One of the best things about summers is summer concert tours. Artists all over take advantage of large outdoor venues to tour the country one city at a time. No matter what type of music you’re into, there’s sure to be a tour near you. And since you’re a medical traveler, with a little bit of advanced thinking, you can take a contract in a city that’s full of live music.
Beyoncé—The Renaissance World Tour began in Europe in May and heads to the U.S. in July. Cities include Philadelphia, Nashville, Louisville, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, East Rutherford, Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, St. Louis, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Inglewood, Seattle, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston and New Orleans.
Bruce Springsteen—Springsteen’s tour is coming back to North America in August and touring until December. The first U.S. show is at Wrigley Field in Chicago on August 9 and from there, Springsteen will head to Philadelphia, Foxborough, MA, East Rutherford, Syracuse, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Uncasville, CT, Albany, Columbus, Washington DC, Phoenix, San Diego, Inglewood and San Francisco.
The Arctic Monkeys—The Arctic Monkeys kick off the North American leg of their tour in Minneapolis in August. The tour hits 18 different cities throughout the U.S. but some legs are already sold out, so if you’re interested in seeing the band in LA, you may have to hit up a resale site.
Charlie Puth—The Charlie Puth tour is going on now and the U.S. leg ends in LA in July before moving to Asia and Australia.
Chris Stapleton—Chris Stapleton’s tour is going on now and will continue through late October. This tour is hitting smaller cities like Wichita, KS, Corpus Christi, TX and Cullman, AL so if you’re in smaller town, you may be in luck.
Pink—Pink’s Summer Carnival tour begins its U.S. leg in late July in Cincinnati. From there, the tour goes to Boston, Queens, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Fargo, Omaha, Philadelphia, Nashville, San Antonio, Houston, Arlington, San Diego, Inglewood, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francico, Tacoma, Denver, Kansas City, New York, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Louisville, Charlotte, Miami, Sunrise, FL and Orlando. In early 2024, the tour heads to Australia and New Zealand too.
Taylor Swift—Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know about the Taylor Swift Eras tour. It’s going on now and tickets are probably unavailable unless you’re willing to pay resale prices or you’re lucky enough to find one from a friend. The North American leg of the tour ends in August.
Aerosmith—Aerosmith’s Peace Out Farewell tour is kicking off in Philadelphia in September and the band will tour until January 2024. The tour includes the Black Crowes.
Ed Sheeran—Ed Sheeran’s tour is going on now until the end of September. Tickets are still available for most dates.
Drake—The It’s All a Blur Tour is kicking off at the end of June in Memphis and ends its U.S. run in Nashville in October.
Luke Bryan—Luke Bryan’s tour is going on now and ends in October. The tour includes big cities like Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago, but also smaller cities like Tulsa, Boise and Rogers, AR. Tickets seem to be on sale for locations throughout the U.S. and some even have VIP and Priority Entry tickets available.
Jonas Brothers—Jonas Brothers go on tour in August, starting in Bronx and ends in Orlando in October. The band is playing 39 different shows throughout the tour and tickets are now on sale.
Madonna—Madonna’s Celebration tour kicks off in July and opens its U.S. dates in Seattle. Many shows are already sold out, but you can still find tickets in cities like Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.
Post Malone—The “If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying” Tour is happening July through August. Tickets are still available for each date.
Paramore—Paramore is currently on tour until August. Major cities in their tour include San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Saint Paul.
Shania Twain—The Shania Twain Queen of Me tour is going on now, but summer U.S. dates end in July before she hops over to the Scotland, Ireland and England. After a few months overseas, she comes back to the U.S. in October.
Blink 182—Blink 182 is currently on U.S. tour until July. In September, the band moves to Europe and Australia. If you miss them in the U.S., you have one more chance to see them in Las Vegas in October before they head to Australia.
Dave Matthews Band—Dave Matthews Band is on U.S. tour until September. A few shows are already sold out, but there are plenty of shows available throughout the country that are still available.
Death Cab for Cutie—Death Cab for Cutie is going on tour until October. Dates are available throughout North America, including cities in Maine, Oregon, Rhode Island, Colorado, Texas, Nevada, Arizona and throughout Canada.
Metallica—Metallica is going on a world tour, with most of the North American dates being between July and November. The tour kicks off in East Rutherford and ends in Detroit. If you miss out on the 2023 dates, the U.S. tour resumes in August 2024.
Pearl Jam—Although not a full-blown tour, Pearl Jam announced a few shows throughout August and September.
If your summer assignment takes you in one of the tour cities, check these tours. No matter what type of music you’re into, you’re sure to find something. Not yet on assignment, but looking? Check out the Triage board, full of allied and travel nurse jobs or reach out to a Triage recruiter today.