February 27, 2017

18 of the Biggest Concerts Coming to Cleveland This Summer

Northeast Ohio is being inundated with announcements of incredible artists and bands coming to town this summer (which can't come soon enough), and we're not complaining. Here is a semi-comprehensive list of some of the biggest shows coming our way.

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U2
FirstEnergy Stadium July 1
Although already sold out, we’d be remiss not to mention one of the world’s biggest bands is coming to Cleveland. They’ll be performing The Joshua Tree in its entirety to boot.  
Photo by Anton Corbijn
U2
FirstEnergy Stadium July 1
Although already sold out, we’d be remiss not to mention one of the world’s biggest bands is coming to Cleveland. They’ll be performing The Joshua Tree in its entirety to boot.

Photo by Anton Corbijn
 CHANCE THE RAPPER 
Blossom Music Center, May 19
Thank goodness Cleveland is part of Chance the Rapper’s first ever headlining tour. The Chicago-based artist's mixtape, Coloring Book, which recently won three Grammys, done live, isn’t something to miss.
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CHANCE THE RAPPER
Blossom Music Center, May 19
Thank goodness Cleveland is part of Chance the Rapper’s first ever headlining tour. The Chicago-based artist's mixtape, Coloring Book, which recently won three Grammys, done live, isn’t something to miss.

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 BILLY JOEL 
Progressive Field, July 14
Even though the Piano Man hasn’t had any new material for 20-some years, Billy Joel continues to tickle the keys to the delight of fans. He last played Cleveland in 2014. 
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BILLY JOEL
Progressive Field, July 14
Even though the Piano Man hasn’t had any new material for 20-some years, Billy Joel continues to tickle the keys to the delight of fans. He last played Cleveland in 2014.

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BRUNO MARS
Quicken Loans Arena, Aug. 15
Singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician/”dangerous man” Bruno Mars brings magic to the Q air and stage later this year, and we can’t wait.
Photo by Kai Z. Feng
BRUNO MARS
Quicken Loans Arena, Aug. 15
Singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician/”dangerous man” Bruno Mars brings magic to the Q air and stage later this year, and we can’t wait.

Photo by Kai Z. Feng
 CHRIS STAPLETON 
Blossom Music Center, Aug. 18
Alt-country rising star Country singer Chris Stapleton has recruited several other country up-and-comers to join him on this summer’s All-American Road Show. The tour will feature Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb and Margo Price as special guests.
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CHRIS STAPLETON
Blossom Music Center, Aug. 18
Alt-country rising star Country singer Chris Stapleton has recruited several other country up-and-comers to join him on this summer’s All-American Road Show. The tour will feature Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb and Margo Price as special guests.

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LADY GAGA
Quicken Loans Arena, Aug. 23
On the heels of her surprisingly tame (at least by her standards) Super Bowl performance, outspoken pop singer Lady Gaga brings her Joanne Tour to the Q. 
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LADY GAGA
Quicken Loans Arena, Aug. 23
On the heels of her surprisingly tame (at least by her standards) Super Bowl performance, outspoken pop singer Lady Gaga brings her Joanne Tour to the Q.

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 COLDPLAY
Quicken Loans Arena, Aug. 19
Get ready for Coldplay to light up Cleveland, as production designers Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale have created a killer light show for this British pop-rock act’s latest tour. 
Photo by Sam Neill
COLDPLAY
Quicken Loans Arena, Aug. 19
Get ready for Coldplay to light up Cleveland, as production designers Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale have created a killer light show for this British pop-rock act’s latest tour.

Photo by Sam Neill
 GREEN DAY 
Blossom Music Center, Aug. 16
American idiots and brainiacs alike can revel in the fact that these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted punk rockers are coming to Northeast Ohio this summer. 
Photo by Frank Maddocks
GREEN DAY
Blossom Music Center, Aug. 16
American idiots and brainiacs alike can revel in the fact that these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted punk rockers are coming to Northeast Ohio this summer.

Photo by Frank Maddocks
JOHN MAYER
Blossom Music Center, Aug. 30
When singer-guitarist John Mayer played Blossom back in 2013, nearly every song was extended by several minutes to allow for solos and dancing on the lawn. Expect much of the same from his return as part of the Search for Everything World Tour. 
Photo by Frank Ockenfels
JOHN MAYER
Blossom Music Center, Aug. 30
When singer-guitarist John Mayer played Blossom back in 2013, nearly every song was extended by several minutes to allow for solos and dancing on the lawn. Expect much of the same from his return as part of the Search for Everything World Tour.

Photo by Frank Ockenfels
 KINGS OF LEON 
Blossom Music Center, Aug. 16
Released last year, Walls, the band’s seventh studio album, features a fine collection of arena-rock anthems, which should translate perfectly at this summer’s outdoor show. 
Photo by Jimmy Marble
KINGS OF LEON
Blossom Music Center, Aug. 16
Released last year, Walls, the band’s seventh studio album, features a fine collection of arena-rock anthems, which should translate perfectly at this summer’s outdoor show.

Photo by Jimmy Marble