The best concerts and music festivals this summer: book your tickets
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the future of live musical performance seemed uncertain. But now, as restrictions have eased and national tours are postponed, artists and fans have regained a sense of entertainment normalcy.
Concert tours and festivals that took a break due to the pandemic return in 2022 with high profile performances and summer residencies. From mega-festivals like Lollapalooza to nationwide tours by Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes, there’s no shortage of entertainment this summer. Here are the concerts to get tickets for summer 2022.
Postponed from 2020, Justin Bieber’s world tour – “Justice” – arrives in the summer of 2022. The tour will take place in several cities by July, in New York, Detroit, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Las Vegas. VividSeats has tickets for all tour dates ranging from $197 to $1,100 depending on the seating section. StubHub also has full tour tickets and the average ticket price is $200-$3,000. The most expensive tickets are located on the ground of stadiums and performance halls.
“All of Me” singer John Legend is stationed in Nevada for his “Love in Las Vegas” residency. StubHub sells tickets for performances — April 22 through October 29 — starting at $72. VividSeats sells tickets starting at $79.
The New Kids on the Block go on a nostalgic tour for the fans who have been with them since the beginning. New Kids on the Block will be joined on their “Mixtape” tour by special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue. The tour will hit cities such as Hershey, Penn., Atlantic City and Philadelphia. StubHub sells tickets from $60 to $700 depending on the seating section. VividSeats offers tickets from $60 to $600.
The Jonas Brothers will have a limited residency in Las Vegas this summer, and tickets are available now. From June 3 to June 11, the singers of “Lovebug” will take over Dolby Live at Park MGM. VividSeats has tickets from $70 to $800 depending on the seating section chosen. StubHub has tickets from $74 to $650.
street boys are back on tour. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean and their cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson make up the band of 90s boys who still tour the country together. The “DNA” tour will run from June 4 to September 14. StubHub has tickets from $90 and up. VividSeats has tickets for $55 and up.
CMA Music Festival will take place at Nissan Stadium in Nashville from June 9-12. The lineup for the festival has not been officially announced and the festival has been postponed to 2020. Tickets for the country music festival are available at StubHub from $250 to $400. VividSeats has tickets ranging from $260 to $500.
Governors Ball Music Festival will take place at Citi Field in New York City from June 10-12. the line up is different for each day of the festival. Some of the most popular artists include J.Cole, Halsey, Jack Harlow, Kid Cudi, Glass Animals, Migos, Becky G, Tove Lo, and Aly & AJ. StubHub sells one-day general admission tickets and three-day packages ranging from $170 to $349. VividSeats has general admission tickets from $299 and up, VIP general admission tickets from $851.
“Summer of Love” singer Shawn Mendes is touring this summer from June 27 through October 26, and tickets are on sale now. Alongside Mendes, Tate McRae will be the opening performer for the “Wonder” world tour. The tour stops in Portland; Brooklyn, New York; Seattle and Sacramento. StubHub sells tour tickets starting at $72, and VividSeats tickets from $50.
Essence Music Festival takes place at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans from July 1-3. The festival, positioning itself as the “the greatest celebration of all things black and beautiful,” will bring Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Jazmine Sullivan, New Edition, Summer Walker, The Roots & Friends, Isley Brothers, D-Nice & Friends and Kevin Hart to the stage. StubHub has three-day passes priced at $302 to $2,000 and also sells single day tickets (priced at $94 and up). VividSeats sells individual day tickets ranging from $86 to $394.
Usher will run it on Dolby Live at Park MGM this summer. Presenting his residency in Las Vegas, Usher will perform from July 15 to August 27. VividSeats has tickets for tours starting at $131.
Lollapalooza is a music mega-festival, July 28-31 in Chicago. This year, some of the talent featured includes Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Doja Cat, and Machine Gun Kelly. StubHub sells four day pass at the concert, as well as VIP packages. Tickets for each day are priced at a range of $175 to $195 on StubHub and $320 for general admission, $893 for general admission plus which includes access to premium bathrooms and shaded areas on VividSeats.
From July 8 to September 4, OneRepublic will be on tour with artists NEEDTOBREATHE. The cities for this year’s tour are Holmdel, NJ; Cincinnati and Nashville. StubHub sells tickets starting at $40 and VividSeats sells tickets starting at $28.
Lady Gaga is taking part in the Chromatica Ball Tour this summer, stopping in cities like East Rutherford, New Jersey and Las Vegas. Other cities included in his tour are Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Tickets on StubHub range from $84 to $850, depending on packages and seat selection sections. VividSeats sells stadium tour tickets from $80 to $500 depending on seating area.
Alicia Keys is touring from August 2 to September 24 worldwide. The tour will take place in the cities of Boston, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Chicago, Denver and Kansas City. StubHub sells tickets starting at $130, VividSeats sells tickets starting at $143.
The Weeknd is going on tour this summer, from April 15 to September 3. The “Starboy” singer will visit cities like Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas and Seattle. VividSeats has tickets for the tour starting at $68.