Top 5 must-see summer classic rock shows of 2015



paul-mccartney-summer-2015-classic-rock-shows1) Paul McCartney. McCartney’s headlining two major concerts this summer: Chicago’s Lollapalooza and the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. In addition, though, he’s squeezing in three solo shows: Philadelphia (June 21), Charlottesville, VA (June 23) and Columbia, SC (June 25).

2) The Rolling Stones. The Stones will play 15 shows this summer. San Diego (May 24), Columbus, Ohio (May 30), Minneapolis (June 3), Dallas (June 6), Atlanta (June 9), Orlando (June 12), Nashville (June 17), Pittsburgh (June 20), Milwaukee (June 23), Kansas City (June 27), Raleigh (July 1), Indianapolis (July 4), Detroit (July 8), Buffalo (July 11) and Quebec (July 15).

3) The Who. Guess who’s 50? The Who! The band’s celebrating its age with its The Who Hits 50! tour. The band will play at least 43 shows in North America and lots more abroad. Click for specific dates and cities.

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4) Def Leppard. On tour with Styx and Tesla, Def Leppard’s slated for a lot of shows: Tampa, FL (6/23), West Palm Beach, FL (6/25), Birmingham, AL (6/27), Atlanta, GA (6/28), Charlotte, NC (6/30), Bristow, VA (7/2), Virginia Beach, VA (7/3), Uncasville, CT (7/5), Gilford, NH (7/7), Mansfield, MA (7/9), Bethel, NY (7/11), Darien Center, NY (7/12), Toronto, ON (7/14), Clarkston, MI (7/17), Wantagh, NY (7/23), Saratoga Springs, NY (7/24), Holmdel, NJ (7/25), Sioux Falls, SD (8/8), Kansas City, MO (8/11), Cincinnati, OH (8/17), Nashville, TN (8/18), Dallas, TX (8/21), Woodlands, TX (8/22), Austin, TX (8/23), St. Paul, MN (8/27), Grand Forks, ND (8/28), Noblesville, IN (8/30), Allentown, PA (9/1), Maryland Heights, MO (9/4), Tinley Park, IL (9/5), Auburn, WA (9/16), Ridgefield, WA (9/17), Mountain View, CA (9/19), Chula Vista, CA (9/22), Phoenix, AZ (9/23), Albuquerque, NM (9/25), Denver, CO (9/26), West Valley City, UT (9/28), Spokane, WA (9/30), Bozeman, MT (10/2) and Bismarck, ND (10/4).

5) Neil Young. Rock and roll will never die! See Neil Young here: Milwaukee (July 5), Morrison, CO (July 8), Morrison, CO (July 9), Lincoln, NE (July 11), Cincinnati, OH (July 13), Clarkston, MI (July 14), Camden, NJ (July 16), July 17 (Bethel, NY), July 21 (Wantagh, NY), July 22 (Mansfield, MA), and Edmonton, AB (July 3).

Runners Up also on tour in 2015

  • Mark Knopfler
  • Rush
  • Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • James Taylor
  • Foreigner
  • Kid Rock Presents: First Kiss: Cheap Date Tour
  • The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson
  • Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Van Halen

Photo credit: “Paul McCartney BBC Electric Proms” by Rich007 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/36576534@N00/1789561568/. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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