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Spring and Summer Concert Tours of 2008

Apr 25, 2008
For any lover of music - whether it is rock and roll, hip hop, or country, or anything else under the sun, the spring and summer concert schedule of 2008 is set to blow your mind and give you a chance to see many different acts out there on the road. No matter where you live or where you'd like to travel to see shows, you'll be able to find plenty of great spring and summer concerts, and you'll be able to end the summer knowing you've seen the best that the music industry has to offer.
Rock Fans

No matter what time period of rock you are a fan of, you'll be able to find something to delight you this summer. Neil Diamond is on tour this year, starting in the late spring. So is Celine Dion. She starts her tour in the UK on May 2nd, and tours there for the majority of the summer. On August 15th, she begins the North American leg of the tour with two nights in Boston. Bon Jovi starts a tour in the US at the end of April, and is in the United States through the end of May. Starting in June, he will continue to tour in the UK for several dates.

Rod Stewart is also on tour this spring and summer, and will most definitely be coming to a tour destination near you. His tour begins in California at the end of July and goes through the end of August. The Police kick off an exciting and spectacular series of shows. They begin in Ontario on May 1st, and their shows run through the end of August. The Cure is also on tour, beginning in May and running through the end of June.

Jimmy Buffet is also on tour this spring and summer. His shows begin at the end of April, on the 22nd, and they run through the end of September. The Eagles currently have four shows planned in late May in Georgia. Also, Eric Clapton currently has 12 shows scheduled in May and June across the US and Canada. Elton John is playing several shows in Las Vegas during June of 2008.

Rock fans from a later generation will also be pleased to know that some newer acts are out there on the road as well. Projekt Revolution/Linkin Park kick off a summer tour, and continue to tour through the end of September.

Jack Johnson and Radiohead will have several tour dates planned for spring and Summer of 2008. Also, Dave Matthews Band is also touring this summer. They'll be hitting several major cities. They begin at the end of May, and the tour lasts through September.

John Mayer is set to launch his summer tour, starting July 2nd at Summerfest in Milwaukee. The tour runs through August as of now, and also has Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen

Jonas Brothers "The Burning Up Tour" will begin in Toronto on July 4th. This is the first time that the Jonas Brothers have started a tour on their own, and they are hoping to have big crowds for their entire tour, which should last most of the summer.
R&B And Hip Hop Fans

Kanye West starts his tour at the end of April, in Los Angeles, and ends in Los Angeles again in June. Jay-Z and Mary J Blige are touring together in April and May. There are several tour dates listed for them, promoting Jay-Z's new album.
Country Music Fans

Kenny Chesney and Leeann Rimes tour this summer a well, with the Pirates and Poets Tour, starting in May and going on for most of the summer. Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, and Sugarland all have separate concert tours that are beginning in the spring and going through the summer months, across the North American continent, mostly in the United States. Rascal Flatts begins a tour in May, and has dates that run through October, all in North America.
Reunion Tours

It isn't only new bands that are on tour, or even bands that have been around awhile. This summer kicks off a great era in music tours, where bands that haven't been together in many years are coming back together and touring. For instance, New Kids On The Block kicks off a spring and summer tour in late spring, and this is one that should not be missed by any fans, new or old.

Poison is also touring this summer, starting late spring and hitting more than 40 cities along the way. They are going to be joined by Dokken and Sebastian Bach.

Stone Temple Pilots, after being off the seen for eight years, and after being apart for five years, will reunite for a tour of North America that will last for 65 cities. The tour is set to begin on May 17th in Ohio.
Major Tours

It isn't just single concerts that makes this summer amazing, either. The Lollapalooza event kicks off three days of great music - August 1-3, in Chicago's Grant Park. This even is headlined by Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Wilco, and The Raconteurs.

You can also go to the Live, Raw & Uncut Tour, which is launching July 3rd at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. This tour runs through early September, hitting more than 40 stops along the way.

As a fan of any type of music, there are going to be plenty of chances for you to see your favorite artists, all across North America and even in Europe this summer. Keep your eyes open for tour dates and shows near you!
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J OConnor writes for Authority Tickets where you can get concert tour and concert ticket information.
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