Concerts are one of the most exciting things you can do for fun, especially if you’re a music lover. There’s just something special about seeing your favorite musicians perform live with thousands of fellow, like-minded fans all around you. Spring and summer of 2011 is shaping up to be a great season of live musical entertainment as many top musical acts are taking to the road to promote their latest efforts.
Lady GaGa continues her year-long “Monster’s Ball” Tour with dates through April. Big name pop stars Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are headlining shows throughout North America this summer. Nostalgia driven tours, such as Janet Jackson, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys will be entertaining audiences with their greatest hits and the cast of the ever popular television show Glee will be embarking on their second seasonal tour this summer. These are just some of the many live musical events coming your way in 2011. Here are some of the highlights:
Lady GaGa – Monster’s Ball Tour
Lady GaGa has been touring for almost a year now and she’s still going strong. The singer says that the show is the “first ever pop-electro opera…more of a musical and less of a concert” so expect to be entertained with this one. Look for GaGa to be adding her brand new record-breaking single “Born This Way” to her repertoire as she continues the tour through the end of April. Check out Lady GaGa’s website here for tour dates and ticket information.
Rihanna – Loud Tour
Fresh off the heels of her hugely popular “Loud” album, Rihanna will be returning from the first leg of her tour in Europe this summer with at least 17 shows throughout the major cities of North America. Joining the ever popular singer on the North American leg of her tour will be Cee Lo Green, half of the duo Gnarls Barkley and a recent Grammy nominee. Check out this link for tour dates and ticket info and see a review of Rihanna’s “Loud” right here.
Sade – Soldier of Love Tour
It’s not often that this silky smooth band comes along to treat us with their gift of song. In fact, the singer and her band have not toured the US in ten years. Recently added as an opening act for the “Soldier of Love Tour” is acclaimed singer/songwriter John Legend. This is one show that’s not to be missed! For tour dates and ticket information, please click here. For more on the tour, check out Sade Announces 2011 World Tour in Support of “Soldier of Love.”
Katy Perry begins her US tour in support of the “Teenage Dream” album in Atlanta on June 7th and continues through until August 20th in St. Louis. Pop/dance music sensation Robyn will be joining Katy on several dates. For tour dates, check out Katy’s website here.
Country music superstar Taylor Swift brings her latest world tour in support of “Speak Now” back to the US with two dates in Omaha, Nebraska on May 27th and 28th and she continues on all the way through to October 29th in Lexington, Kentucky. Many dates are already sold out, so check out LiveNation below for tickets in your hometown. You can also see Taylor’s tour dates on her website here.
British singing sensation Adele will be kicking off her North American tour in support of her brand new album “21” on May 12th in Washington, DC and finishing up in Nashville, TN on June 20th. Check out Adele’s official website here for tour information. To read more about “21”, click here .
Ah, the boy bands of yesteryear! Two favorite boy bands from the 80’s and 90’s join forces for a trip down memory lane as New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys team up for a tour of North American cities this summer, beginning on May 26th in Grand Rapids and finishing on August 7th in London, Ontario. For a full list of concert dates click here.
Attention all Gleeks, your favorite Glee cast members will be taking their show on the road for 37 dates throughout the US this summer. Check out the Glee Tour website here for dates.
Janet Jackson – Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour
Janet Jackson returns with an all new tour celebrating the best of her storied career. The US leg of the tour begins March 7th in Chicago and makes stops in New York, LA, and many other cities. Check out the full list of tour dates here.
Other tours coming this spring and summer include:
Rush Time Machine Tour 2011
Kesha – Get Sleazy Tour
My Chemical Romance
Lil Wayne – I’m Still Music Tour 2011
Full tour date and ticket information can be found at LiveNation.com.