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10 Must-See Summer Concert Tours

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Summer means warm weather, and warm weather most likely means that you'll be cooped up in your house with a fan avoiding the 100+ degree weather or trying to stay busy by going to the movies at least once a week to cure boredom. Instead of living the same boring summer routine, the author has compiled a list of 10 must-see concert tours that are rolling through the Phoenix area in June through September that you should try and make the time to go see.

Native Summer Tour
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Native Summer Tour

The Lineup: OneRepublic with guests The Script and American Authors
Location: Ak Chin Pavilion
Date: June 1st

The Native Summer tour is in support of OneRepublic's third studio album, Native. You might have heard their latest (and catchiest) single, Counting Stars, on the radio, so why not hear it live? OneRepublic is bringing along bands The Script and upcoming indie rock band American Authors to serve as their openers, and with a lineup as good as this, the show seems incredibly promising. 

Tickets are available for purchase online here.

Pop Psychology Tour
Pop Psychology Tour The Rialto Theatre

Pop Psychology Tour

The Lineup: Neon Trees with guests Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat
Location: The Rialto Theatre
Date: June 4th

If you live in the Tucson area, take time to attend this show. Neon Trees is back in Arizona, promoting their latest album, Pop Psychology. Tour guests include indie pop bands Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat. Enjoy an intimate night with Neon Trees and hear their latest record live, front to back.

Tickets are available to purchase from this link or in person at The Rialto box office.

Vans Warped Tour
Vans Warped Tour Vans

Vans Warped Tour

The Lineup: Various artists (Arizona-based bands The Maine and The Summer Set are set to perform)
Location: Quail Run Park
Date: June 18th

If you ever wanted to hear All Time Low, Yellowcard, We The Kings, and Of Mice and Men all in the same day, you're in luck. This year's Vans Warped Tour lineup is incredibly impressive and full of promise, and will definitely bring music lovers of all ages and tastes together for one day under the sun. 

Tickets are available here.

El Tour Blanco
El Tour Blanco Columbia Records

El Tour Blanco

The Lineup: The Neighbourhood with guests Danny Brown and White Arrows
Location: Marquee Theatre
Date: July 21st

Rock band The Neighbourhood seemed to be a huge hit at the VIVA PHX festival a few months ago, so no wonder they're coming back to the Valley. It definitely won't be "sweater weather" this time around, but you can still cozy up during this intimate show.

Tickets are available here or in person at the Marquee box office.

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The Lineup: Fall Out Boy/Paramore co-headliner with special guest New Politics
Location: Ak Chin Pavilion
Date: August 8th

Alternative rock bands Paramore and Fall Out Boy announced their co-headlining tour back in January and it has been gaining nothing but hype since then. Rolling Stone even ranked the tour 10 out of 40 on their must see shows over the summer list, and with a lineup as impressive as this, it sure won't disappoint. Both bands are fresh off arena tours, so they decided to take their stage productions and electric stage presence into ampitheaters this summer, along with special guest New Politics, who toured with Fall Out Boy last summer on their reunion tour.

Tickets are available for purchase here.

The 20/20 Experience World Tour
The 20/20 Experience World Tour Ticketmaster

The 20/20 Experience World Tour

The Lineup: Justin Timberlake (tour support TBA)
Location: Arena
Date: August 9th

JT returns to the Valley on August 9th on another leg of his 20/20 Experience World Tour. After almost immediately selling out US Airways Center, where he played back in December, he's back at it again, this time in Glendale. 

Resale tickets are available from Ticketmaster here.

The Multiply Tour
The Multiply Tour Atlantic Records

The Multiply Tour

The Lineup: Ed Sheeran (tour support TBA)
Location: Arena
Date: August 31st

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran might be small, but after serving as Taylor Swift's opening act on the Red Tour last summer, he's nothing but huge. Preparing himself for a full US and UK tour this summer, he played three sold out shows at the infamous Madison Square Garden and is currently touring, playing small, intimate shows at schools or for radio stations all around the world. 

Tickets for his show in Glendale are not available for sale yet, but keep checking Ticketmaster or Ed's website for more details and onsale times.

Carnivores Tour
Carnivores Tour Ticketmaster

Carnivores Tour

The Lineup: Linkin Park/30 Seconds To Mars co-headliner with guest AFI
Location: US Airways Center
Date: September 10th

Bands Linkin Park and 30 Seconds To Mars share the same fanbase, so it only made sense to tour together, right? The tour kicks off in late summer and runs through mid-September, and the two bands definitely want to make it a night to remember for their fans.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster here.

Where We Are Tour
Where We Are Tour LiveNation

Where We Are Tour

The Lineup: One Direction with special guest 5 Seconds Of Summer
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium
Date: September 16th

The much-anticipated return of One Direction to Arizona has finally arrived. One Direction performs the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals, on September 16th. The opening act, who was recently announced, is none other than 5 Seconds Of Summer of the "She Looks So Perfect" fame, who toured with the British boy band last summer. This is the first tour, hopefully of many, that One Direction is playing in baseball and football stadiums all around the globe.

Purchase tickets online here.

The Prismatic World Tour
The Prismatic World Tour Ticketmaster

The Prismatic World Tour

The Lineup: Katy Perry with special guests Tegan and Sara
Location: Arena
Date: September 25th

Katy Perry brings her Prismatic World Tour to Glendale at the end of September, but the wait will sure be worth it. The stage set-up is supposedly Perry's best yet, bringing her closer and gaining intimacy with her fans, with the stage jutting out right into the audience. Indie pop duo Tegan and Sara is serving as the opening act during the show here in Arizona, but other guests along the tour route include Capital Cities, Kacey Mustgraves, and Becky G. 

Tickets are sold out, but you can always keep checking Ticketmaster for additional tickets added closer to the date of the show.