The summer tour circuit is typically the busiest time of year for music fans, but fall 2013 is certainly shaping up to be just as jam-packed. Big guns like Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Pink, and Pearl Jam are set to return to the road, among many others who will pull double duty with a second North American stint sure to keep fans entertained through the end of the year.
Green Bay, Lincoln on Tap for Bon Jovi’s Because We Can Tour Since early February, rock veterans Bon Jovi have been touring the world in support of the group’s most recent studio album “What About Now.” The New Jersey natives will eventually hit all six major continents, but starting on Oct. 2, Bon Jovi will return home for the third and final North American leg of the Because We Can Tour. Fifteen cities in all are on tap for the fall, including the band’s first-ever appearance in Green Bay, Wis. (Oct. 22) and its first concert in Lincoln, Neb. (Oct. 20) in more than 25 years. In other band news, with the upcoming Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium drawing near, rumors and fan petitions are all pointing toward a Bon Jovi Super Bowl halftime show, though no information has been confirmed yet.
Hit Single “Cruise” Propels Florida Georgia Line to First Headlining Trek Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, otherwise known as the talented duo behind Florida Georgia Line, have had an unbelievably successful year in the wake of their debut album, “Here’s to the Good Times,” which dropped last December. Certified Platinum in the U.S. on Aug. 1, this album propelled the band to stardom with the smash hit, “Cruise,” a single that has sold over five million copies. The track also made Billboard history by spending 24 weeks perched atop the Hot Country Songs chart—the most in the chart’s storied history. Following up on that success, Florida Georgia Line will headline its first solo tour from Oct. 3-Dec. 14.
John Mayer to Make Barclays Center Debut John Mayer has been hitting the road hard, making up for lost time to promote the two albums he has released in the past year and a half. His current North American outing will come to an end in October, but a new series of fall and winter dates will start up again in mid-November, including cities Mayer has not yet already visited this year. The final stop on Dec. 17 will also mark Mayer’s first headlining performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
First Jonas Brothers Album on the Way Since 2009 Fans are still anxiously awaiting an official release date for the Jonas Brothers’ new album, “V,” but rest assured the siblings are ready to take their new music on the road this fall Oct. 11. Scheduled through Nov. 6, the Jonas Brothers tour has promised a set list featuring tracks off the forthcoming record, like “Pom Poms” and “First Time,” along with fan favorites from their older albums. “V” will be the band’s first record in over four years.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to Conclude Tour with Seattle Homecoming Since exploding onto the national scene with 2012’s “The Heist,” several tracks off the album have become major hits for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The album’s three biggest singles—“Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and “Same Love”—are still nestled firmly into Billboard’s top-40 tracks. You can see the award-winning duo live in the U.S. from Oct. 22-Dec. 12, and one of the major tour highlights will be the final trio of concerts when Macklemore and Lewis take over Key Arena in their hometown of Seattle from Dec. 10-12.