The Greatest Live Acts You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

The Greatest Live Acts You Don't Want to Miss This Summer 1

Some of the world’s hottest live acts are preparing to celebrate summer with shows across America. Here are the tours you don’t want to miss in the coming months.

John Mayer Plays Comeback Shows


Image Via Flickr by WDPG Share

John Mayer is back on live stages after a throat granuloma and unsuccessful surgery sidelined his playing career. It’s been three long years since John’s fans saw him play a full length show, and almost a year since the release of his fifth studio album Born and Raised. He’s rewarding their patience with a 40-city tour running from July to October.

“The greatest gift I have in my life is the opportunity to play again, which is also the opportunity to dream again,” he says. Reigning American Idol Phillip Phillips will support John for most of the Born and Raised performances.

Bruno Mars Gets America Grooving


Image Via Flickr by Themeplus

The smoothest man in modern soul, Bruno Mars, will crisscross America on his Moonshine Jungle Tour this summer. English up-and-comer Ellie Goulding will join Bruno on the gigs supporting his platinum-selling sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox.

The first performance isn’t until June, but already Bruno Mars tickets are selling like hotcakes. Shows quickly sold out in Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Chicago, and Denver, and more are sure to follow. With additional dates added to meet the demand, this is one tour that’s bound to be big.

Americanarama Festival of Music Tour Raises the Flag


Image Via Flickr by Xavier Badosa

Its moniker is a bit stuffy, but Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket are three great reasons to check out the Americanarama Festival of Music when it stops in your town. Theinclusion of the Richard Thompson Electric Trio and Ryan Bingham at selected shows are a couple more. While the bill doesn’t adhere strictly to the Americana theme, the mix of American masters and hot new talent should still please roots rock fans. The tour will happen on 26 stages across the nation from June to August.

Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls Team Up

Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty performing live

Image Via Flickr by Marc Levin

Fans of radio-friendly 90s pop-rock are in for a real treat when Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls share headlining duties on one big tour this summer. Matchbox Twenty is riding high on the global success of North, their fourth album of original songs, while The Goo Goo Dolls are preparing to plug their upcoming release, Magnetic. All the fun kicks off on June 25 at Manchester’s Verizon Arena and continues throughout July and August.

Wiz Khalifa Announces Big Hip Hop Shows


Image Via Flickr by Focka

It’ll be a hip hop extravaganza when Wiz Khalifa takes some of his closest pals on the road for his second annual Under the Influence of Music Tour. This time around Wiz will share the stage with hip hop heavy hitters A$AP Rocky and B.o.Bm as well as fresh new acts Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Berner, and more.

“Last year’s Under the Influence Tour was such a blast, that we decided to double the number of dates and take the tour to even more of our fans across the country,” explained Wiz, who’ll visit 20 American cities through July and August.

So whether you enjoy rock, pop, hip hop, folk, or something in between, there’s bound to be a show to suit your tastes this summer.

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.