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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

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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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