Well, this is another hot weekend for concerts. The bands/singers on this weekend’s list are all pretty mainstream, top revenue getters. While Rascal Flatts is the top of the list for weekend, Taylor Swift’s Atlanta concert in Atlanta certainly getting a lot of attention. This particular concert was pinged on this list a good number of times, but it is because she had to cancel this cancel this concert and her Charlotte, North Carolina Show due to bronchitis. Her Atlanta show will be rescheduled for October 1 and her Charlotte show will be rescheduled for November 16th. Hopefully she feels better soon!
Of course the other country music stars, Sugarland, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban are all still doing exceptionally well. Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour is in support of his 7th studio Album, Get Closer, which was released on November 16th, 2010. Jennifer Nettles’, the lead singer of Sugarland, star power is increasingly on the rise as well. She’s been featured in a number of main stream magazines lately including Self Magazine, Stylenews and OK! And OPRAH magazine lately.
O.A.R. is a former college band turned rock superstars. The group got their starts as Buckeyes at Ohio State University. They are well known for their live performances and jam band elements making each song unique. Of the same vein, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) is making a strong showing this weekend whom are also known for their lengthy improvisational renditions of their hits, oftentimes with an intricate video and lighting show. This Caravan show is in salute to their 20 year anniversary as a band. They are playing 3, multi-day, multi-artist music events. The Chicago show is the first event, followed by the New York City show on August 26th and finishing up in Quincy, WA on September 2nd.
Top weekend events – July 8th – 10th
1.) Rascal Flatts, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ – Saturday, July 9th
2.) O.A.R. , PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, July 9th
3.) Dave Matthews Band Caravan, Chicago Lakeside, Chicago, IL – Friday, July 8th
4.) Katy Perry, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL – Friday, July 8th
5.) Sugarland, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI- Saturday, July 9th
6.) Eddie Vedder, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, July 8th
7.) Kid Rock, Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA – Saturday, July 9th
8.) Britney Spears, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, July 8th
9.) Tim McGraw, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY – Sunday, July 10th
10.) Keith Urban, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – Saturday, July 9th