Photos by Philip Cosores (Metallica), Catlin Miller (Kendrick Lamar), and Jim Bennett (Paul McCartney)
Summer is in full swing and July is the month to catch some of the music industry’s hottest performers take the stage at venues around the country. Check out our picks for five summer tours making plenty of stops in July that you won’t want to miss.
As one of the most influential composers and performers of all time, Sir Paul McCartney certainly needs no introduction. And at 75-years-young, this legend doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon as he travels the world on his seventh tour in the last ten years. While his “One on One” tour makes its way across the US this summer at major venues, you can find tickets for July shows in cities including Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Boston and Cincinnati.
Known for his on-stage showmanship, it’s no surprise five-time Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars is selling out stadiums for the “24k Magic” tour that celebrates his 2016 album of the same name. Kicking off the North American leg on July 15th at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, the tour crisscrosses the continent before concluding with a four-night run at The Forum in Los Angeles. Big-stage theatrics, contagious beats and the smooth moves of this pop sensation will have you dancing and singing the night away this July in cities such as Las Vegas, Sacrament, San Jose and Portland.
Grammy award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Metallica have metal heads rocking out and raving about their “WorldWired” tour. And with nearly four decades of performances under their belts, it’s no surprise these guys know how to put on a show. The heavy metal icons’ set list takes fans back to their early hits and introduces new songs to support their tenth studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. This July, find them in cities including Orlando, Atlanta, Detroit and Montreal.
The hip hop tour of the summer is taking over this July and not only features Kendrick Lamar, but Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. as well. Kendrick’s latest album, DAMN., debuted in April and went platinum less than three weeks later. This not-to-miss show will shake the stage with his ultimate fan-favorite song “HUMBLE”.
Shawn Mendes is a young crooner who has been swooning teens since he was only 13-years-old with his acoustic skills and genuine lyrics. Now, the Vine superstar is taking his talents to the big stage for his Illuminate World Tour. Kicking the North American leg off with Charlie Puth on July 6th, Mendes will be hitting venues in big cities such as Los Angeles, Houston and Miami.
It’s no surprise that summer is heating up with this year’s biggest shows. Don’t miss your chance to check out the biggest superstars live when they take over your city! Find your tickets here