summer is coming and that means the music will be loud. many music acts use this time of year to kick off promotional tours in support of newly released material. whether it’s country or hip-hop, chances are, a music group will be playing at a venue near you sometime this summer. here is a list of 10 supergroups/artists, who have already begun their world tours, or are kicking them off in the months to come.
1. maroon 5 world tour 2015
adam levine and the guys in maroon 5 have been busy this year. they kicked off a world tour that started in february, that’s running until october of 2015. shows will take place in north america, europe, africa, asia, and oceania. the supporting acts include the bands, magic!, nick gardner, rozzi crane and the dirty loops, depending on which leg of the tour they are on.
2. nick jonas
teen heartthrob nick jonas left his brother and started a successful solo career. his nick jonas tour is limited to north america and he will be joined by katy perry on several shows. his tour is scheduled for later in the season.
3. ac dc: the rock or bust tour
old angus young and the boys from australia are back at it again. these guys started out in the ’70s and they still rock. angus’ schoolboy antics with his screaming sg never fail to entertain. from classics like, “highway to ” and “back in black,” to some previously unheard of material, this show will assuredly have you playing air guitar. the dates will run from april to december of 2015.
4. garth brooks and trisha yearwood
garth brooks and his black cowboy hat came on the country music scene in 1989. since then, his albom sales have made him the #1, best-selling artist in north america. 5 million more sales than the runners-up, “the beatles.” he was inducted to the “country music hall of fame” in october, 2012. garth is joined by another country music superstar, trisha yearwood, and the shows will run until july 2015, where they will wrap things up in new orleans.
5. pearl jam’s latin american tour
eddie vedder and the guys from pearl jam came on the scene during the seattle grunge rock movement in the ’90s. they achieved huge commercial success, then seemingly slipped away, apparently disillusioned with superstardom. they are playing at the end of the season for several dates in south america only.
after a 9 year hiatus, slipknot is back on tour in support of their new albom, “the gray chapter.” the masks are still on and this band’s aggressive, heavy style of music is sure to make heads bang everywhere. they are supported by bands, “lamb of , bullet for my valentine and motionless in white.”
7. one direction: on the road again tour 2015
this british boy band started the tour in february, 2015 and will finish in sheffield, england in october of the same year.
8. imagine dragons: smoke and mirrors tour
imagine dragons recorded this albom at their home studio in las vegas, nevada in 2014. it debuted at #1 on the “billboard 200” and the “uk alboms chart” this tour, named after the albom it’s supporting, is scheduled for 85 shows around the world and finishes in november of 2015.
9. katy perry: the prismatic world tour
katy perry came on the scene in 2008, with the release of “i kissed a girl.” she holds 3 guinness world records and is included in forbes list of “top-earning women in music” for 3 years. this is also her 3rd world tour. it will run from may-october of 2015.
10. zac brown band: jekyll and hyde tour
zac brown band formed in 2002. since 2009, however, they have received 55 award nominations, everything from the “grammys,” to “country music television.” they will be finishing up this 7-month tour in west palm beach, florida.
be sure to check ticketmaster, to see if one of these acts are coming to your hometown. hopefully, you and your friends can get out and be part of this summer’s concert series.