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Summer Stadium Shows Add Big Excitement to 2014 Concert Season

July 15, 2014 by Alyssa

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Heighten your concert experience this summer by seeing one of the many big acts set to headline outdoor sports stadiums around the country in 2014. There’s still plenty of time to secure your concert tickets online from the Vivid Seats marketplace, where we specialize in last-minute orders for all shows across North America.

Tom Petty, Jack White Bring Blues Rock to Fenway Park
America’s oldest MLB stadium will get new life this year when Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers take the stage at Fenway on Aug. 30 with Steve Winwood, just a month after the group’s new album, Hypnotic Eye, is slated for release. Jack White, who stole the show at Bonnaroo earlier this summer, will also headline a show at the Boston stadium on Sept. 17.


Jason Aldean, Billy Joel Set to Make Debuts at Nationals Park This Summer
Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is set for a big weekend of music in July, as country megastar Jason Aldean and iconic pop pianist Billy Joel will perform back-to-back concerts at the stadium in July. Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour will stop at Nationals Park on July 25 with support from Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.


The following night, July 26, Billy Joel will continue the music at the modern stadium with his first headlining show at Nationals Park. The event is one not to be missed for diehard fans, as Joel has been littering his 2014 set lists with long-ignored deep cuts, in addition to standards from his four decades on stage.

Wrigley Field Features Full Schedule with Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, and Zac Brown Band
Another iconic MLB stadium, Wrigley Field, will also continue its tradition of hosting concerts this year; this coming weekend, two huge acts--Billy Joel and Blake Shelton--will appear at the Chicago landmark. Joel will perform Friday, July 18, making history as the first artist to perform twice at the historic stadium. The next night, Blake Shelton will bring his Ten Times Crazier Tour to the venue with The Band Perry set as opening act. On Sept. 13, Zac Brown Band will make its debut at Wrigley Field, just months after a successful two-night run at Fenway in June.


Paul McCartney Sets Sights on California Stadiums in 2014
As part of his Out There Tour this year, Paul McCartney has been revisiting many cities, but one site specifically stands out as a notable piece of McCartney history: San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. On Aug. 14, McCartney’s concert will be the last one performed at the longstanding Bay Area stadium before its impending demolition. The stadium is also significant as one of the last sites the full lineup of The Beatles performed at before their breakup in 1970. Over the course of the summer, McCartney will also visit southern California to bring his 50 years of music to Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium (Aug. 10) and San Diego’s PETCO Park (Sept. 28).


Stadium Tours 2014 Include Beyoncé and Jay Z, One Direction, and More
While many of the artists above are set for one-off shows at big stadiums, Beyoncé and Jay Z are still going strong with their impressive On the Run Tour, which is exclusively visiting stadiums across North America. In addition to upcoming stops in cities like New Orleans (July 20) and San Francisco (Aug. 5-6), the duo has yet to stop in Beyoncé’s hometown of Houston, where the duo will headline Minute Maid Park on July 18.


One Direction also has plans to embark on its long-awaited Where We Are Stadium Tour on Aug. 1. More than 20 North American cities have been tabbed for the venture, and several stadiums--including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.--will host the band for multiple nights. Eminem and Rihanna will also be launching The Monster Tour in August, with stops planned for Rose Bowl Stadium (Aug. 7-8), MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Aug. 16-17), and Detroit’s Comerica Park (Aug. 22-23).


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