It seems that Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks had such a good time co-headlining their spring 2011 “Heart & Soul Tour” that they’ve decided to do it again with a summer tour. Last year’s arena tour treated fans to three-hour plus shows that included favorite tunes by Nicks and Stewart, along with a few duets. Nicks, a Hall of Fame inductee as a member of Fleetwood Mac, released her seventh studio album, “In Your Dreams” in 2011. The duo comes to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Orlando, and Sunrise, with more dates to be announced.
This summer Big Time Rush embarks on their second major national tour which will take them to over 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada. The boy band, which stars on the Nickelodeon TV show of the same name, is currently in the middle of its sold-out “Better With U Tour.” After a few months rest they’ll begin their summer tour in July, joined on select dates by Australian pop singer Cody Simpson and “X-Factor” finalist and newly-signed Nickelodeon star Rachel Crow. The tour comes to Columbus, Milwaukee, Maryland Heights, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Dallas, Tulsa, Phoenix, Irvine, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, and many more.
Guns N’ Roses makes their triumphant return to the City of Angels in March, where the band first formed in 1985. “The LA Takeover” has the band playing three nights in intimate venues throughout Los Angeles. It kicks off March 9th at the Hollywood Palladium, which Guns N’ Roses last played 22 years ago. The band then makes its first appearance at The Wiltern March 11th and West Hollywood’s House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip March 12th.
Seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer announces plans for a spring tour that will give fans a preview of his upcoming album, “Born And Raised,” and help U.S. military vets. He has partnered with Northern California Institute of Research and Education (NCIRE), which aids veterans transitioning back to their civilian lives. The tour kicks off in Bloomington, and travels to East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Orono, Detroit, Providence, West Point, Buffalo, Wallingford, Memphis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and more.
Phish will return to the road this June when they launch their 2012 North American summer tour. The tour kicks off with a two-night stand at DCU Center in Worcester, MA, and a headlining performance at theBonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. It also features several two and three-night engagements along the East Coast and Midwest/Great Lakes regions. In April, Phish will release “Junta,” its first full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set. This marks the band’s second release in conjunction with Record Store Day, and will be available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores. You can see the band in Worcester, Egg Harbor Township, Portsmouth, Cincinnati, Burgettstown, East Troy, Wantagh, Saratoga Springs, and more.
LMFAO are touring in support of their sophomore album, “Sorry For Party Rocking,” which was recently certified gold and is quickly approaching platinum. The single “Party Rock Anthem” has sold more than 10 million units worldwide. Their U.S. tour will bring them to over two dozens venues in the U.S. in May, including Columbus, Auburn Hills, Minneapolis, Rosemont, Morrison, Salt Lake City, Spokane, Seattle, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tulsa, Dallas, and more.
The Scorpions extend their farewell tour through 2012 and possibly the beginning of 2013. With that comes more U.S. and Canadian dates from the legendary German rock band. Find them in Reno, Salt Lake City, Morrison, Albuquerque, Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Holmdel, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, and more.
American singer, television actress, and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth announces her first ever national tour. The 19 city tour starts in Seattle in early May, and will feature songs from her latest album, “Some Lessons Learned,” as well as Broadway show tunes, including selections from “Wicked” and “Promises, Promises” as well as a few numbers from “Glee.” She comes to Seattle, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Toronto, Cleveland, and more.
Idina Menzel, known for her roles from “Wicked” and “Glee,” has announced dates for a North American tour. Her other credits include her Tony-nominated role as Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical “Rent,” the film version of “Rent,” Kesa/The Wife/The Actress in the musical “See What I Wanna See,” an appearance on ABC’s “Private Practice,” and a part in the Disney film “Enchanted.” She’s touring in support of her latest album “Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot At The Symphony” due out March 6th and comes to Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Modesto, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Saint Louis, and many more.
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers announce a co-headline tour that will feature individual sets from each band followed by a grand finale encore with both groups sharing the stage and playing each other’s hits. Chicago also teams up with the American Cancer Society for the “Sing With Chicago” promotion, marking the third consecutive year the band has offered fans the chance to meet them and sing Chicago’s classic tune “If You Leave Me Now” in concert with the band. The tour comes to Tucson, Stateline, Wheatland, Universal City, Morrison, Kansas City, Dallas, Spring, Atlanta, Raleigh, and more.
Living rock legend Steve Winwood, known for his work with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith with Eric Clapton, begins a spring tour in Milwaukee May 11th. The tour makes stops in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Portsmouth, New York City, Atlantic City, Red Bank, and more.
Scottish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ian Anderson best known for his work as the leader and flautist of British rock band Jethro Tull, announces the 2012 “Thick As A Brick Tour.” It will be the first time Anderson performs “Thick As A Brick,” the number one Billboard album that Ian wrote the music and lyrics to, in its entirety since 1972. U.S. dates have been announced for West Palm Beach, Atlantic City, Grand Prairie, Houston, and Chicago.
Neil Diamond celebrates the 40th anniversary of his landmark 1972 live album, “Hot August Night,” by returning to Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, the scene of his success, August 11th through the 16th. He is set for a summer tour that kicks off in Sunrise and travels to Tampa, Atlanta, Wantagh, Washington, DC, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, and more.
New Elton John dates have been announced for Grand Forks, Fort Wayne and Mankato. You can also catch the legendary performer at Springfield, Las Vegas, Red Deer, New York City, and more.
Madonna’s tour has been selling out instantly, which often means a tour will add additional dates, and Madonna’s world tour is no exception. With a show added for Miami, you can also find the Queen of Pop in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Kansas City, and more.
Fiona Apple schedules a handful of shows following her appearance at this year’s Pitchfork’s showcase at SXSW. The songstress then heads out on the road to Chicago, Washington, DC, Brooklyn, Atlantic City, New York City, and Boston.
Bon Jovi is once again teaming up with Tiger Woods to help out with his annual Tiger Jam Charity Concert, April 28th in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. In addition to a headline performance from Jon Bon Jovi and friends, the event includes a performance by American Idol winner David Cook. Since its launch in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $13 million for the foundation’s programs.
Boston will embark on its first tour in nearly four years, according to Tom Scholz, just in case on the off-chance the Mayans were right about the whole end of the world thing in 2012. The “2012” tour begins June 28th in Hollywood, Florida, at the Seminole Hard Rock Live, and continues to Saint Augustine, Orlando, Rama, Columbus, Norfolk, and Bethlehem.
USA Soccer vs. Antigua – U.S. soccer scored a triumphant achievement when they beat Italy in for the first time ever on Italy’s own soil. They hope to take that momentum with them into their qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup at home against Antigua. The match is June 8th at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The Americans are trying to qualify for their seventh straight trip to soccer’s championship.
USA Soccer vs. Scotland – The U.S. welcomes Scotland for an international friendly, May 26th, in Jacksonville, Florida. The exhibition game will be the first match between the two teams since 2005.
Catch more soccer action, as the U.S. hosts Mexico vs. Brazil. The international friendly is June 3rd at Dallas Cowboys Staduim in Arlington, Texas.
Other soccer events include Argentina vs. Brazil. This international friendly hosted by the U.S. happens June 9th at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
All American Rejects,
Dayglow: Worlds Largest Paint Party,
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds,
Carlos Santana, and