• A Look at What's to Come in 2013: Rock Edition

    Nov 27, 2012 10:23 AM by Amy

    2013 Rock Concerts

    The next preview in our series offers a look at several rock artists ready to hit the stage for the 2013 tour season. With assistance from Vivid Seats, you'll find just what you need when it comes to a vast assortment of concert tickets at always affordable prices.

    Muse Tickets | 2013 North American Tour: Jan. – April
    Three years after the release of their highly successful fifth studio album, The Resistance, Muse has resurfaced with a brand new record (The 2nd Law), and North American tour set to launch in January 2013. Formed way back in 1994, the English rockers have compiled quite the impressive song catalog over the years, boasting such notable singles as “Uprising,” “Starlight,” “Survival,” and “Madness.” The 2013 Muse tour dates will have the band kick off the trek with four shows in California before heading north to Canada for a trio of performances to open February. From there, over 15 cities will host shows through April, including Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Boston, and New York, just to name a few.

    Matchbox Twenty Tickets | 2013 North American Tour: Jan. - March
    After a five-year absence, Matchbox Twenty emerged in full force in 2012 in the form of their fifth studio album, North, and a 2013 North American Tour on tap for the New Year. The wide-reaching venture will set sail at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa, Okla., on Jan. 29, before traveling to a variety of different cities and venues in the weeks to follow, including the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, and Borgata Casino Event Center in Atlantic City, in addition to a host of others across North America. Scroll through the 2013 Matchbox Twenty tour dates in stock and make your pick for a highly anticipated show from the best-selling band.

    Mumford and Sons Tickets | 2013 Mini East Coast Tour: Feb.
    It’s been a big year for the English folk rockers, as the September release of their sophomore album, Babel, claimed the second-largest debut of the year amidst stiff competition from several industry favorites, and ran away with the lead for best-selling rock album for 2012. After a brief series of shows leading up to the album drop and a few more afterward, Mumford and Sons have already carved out room in the New Year for seven U.S. shows before heading overseas. The mini East Coast tour will kick off at Boston’s TD Garden on Feb. 5, before hitting up the Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Patriot Center (Fairfax, Va.), and Susquehanna Bank Center (Camden, N.J.) for a pair of shows at each venue. No official word on whether or not they’ll be back stateside later in the year, but you can stay on top of all the latest news and updates involving 2013 Mumford and Sons tour dates by signing up for free email alerts from Vivid Seats.

    Maroon 5 Tickets | 2013 Overexposed World Tour: Feb. - April
    Front man Adam Levine has made good use of his free time, serving as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, as well as appearing in an eerie guest spot on FX’s American Horror Story. But come February, he’ll be back out on the road when Maroon 5 embarks on its forthcoming 2013 Overexposed World Tour. Named after their fourth studio album released back in June, Maroon 5 will be accompanied by Neon Trees and Owl City throughout the venture that will include stops in over 30 North American cities beginning in Columbus, Ohio, and concluding in Rosemont, Ill., in April. Many of the 2013 Maroon 5 tour dates are already sold out, but the Vivid Seats marketplace is well-stocked, so be sure to check out our inventory to reserve your place today.

    Bon Jovi Tickets | 2013 Because We Can Tour: Feb. – July
    The timeless rockers are back for another arena venture that is sure to sell just as quickly as in years past. The 2013 Because We Can Tour marks the first worldwide trek for Bon Jovi since 2010 and will once again feature stops at major sports venues across North America. With the tour launching in February, the majority of shows will take place at indoor stadiums like the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and Philips Arena in Atlanta, before eventually heading outdoors in July for the final U.S. dates, which will include a performance at Soldier Field in Chicago and two nights at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. In addition to your favorite hits, Bon Jovi will come equipped with new songs to sprinkle in the set list from their forthcoming album, What About Now, expected to be released in the spring.

    Eric Clapton Tickets | 2013 U.S. Tour: March – April
    The 2013 concert season is lush with marquee acts and lineups, but this particular tour most certainly stands out amongst the rest. The news of a U.S. tour featuring the one and only, Eric Clapton, was exciting enough, but on top of it came the announcement of the two-night 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden, which will serve as the tour’s grand finale. The festival will mark the fourth time Clapton has gathered the best of the best from the guitar world for an unforgettable evening of performances. The event has previously been hosted by the Cotton Bowl in Dallas in 2004 and twice at Toyota Park in Chicago in 2007 and 2010. The tour, which will feature special guests, The Wallflowers, will begin at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix on March 14, and continue through much of the Midwest and East Coast leading up to the New York shows on April 12-13. The festival has already locked in several notable artists set to share the stage with Clapton, including BB King, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Keith Urban, Jonny Lang, Jeff Beck, Brad Paisley, Robert Randolph, and many, many more. Don’t miss out on one of the most anticipated concert events of the year. Browse our selection of 2013 Eric Clapton tour dates and purchase your seats today.

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