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Want to know if your favorite rock stars are performing this year? In 2019, fans will have the opportunity to see bands such as The Black Keys, Dead & Company, Morrissey, and Greta Van Fleet. Now, here are the Best Upcoming Rock Concerts in 2019.


Paul McCartney

On Tour: Through July 13th

Former Beatles and Wings member Paul McCartney is touring in promotion of his entire discography, the latest installment being 2018’s Egypt Station. The “Freshen Up” Tour is Paul McCartney’s biggest stint around the world in decades, making this a must-see event for fans of the rock icon.

Paul McCartney Tickets



On Tour: Through September 1

Beloved, long-running jam band Phish has extended their tour to include multi-night stops in Toronto, St. Louis, New Jersey, Fenway Park, and others. Phishheads can rest assured that Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman, Page McConnell, and Jeff Holdsworth don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

Phish Tickets


Elton John

On Tour: Through December 16th

It’s difficult to imagine that 2019 could be yet another huge year for Elton John, whose career spans decades, beginning in 1967 when he partnered with the now acclaimed songwriter Bernie Taupin. But in addition to ‘Rocketman’, the forthcoming biopic about Elton John, the Sir will also be touring in the U.S and abroad. Don’t miss your chance to see Elton John on his farewell tour.

Elton John Tickets


Joe Bonamassa

On Tour: Through November 23rd

Did you know that blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa opened for the legendary B.B King when he was just 13 years old? Since then, Bonamassa has dropped 15 solo albums—11 of which went on to top the Billboard Blues Chart. Bonamassa will be touring in promotion of his latest studio album, Redemption.

Joe Bonamassa Tickets


Rob Thomas

On Tour: Through September 27th

Though he’s quite known for being the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty and his collaboration with Santana back in ’99, Rob Thomas is also a solo artist. This year, Rob Thomas will tour in promotion of his latest solo album Chip Tooth Smile. 

Rob Thomas Tickets



On Tour: Through September 20th

Could it really be the end of the world? When it comes to KISS fans, the iconic rock band’s farewell tour is the end of the world. Though one can never be sure a band will hold to their retirement, we suggest heading out to see KISS on their “End of the World” Tour just in case.

KISS Tickets



The Raconteurs

On Tour: Through October 18th

After making their epic stage comeback during the Third Man Records 10th Anniversary concert, The Raconteurs announced a full, North American Tour. Don’t miss Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler as they tour in support of their forthcoming album Help Us Stranger, their first effort in 11 years.

The Raconteurs Tickets


Queen & Adam Lambert

On Tour: Through August 23rd

Back in 2009 when Adam Lambert was 27, the organizers of American Idol brought Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor to perform with the budding star. 10 years later, Queen & Adam Lambert are one of the most bankable touring acts in the world. Don’t miss your chance to see this show, one that simply had to go on without the late Freddie Mercury.

Queen & Adam Lambert Tickets


Hootie & The Blowfish & Barenaked Ladies

On Tour: Through September 13th

Hootie & the Blowfish, known for their skyrocket from college bars to the 1996 Grammy Awards ceremony, are marking their return with the “Group Therapy” Tour. Since their hiatus, band member Darius Rucker has been pretty active on the country music circuit. We think this Hootie & The Blowfish Tour, with support from Barenaked Ladies, will be as energetic as any of the band’s past live shows.

Hootie & The Blowfish & Barenaked Ladies Tickets


Judas Priest

On Tour: Through June 29th

Those who are dedicated to the English heavy metal band Judas Priest, their upcoming “Firepower” Tour is a must. Extensive and fortified by high, flame throwing production, it’s rumored that Judas Priest will also be joined by longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton for select encores.

Judas Priest Tickets


Gary Clark Jr.

On Tour: Through September 29th

It’s been a heavy year for all of us, including Gary Clark Jr., whose 2019 LP This Land covered some dark, blues rock territory. “The things I’m writing and thinking about aren’t necessarily meadows and orchards, you know what I mean?” Don’t miss out on Gary Clark Jr. as he tours and performs one of the most passionately written discourses on American existence.

Gary Clark Jr. Tickets



The Black Keys

On Tour: Through November 24th

The tour name says it all: “Let’s Rock”. In support of their forthcoming album of the same name, The Black Keys have announced that they will be touring both large and small scale venues in 2019, bringing their new hits such as “Lo/Hi” and “Eagle Birds” to ecstatic fans nationwide.

The Black Keys Tickets


Train, Goo Goo Dolls, and Allen Stone

On Tour: Through August 17th

This tour embraces everything we love about rock and roll: electric guitar grit, powerhouse vocals, and massive fanbases. Train and the Goo Goo Dolls have respectively been dominating mainstream radio since the early 2000’s. Now, with support from Allen Stone, these alt-rock icons will be touring the U.S together.

Train, Goo Goo Dolls, and Allen Stone Tickets


Phil Collins

On Tour: Through October 19th

Phil Collins, former Genesis drummer and lead vocalist, will bring his “Still Not Dead Yet Live!” Tour to North America this Fall. Featuring hits from his four-decade long career such as “Follow You Follow Me” and “In The Air Tonight”, Phil Collins has promised a celebration of sorts, one that will bring him to audiences which’ve been witnessing his talent since the beginning.

Phil Collins Tickets


Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Spoon

On Tour: Through August 30th

When Beck announced his tour, we didn’t expect Kentucky alt-rockers Cage the Elephant to be on the same announcement. Nor did we anticipate their latest collaboration “Night Running”. Now, we expect the “Night Running” Tour to be one of the best rock concerts this year.

Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Spoon Tickets


Greta Van Fleet

On Tour: Through October 15th

Their mission? To revive what they love and miss about rock and roll. It helps, then, that lead singer Josh Kizska’s voice sounds like Janis Joplin and Led Zeppellin’s Robert Plant in one package. Join Greta Van Fleet as they groove and belt their way into rock and roll history, or at the very least, celebrate what was an incredible debut album.

Greta Van Fleet Tickets



On Tour: Through October 24th

Coming off a short Broadway stint, former Smiths band member Morrissey will tour throughout America. With support from alt-rock band Interpol, Morrissey will continue into 2019 by bringing both solo and Smiths hits to loyal fans everywhere.

Morrissey Tickets