On Sunday in Jacksonville, I attended my 4th Big Ticket Festival, and came away from the day thinking I had seen the best musical line-up they’d ever offered. Kudos to X102.9 and Danny Wimmer Presents for putting together a killer day of Alternative Rock.
The Best Rock Bands Touring This Summer
A RARAsFarm look at a dozen “Can’t Miss” rock bands touring this summer.
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As we leap into June, and the dog days of summer, I took a look at the best live acts on the road today. There were many killer rock acts to choose from, including a few bands we have not previously seen, but we decided to limit the list to a dozen acts that we can personally vouch for as guaranteed to deliver a great rock ‘n roll music experience.
Here you go – twelve bands from very different rock music genres, but all twelve linked together as the top dozen live rock artists touring this summer; a dozen bands who put on a fantastic show every time they hit the stage.
I list them here in alphabetical order, but every one of these acts delivers a killer show every night, and they are all absolutely worth seeing.
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|Foo Fighters||Dave Grohl is one of the most dynamic front men around, and he’s got one hell of a catalogue of songs to play. The Foo Fighters are playing a bunch of stadiums on this tour, but I’d recommend one of their more intimate arena stops if you can swing it||Tour Dates ||
|Frank Turner||He just might be the best storyteller gracing the rock ‘n roll landscape today. Every show is a diverse, eclectic collection of wonderful songs from the punk rock icon turned rock ‘n roll troubadour. (Read our review)||Tour Dates | Review|
|Matt And Kim||Surely the most pop-infused artist on our list, but this talented couple dish out fun danceable rock music that is guaranteed to keep you moving. Matt Johnson on keys and drummer Kim Johnson are energetic, athletic, and fun to watch.||Tour Dates | Review|
|Neon Trees||They’ve had a few big hits, but these talented Alt-rockers truly shine during their killer stage shows, and the spotlight shines brightest on charismatic frontman Tyler Glenn who is one of the best live performers on the rock landscape today.||Tour Dates | Review|
|New Politics||Energetic Danish pop-punk that translates perfectly in their powerful live show. Acrobatic lead singer David Boyd flies around the stage, often sings from amidst the crowd and is guaranteed to deliver at least one headstand each show.||Tour Dates | Review|
|Nothing More||Industrial hard rock out of Texas with a very unique twist. This quartet does a lot of fun and dishes out unique stuff on stage, always delivering an entertaining and loud show. As an added bonus, they are touring with another great live act, Shinedown||Tour Dates | Review|
|Of Monsters And Men||One of the more mellow rock acts on the list, but the folksy Icelandic quintet always deliver a tight performance and sound perfect. Their unique blend of Indie rock is a joy to listen to and they pour out creative boy/girl rock onstage.||Tour Dates | Review|
|Paul McCartney||Sir Paul does not tour much, but when he does, it’s “Can’t Miss” rock personified. He is rock ‘n roll royalty, and in his 70’s, still delivers an amazing show every night. Three plus hours of engaging music from the greatest catalog ever and he still glides effortlessly through all of the offerings.||Tour Dates | Review|
|Radkey||Three young brothers who know how to rock. They’ve got a unique garage rock sound tinted with clear punk stylings. This trio is uber-talented despite the fact their average age is under twenty. Catch them now while they are still playing smaller venues.||Tour Dates | Review|
|Rolling Stones||You may have heard of these young guns out of England? They’re celebrating 50+ years of touring together and still boast the same line-up that first appeared 40 years ago! These guys are timeless and still deliver a great rock ‘n roll experience every time they storm the stage.||Tour Dates ||
|Super Bob||This Virginia quartet work their asses off; touring constantly and pouring themselves into every show. Frontman Matt Santoro is a fantastic entertainer, paired with three other maniacs who love playing live. Their blend of dancey hard rock is a guaranteed good time for any rock music fan.||Tour Dates | Review|
|21 Pilots||Hip hop meets alt-rock, and this duo have created a fantastic niche in the rock landscape. Aside from delivering catchy addictive music, these two guys fly around the stage and always deliver an engaging, interactive show.||Tour Dates | Review|
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