Wow, can you believe it’s August already?? What happened to July?
As people soak up the last month of summer, fans are still coming out for all the hot concerts and sporting events.
Phish, once again, holds the top position. Phish like Dave Matthews Band are pretty much the epitome of summer tour bands. They are to be expected.
According to Redbook Magazine, Taylor Swift was the top concert people wanted to see this summer. Her concert sales, even on the secondary ticket marketplace certainly correlate with this.
The Vans Warped Tour is on the list again for their Denver tour dates. Some of the notable bands playing at Invesco Field include A Day to Remember, Against Me!, Attack Attack!, Gym Class Heros, Less Than Jake, Relient K, The Devil Wears Prada, The Expendables and We Came As Romans.
Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park is another big draw this weekend. The top headliners for this weekend’s tour include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse. Other tops acts playing in Perry Farrell’s 20th anniversary vision include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, OK GO, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Manchester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, City and Colour, Cults, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses and more. Chicago is the place to be this weekend for music lovers.
The Gipsy Kings music has been described as “Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk.” The band started in Southern France in the 1970’s and have been rising in popularity ever since.
Once again, the European soccer teams have shown up again on the top weekend list. Like Manchester United and Real Madrid earlier this summer, expect FC Barcelona to show the American team who the real soccer champs are. Fans are still very excited to have these matches on their home turf and are wanting to see them live.
Top Weekend Events August 5th -7th
1.) Phish, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA – Saturday, August 6th
2.) Gipsy Kings, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA – Sunday, August 7th
3.) Taylor Swift, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, August 6th
4.) Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th
5.) Katy Perry, LA Nokia Live, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, August 5th
6.) Vans Warped Tour, Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, CO – Friday, August 5th
7.) Janet Jackson, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, August 6th
8.) Sade, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th
9.) Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th
10.) FC Barcelona vs. Club America Soccer, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX – Saturday, August 6th