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Summer concert roundup: 13 shows you don't want to miss

It's looking like this summer is going to have one of the best concert lineups that Philly has ever seen.

Summer concert roundup: 13 shows you don't want to miss

It’s looking like this summer is going to have one of the best concert lineups that Philly has ever seen.  Check out our Summer Concert round-up:



The Roots Picnic
June 2nd and 3rd
Saturday June 2nd – 12 pm
Sunday June 3rd – 5 pm
Tickets

 The annual Roots Picnic is back this summer with a heck of a line up.  We’ve got The Roots (duh), De La Soul (backed by The Roots-OMG), Kid Cudi, St. Vincent, Diplo, Wale, Major Lazer, Chill Moody, Quadron, and many more fantastic artists. Sounds like a brilliant way to kick off the summer.

Drake & J.Cole
June 9th
Susquehanna Bank Center
7:30 pm
Tickets

On their Club Paradise Tour; Drake, J.Cole, Waka Flaka Flame, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and French Montana will be making a stop at the Susquehanna Bank Center.  The highly anticipated concert is expected to be like an all day festival; starting during the day time and ending when the stars are out.  In our phone conference with Drake, he explains what kind of vibes we can all expect.

Foster the People
The Mann Center
June 14th
7:30 pm
Tickets
Foster the People are back again this summer, headlining their own tour along with Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra.  After blowing up this past year, we’re sure that this is going to be a packed show, so make sure to get your tickets ASAP!  


Radiohead
Susquehanna Bank Center
June 13th
7:30 pm
Tickets

Your favorite English rockers are coming to show some love at the Susquehanna Bank Center.  Their mind blowing show has created a very heavy buzz over the last few months and we cannot wait to see them do their thing.

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Dave Matthews Band
Susquehanna Bank Center
June 26th and 27th
7 pm
Tickets

Dave Matthews Band is once again returning to the city of brotherly love for their usual 2-day summer concert stop. We can imagine that this is going to be a sold out show.Cop those tickets.  


Coldplay
July 5th and 6th
Wells Fargo Center
7 pm
Tickets

How could you not want to see Coldplay in concert? The elephant head toting band hits Philadelphia for a two-day gig at the Wells Fargo Center in what looks to be one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer. Even cooler, Robyn will be one of the opening acts.  She will then be appearing at Voyeur after the show.



Scissor Sisters
July 5th  
The Electric Factory
8:30 pm
Tickets

The Grammy nominated Scissor Sisters are sure to put on a lively show. Don’t miss them at the Electric Factory, you’ll be mad you did. With hits like “Comfortably Numb”, “Filthy/Gorgeous”, and “I Don’t Feel like Dancin’”, how could you not be stoked for them?


Hot Chip

July 21st
The Electric Factory
8:30 pm
Tickets

Hot Chip will be throwin' down on July 21st at the Electric Factory! Along with Chromatics, this show is certainly one to check out!


M83
August 1st
The Electric Factory
8:00 pm
Tickets
M83 is back in Philly for another fabulous night. If you missed them when they came a few months back, now is your chance!


Marina & the Diamonds
August 17th
The TLA
8:00 pm
Tickets

Also back in Philly for another round, Marina & the Diamonds are expected to put on a rad concert.  Performing at the TLA, this chick is a show stopper.


Madonna
August 28th
The Wells Fargo Center
7:00 pm
Tickets
The queen of pop herself, Madonna will perform at the Wells Fargo Center on August 28th. After launching a successful new album, MDNA, this spring, Madonna’s summer tour should be wonderfully entertaining!


The Made in America Festival
September 1st and 2nd 
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Tickets will be on sale starting May 23rd !

The Made in America Festival will be held September 1st and 2nd on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Jay-Z will curate the festival, which will feature artists from all different genres of music. Tickets for this two-day event will be available starting May 23rd. You won’t want miss out this amazing festival! Check out the line up, here.


Bruce Springsteen

September 2nd and 3rd   
Citizen’s Bank Park
7:30pm
Tickets
Bruce Springsteen will be in Philadelphia on September 2nd and 3rd, at Citizen’s Bank Park. Bruce and The E-Street Band will be playing two nights in a row, so you can surely fit this rock concert into your late summer schedule! 

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