Play a few word associations with the word “summer,” and you’ll undoubtedly come up with some common expressions: beach, pool, tan, vacation, sunglasses, sleep-away camp in Bridgton, Maine. Okay, that last one might just be me, but there are definitely a few things that are inextricably linked to almost all mid-year joys. If you are a RESULTS reader, summer certainly means live music season, and the tours hitting the road in 2023 are set to continue the grand tradition.
Now, sure, there are all the stacked festival lineups from Bonnaroo to Outside Lands that you can (and should!) check out. But you don’t have to travel often to get the best deals this summer, not with Alvvays and Alex G together; or Weezer there rocking Spoon, Future Islands, Modest Mouse, etc.; o The All-American Rejects toured for the first time in a decade and brought The Get Up Kids, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, and The Starting Line.
Is your item still pop? When Madonna came to town, the Jonas Brothers played five albums in full every night, and P!NK kept going. Looking for something more difficult? NEW cover by the stars of Metallica touring behind their latest album, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper join forces, and punk legends X are back. Maybe you lean more classic? How does a Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire show sound? Or Tears of Fear, or Sparks?
The point is, there is a many of concerts to be caught this season. Fortunately, many of these unforgettable shows are part of Live Nation’s Concert Week (May 10th-16th), where you can get $25 all-in tickets for more than 3,800 shows. You can get that HERE, and see our full list of essential summer 2023 tours below. In addition, some of the artists of our Important Spring 2023 Tours still touring all summer, so be sure to visit that list too!
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Live Nation Concert Week
With so many shows this summer, this is the best way to fill your concert calendar without breaking the bank. From May 10th-16th, Live Nation held its annual Concert Week $25 all-in tickets promo. In addition to the artists listed above, $25 tickets are available for acts such as Ben Folds, Boyz II Men, Billy Porter, Danny Elfman, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe, Dierks Bentley, Fleet Foxes, Goo Goo Dolls , Feist, James Taylor, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Eat World and Manchester Orchestra, The Mountain Goats, My Morning Jacket, The National, The Struts, Santana, Train, Wu-Tang Clan and Nas, Zac Brown Band, and hundreds more.
Tickets go on sale May 10th, and are only available until the 16th, so check out the full list of events HERE. Any of the below tours that are part of the Concert Week event will be marked ($25) next to the artist’s name. — Ben Kaye
Alicia Keys offers the “Keys to Summer” this year on his tour that starts in June. Come for the classic tracks, stay for the amazing piano performance; Alicia Keys really put on a great show, and the audience on the 23 dates of the tour had the chance to experience it for themselves. — Mary Siroky