UPCOMING CONCERTS IN GREATER BOSTON
Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Comcast Center, Mansfield
The country rocker, who has sold more than 10 million albums, recently released the single “Beat This Summer,” off his new album “Wheelhouse.” Paisley will head to Boston as part of his “Beat This Summer” tour.
UPCOMING CONCERTS IN GREATER BOSTON
Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.<br>Comcast Center, Mansfield<br> <br>The country rocker, who has sold more than 10 million albums, recently released the single “Beat This Summer,” off his new album “Wheelhouse.” Paisley will head to Boston as part of his “Beat This Summer” tour.
Saturday, May 18<br>DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston<br> <br>Vertical Horizon (pictured), Cracker, Gentlemen Hall, Fastball, Camper Van Beethoven, and the Todd Biggins Band will perform at this year’s Earthfest to help raise money for the One Fund, a charity to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon attack.
KISS 108 Concert
Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26<br>City Hall Plaza, Boston<br> <br>
This new two-day rock festival will take place at City Hall Plaza and will feature a number of bands, including headliners The National and Grammy winners Fun. (pictured) as well as locals Bad Rabbits and Caspian. Tickets will go on sale Friday.
Fall Out Boy
Sunday, May 26, 7 p.m.<br>House of Blues, Boston<br> <br>On Valentine’s Day, Fall Out Boy announced that they would be releasing their new album, “Save Rock and Roll,” on April 15, a month earlier than planned. Hear the group’s new song, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” which features rapper 2Chainz, here.
New Kids on the Block
Earth Wind and Fire
Wednesday, June 1, 5 p.m.<br>Bank of America Pavilion, Boston<br> <br>Earth Wind and Fire was recently featured on the track “Something About You” off of LL Cool J’s new album. Expect the sultry soul group to bring the funk when they play at the Bank of America Pavilion in June.
The Rolling Stones
Wednesday and Friday, June 12 and 14, 8 p.m.<br>TD Garden, Boston<br> <br>The Rolling Stones will continue their 50th anniversary celebration when the legendary rock band brings its “50 & Counting Tour” to the TD Garden in June.
Thursday, June 13, 9 p.m.<br>Paradise Rock Club, Boston<br> <br>Alternative country group Son Volt will be promoting their recently released studio album, titled “Honky Tonk,” when their tour hits the Paradise Rock Club in June.
Friday, June 21, 8 p.m.<br>Bank of America Pavilion, Boston<br> <br>The British rocker’s “Back to Bass” tour will span throughout North America and Europe throughout July. Sting is also scheduled to perform at this year’s Grammy awards alongside Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and Bruno Mars, among others.
Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.<br>TD Garden, Boston<br> <br>The Hawaiian born singer-songwriter will kick off his “The Moonshine Jungle Tour” in June, with Ellie Goulding and Fitz & the Tantrums serving as the opening acts on select dates. Mars announced in April that he will be extending the tour through the start of 2014 with shows scheduled in Australia and New Zealand.
Tuesday, July 9<br>Fenway Park, Boston<br> <br>
Rock legend Sir Paul McCartney will return to Fenway Park for the first time since his pair of shows in August of 2009 when his “Out There” tour comes to Boston this July. The former Beatles star will be kicking off his summer of touring in mid-June when he headlines the upcoming Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.
She & Him
Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.<br>Bank of America Pavilion, Boston<br> <br>The duo, made up of “New Girl” actress Zooey Deschanel and Monsters of Folk band-member M.Ward, will kick off their 2013 North American Tour in Nashville in June. She & Him will also release their newest album, “Volume 3” on May 7.
Friday and Saturday July 12-13, 6:30 p.m.<br>Fenway Park, Boston<br> <br>Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and other notable country stars will accompany Jason Aldean whe his “Night Train Tour” stops by Fenway Park in July. Aldean will also be co-hosting this year’s CMT Music Awards alongside actress Kristen Bell in June.
Naughty by Nature & Rakim
Friday, July 19, 8 p.m.<br>Wilbur Theatre, Boston<br> <br>The Grammy Award-winning hip hop trio made history in 2011 by becoming the first hip-hop group to perform at Fenway Park during an appearance at a NKOTBSB’s concert. New York based rapper Rakim will join Naughty by Nature when the return to Boston in July.
Saturday, July 20, 7 p.m.<br>TD Garden, Boston<br> <br>Biebs’ sold-out “BELIEVE" tour hit the road in September 2012 and will continue through this August. The “Beauty and the Beat” singer released his acoustic version of his album “Believe” on Jan. 29.
Tuesday, July 23, 8 p.m.<br>TD Garden, Boston<br> <br>Pop mega-star Beyonce recently collaborated with Outkast’s Andre 3000 on a song on the soundtrack for the film “The Great Gatsby.” Her “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” hits Boston this July.
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Saturday, August 3, 7 p.m.<br>House of Blues, Boston<br> <br>The Mexican musical duo, who usually only perform with just their acoustic guitars, released their first album backed by other musicians, titled “Area 52,” in 2012.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z
Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11, 7 p.m.<br>Fenway Park, Boston<br> <br>Don’t forget your suit and tie this summer because Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will be bringing their mega “Legends of Summer” tour to Fenway Park for a pair of shows in August.
Saturday, October 12, 7 p.m.<br>TD Garden, Boston<br> <br>The Disney star turned pop singer recently released “Come and Get It,” the first single off her upcoming debut solo album, in April.
Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.<br>TD Garden, Boston<br> <br>The 1970s rocker, who’s sold more than 100 million records throughout his career, is expected to release an album sometime in 2013. The CD will be his first original work in almost 20 years.