Summer Concert Tour Guide

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It’s nearly summer and the music scene looks to be heating up to epic proportions. 2016 is set to feature a wide variety of incredible summer tours, and fortunately we have tickets to all your favorite shows right here at Razorgator. Check out the inside scoop with our guide to this season’s hottest acts.

Nostalgic Favorites

It’s going to be a big summer for your favorite musicians from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. If you love a little nostalgia, and who doesn’t, you can’t miss these blasts from the past live in action today. Some of the acts we’re most excited about are Pearl Jam, The Cure, Paul Simon, Journey, and the eclectic Dead & Company. Pearl Jam tickets on May 1 at Madison Square Garden currently cost $135 and up. Dead & Company tickets to the opening show on June 10 start at $59.

Current Sensations

There are also plenty of great current acts hitting the road this summer. You can’t argue with the force that is Beyoncé, and she’ll be taking the stage at a venue near you this season! Beyonce tickets for May 1 show in Atlanta are currently available for $67 and up. We’re also excited for Aussie sensations 5 Seconds of Summer and the Barbadian beauty herself, Rihanna. 5SOS tickets for $331 at their kickoff show on June 20 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Rihanna tickets for the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ, on May 1. Tickets are $44.

Country Classics

Country music and summer go together like cowboy hats and bolo ties. 2016 is set to feature a fantastic lineup of country crooners this summer. Some of the ones we’re most excited about are Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and the Zac Brown Band. Luke Bryan tickets on May 12 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE for $75 and up.

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2016 Summer Guide to the Hollywood Bowl

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The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA, is known for hosting some of the best musical acts representing myriad genres and countries. This summer, the lineup looks to be more robust than ever. Not only will you have the chance to see beloved favorites like The Cure and Diana Ross, but also lesser known acts like Star Trek Live and Silk Road Ensemble. Fortunately, thanks to Razorgator, you never have to choose. We have you covered with tickets to all of your must-see shows at the Hollywood Bowl this summer. Here are some of the musicians and shows we can’t wait to see in the coming months.

June Highlights

While they’re not technically performing in June, we can’t wait to see The Cure kick off summer in Los Angeles on May 22, 23, and 24. They may be a product of the 1980s, but hits like “Friday I’m In Love” and “Lovesong” continue to resonate with glam rockers today. Some of the other shows you have to see in June are Paul Simon on June 1, Andrea Bocelli on June 5, and Steely Dan on June 18. Ticket prices and seats vary, so secure yours now!

July Highlights

Moving deeper into the summer, one of the shows you won’t want to miss is Star Trek Live. This is an event best experienced in person, so buy your tickets to the July 8 and 9 festivities now. Tickets to the July 8 showing are currently available for as little as $33. You’ll also want to catch Brian Wilson on July 10, Diana Ross on July 15 and 16, and Sting on July 17 and 18. In fact, you can see Sting alongside Peter Gabriel at select performances!

August Highlights

As the summer winds down, the magic continues at the Hollywood Bowl. You can catch Ben Harper on August 19, Brandi Carlisle on August 20, and Culture Club on August 26 and 27.

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See The 100th Running of the Indy 500

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It’s that time of year again! On May 29, 2016, your favorite professional race car drivers will head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for their shot to win the iconic Indianapolis 500. This isn’t just any old race, however, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the original Indy 500. That’s right; as of May 29, this tradition will mark a century of Americana fun. You won’t want to miss this historic occasion, and fortunately Razorgator has you covered with tickets to all of the festivities!

Indianapolis 500 Schedule

Although the running of the Indy 500 doesn’t get started until 12:12 p.m. on the dot, there is still plenty of action to catch beforehand. The gates open at 6 a.m. You’ll want to plan on getting there early to avoid parking lot and entrance crowds.  The Parade of Bands will take place from 8 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., the ceremonial 500 Festival Princess Lap will commence. The Decade Car Laps take place at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Former Indy 500 Champion Laps at 10:40 a.m. and the Military Silverado Laps at 11:10 a.m. The moment you’ve been waiting for happens next. Driver introductions start at 11:33 a.m., culminating with the traditional “Drivers Start Your Engines” command at 12:04 p.m. After that, the race will be off and running with festivities following until gates close at 6 p.m.

Indianapolis 500 Ticket Prices

Although the race is just a month away, you can still get tickets at varying price levels right here at Razorgator. South Terrace seats are available for as little as $71 and up, which is an absolutely steal to see the 100th running of the Indy 500 in person! Tickets for seats on the Northeast Vista, North Vista, and Snake Pit are available for $113 and up. The best seats in the house at the Paddock, where the racers finish, are $564 and up.

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Holy Holy and The Man Who Sold the World

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Let me start by saying that I’m a huge David Bowie fan. Bowie songs are the soundtrack of my youth because he was always playing on my dad’s record player.  I’ve been fortunate enough to see him perform live five times; including once with his side project Tin Machine.

As you can imagine, I was excited to hear about the Holy Holy show taking place on April 26, 2016 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Holy Holy takes its name from the David Bowie song originally released in 1971. The band includes an incredible line up featuring last surviving member of Spider From Mars, Woody Woodmansey, longtime Bowie producer, Tony Visconti, Heaven 17’s lead vocalist, Glenn Gregory, and guitarist, James Stevenson of Gene Loves Jezebel.

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The show opened with “The Width of a Circle” and continued through the entire Man Who Sold The World album. I never thought I would hear these songs live and during the show, I was transported to my childhood; sitting in my living room and looking at an album cover with a strange man in a dress. I remember my dad telling me that David Bowie would say it was a man’s dress.

After completing The Man Who Sold the World, the group began a set of long-time favorites including, “Five Years”, “Moonage Daydream”, “Life on Mars?”, “Time”, a beautiful melody of “Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud” / “All the Young Dudes” / “Oh! You Pretty Things”, and “Suffragette City”.  This perfect 21-song set list was full of glam rock guitar, with Glenn Gregory nailing each song.  Gregory was a rock god on stage, never trying to be Bowie, and making each song his own.  Having never seen Heaven 17 in concert, this show left me hoping that the band would tour the US so that I could have the chance.

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Holy Holy still has performances scheduled in San Francisco, Portland and Canada.  If you live in these areas, don’t miss this show!

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2016 Governors Ball Lineup and Ticket Prices

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If you’ve never experienced the annual Governors Ball NYC Music Festival before, you can’t miss the 2016 installment! Each year, musicians from a wide variety of genres gather in Randall’s Island, New York City, to rock the Big Apple. The event is an epic summer kickoff party and attracts music fans of all ages and backgrounds. Past performers have included The Black Keys, Drake, Lana Del Rey, Echosmith, Outkast, Vampire Weekend, and Kanye West, just to name a few! This year looks to be bigger and better than ever, so you won’t want to miss the festivities when they kickoff this June! Fortunately, we have you covered with Governors Ball NYC Music Festival tickets to all three days.

2016 Governors Ball Lineup

This year’s Governors Ball will take place beginning on Friday, June 3 and run until Sunday, June 5. Each day will start at 10 a.m. and feature a different collection of artists.

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Ticket Prices

Although the festival does not begin for another six weeks, you can secure your spot to one, two, or all three days of the Governors Ball Festival at Razorgator.

Governors Ball Festival Tickets 2016 Date Venue City
Governors Ball Festival New York Tickets Fri – 06/03/16 Randalls Island New York, NY
Governors Ball Festival New York Tickets Sat – 06/04/16 Randalls Island New York, NY
Governors Ball Festival New York Tickets Sun – 06/05/16 Randalls Island New York, NY
Governors Ball Festival Ticket Prices 2016 Date Avg Price
Governors Ball Friday Ticket Prices Fri – 06/03/16 $429
Governors Ball Saturday Ticket Prices Sat – 06/04/16 $263
Governors Ball Sunday Ticket Prices Sun – 06/05/16 $346
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