Ten Essential Summer Tours of 2013
2013 looks to be a weird year on the concert front. But this is likely to carry on for the rest of our lives, considering how weird the music industry is these days. The Rolling Stones are said to be lining up 18 shows, and Gwen Stefani seemed to commit to Jimmy Kimmel that No Doubt would see the sunshine. But U2 are napping, and how many times can Roger Waters keep building that same wall?
If you have youngsters in your family — or you just love watching kids! — you're going to want to find yourself to one of these youth-group meetings hitting Florida on June 13 and remaining in North America and Canada until August 10. Then it's off to Australia where the child labor laws are very different! See tour dates.
Justin Timberlake — the man, the myth, the nostalgia, the who cares? — will be playing baseball stadiums this summer with Jay-Z, who really deserves the hype, but we're contrary folk! Just imagine seeing fans trying to send Timberlake over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston or aiming for the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium. A duet with the Phillie Phanatic in Philly? See tour dates.
Here's another high-profile act with smart management who synchronized her world tour with summertime in the U.S.A. She lands in Los Angeles on June 28 and wraps it with a three-night home stand in Brooklyn, where she can show off to all her neighbors who have to pay to see her! See tour dates.
If you've got the month of July open and you like New Jersey's most New Jersey-like band, then you should make plans to visit the Garden State in late July when BJ wrap up their mini-tour with at least two nights at the Brendan Byrne Arena! Oh, wait, I mean MetLife Stadium! Just ask for the Meadowlands! See tour dates.