Anticipating the Rock Sounds of Summer

Florence Welch of Florence & the Machine

Blustery chills and icy streets: it’s the dead of a brutal midwinter. But touring artists and its accompanying concert sector are already making us look forward to those sunny days of the summer outdoor concerts. Although still several months away, a crowded and choice-friendly summer slate of live music is always welcome.

First up is rising British act Florence & The Machine. Led by Florence Welch, the band have just confirmed a headlining run, flanked with opening dates for stadium-rockers U2. Fresh off a high-profile Grammy appearance in a musical tribute to Aretha Franklin, and in conjunction with a nomination for Best New Artist, the characteristically lush sounds of Florence & the Machine will tour in support of their debut CD, “Lungs”.

June 12 – Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre)
June 17 – Apple Valley, MN (Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater)
June 18– Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
June 20 – Philadelphia, PA (Festival Pier)
June 22 – Baltimore, MD (M&T Bank Stadium), opening for U2
June 23 – Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
June 24 – New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage)
June 26 – East Lansing, MI (Spartan Stadium), opening for U2
June 29 – Miami Gardens, FL (Sun Life Stadium), opening for U2
June 30 – Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live)
July 1– Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)
July 2 – Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt Stadium), opening for U2

Yet another Grammy winner will go out on his fourth outing on his ever-extended Crazy Love Tour. Michael Buble, the recipient of the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for “Crazy Love”, will keep fans begging for more in a summer run based on the sustained success of that CD.

June 1 – Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)
June 3 – Memphis, TN (FedEx Forum)
June 4 – Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center)
June 5– Milwaukee, WI (Bradley Center)
June 7 – Toledo, OH (Huntington Center)
June 8 – Wilkes-Barre, PA (Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza)
June 10 – Pittsburgh, PA (CONSOL Energy Center)
June 11– Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
June 12 – Providence, RI (Dunkin’ Donuts Center)
June 14-15 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
June 17 – Manchester, NH (Verizon Wireless Arena)
June 18 – Albany, NY (Times Union Center)
June 21 – Springfield, IL (JQH Arena)
June 23 – Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena)
June 24 – Moline, IL (i wireless Center)
June 25 – Duluth, MN (AMSOIL Arena)

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