Run a few words associated with the word “summer,” and you’ll no doubt come across some typical expressions: beach, pool, tan, vacation, sunglasses, and sleep-away camp in Bridgeton, Maine. Well, that last one might just be me, but there are definitely a few things that are closely related to almost everyone’s mid-year bliss. If you are a a result Reader, summer sure means live music season, and the tours hitting the road in 2023 are set to continue this great tradition.
Now, sure, there’s every list of festivals stacked from Bonnaroo to Outside Lands that you can (and should!) check out. But you don’t always have to travel to top billing this summer, not with Alvays and Alex G hitting the road together; or Weezer rocking Spoon, Future Islands, Modest Mouse, and more; Or The All-American Rejects touring for the first time in a decade and bringing together The Get Up Kids, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, and The Beginning Line.
More pop your thing? Madonna is coming to town, the Jonas Brothers are playing five full albums every night, and P! NK swinging. Are you looking for something harder? Lately cover stars Metallica are touring behind their latest album, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper are joining forces, and punk legends X are back. Maybe a little more classic? How does the Lionel Richie show and Earth, Wind and Fire sound? Or tears for fears or sparks?
The point is that there is a file Package of concerts to be captured this season. Luckily, many of the can’t-miss shows are part of Live Nation’s Concert Week (May 10-16), when you can get $25 all-inclusive tickets to over 3,800 shows. You can get them here, and check out our full list of essential summer 2023 tours below. Plus, some of the artists on Essential Spring 2023 Tours are still touring all summer long, so be sure to revisit this list as well!
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The Nation’s Live Concert Week
Concert Week $25 All Inclusive Promotional Tickets. In addition to the artists listed above, $25 tickets are available for acts like Ben Folds, Boyz II Men, Billy Porter, Danny Elfman, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Dierks Bentley, Fleet Foxes, Goo Goo Dolls, Feist, James Taylor, Kevin hart, Jimmy Eat World, 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 will go on sale May 10th and are only available until the 16th, so check out the full list of events here. Any of the following tours that are part of the Concert Week event will be marked with ($25) next to the artist name. – Ben Kay
Get $25 all-inclusive tickets here
Alicia Keys is performing “Keys to the Summer” this year on her tour, which kicks off in June. Come for the classical tracks, and go for the amazing piano performance; Alicia Keys really does put on a great show, and fans of the 23rd Round will have a chance to experience it for themselves. – Mary Siroke
Get your Alicia Keys tickets here