, NY @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
September 6th —  Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 7th — St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
September 12th — The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 

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