2014 Summer Music Concert Guide for Miami and South Florida

 

From Katy Perry to Kiss, Beyonce and Jay Z to Ray LaMontagne, the stages will be rocking from June through September

Summer Music

By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Turns out there is a cure for the summertime blues: Instead of wasting away your days in the back yard sippin’ on gin and juice, hit the road and catch a great concert. After all, when the temperature gets hot, the shows get hotter. Here’s our guide to the best concerts in South Florida over the next few months.

 

 

JUNE

 

Sat., June 7
Gator Jam Music Festival

Where: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave., Miami
Time and tickets: Noon - midnight; www.miccosukee.com; $45 - $200
Sound Check: Kick things off with a bang with this outdoor festival featuring Christian country band Diamond Rio (“One More Day,” “I Believe”); legendary American folk singer Arlo Guthrie (“Alice’s Restaurant,” “City of New Orleans”); folk-rock duo The Bacon Brothers, in which Kevin Bacon proves his musical chops are almost as formidable as his acting skills; and Creedence Clearwater Revisited, featuring ex-members of the classic John Fogerty-led CCR, performing hits including “Born on the Bayou,” “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Down on the Corner” and “Bad Moon Rising.”

Sun., June 8
Weezer

Where: Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $35 - $55
Sound Check: L.A. alt-pop/geek rock band first gained widespread fame from the clever Spike Jonze-directed video for its hit “Buddy Holly,” which plopped the band into “Happy Days” land. The group, led by mild-mannered mad genius Rivers Cuomo, has been creating melodic anthems and taking tongue-in-cheek cracks at arena rock (Weezer’s winged “W” logo is a nod to Van Halen’s “V”) for two decades, selling more than nine million albums. Expect to hear all the sing-along songs – “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Say It Ain’t So,” Island in the Sun,” “Perfect Situation,” “Beverly Hills” and “Hash Pipe.”

Thurs., June 12
103.5 The Beat Down 2014
Where:
BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $25.25 - $120.75
Sound Check: Miami’s premier urban/hip-hop station presents its annual showcase, with this year’s lineup  boasting hot young MC Kendrick Lamar (“Swimming Pools [Drank],” “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”), Trey Songz (“Na Na,” “Bottoms Up”), Future (“Turn on the Lights,” “Move That Dope”, Rico Love (“They Don’t Know,” “Bitches Be Like”), Yo Gotti (“Act Right,” “I Know”), DJ Khaled  and many more.

Thurs., June 12
Counting Crows
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $35 - $55
Sound Check: Dreadlocked singer Adam Duritz and co. are well-known for alt-pop hits including “Mr. Jones,” “Round Here,” “A Long December” and “Accidentally In Love,” which was nominated for an Oscar (it was on the soundtrack to “Shrek 2”). But at this show the band named after a line from an old British nursery rhyme will also break out new material from its seventh album, “Somewhere Under Wonderland,” to be released in the fall. Opening act Toad the Wet Sprocket, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its first album “Bread & Circus,” will perform hits including “Walk on the Ocean” and “All I Want,” plus tracks from its new CD, “New Constellation.”

Fri., June 13
Summerland Tour 2014
Where:
Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketfly.com; $16.25 - $96.25
Sound Check: It’s a ‘90s alt-rock revival, with Everclear (“Santa Monica,” “Wonderful”), Soul Asylum (“Somebody to Shove,” “Runaway Train”), Spacehog (“In the Meantime”) and Eve 6 (“Inside Out”) taking us back to a time when people watched MTV to see new videos.

Sat., June 14
All Gone Pete Tong
Where:
Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: 11 p.m.; wantickets.com; $30 - $40
Sound Check: Inaugural party in honor of legendary British DJ and tastemaker Pete Tong also features up-and-coming U.K. house and techno duo Dusky. Seekers of cutting-edge electronic beats need look no further.

Weds., June 18
Cut/Copy
Where:
Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $30 - $35
Sound Check: It’s rare to find a band that fits in with ravers and indie-rock fans alike, but this Australian electronic pop group crafts melodic songs that borrow from both airy disco and edgy new wave. After finding breakthrough success with its 2008 album “In Ghost Colours,” featuring the hits “Hearts On Fire” and “Lights & Music,” Cut/Copy tours in support of its new album, “Free Your Mind,” which was inspired by two different Summers of Love – 1967 San Francisco and 1988-’89 Britain.

Sat., June 21
Paul van Dyk
Where:
Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: 11 p.m.; www.wantickets.com; $30
Sound Check: Grammy-winning German DJ/producer who has created beautiful electronic music anthems including “We Are Alive,” “For an Angel,” “Tell Me Why (The Riddle)” and “Time of Our Lives” steps behind the decks for an extended, high-energy set.

Weds., June 25
Beyonce and Jay Z
Where:
Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $39.50 - $275
Sound Check: It’s about to go down: Hip-hop’s First Family are teaming up for their On the Run summer tour, which kicks off in South Florida. And not surprisingly, the music industry’s first billion-dollar duo has more than enough material to fill a week’s worth of shows. Rap king Jay Z’s solo hits include “Big Pimpin’,” “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me),” “Excuse Me Miss,” “Empire State of Mind,” “Numb/Encore” and “99 Problems,” while Beyonce boasts “Baby Boy,” “Irreplaceable,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” “Halo,” “Run the World (Girls)” and “Love On Top.” As a duet, they bring “Crazy In Love,” “’03 Bonnie & Clyde,” “Upgrade U,” “Déjà vu” and “Drunk In Love,” among many others.

Thurs., June 26
The Voice Tour
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.browardcenter.org; $35 - $65, $149.50 VIP
Sound Check: The hit NBC reality singing competition hits the road with the top 3 contestants from Season 6, including the winner, soulful singer Josh Kaufman, plus runners-up Jake Worthington and Christina Grimmie. Also performing will be Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin with runners-up Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin, plus Season 1 runner-up Dia Frampton.

Fri., June 27 and Sat., June 28
The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party
Where:
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: Times TBA; www.bleaulive.com; packages start at $479/night; minimum three-night purchase required
Sound Check: The BleauLive concert series presents a big one for the summer, with two days of great music at the elegant Fontainebleau pool. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the musical fun begins Friday night with performances by Boca Raton pop star Ariana Grande (“The Way”), Australian rapper and model Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”), and hip-hop party animal Lil Jon. Saturday night brings Dutch superstar DJ Tiesto, dance-pop band Neon Trees (“Animal,” “Everybody Talks,” “Sleeping With a Friend”), and pop-R&B diva Jennifer Lopez (“Love Don’t cost a Thing,” “On the Floor”), fresh off another season as an “American Idol” judge.

 

 

JULY

 

Weds., July 2 and Thurs., July 3
Katy Perry
Where:
BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise (July 2), and AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami (July 3)
Time and tickets: 7 p.m. both nights; Ticketmaster; $25.25 - $125.50 (July 2), $29.50 - $128.50 (July 3)
Sound Check: One of pop music’s hottest acts presents her colorful Prismatic World Tour in support of her chart-topping album “Prism,” which features the ubiquitous hits “Dark Horse” and “Roar.” You’re also sure to hear “I Kissed a Girl,” “Hot n Cold,” “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “E.T.” and “Firework.” Capital Cities (“Safe and Sound”) opens. Fun fact: Perry’s parents are now born-again Christians, but both had quintessential ‘60s moments. Her father used to produce and deal LSD with Timothy Leary, while her mother once dated Jimi Hendrix.

Sun., July 6
REPLAY AMERICA: The Ultimate ‘80s Festival
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 4 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $40 - $60
Sound Check: Totally rad concert brings back new wave bands The Go-Go’s (“We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation”), The Motels (“Only the Lonely,” “Suddenly Last Summer”), Cutting Crew (“(I Just) Died in Your Arms”), Naked Eyes (“Promises, Promises,” “Always Something There to Remind Me”) and Scandal (“Goodbye to You,” “The Warrior”).

Fri., July 11
Tim McGraw
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.25 - $70
Sound Check: The Cruzan officially kicks off its blitz of summer shows with a bang, as one of the biggest-selling country artists of all time brings his Sundown Heaven Town Tour to town. McGraw, famously married to fellow country superstar Faith Hill, will play hits from his lengthy repertoire, including “I Like It, I Love It,” “Truck Yeah,” “Felt Good on My Lips” and, of course, “Live Like You Were Dying,” his ode to his late father, baseball star Tug McGraw. You’ll also hear a few tracks from his 13th studio album, “Sundown Heaven Town,” scheduled to hit the streets in September.

Fri., July 11
Masters of Ceremony – Hip-Hop Reunion
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $58 - $88
Sound Check: Get on the old-school tip and see how it was done back in the day as influential MCs including rapper DMX, New York duo EPMD, smooth-flow lyricist Rakim, Grammy-winning legend Big Daddy Kane, master storyteller Slick Rick and Human Beat Box Doug E. Fresh pass the mic.

Sat., July 12
Ray LaMontagne
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $37.50 - $47.50
Sound Check: Grammy-winning New England singer/songwriter’s pleasantly raspy voice conveys folk, soul and blues so deeply that you’d swear he was a whiskey-swigging drifter from the Deep South. But he’s actually an unassuming  family man who quit his job in a shoe factory to follow his dream. Lucky us. LaMontagne – whose song “Trouble” starred in that charming Travelers Insurance commercial featuring a dog protecting his bone - performs in support of his fifth studio album, “Supernova,” which dropped April 19. 

Tues., July 15
Lionel Richie
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $21 - $131
Sound Check: One of the biggest hit makers of all time hits the road again for his All the Hits All Night Long Tour, during which he’ll perform favorites from his days with The Commodores including “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” “Sail On” and “Easy.” Then there’s his solo career, a big reason why Lionel Richie has sold more than 100 million records: You’ll hear “Truly,” “Hello,” “All Night Long,” “Stuck on You,” “You Are,” “My Love,” “Endless Love” and “Say You, Say Me.” He even co-wrote “We Are the World” with Michael Jackson. Adding a splash of hipness to the show is opening act CeeLo Green, former member of the rap collective Goodie Mob and now creator of soulful pop hits such as “Crazy” (with Gnarls Barkley) and “Forget You.”

Fri., July 18 and Sat., July 19
Dave Matthews Band
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m. each night; LiveNation.com; $40.50 - $75
Sound Check: One of the most beloved jam-bands since the Grateful Dead inadvertently created the genre makes its annual two-day jaunt to the Cruzan, serving up two funky, jazzy sets (one acoustic, one electric) each night. DMB – which is the only group to have six consecutive albums debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 – obviously has a wealth of material to choose from to mix things up from night to night, but you’re likely to hear “Satellite,” “What Would You Say,” “Crash Into Me,” “Ants Marching,” “American Baby” and “Funny the Way It Is.”

Sat., July 19
LeAnn Rimes
Where:
Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; www.mardigrascasinofl.com; $25 - $50, $80 VIP
Sound Check: Country sweetheart who in 1997 at age 14 became the youngest Grammy Award winner in history, winning Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Blue,” was dubbed the “next Patsy Cline” by critics. That didn’t quite pan out, as Rimes crossed over into pop territory within a few years, but she’s gone back to her country roots, and takes the stage in support of her 11th studio album, “Spitfire.”

Sat., July 19
American Idol Live!
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $50.50 - $90.50, $145.50 Club Level
Sound Check: Who will be the next Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson  or Phillip Phillips? There’s a definite link between finishing high in the “American Idol” competitions and pop superstardom, and Season 13 finalists C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf are all hoping to catch lightning in a bottle.

Mon., July 21
Nightmares On Wax
Where:
Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $20 - $25
Sound Check: George Evelyn, aka Nightmares On Wax, is legendary British electronic music label Warp Records’ longest-serving member. More than two decades ago, he began blending New York hip-hop and fresh U.K. beats to help pioneer what would become the experimental “trip-hop” sound, which exploded several years later with acts including Tricky, Massive Attack and Portishead. Now, he’s touring in support of his new release, “N.O.W. Is the Time,” a best-of, double-disc set. It’s Nightmares On Wax’s only Florida show, and one that serious electronic-music fans won’t want to miss.

Tues., July 22
KISS and Def Leppard
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $32.50 - $169.50
Sound Check: For lovers of flamboyant arena-rock, it doesn’t get any better than this. The pyrotechnics, stage antics and Gene Simmons’ tongue will be in full force as KISS celebrates its 40th year in the biz, cranking out party anthems including “Detroit Rock City,” “Lick It Up,” “Love Gun,” “Christine Sixteen,” “Calling Dr. Love” and, of course, “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Def Leppard, led by the elastic voice of Joe Elliott, will power through hits including “Photograph,” “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin’,” “Love Bites,” “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak,” “Armageddon It” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

Tues., July 22
The Fray
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $30-$55
Sound Check: Denver pop-rock quintet led by Isaac Slade’s piano and distinctive vocals found stardom with its first single, “Over My Head (Cable Car),” in 2005, then exploded internationally with the smash hit “How to Save a Life.” This success propelled the band’s self-titled second album to No. 1, with the infectious “You Found Me” its biggest hit. The Fray takes the stage in support of its fourth studio album, “Helios,” which dropped Feb. 25 and features the singles “Break Your Plans” and “Love Don’t Die.”

Fri., July 25
Sara Bareilles
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $35 - $55
Sound Check: Singer/songwriter first made a splash in 2007 with her hit “Love Song,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Since then, she’s been a judge on NBC’s reality a cappella talent show “The Sing-Off,” alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, and had another hit with “King of Anything,” which was also nominated for a Grammy. Now, she takes the stage with even more in her arsenal, as last year’s megahit “Brave” has become ubiquitous thanks to a Microsoft commercial. Emily King and Hannah Georgas open.

Fri., July 25
Monumentour: Fall Out Boy and Paramore
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $26 - $66
Sound Check: The ultimate pop-punk combo tour features Fall Out Boy, led by singer Patrick Stump and bassist Pete Wentz, and Paramore led by fiery singer Hayley Williams. FOB, back stronger than ever after a three-year, therapeutic hiatus, tours in support of its fifth studio album, “Save Rock and Roll,” featuring the explosive hit “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up).” You’ll also hear “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down,” “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and “Thnks fr th Mmrs.” Paramore takes the stage in support of its self-titled fourth album and its hits “Still Into You” and “Ain’t It Fun,” plus fan faves “Misery Business,” “Decode” and “The Only Exception.”

Sat., July 26
Vans Warped Tour 2014
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 11 a.m.; LiveNation.com; $37.50 - $48.50
Sound Check: It’s that time of year again, when just about every pop-punk band with teenage appeal that you can think of gathers together for what is affectionately known as “punk rock summer camp.” The lineup the traveling festival’s 19th year features The Story So Far, Mayday Parade, Saves the Day, A Skylit Drive, Cute Is What We Aim For, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ready Set, Anberlin and dozens more.

Sat., July 26
Mad Decent Block Party
Where:
Revolution Live - Outdoors, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and tickets: Noon; Ticketmaster; $35.50
Sound Check: Superstar DJ Diplo’s label is throwing a big traveling bash, and it kicks off at Revolution Live. Shake your groove thing to the best in electro-house, deep house, dubstep, trap, moombahton, drum ‘n’ bass and garage, with Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Flume, DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, Action Bronson and more.

Sat., July 26
311
Where:
Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 6:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $35 in advance, $40 day of show
Sound Check: Alt-rock band from Omaha dabbles in just about every style, including rap, rock, reggae, funk metal and even jazz fusion. The group has been touring and recording for almost 25 years, and takes the stage in support of its 13th studio album, “Stereolithic,” which dropped on – you guessed it – 3/11. You’ll also hear fan faves “All Mixed Up,” “Down,” “You Wouldn’t Believe,” “Hey You,” Don’t Tread On Me” and possibly their hit cover of The Cure’s “Love Song.”

Sun., July 27
John Legend – The All of Me Tour
Where:
Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $40.50 - $100.50
Sound Check: John Legend was, yes, a legend in modern R&B and soul even before his chart-topping romantic ballad “All of Me” took over the pop world. After all, he’s won nine Grammys, and has collaborated with a diverse group of superstars including The Roots, Sly & The Family Stone, Sergio Mendes, Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, The Black Eyed Peas and even Stephen Colbert. You’ll hear hits including “All of Me,” “Ordinary People,” “Heaven,” “Save Room,” “Green Light” and “Shine.”

Tues., July 29
The Soulshine Tour Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead
Where:
Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 6 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $35 in advance, $40 day of show
Sound Check: If it sounds like more than a music tour, that’s because it is. The Soulshine Tour is billed as the first-ever music and yoga lifestyle tour, and will even provide more than 1,000 yoga mats for interested fans. Oh, and the music is pretty great, too, with Franti radiating positive vibrations with hits including “Say Hey (I Love You),” “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” and “Soulshine.” Opening acts include SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall.

Weds., July 30
Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $35 - $55
Sound Check: Soulful pop-rocker DeGraw brings hits including “Chariot,” “Follow Through,” “Not Over You,” “In Love With a Girl” and his biggest, “I Don’t Want to Be,” plus tracks from his fifth studio album, “Make a Move.” Folk-rocker Nathanson will perform “Come On Get Higher,” “Faster” and “Run” (with Sugarland), plus tracks from his seventh album, “Last of the GreatPretenders.”

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

Fri., Aug., 1
An Evening with YES
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $35 - $55
Sound Check: Legendary prog-rock band will be without magical-voiced singer Jon Anderson, but original guitarist Steve Howe and bassist Chris Squire are still solid anchors. The group – now featuring Jon Davidson on vocals – will perform 1971’s groundbreaking album “Fragile” as well as 1972’s “Close to the Edge” in their entirety. The show will close with an encore of the band’s greatest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Yours Is No Disgrace” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” plus new material off “Heaven and Earth,” the band’s new studio album, out July 8.

Tues., Aug. 5
Peter Murphy
Where:
Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; www.grandcentralmiami.com; $20 - $100
Sound Check: The Godfather of Goth returns to his favorite downtown Miami haunt as part of his “Lion” North American tour supporting his 10th solo album. You’ll also hear tracks from his Bauhaus days – “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is a given – and earlier solo hits including “Indigo Eyes,” “A Strange Kind of Love,” “Crystal Wrists” and “Cuts You Up.” Murphy is also known to throw in inspired covers such as Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” John Lennon’s “Instant Karma!” or David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”

Weds., Aug. 6
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.browardcenter.org; $49 - $99
Sound Check: Legendary trio with the sweetest harmonies in rock history – consisting of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (Neil Young has been out of the picture for years) - performs timeless tracks including “Carry On,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Southern Cross,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Wasted On the Way,” “Our House,” “Teach Your Children” and “Woodstock.”

Fri., Aug. 8
Linkin Park
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 6:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $31 - $100
Sound Check: Grammy-winning, radio-friendly rap-metal band led by Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda kicks off its Carnivores Tour at the Cruzan in support of its sixth studio album, “The Hunting Party,” featuring the single “Guilty All the Same” (with Rakim). You’ll also hear hits including “Crawling,” “In the End,” “Numb,” “Breaking the Habit,” “What I’ve Done” and “New Divide.” Opening are Jared Leto’s band Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI.

Sun., Aug. 10
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $29.50 - $99.50
Sound Check: Industrial meets grunge rock as Nine Inch Nails, led by Trent Reznor, and Soundgarden, fronted by howling wolf Chris Cornell, join forces. NIN tours in support of its eighth album, “Hesitation Marks,” featuring the single “Came Back Haunted,” but fans will flock to hear hits such as “Head Like a Hole,” “Down In It,” “Terrible Lie,” “Hurt,” “Closer,”  “March of the Pigs” and “Into the Void.” Soundgarden will growl out favorites including “Jesus Christ Pose,” “Spoonman,” “Fell On Black Days,” “Outshined,” “Burden In My Hand,” “Live to Rise” and, of course, “Black Hole Sun.”

Fri., Aug. 15
The Summer Nationals Tour
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 6:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $35.50 - $51
Sound Check: Pop-punk band The Offspring commemorates the 20th anniversary of its third album, “Smash,” featuring the hits “Self Esteem,” “Gotta Get Away” and “Come Out and Play.” Epitaph labelmates Bad Religion (“21st Century [Digital Boy],” “Infected”) and Pennywise (“F--- Authority”) open.

Fri., Aug, 15
Panic! at the Disco
Where:
Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $39.50
Sound Check: Las Vegas baroque pop-punk band with a flair for rambling song titles (“Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off,” “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage”) embarks on The Gospel Tour in support of its biggest hit “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and its fourth studio album, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die.”

Fri., Aug. 15
Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.browardcenter.org; $25 - $65, $105 Club Level
Sound Check: As the title suggests, you’ll get your share of great rock ‘n’ roll and blues, with Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Johnny Winter, who collaborated with Muddy Waters on three albums, and his band;  the Edgar Winter Band (“Free Ride,” “Frankenstein”), Vanilla Fudge (“You Keep Me Hangin’ On”), Peter Rivera of Rare Earth and Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown.

Sat., Aug. 16
Brad Paisley
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25 - $60.50
Sound Check: The man who set a record for most consecutive No. 1 country singles with 10, starting with his 2005 duet with Dolly Parton, “When I Get Where I’m Going,” and ending with 2008’s “Waitin’ on a Woman,” hits town for his Country Nation World Tour. You’ll hear all the hits, plus tracks from his 10th studio album, “Moonshine in the Trunk.” Opening acts are Randy Houser, who co-wrote Trace Adkins’ hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” and up-and-comers Leah Turner and Charlie Worsham.

Sat., Aug. 16
Slightly Stoopid
Where:
Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 6:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $34.50 in advance, $40 day of show
Sound Check: Road warriors renowned for their live shows mix just about every genre, from punk, funk, reggae, blues, folk, dub and even psychedelia. Opening are Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning son Stephen “Ragga” Marley - who will perform tracks from his new album, “Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life” - and Philly alt-hip-hop band G. Love & Special Sauce.

Sun., Aug. 17
OneRepublic
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25 - $65
Sound Check: Pop hit machine led by super-songwriter Ryan Tedder hits the Cruzan for its Native Summer Tour, performing hits including “Stop and Stare,” “Secrets,” “Good Life,” “Apologize” and its current Top 40 monster, “Counting Stars.” Opening act is Irish rock band The Script, who hit it big with “Breakeven (Falling to Pieces).”

Weds., Aug. 20
Michael McDonald and Toto
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $50 - $70
Sound Check: Here’s a case of old friends coming full circle, as both acts performed extensively with Steely Dan. McDonald, who possesses one of the most distinctive voices in all of rock, is sure to perform his hits – solo and with the Doobie Brothers – including “I Keep Forgettin’,” “On My Own,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’” and “What a Fool Believes,” while Toto is a lock to play “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna” and “Africa.”

Sat., Aug, 23
Bob Weir & RatDog
Where:
Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 6:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $49.50
Sound Check: Weir, founding member, guitarist and singer/songwriter of The Grateful Dead brings his group RatDog, which will perform Dead tunes, cover songs by acts such as Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry, and a few originals. Opening is The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, featuring the former Black Crowes lead singer and his Southern-kissed psychedelic rock band.

Sun., Aug. 24
Tori Amos
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $38.50 - $52.50
Sound Check: With her 14th studio album “Unrepentant Geraldines,” Amos returns to creating sparse but powerful piano-driven songs. She’ll wrap up her U.S. tour at the Fillmore, mixing new tracks with fan favorites including “Silent All these Years,” “Cornflake Girl,” “Crucify,” “God,” “Caught a Lite Sneeze,” “Spark,” “Professional Widow” and “A Sorta Fairytale.”

Fri., Aug. 29
Slash
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $50
Sound Check: One of the most famous – and infamous – guitarists in rock history proves there’s life after Guns N’ Roses as he and former Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy perform tracks from their collaboration, “Apocalyptic Love.” And it wouldn’t be surprising if they decided to break out a few GNR classics as well, such as “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” “Paradise City” or “Welcome to the Jungle.”

Sun., Aug. 31
Deep Purple
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $50 - $70
Sound Check: Get ready to bang your head, as the band once dubbed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre performs classic tracks such as “Hush,” “Woman From Tokyo,” “Might Just Take Your Life” and, of course, the Holy Grail of guitar rock, “Smoke On the Water.”

 

 

SEPTEMBER



Sat., Sept. 6
Kings of Leon
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$65.50
Sound Check: Nashville alt-rock band composed of members of the Followill family (brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared, and cousin Matthew) performs Southern-kissed hits including “Sex On Fire,” “Notion,” “Radioactive” and “Use Somebody.” You’ll also hear tracks from its sixth studio album, “Mechanical Bull,” featuring the singles “Supersoaker” and “Wait For Me.”

Sun., Sept. 7
Prince Royce
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $63.50 - $128.50
Sound Check: Young bachata heartthrob signed by salsa super-producer Sergio George to his label Top Stop Music performs hits including “Corazon sin Cara,” “Incondicional,” “Te Me Vas” and his remake of Ben E. King’s standard “Stand By Me,” plus tracks from his third studio album, “Soy el Mismo,” featuring the hit “Darte un Beso.”

Tues., Sept. 9
ZZ Top & Jeff Beck
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $49 - $69
Sound Check: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas that became a really big deal teams up with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds) for, you guessed it, the Beards n’ Beck Tour 2014. ZZ Top – consisting of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums – has been grinding out gritty, roadhouse blues rock for more than 40 years. The Texas trio will choose from hits including “La Grange,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Tush,” “Tube Snake Boogie,” “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Legs,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

Tues., Sept. 9
Lily Allen
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $29.50 - $35
Sound Check: Britain’s “top pop provocateur” and “smartest pop star” is back with a vengeance with her new album “Sheezus,” to which The Times awarded four stars, calling it the “mother of all comebacks.” Allen, who made huge waves in the music world with her debut single “Smile” in 2006, will perform hits including “Littlest Things,” “The Fear,” “Not Fair,” “Hard Out Here” and “Air Balloon.”

Weds., Sept. 10
Little Mix
Where:
Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $39.50 - $59.50
Sound Check: Move over, Spice Girls and Pussycat Dolls: There’s a new girl group in town. The British quartet that was formed in 2011 exclusively for the reality talent competition “The X Factor” takes the stage in support of its debut album “DNA,” which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 in 2012, and its followup, “Salute,” featuring the singles “Move and “Little Me,” plus a cover of Cameo’s funk hit “Word Up!”

Fri., Sept. 12
Erasure
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: 8:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $34.50 - $50
Sound Check: British synth-pop duo Vince Clarke and Andy Bell have been putting infectious melodies to an irresistible beat for nearly 30 years, giving us the hits “Chains of Love,” “A Little Respect,” “Oh L’amour,” “Who Needs Love (Like That),” “Always” and “Love to Hate You.” Now, they bring their Violet Flame Tour to the Fillmore in support of their 16th studio album, to hit the streets on Sept. 23.

Sat., Sept. 13
Rascal Flatts
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25.50 - $61
Sound Check: Superstar country trio that has produced the monster hits “Bless the Broken Road” and “What Hurts the Most” hits the Cruzan for its Rewind Tour 2014, in support of its ninth studio album. The opening act is headline-worthy herself – Sheryl Crow, whose hits include “All I Wanna Do,” “A Change Would Do You Good,” “Strong Enough,” “Can’t Cry Anymore,” “There Goes the Neighborhood” and “Every Day is a Winding Road.” Also on the bill is Nashville band Gloriana [“(Kissed You) Good Night”].

Sun., Sept. 14
Demi Lovato
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $29.50 - $69.50
Sound Check: From “Barney” to the Disney Channel to the top of The Billboard 200, this pop princess keeps maturing. She hits the Triple-A in support of her fourth studio album, “Demi,” featuring the hits “Heart Attack” and “Neon Lights”; you’ll also hear “This Is Me,” “Here We Go Again,” “Skyscraper,” “Give Your Heart a Break” and “Let It Go,” from the soundtrack to the smash Disney movie “Frozen.” Opening are Christina Perri (“Jar of Hearts”) and MKTO (“Thank You”).

Sat., Sept. 20
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Where:
Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25 - $131
Sound Check: American Girls and Refugees alike will be flocking to see this Americana rock legend from Gainesville. Petty and his trusty band will tear through hits including, well, “American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Breakdown,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Even the Losers,” “Free Fallin’,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Into the Great Wide Open,” and many more, plus tracks from his 13th studio album, “Hypnotic Eye,” to drop July 29. The opening act is Steve Winwood (“While You See a Chance,” “Higher Love,” “Roll With It”).

Sun., Sept. 21
The Pretty Reckless
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and tickets: 6 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $17
Sound Check: New York pop-punk band led by “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen has been compared to a cross between punk band The Runaways (Joan Jett’s first band) and Courtney Love’s grunge-y Hole. The group hits Revolution in support of its second studio album, “Going to Hell,” which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and produced the hit “Heaven Knows.”

Mon., Sept. 22
Hawthorne Heights
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $15.50
Sound Check: Emo screamo band from Dayton, Ohio, that forged on after the 2007 death of singer Casey Calvert takes the stage in support of its fifth studio album, “Zero,” and will perform hits including “Ohio Is For Lovers” and “Saying Sorry.” Opening is fellow screamo band the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, which scored a Top 40 hit with “Face Down,” and has been compared to Hoobastank and Linkin Park.

Sat., Sept. 27
Foreigner
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $45 - $65
Sound Check: Original singer Lou Gramm is no longer with the legendary British/American band, but Kelly Hansen does a fine job in his place, belting out testosterone-fueled anthems and power ballads. And heart-and-soul founding guitarist Mick Jones continues to churn out those indelible rock riffs that drive classic-rock radio staples including “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Urgent.” You’ll also hear the piano-driven “Cold As Ice,” plus the monster ballads “Waiting For a Girl Like You” and the No. 1 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

 

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